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CGOA Youth Choir Dec. 8, 9, and 15
After a two-year hiatus, The CGOA Youth Choir, now under the direction of Corin Parker, will be performing at several locations during the 2018 holiday season. They will perform with the Cascade Singers on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in The Dalles, and on Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River before a matinee of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The group will finish off the season caroling around the Hood River area on Dec. 15.
The Youth Choir is one of several ensembles sponsored by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association. If your child (8-13) is interested in auditioning on Jan. 8 or 9, please contact Corin Parker at email@example.com.
McDougall plays at Rivertap Dec. 8
Live music coming up at Rivertap:
Friday, Dec. 7, Tracy Klas, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (solo artist, covers)
Saturday, Dec. 8, McDougall, 6-9 p.m. (singer/song writer, foot-stomping Americana)
Sunday, Dec. 9, Sunday Night Jam featuring the Reddy Black Trio, 7-9 p.m.
Rivertap, 703 E 2nd St, The Dalles, 541-296-7870.
Open Mic at Route 30
Come join the fun at Open Mic at Route 30, Friday, Dec. 7, 7-10 p.m. All levels of experience welcome, and the regulars always make room for newcomers. Route 30 Bottles and Brews, 317 E 2nd St., The Dalles, 541-993-3155
The Dalles Worship Choir Dec. 7 & 9
With 45 members from nine churches, The Dalles Worship Choir will present its 15th annual Christmas Concert Series under the direction of Shawn Lutz, Friday, Dec. 7, at Gateway Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, at Covenant Christian Church, 5:30 p.m.
All concerts are in The Dalles and are free to the public with an offering taken to further the ministry of this group.
This year’s concert, “Wonderful Love,” is a compilation of various gospel songs put together with narration, scripture, and testimony. Soloists are Laura Johnson, Noah Holloran, Colleen Worrell, Shawn Lutz, Bob Ford, Keith Robison, Connie Ford, Kay Pratt, and Mike Lutz.
Big River Blues at The Dalles Eagles
Each Friday evening starting at 8 p.m. after Bingo, The Dalles Eagles Lodge will have music and Karaoke with Bill Hornibrook. No cover charge. On Saturday, Dec. 8, it’s the Big River Blues Band, starting at 7 p.m. Cover: $3 members, $4 for guests. The Eagles Lodge, 2006 W. Seventh St., The Dalles.
‘Six Appeal’ in TD concert Dec. 11
The Mid-Columbia Community Concert series presents world-class vocal ensemble “Six Appeal” on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at The Dalles High School. “With musical prowess and sharp comedic timing, Six Appeal has the energy and vitality of a rock band. This a cappella group will take you on a journey that covers multiple decades and genres of music, from classic oldies and current hits to catchy original tunes.” The group will present their “Ugly Sweater Party” and the audience is encouraged to wear their ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win a prize. Tickets and season ticket information at www.mccca.info.
Gorge Winds Christmas Concert
Music lovers are cordially invited to attend the 19th annual Christmas Concert of the Gorge Winds Concert Band under the direction of Larry Loop. Opening the concert is the Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis arranged by Claude T. Smith, followed by Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head. This year the band celebrates the 200th anniversary of Silent Night, by Franz Gruber, with the playing of the Mannheim Steamroller version of “Stille Nacht.”
The band will also introduce guest soloist Nancy Rogers Loop singing a new piece for the band, Grown-Up Christmas List. Nancy is a graduate of The Dalles High School, currently living in Salem.
This year’s concert is Sunday, Dec. 23, at Calvary Baptist Church located at 3350 Columbia View Drive, The Dalles, at 3 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to the band are gladly accepted.
Refreshments will be served.
Viemeister holiday show Dec. 21
Globe-trotting opera gal Anna Viemeister is back in The Dalles on Friday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m., at the Civic Auditorium with a holiday concert. Along with her New York City performance crew, local superstars will also be coming together to bring you a program of operatic masterpieces, Jazz and Pop hits and special holiday music. Musicians include Chilean/New Yorker Maestro Francisco Miranda on the piano, Portland/New York transplant Leggero Tenor Samuel Varhan, local Jazz diva Katherina Blackmar, the Cascade singers, Paul “Pappa V” Viemeister and more. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Klindt’s Bookstore in The Dalles.
‘Snowy Nap’ author book signing
New York Times bestselling children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett will be at the Columbia Arts Center in Hood River for a presentation and book signing on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. Brett will be discussing her new book “The Snowy Nap,” a prequel to the book “The Hat.” In “The Snowy Nap,” Brett’s trademark character Hedgie discovers the magic of winter. Tickets for this event are $3 each and are available at Waucoma Bookstore. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit Columbia Center for the Arts.
Pigs on the Wing at Bingen Theater
Portland’s premier Pink Floyd cover band, Pigs on the Wing, returns to the Bingen Theater, 210 Oak Street, Bingen, Wash., for two nights, Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. Doors open 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Tickets at Eventbrite.com.
Friday night’s show will feature a sweeping retrospective of all eras of Pink Floyd’s career, with a focus on the hits as well as some deep cuts. The Saturday night show is a full performance of the band’s 1973 masterpiece, “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Opening act (Sat. Only) Citizen Vs. Narwhal. Presented by KMSW.
Kit Garoutee performs at The Pines
Coming up at The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River:
Guitar and vocals by Kit Garoutte, Friday, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m. Jazz, pop, classical, blues, R&B, folk, funk, rock, new acoustic—an eclectic, finger pickin’ mix you won’t want to miss.