This year's Christmas concerts will feature the world premiere of Northwest composer Robert Kyr's Christmas Oratorio.
On December 6, 7 and 12, the Choir of the West, University Chorale and members of the University Symphony Orchestra will present joyous anthems, processionals, carols, narration and audience participation at Lagerquist Concert Hall at Pacific Lutheran University. (Tickets go on sale Monday, November 3, at 7am, in person, and 8am via phone).
The Christmas Concert will come to Seattle's Benaroya Hall this year on Thursday, December 4. Since 2009, the acoustically brilliant venue has proved a worthy showcase for the talents of PLU's finest student-musicians, the beginning of what is likely to be a long tradition of great performances at Benaroya Hall.
On Tuesday, December 9, the choirs and orchestra members go south to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, home of the Oregon Symphony and the Portland Opera. The larger hall will allow more music lovers from the greater Portland area to take part in PLU's signature musical event, which has historically sold out in the city. Friends and alumni of PLU: Save the date - and be sure to plan on bringing some friends.
Finally, on Saturday, December 13, we invite patrons to attend a very special Music Scholarship Concert, which will feature the same Christmas Concert repertoire, joy and gaiety of the previous five concerts. In addition, attendees are invited to a pre-concert reception and will have the opportunity to help a Lute succeed in his or her musical education, by donating to the Music Scholarship fund.