Two East County choirs will present holiday concerts this weekend.

- The Gresham Community Choir will present a “Winter Concert” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in Reynolds High School, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale.

The program includes “Carol of the Bells,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Night of Miracles, Night of Grace.”

Admission is free, and donations of canned goods for local hunger relief efforts will be accepted.

- The Gresham High School Concert Choir will be the guests of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony as it presents “Winter Fire” at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2., in Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway St., Portland.

Tickets range from $14 to $37. For more information, call 503-239-4566 or visit

- Meanwhile, Stumptown Stages’ production of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” a new musical adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film, features the following folks from Gresham: Bruce Tolonen: technical director; Mike O’Gara, master carpenter, Tobias Andersen and Sandra Vincent, board members; Stacee Waples, wardrobe mistress; Phil McBeth, lighting designer; Kathy and Mary Lippincott, costume crew; Joseph Benz, carpenter; Gordon Romei, sound designer and former Mt. Hood Community College student; and Brian Moen, assistant sound designer and former Mt. Hood student. Additionally, Janet Mouser, former Centennial High School drama instructor for 30 years, wrote the book.

Director Corey Brunish is the recipient of the 2012 Tony Award for producing “Porgy and Bess.”

The show plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 29 to Dec. 23, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, in the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (Brunish Theatre), 1111 S.W. Broadway St., Portland. Tickets are $15 to $30 and can be purchased at 503-946-7272 or at

For more information, call 503-381-8686 or visit

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