The Pend Oreille Chorale and Orchestra will be presenting ‘A Musical Gift for Christmas’ to the community next week.
The concerts will take place Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 PM. The venue is at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Lincoln in Sandpoint. As always, the concerts are free of charge.
Opening the evening will be the Selkirk Brass welcoming everyone with traditional Christmas music. The chorale follows with five selections covering several centuries, including international carols and 20th century classical pieces. The second half begins with a Mozart piano quintet, and then the orchestral part of the program, featuring pieces from the ‘Nutcracker Suite.’ Closing the concert will be a Christmas composition for chorale and orchestra combined by Mark Reiner.
The community is invited to come support the local musicians, who have been presenting free classical music concerts twice a year for 25 years.
Chorale officials thanked the community for their continued support, and also St. Joseph’s, the Seventh-day Adventist Academy, as well as the Gardenia Center for their generous giving of rehearsal and concert space.