The Nightsong Trio from Pagosa Springs will be in concert at St. Barnabas on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. The trio consists of flutist Jessica Peterson, who has performed at St. Barnabas before; pianist Sally Logee Neel; and violinist Heidi Tanner. The performance will be a fundraiser for Grace’s Kitchen. A free-will offering will be taken at the door.
Sally Neel, came from Dallas, Texas to Pagosa Springs seven years ago with her husband, Doug Neel, rector of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. She is a professional musician who has sung with the Dallas Symphony Chorus and has played on some of the finest organs in the nation.
Flutist Jessica Peterson, began studying flute in high school in Pagosa then spent several years studying and making music in New York City. After her return to Pagosa Springs she apprenticed with David Nighteagle to learn the art of making Native American style flutes. Once Nighteagle was satisfied that she could carry on his excellent reputation as a flute maker, he sold her the company. Jessica has written 15 music books with CDs for flutists.
Violinist Heidi Tanner began studying at age 9 and advanced to the position of concert mistress for the Tulsa Youth Symphony. In her twenties she set aside her instrument for work and family, but returned to it in 2006 when she moved to Pagosa.
Together as Nightsong Trio they will perform a variety of music. A reception and time to visit with the musicians will follow.