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By | November 18, 2022

Tomáseen Foley’s ‘A Celtic Christmas’, on December 22 on the Craterian Theatre, captures the spirit of mid-century Eire on Christmas Eve with tune, instrumentation and dance. [Courtesy photo]

Tomáseen Foley will deliver her troupe to the Craterian Theater on December 22 for an old style Irish Christmas celebration. [Courtesy photo]

The marimba takes heart stage when worldwide percussionist Britton-Rene Collins performs November 18-20 with the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra. [Courtesy photo]

Southern Oregon Repertory Singers Music Director Paul French will lead the favored Rogue Valley band in two performances Dec. 17 and 18 of “And the Stars Appeared Down,” a mixture of artwork music and Christmas carols for the vacations at Southern Oregon College Music Recital Corridor. [Courtesy photo]

Because the previous saying goes, music makes the world go spherical, and maybe by no means extra so than throughout the holidays.

The musical choices in Rogue Valley this season are various and tempting, with one thing for almost everybody.

Wineries, eating places and bars will current performances in quite a lot of genres, from pop to rock to folks and extra.

There can be musicals and performs with music staged by the Oregon Shakespeare Pageant (“It is Christmas, Carol!”), Oregon Cabaret Theater (“Christmas Carol” and “White Christmas “), the Randall Theater (“Nunsense”) and the Camelot Theater (“Mathilde”).

And loads of music-only reveals are scheduled, with themed revues, choirs, and classical music at venues throughout Rogue Valley.

Here is what’s occurring on music phases between now and the tip of the 12 months:

Rogue Valley Symphony: November 18-20. The marimba takes heart stage when RVS welcomes percussionist Britton-Rene Collins as visitor soloist, worldwide performer and grand prize winner of the 2021 Chicago Worldwide Music Competitors.

The Masterworks 3 live performance program consists of “Prism Rhapsody for Marimba and Orchestra”, “Amen! by Carlos Simon. and “Negro Folks Symphony” by William Levi Dawson.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and three p.m. Nov. 19 at Southern Oregon College Music Recital Corridor, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland; and three p.m. Nov. 20 at Grants Cross Performing Arts Heart, 313 NE Olive St. Buy tickets at rvsymphony.org or by calling 541-708-6400.

SOU Percussion Ensembles: November 29. Directed by Bryan Jeffs, the live performance may even be streamed stay at youtu.be/rDKPGX2RVHs.

The present is at 7:30 p.m., SOU Music Recital Corridor. Tickets could be bought at sou.universitytickets.com.

SOU Chamber Choir: 1st December. “Between the Mild” weaves themes of stillness, darkness and sleep all through. It will likely be directed by Jerron Jorgensen and streamed stay at youtu.be/2i3jEWseMP8.

The live performance is at 7:30 p.m., SOU Music Recital Corridor. Tickets can be found at sou.universitytickets.com.

Spectrum Live performance: December 3. The live performance will function SOU’s many musical ensembles, led by Christine Lundahl and streamed stay on youtu.be/6Li_exRlk7Q.

The present is at 7:30 p.m. on the SOU Music Recital Corridor.

Rogue Valley Choir: December 3-4. “A Chorale Christmas” is a four-part live performance centered on the themes of hope, love, pleasure and peace, accompanied by oral reflections. The choir will rejoice its 50-year historical past with works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, R. Nathaniel Dett, Francis Poulenc, John Rutter, Egil Hovland and others.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and three p.m. Dec. 4 on the Craterian Theater on the Collier Heart for the Performing Arts, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets can be found on the Craterian field workplace, 16 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-779-3000 or craterian.org.

Excessive Faculty Honor Band: December 4. Highschool music college students from throughout southern Oregon will carry out a free live performance after a weekend of occasions and workshops.

Performances are at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the SOU Music Recital Corridor.

Siskiyou singers: December Sep 11. Musical director Mark Reppert and his choir rejoice the band’s fortieth anniversary with “Very Merry Mozart,” that includes Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and “Regina Coeli,” carried out with a full orchestra and soloists. The second half will function quite a lot of vacation favorites, together with Jason Robert Brown’s “Chanukah Suite,” a jazz rendition of “It is the Most Fantastic Time of the Yr,” and a shimmering model of “Silent Evening,” organized by Matthew Culloton.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on December 9 and three p.m. on December 10 and 11 on the SOU Music Recital Corridor. Tickets can be found from Choir Members, Music Coop and Paddington Station in Ashland, on-line at siskiyousingers.org.

Southern Oregon Repertoire Singers: December 17-18. “And the Stars Appeared Down” will function Rep Singers’ conventional mixture of artwork music and Christmas carols, each acquainted and distinctive. There can be music from new composers and established masters comparable to John Rutter, Bob Chilcot and Ola Gjeilo. Jodi French’s “Auld Lang Syne” can be carried out by well-liked demand.

Performances can be at 7:30 p.m. on December 17 and three p.m. on December 18 on the SOU Music Recital Corridor. Tickets can be found at repsingers.org.

“A Celtic Christmas” by Tomáseen Foley: December 22. This system’s music is designed to take audiences again to an evening earlier than Christmas in Eire at a time when the car, tv and phone had been little greater than inconceivable rumors. Songs, instrumentals and dances can be carried out in a home-like ambiance.

Two reveals, at 3 p.m. and seven:30 p.m., are on the Craterian Theater. Tickets can be found on the Craterian field workplace, 16 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-779-3000 or craterian.org.

Straight No Chaser: December 30. Celebrating the twenty fifth anniversary of the a cappella boy band fashioned at Indiana College within the 1996-97 college 12 months. There can be a mixture of occasion staples, easy R&B jams and stadium anthems with swagger and wit.

The group on a world tour with two gold albums and over a billion streams will carry out at 7:30 p.m. on the Craterian Theater. Tickets can be found on the Craterian field workplace, 16 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-779-3000 or craterian.org.

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