RELEASE: Holiday Events at Marylhurst University

Music and meaningful conversations round out December events at Marylhurst

‘Tis the season to be entertained, and with events ranging from choral performances to world music to talks about giving, Marylhurst University has something for everyone this holiday season.

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Holiday Events, Marylhurst University
Saturday, December 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
DEO GRACIAS! Festive Music for the Holiday Season
St. Anne’s Chapel, Marylhurst University

Music both brash and reserved, triumphant and contemplative, to celebrate the holiday season. John Rutter’s magnificent Gloria with its pealing brass and thundering percussion, contrasts with Benjamin Britten’s exquisite and refined Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices and harp. Performed by Marylhurst’s Choral Union and Women’s Chorale, conducted by Justin Smith and Megan Elliott.
Tickets: $10 – $15

Adam Davis, From Saving to Serving, Marylhurst UniversityWednesday, December 6 @ 6:30 p.m.
From Saving to Serving: Marylhurst Speaker Series event
The Old Library (BP John 200), Marylhurst University
Join Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis for a conversation that will explore why it’s so hard to find the right words for the good work we try to do in the world. How should we think and talk about our efforts to make positive change?
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, December 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
International Holiday Festival
St. Anne’s Chapel, Marylhurst University

Fresh from their Gold win at the 2017 Grand Prix of Nations in Latvia, the Marylhurst Chamber Choir is proud to collaborate with Portland Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Yaacov Bergman, in this performance of Handel’s dramatic and immortal classic, Messiah. The program also features Shabâvâ Ensemble and music of many languages, faiths and cultures to celebrate and unite our diverse community. Additional performance at New Song Community Church on Dec. 8.
Tickets: $15 – $30

Monday, December 18 @ 7:00 p.m.
Holiday Concert: Cascade Harmony Chorus
Willow Room, Clark Commons, Marylhurst University

Cascade Harmony Chorus, an all-woman a cappella group, invites community members to this free concert of holiday favorites, snacks and mingling.
Tickets: FREE


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