A Family Christmas Concert
All are welcome!
St. Peter Catholic Church is hosting a Family Christmas Concert - A Gathering for Our Community, at 7pm on Friday, December 2. The concert will feature vocalist J.J. Kaelin, violinist Theresa Phillips, cellist Pam Chaddon and pianist Robert Lambrech. Performing together for the fourth time, the quartet will perform a variety of Christmas music. The event is free, however, a free-will offering to benefit Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity - Apostles Build will be accepted.
Meet the Musicians
PAM CHADDON has been praised for playing the cello with “poetic grace” (Colorado Springs Gazette). She currently serves as associate principal cellist for the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and performs with Colorado Springs’ Early Music Ensemble, Parish House Baroque. With violinist Jeri Jorgensen, she is a founding member of Trio Paradis and is currently the Artistic Director of Chamber Music in the Pines, a new classical concert series for the northern El Paso communities located at Benet Hill Monastery. She received her musical training at Peabody Conservatory under Mihaly Virizlay and Towson University under Cecylia Barczyk and currently studies baroque cello in Broomfield with internationally-acclaimed viola da gambist and baroque cellist Ann Marie Morgan. Pam lives in Black Forest with her family.
J.J. KAELIN hails from Ohio where she began singing at an early age. She started playing piano, flute, and violin during elementary school and continued through high school, but her passion for singing quickly became her first love. J.J. earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communication, Radio, TV, and Film from The University of Colorado and subsequently enjoyed a 15-year career in radio broadcasting holding positions in sales management to production and public affairs programming. Although J.J. never pursued formal vocal training, she continues to sing at church, perform at civic events, special occasions and at weddings across the country. She attributes what she has been able to do with her voice to the leadership of excellent music directors over the years who taught her to how to use her voice in various music genres and also for commercial voiceovers and other types of recordings. J.J. continues to serve on several Boards of Directors, is a stylist and consultant for Doncaster Fine Clothing, and is currently the president of the Newborn Hope Board of Directors. She served as the St. Peter Children’s Choir Director for many years and now serves on the St. Peter Parish Council. J.J. resides in Monument with her husband Bill and their son Adam who is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserves and is in pilot training.
ROBERT LAMBRECH grew up in New York, where his father taught him piano at an early age. He later studied with Julliard alumnus Louis Alcuri and became interested in composition and ensemble performance, receiving honorable mention in the 1992 National Reflections Competition for his composition “Children’s Dance.” In his senior year of high school, he composed and performed his “Concert Fantasy” for piano and orchestra. An alumnus of Indiana University, he studied piano under Lev Vlassenko, Molly Morkoski, and Raymond Hanson and composition under Eugene O’Brien and Frederick Fox. Currently working in IT for FedEx Services, he continues to enjoy performing for various church and civic functions. He is the accompanist for the St. Peter’s Senior Believers Children’s Choir and also performs with The MoonLighters, a local singing group. He enjoys accompanying high school students in solo and ensemble performances and is honored to perform alongside Theresa Phillips in the violin/piano duo Monument Medley. Rob resides in Monument with his wife Wendy and three wonderful children.
THERESA PHILLIPS grew up in the wilds of Montana and began violin at age nine. During her teen years, she immersed herself in solo work, string ensembles, and orchestras--ultimately playing in both the All-Northwest Orchestra and the National Youth Symphony. At Stanford University, Theresa broadened her musical studies and performed with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, touring Eastern Europe. She earned a B.S. with Honors in Biological Sciences (Stanford University) and an M.S. in Marine Biology (U. of Oregon). She then performed in various community symphonies as her young family moved from state to state. Since 2006, Theresa has delighted in teaching private and group violin lessons, running TriLakes Violin Studio for 20 wonderful students. Meanwhile, she continues to enjoy performing for various church and civic organizations, as well as for weddings and other special occasions. She is happy to perform with the violin-piano duo Monument Medley and with the Colorado Springs Camerata and is an instrumentalist for the talented MoonLighters vocal group. She serves as President of the Pikes Peak Suzuki Music Association. Theresa and her husband Tyler live in Monument with their three thriving children Luke, Loren, and Elena.
St. Peter Catholic Church
55 Jefferson St.
Monument, CO 80132
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sat: 8am, 5pm
Sun: 8am, 10:30am, 5:30pm