"Much discussion is given to the failings of music in our civilization.
Debates rage over styles of music, approaches to performance, marketing
and promotion. Classical music especially anguishes over questions
of relevance and appeal. Yes, Chicken Little, the sky may indeed
"That’s why it is so heartening to hear a concert such as
the Frankhausers gave on Friday. John Frankhauser and his two daughters
Kresha and Katie took the stage and delivered an artistic experience
into the hearts of the listeners. Innumerable combinations of soprano
and bass singers along with oboe and percussion lead the audience
through a journey from the deeply meaningful to the wildly entertaining.
"The performers are all classically trained. John has sung serious
bass solos in opera and oratorio across the country. Kresha has
recently been featured in significant and very showy roles by Spokane
Opera. When Katie is not singing with that heartfelt expressiveness,
she is a fine oboist just out of college with her double major of
music and science. One of the problems with classical performers
is often their obsession with the technic of their craft. How many
performances have you experienced where all the attention was drawn
to the performer? The Frankhausers sing and play with such ease
that the emphasis is clearly on the music and how it connects with
the audience. At their recent performance one could almost feel
the exhalation of an audience relieved to finally encounter music
as pure emotion, art, and entertainment.
"The programming was superb. Such enjoyable variation in the material
and its message left an audience with the satisfaction of feeling
whole, well fed, and deeply enriched."
— Verne Windham, Classical Music Director for radio station KPBX
"An evening with the Frankhausers will be memorable to say
the least. Everything from classical to pop, from serious to hilarous,
from vocal to oboe, will leave the audience asking for more, and
appreciating that God has gifted this family in a unique and remarkable
way. The balance between John's powerful bass, and the flawless
artistry of his two remarkably talented daughters (with strategic
help from Mary), offers something for everyone, young and old. Don't
miss an opportunity to hear the Frankhausers in concert!"
— Bruce Gore; Biblical scholar, teacher, lawyer, musician