20th annual Holiday Music Festival

Holiday Music Festival at EOU marks 20th anniversary 

Contact: Peter Wordelman | EOU Music Department
541-962-3352 | pwordelm@eou.edu

Photo by Andrew Murray/The EOU Drum Line is one of the many groups performing for the Holiday Music Festival this year.

November 15, 2011
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – The 20th anniversary performance of the Holiday Music Festival at EOU presented by The Observer will be larger than ever this year, featuring more than 200 local performers.

There are two opportunities to attend this gala celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall.

Audiences will be treated to traditional holiday music from around the world and a visit from Santa Claus. Groups taking the stage include the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra, EOU Chamber Choir, Grande Ronde Community Chorus, EOU Women’s Choir, EOU African Drumming Group, EOU Focalpoint, a festival Brass Ensemble, Bellagio Handbell Ensemble, EOU Drum Line, an EOU Faculty Jazz Ensemble and the Northeast Oregon Folklore Society English Country Dance Orchestra.

General festival seating tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.  Tickets are available at Sunflower Books and at the EOU Bookstore with remaining tickets sold at the door. Advance purchase is highly recommended.

All proceeds from the event go to the music funds held in the EOU Foundation.  In addition, the Community School for the Arts will hold a silent auction in the Loso Hall lobby to benefit community arts programs for children and adults.

For more information contact Peter Wordelman, EOU professor of music, at 541-962-3352 or e-mail pwordelm@eou.edu.

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