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December 2019

Twelve Days of Christmas in Wales

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Welsh Society of Oregon (WSOR) celebrates Christmas in song and story, bringing together Welsh vocal and instrumental music along with readings and dramatic enactments.  The concert program highlights the distinctive traditions of Wales throughout the holiday season from the melodious decking of the hall and rustic, plygain carols by candlelight, to the wintry Mari Lwyd wassailers and final festivities of Twelfth Night. The program will also include sing-alongs and even a chance to learn to sing a little in…

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Twelve Days of Christmas in Wales

December 14 @ 7:00 pm

The Welsh Society of Oregon (WSOR) presents Twelve Days of Christmas in Wales celebrating with vocal and instrumental music, readings and dramatic enactments. The concert takes place Saturday, December 14, at Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison St, and highlights the traditions of Wales and festivities of the Twelfth Night. WSOR’s Welsh Dragon Choir, directed by Dr. Jamie Webster sings carols. Joining them will be Andrea Wild and the Bad Wolves, Portland’s only Welsh folk music band,…

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Confluence Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus presents Winter Lights

December 14 @ 7:30 pm

Confluence Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus presents Winter Lights, seasonal music old and new, Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 pm. at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens St. Raymond Elliott, Artistic Director, conducts Handel’s Let Their Celestial Concerts All Unite, with words by John Milton; John Rutter’s Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind, with text from Shakespeare; and songs featuring light and winter themes. Tickets online at confluencechorus.org, $15/$12 advance/seniors,  students or at the door $18/$15. No one turned away for…

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Celebrate the Season with Do Jump & 3 Leg Torso

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - December 22 @ 7:30 pm

CELEBRATE the SEASON AS DO JUMP & 3 LEG TORSO and friends team up again for a holiday celebration full of musical, acrobatic and theatrical glory. Be swept away by laughter-love-acrobatics-dancing-juggling-music and mayhem, the impassioned music of 3 Leg Torso, and the whimsical heart stopping beauty of Do Jump with Joan Szymko, Pepe Raphael, Ralph Huntley, Patrick McGuire and others in a show directed by Robin Lane. Presented  Friday-Sunday December 20-22 at 7:30 pm (3 pm matinees December 21, 22)…

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Star of Wonder

December 20 @ 8:00 pm

In Mulieribus presents a Portland tradition! The annual Christmas concert features medieval carols from the Worcester Fragments, contemporary works by Tarik O'Regan and James MacMillan, and other seasonal favorites from across the centuries. Friday December 20, 8 pm, St. Mary's Cathedral Advance tickets (including Arts for All) are available online at mulieribus.bpt.me or by calling 800.838.3006

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Star of Wonder

December 20 @ 8:00 pm

In Mulieribus Women’s Vocal Ensemble’s winter concert is performed Friday, December 20, 8 pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1739 NW Couch St. The concert features medieval carols, several from The Worcester Fragments – late 13th and early 14th century English vocal works discovered in the early 20th century, and contemporary pieces by Tarik O’Regan and James MacMillan. The Worcester Fragments are the largest surviving example of English vocal polyphony between the 11th and 15th centuries. Tickets available at bit.ly/2D88PSu.

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Longest Night Service

December 21 @ 7:00 pm

The longest nights of the year come during the holidays. For many people it is a season of ‘glad tidings,’ but some of us are carrying grief, enduring loss, or struggling with depression.  On Saturday, December 21, Portland Mennonite Church, 1312 SE 35th Avenue, is holding a Longest Night service of readings, contemplative music, silence and prayers. Come seek light and peace for your soul. The hour-long service begins at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome. See portlandmennonite.org for more information.

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Christmas Eve Service

December 24 @ 6:30 pm

In a Service of Lessons and Carols, the story of Christ's birth will be told and there will be a singing with the angels 'Gloria in excelsis Deo!' The service will end with a candle-lit singing of 'Silent Night.' Everyone is welcome on this festive evening of comfort and joy. See portlandmennonite.org for more information. Tuesday, December 24, 6:30 pm Portland Mennonite Church 1312 SE 35th Avenue

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