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Messiah and more!

Handel’s Messiah returns as part of the Central Oregon Mastersingers’ traditional Holiday repertoire in three December performances at Bend’s Tower Theater. 
The three concerts, presented by The Tower Theatre Foundation, will include the Messiah and several holiday carols. Concerts are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available through the Tower Theater Box Office,, telephone 541-317-0700.
Artistic Director and Conductor Christian Clark is thrilled to lead Handel’s glorious Messiah for the first time, having previously performed the tenor solos. “We hope the thrilling choruses, soaring solos, and triumphant orchestration will be a joyful and powerful beginning to your holiday celebrations!” said Clark.
The ensemble will perform Part 1 (the “Christmas” portion) of Messiah, which includes six choruses, solos, duets, and orchestral interludes. With splendid soloists from Bend and beyond: Samantha Winter and Jocelyn Claire Thomas, sopranos; Jacalyn Kreitzer, mezzo-soprano; David Gustafson, tenor; and Zachary Lenox, baritone. The second half will feature holiday favorites including The First Nowell, Angels We Have Heard on High, Ring Out, Ye Bells, O Holy Night, and three splendid versions of Ave Maria, including the beloved setting from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers. And not to be missed…a brand new arrangement of A Basque Carol, by award-winning local composer and cellist, Chris Thomas.
The concert concludes with the famous Hallelujah Chorus, and the audience will be invited to join in singing the finale.

In addition to the Dec. 10-11 Holiday Concerts, Mastersingers will be caroling at several Central Oregon locations including the Deschutes Public Library and the Old Mill District, Dec. 13-17.
Tickets available at the Tower Theatre!

Sounds of the Season!

Redmond Community Choir presents Sounds of the Seasons concert

Taking the stage for the first time since December 2019, the Redmond Community Choir, will perform on Sunday, December 11th. The concert will be held at Redmond High School, 675 SW Rimrock Way at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The first half of the concert will include traditional and contemporary pieces ranging from musical settings of works by Shakespeare and Robert Frost to genres including spirituals, madrigals, and a gospel-tinged arrangement of a classic pop ballad. The second half will feature Christmas and holiday themed music from around the world, including the rhythmic African Noel, a Spanish carol, a work by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, and fresh arrangements of some traditional carols.

The Redmond Community Choir is a COCC Community Education Program and provides an opportunity for singers of all levels to participate in a musically enriching choral experience.

Sunday, December 11, 2022
4:00 PM, Free Admission

Redmond High School Auditorium 
675 SW Rimrock Way, Redmond, OR


Music in Public Places provides an opportunity for Central Oregonians to hear chamber music close to home at libraries, and other public venues throughout Central Oregon, including Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, and La Pine.

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The Taize Choir of Central Oregon invites you to participate in an hour of nondenominational music, prayer, and silence at our monthly ecumenical services on the First Thursday October through May. All services are at 7pm at St. Helens Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 231 NW Idaho in downtown Bend, except for April 13 at Shalom Bayit. We welcome singers and musicians of all abilities to our choir!  Please contact Ellen at or Gail at 541-815-5574.

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