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December 14, 2016

Portland Chamber Orchestra: HOLIDAY POSTCARD with Handel’s “MESSIAH”, Through December 18


PCO’s signature Holiday program featuring the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah”. This year we are proud to showcase the Lewis & Clark college Resonance Ensemble, directed by Kathryn FitzGibbon.   Performances: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:30 PM, New Song Community Church, Portland Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM, All Saints Catholic Parish, Portland Saturday, December 17, 2016,… More

Start: December 14, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 18, 2016 3:00 pm
Cost: $15 - $30

December 15, 2016

PBO: Bach Magnificat & Festive Cantatas


In this Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project, Portland Baroque Orchestra presents the original version of J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, written for Christmas Vespers in 1723. Alexander Weimann directs a festive baroque orchestra including three trumpets and timpani in the program, which also includes Telemann’s Concerto for Three Trumpets in D major and Bach’s beloved Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf. Reserve… More

Start: December 15, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 N.W. 19th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209, United States

December 16, 2016

Oregon Mandolin Orchestra: 2016 Christmas Concert


The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra has approximately thirty members and is comprised of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, and double basses. Plan to join the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra and their special Guests “The Swinging Doors” for a Holiday and Country Swing Concert. Program includes works by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Amadeus Amadei and contemporary Christmas favorites. Reserve tickets.

Start: December 16, 2016 7:30 am
End: December 16, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: Walters Cultural Arts Center
527 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, OR, 97123, United States
Cost: $18

Sing Along Messiah


Twietmeyer Properties…presents their 23rd Annual Sing-A-Long Messiah with this year’s Director Jana Hart, conductor of the Vancouver USA Singers. You can bring your own score, but 300 G Schirmer scores will be available. Open to the public with doors opening at 5:15pm with seating on a first come arrival basis…with full capacity expected by 6:30

Start: December 16, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Central Lutheran Church
1820 N.E. 21st Avenue, Portland, 97212

Bach Cantata Choir: Baroque Holiday Concert


The Bach Cantata Choir’s mission is to sing the entire set of cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach over a period of 30 years. We are a choir of about 50 members plus an orchestra of between 8 to 15 members depending upon the concert. Ralph Nelson, Artistic Director. Program Vergin: Two Medieval Carols Schütz: Hodie Christus Natus… More

Start: December 16, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Rose City Park Presbyterian Church
1907 N.E. 45th Avenue, Portland, 97213
Cost: $25 - $30

The Christmas Revels: Commedia Italiana


The music, dance and comedy of the Italian Renaissance come alive in this year’s Christmas Revels. The Doge of Venice, bored with his reign, runs away with a Commedia Dell’ Arte troupe – and zaniness ensues. This show features the beautiful music and costumes of the Italian Renaissance, and features some of the best comedic… More

Start: December 16, 2016 7:30 pm
End: January 21, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: St. Mary’s Academy
1615 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, 97201
Cost: $10 - $41

December 17, 2016

Portland Symphonic Girlchoir: Hope for Resolution


The voices of Portland Symphonic Girlchoir present songs of hope and optimism, celebrating the joys of the season. The program includes Hope for Resolution, The Sleigh, Ale Pun, When Sweet Winter Comes Again, I Thank You God and world music favorites La Lluvia and Ancient City. Also, former PSG Music in the Making Composers Caldwell… More

Start: December 17, 2016 3:00 pm
End: December 17, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Zion Lutheran Church
1015 SW 18th Ave, Portland, 97205

Trinity Cathedral: Weinachtskonzert – Christmas Concert & Wassail Party


A beloved Christmas tradition, this year’s Christmas Concert features the Christmas cantatas of Buxtehude & Bach sung by the Cathedral Choir of Girls, Boys, and Adults. We are joined by Portland Baroque Orchestra, a team of world-class soloists, and guest conductor Dana Marsh, director of the Historical Performance Institute at Indiana University. After the concert, meet… More

Start: December 17, 2016 7:00 pm
End: December 17, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland, 97209

Oregon Symphony: It’s a Wonderful Life


Featuring Oregon Repertory Singers Everyone’s favorite feel-good holiday classic! Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed star in the timeless tale of a discouraged businessman whose guardian angel helps him discover the far-reaching influence of everyday kindness. The orchestra performs the uplifting soundtrack in real time. Projected in HD, in its original black and white format. Norman… More

Start: December 17, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue (at Main Street), Portland, 97205
Cost: $30 to $115

Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland: Welcome, Yule! December 17 & 18


“Welcome be ye that are here, welcome all, and make good cheer.” So goes “Welcome Yule,” an anonymous 15th-century text set by English composer Hubert Parry and the inspiration for our holiday concert series. Expect songs both old and new that celebrate this season of light and the coming of the New Year, including works… More

Start: December 17, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 18, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Lincoln Performance Hall on the campus of Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97201
Cost: $5 to $20

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