Oregon Children's Choir holiday concerts today
The Oregon Children's Choir will present is 22nd annual holiday program at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. today in Beall Concert Hall at the University of Oregon School of Music, 996 E. 18th Ave.
Tickets, which are good for both concerts, cost $7 and $9. They will be sold at the door beginning an hour before each performance.
The afternoon concert will feature three children's choirs (ages 7 to 12) and two high school a cappella ensembles.
The Prelude Choir will sing "Rap on the Rooftop" and other carols including "Song of Peace," featuring Bria Light on flute. The Junior Boychoir will sing John Rutter's "Star Carol" and Kirby Shaw's "Boogie Woogie Santa." The Junior Girlchoir will sing German, Israeli and African-American songs with a marimba band.
Synergy, a chamber choir of high school girls, will sing ``Mistletoe Carol,'' ``Wassailin'' and an arrangement by their director, Paul Westlund. The Classics, a high school boys ensemble, will sing arrangements by the Coats and their conductor, Jason Caffarella.
The evening performance will showcase two middle school and two high school choirs.
The middle school Girlchoir will sing Welsh, English and Israeli carols and a new song by Geno Relampagos, father of one of the choristers.
Tim Clarke will be featured in "Trumpets Resound." The Boychoir will sing Rutter arrangements of traditional English carols, a Hanukkah song and "Pie Jesu" by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The Young Men's Ensemble will sing a Spanish carol, a Gregorian chant and songs by Rutter, Orlando de Lassus and William Dawson. The Young Women's Choir will sing traditional English and French carols, a new song by Jackson Berkey and a song about "Fruitcake."
Lord Leebrick extends
its run of `The Tempest'
Director John Schmor's adaptation of "The Tempest" has been playing to sell-out crowds at the Lord Leebrick Theatre, so two more performances have been added to the run - both at 8 p.m., next Friday and Saturday.
Using just six actors playing multiple roles, Schmor has stripped William Shakespeare's play down to its allegorical core, mixing fantasy and romantic comedy with darker questions about power, revenge, young love and morality.
Tickets are $16 at the Lord Leebrick box office. The theater is at 540 Charnelton St., 465-1506.
Ballet Academy plans
winter performance today
Students of all ages will dance to holiday music, including "Winter" from "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi, in the Oregon Ballet Academy's winter concert, directed by John Grensback.
The performance is at 4 p.m. today at the McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette St. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children (ages 2 to 14).