St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival

St. Timothy’s Chapel hosts a concert series each summer presented by the St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival Board. The 2023 concert schedule is listed below. To buy tickets or get more information on the concert series, visit the Festival’s website.

Sunday, June 25, 2023 – 4:00pm – Rob and Halladay Quist

Starting off our summer concert tour on June 25th is father-daughter duo Rob and Halladay Quist. Rob is an award-winning American singer, songwriter and published poet who has toured both nationally and internationally. He has released 15 albums of mostly original music and was the lead vocalist and songwriter for the Mission Mountain Wood Band which was labeled as the best band to ever come from Montana. Rob’s original songs have been recorded by Michael Martin Murphey and Loretta Lynn, to name a few.  Rob’s daughter Halladay was born and the next day she was on the road with her father, experiencing a world that would set the stage for her distinctive songwriting, voice and unique musical talents.  Montana’s rising daughter brings to the stage a sultry vocal blend of country, bluegrass, folk, rock and blues in her own original music.  Halladay has appeared on stage with award-winning artists like Jewel, Collin Raye, Colter Wall and the Doobie Brothers.  You will not want to miss this duo!

Sunday, July 9, 2023 – 4:00pm – Montana Chamber Music Society

The second group in our concert series has been an integral part of the St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival and will return once again this year. The Montana Chamber Music Society will perform on July 9th.  Comprised of world-class musicians with a long list of accolades and awards including Grammys, Grand Prix du Disques and Gramophone Awards, MCMS will be returning for their 28th performance with the Festival.  This year’s performance will include returning members and maybe even a new addition from their roster of 12 highly-accomplished musicians. MCMS’s mission is to advance chamber music by delivering the highest quality performances in the Big Sky Country, and to expand ongoing cultural relevance for all by engaging a diverse public.

Sunday, July 23, 2023 – 4:00pm – Coty Hogue

For the third installment of our concert series, Philipsburg-native and acoustic/folk musician Coty Hogue will take the stage on July 23rd. Hogue is a singer and multi-instrumentalist whom Grammy nominated Alice Gerrard has called “an impressive young talent.”  Her unique approach to using the banjo to accompany the songs she sings synthesizes traditional styles while nodding to contemporary influences.  Coty has released three albums and been featured on BBC radio and Sirius XM satellite radio.  Her rendition of the traditional song ‘Going to the West” charted #1 on the FOLK-DJ radio charts and another, “Oh Wind” is featured in the independent film, Neon Sky.  Performing throughout the Northwest with her trio, featuring Aaron Guest and Kat Bula, listeners can expect tight harmonies and inventive instrumentation featuring original and traditional songs. This will be one concert you won’t want to miss!

Sunday, August 6, 2023 – 4:00pm – Bob Bowman

On August 6th, Bob Bowman will be the fourth installment of the concert series. Bowman has performed with a number of artists including Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Frank Mantooth, Carmen McRae, Pat Coil, Freddie Hubbard, Bud Shank, Ed Soph, Karrin Allyson and Dan Haerle among others. Bowman has toured around the world and been on many recordings that have won or been nominated for Grammy awards. While performing with these artists, he works with his own bands including the legendary Kansas City group, Interstring and Bowdog. Also, he has dedicated himself to jazz education. Bowman, a native Kansan but a Montana resident since the age of five learned to play the piano and clarinet before beginning to play bass at age 12. He received a scholarship to the Stan Kenton Jazz Clinic as a freshman in high school. Make sure you buy a ticket to see Bob Bowman!

Sunday, August 20, 2023 – 4:00pm -Michael Aaberg

Last but certainly not least, Michael Aaberg will be rounding out our season on August 20th. Aaberg will be on stage for the first time at St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival. He is following in the footsteps of his renowned father and Montana native, Phil Aaberg, who has been charming audiences for years with his special musical talents on the piano. Michael is a producer, musician and educator who started his own label, Tiger’s Eye Music with the debut song, “Slept On”.  Michael now resides in Oakland, CA but will make the trip to Montana to conclude our 2023 summer concert series.  Buy your season tickets today!