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December 22, 2014

An Appalachian Christmas, with Mark O’Connor & Friends

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All Classical Portland presents Grammy-winning violinist Mark O'Connor as part of his third annual An Appalachian Christmas tour. The performance features “elegant” (New York Times) interpretations of Christmas classics found on O’Connor’s celebrated album of the same name, which reached... More

Start: December 22, 2014 7:30 pm
End: December 22, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Phone: (503) 248-4335
Address:
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97205, United States
Cost: $5-50

December 23, 2014

Unsilent Night : PDX

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Unsilent Night is a piece by Phil Kline. The performers in this event are the audience, and vice versa. Attendees are encouraged to bring a boombox or portable speaker that plays cassette tapes, compact discs, or connects to an mp3... More

Start: December 23, 2014 6:15 pm
End: December 23, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Portland Art Museum Courtyard
Address:
1219 S.W. Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205, United States
Cost: Free

December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

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This Christmas Eve Service features the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Choir,Harp, and Oboe in performance, with Dan Forrest’s The First Noel and selections from Alfred Burt’s carols.

Start: December 24, 2014 9:00 am
End: December 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Address:
3228 S.W. Sunset Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97239, United States

Christmas Eve Worship at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church

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Two programs are offered: At 4 p.m., the Music and Family Service pairs story time for children with festive songs of the season, featuring organist Martin L. Ellis and vocalist Ruth G. Heald. At 8:30 p.m., the traditional Candlelight Communion... More

Start: December 24, 2014 4:00 pm
End: December 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Rose City Park Presbyterian Church
Address:
1907 N.E. 45th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97213, United States

Trinity Cathedral: Christmas Eve Services

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Trinity Cathedral Christmas Eve Service Schedule: 4:30 p.m. Christmas Pageant with the Trinity Choristers 8:00 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Eucharist with the Coventry Singers 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Carol Prelude with the Trinity Choir 11:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist for the Feast of the Nativity... More

Start: December 24, 2014 4:30 pm
End: December 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Address:
147 N.W. Nineteenth Avenue, Portland, 97209

December 26, 2014

Portland Youth Philharmonic: Concert-at-Christmas

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Portland Youth Philharmonic continues its long-held Concert-at-Christmas tradition. After a Portland Youth Philharmonic alumni group takes the stage, each PYP ensemble take their turn. Portland Youth Philharmonic finishes this festive occasion with Richard Strauss’ musical interpretation of the mischievous exploits... More

Start: December 26, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Address:
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, 97205

Oregon Renaissance Band: Holiday Concerts, December 26, 27 & 28

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The 12 musicians in the Oregon Renaissance Band, led by Phil and Gayle Neuman, specialize in the performance of 16th and early 17th century repertoire on historical instruments. They have appeared on NPR's Performance Today and performed at the Regensburg... More

Start: December 26, 2014 7:30 pm
End: December 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Community Music Center
Phone: 503-823-3177
Address:
3350 SE Francis Street, Portland, 97202
Cost: $12 to $15

Classical Revolution PDX: Bachxing Day

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Classical Revolution PDX's Bachxing Day is our annual celebration of ALL THINGS BACH. We like J.S., but we're also open to J.C., C.P.E., P.D.Q. and X.Y.Z - pretty much anything that has "Bach" in the name. All styles of interpretation... More

Start: December 26, 2014 8:00 pm
End: December 26, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Vie De Boheme
Address:
1530 SE 7th Avenue, Portland, 97214
Cost: Donations encouraged

December 27, 2014

Christmas with The Ensemble, December 27 & 28

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Our season continues with an offering of a cappella Christmas music from the last 100 years, including multiple pieces written by living composers. Selected works: Maurice Duruflé’s Tota pulchra es; Ave Maria of Frank La Rocca; Kenneth Leighton’s A Hymn of... More

Start: December 27, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 28, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Central Lutheran Church
Phone: 541-345-0395
Address:
1857 Potter Street, Eugene, OR, 97403, United States

December 30, 2014

Oregon Symphony: Ode to Joy – A Holiday Celebration, December 30 & 31

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Portland’s latest tradition! Completely sold out in its first year. Join Carlos Kalmar, the Oregon Symphony, and a surprise boatload of guests and choirs to end the year with a bang. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and a whole lot more. Performance repeats December... More

Start: December 30, 2014 7:00 am
End: December 31, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Address:
1037 Southwest Broadway, Portland, 97205
Cost: $25 to $115

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