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December 4, 2016

University of Portland: Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble


The University of Portland Jazz Ensemble, directed by Joseph L. Jefferson, present a swinging program featuring the music of Frank Foster, Gordon Goodwin, and ‪Stanley Turrentine. Additionally, the ensemble perform a couple of holiday tunes to get you in the mood for the Christmas Holiday. The Wind Symphony, under the direction of guest conductor Kylie Pybus,… More

Start: December 4, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Buckley Center Auditorium on the University of Portland campus
5000 N Willamette Blvd., Portland, 97203
Cost: Performance is free and open to the public

Something Old Something New


Featuring Clark College Concert Choir & Concert Band Juxtaposed between old and new is the classic arrangement of a French Carol, What is this Lovely Fragrance? by Healey Willan, with the more contemporary Earth Song by Frank Ticheli, and the newly published Gaudete by Michael Engelhardt. A highlight for the College Concert Band is the wind… More

Start: December 4, 2016 3:00 pm
End: December 4, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: O'Connell Sports Center on the campus of Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA, 98663, United States
Cost: Free Admission

ORS: Glory of Christmas; December 4, 9, 11


Oregon Repertory Singers offer the 43rd edition of their “Glory of Christmas” concert, this year including favorite carols and hymns, plus excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Middle school guest choirs will join for a new arrangement by songwriter, vocalist, and pianist Naomi LaViolette. Three performances: December 4 at 4 p.m., December 9 at 7:30 p.m., and December… More

Start: December 4, 2016 4:00 pm
End: December 11, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: First United Methodist Church
1838 S.W. Jefferson Street, Portland, OR, 97221, United States
Cost: $15, $25 and $35

Portland Piano International: Nelson Goerner in Recital


Nelson Goerner is a highly demanded musician at festivals such as La Roque d´Anthéron and Verbier. He performs regularly at concert halls of Paris, Munich, Stuttgart and Milan. He played with orchestras such as the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie Orhcester Berlin and the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo. He also performed twice at the BBC… More

Start: December 4, 2016 4:00 pm
End: December 4, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: Lincoln Performance Hall on the campus of Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97201
Cost: $45 to $55

Manzi-Heck Duo: Advent Music for Guitar and Voice


Soprano, Carol Ann Manzi has advanced degrees in vocal performance from Yale University. She has sung in regional opera houses throughout the United States and has taught on the faculty at Northern Arizona University. Thomas Heck, also a graduate of Yale University, is a guitar/musicologist having served on the faculty at The Ohio State University…. More

Start: December 4, 2016 4:00 pm
End: December 4, 2016 5:30 pm
Venue: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1444 Liberty St. SE, Salem, 97302
Cost: Free

Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert


Travis Hatton, Music Director, leads the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra in a concert of traditional Christmas music featuring soprano soloists Kimberly Helton and Reinette Bishoff-Wildman. Selections include: Fantasia on Greensleeves (Ralph Vaughn Williams) Christmas Festival (Leroy Anderson) Christmas Fantasy (arr. Herman) In the Bleak Midwinter (arr. Smith) and a medley of well-known Christmas Carols All concerts… More

Start: December 4, 2016 4:30 pm
End: December 4, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church
10501 SE Market St, Portland, 97216
Cost: Free

Trinity Vespers: Advent Procession of Lessons & Carols


  The Trinity Choirs sings this beloved annual service in celebration of the Advent season.

Start: December 4, 2016 5:00 pm
End: December 4, 2016 6:30 pm
Venue: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland, 97209

Bach Cantatas Vespers at St. James


Featuring Bach Cantata Vespers Choir with soprano Amanda Jane Kelly, tenor Joseph Muir, and baritone Kevin Walsh and orchestra. Guest organist Dr. Paul Tegels from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma WA. Bach Cantata Vespers features Cantata 61, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, based on the Advent hymn, Savior of the Nations, Come. The Vesper also… More

Start: December 4, 2016 5:00 pm
End: December 4, 2016 6:15 pm
Venue: St. James Lutheran Church
1315 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97201
Cost: Free will donation.

Lake Grove’s Covenant Bell Choir: Bells and Brass


This popular Christmas program has been an annual tradition at Lake Grove for 20 years. This year, Lake Grove’s Covenant Bell Choir will once again be joined by brass from the Oregon Symphony for a program of favorite carols and Christmas songs, including a sing-a-long. Other special guests will include church member Bill Schonely, who… More

Start: December 4, 2016 7:00 pm
End: December 4, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: Lake Grove Presbyterian Church
4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego, 97035
Cost: Free

Messiaen Festival: Messiaen Mélange Musique

On Deck

March Music Moderne’s (MMM) 5th Festival celebrates the music of Olivier Messiaen and features five new MMM commissions. Ever-committed to programming from the International Front, this year’s festival stages new and recent music, poetry, drama, visual art and cuisine from Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Russia and the great nearby.   4… More

Start: December 4, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Community Music Center
3350 SE Francis St, Portland, 97202
Cost: Free

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