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High school music events

Gresham High School, 1200 N. Main Ave., will host its Winter Choral Concert, which features all of the school’s choirs, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the auditorium.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. All choir alumni are invited to come up at the end of the concert and sing the “Hallelujah Chorus.”

For more information, call 503-239-4566 or visit playmys.org.

Centennial High, 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave., will host its choir concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.

For more information, call 503-762-6180.

Reynolds High, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale, will host its Winter Concerts in the Ben Brooks Auditorium, located within the Arts and Communications Center. Dates and times are as follows:

• Orchestra and Symphony concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.

• Choir concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.

For more information, call Cindy Pick at 503-667-3186, ext. 1109.

Planetarium show

Mt. Hood Community College’s Sky Theater will present “Exploring Orion’s Secrets and our Winter Sky.”

Admission is $2 and free for students with identification. Show times are at 7 and 8:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7. For more information, visit mhcc.edu/planetarium.

The Sky Theater is located beneath the library on the Gresham campus at 26000 S.E. Stark St.

The planetarium is wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability should call 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).

Planetarium Director Pat Hanrahan will show visitors the constellations of the winter night sky along with the positions of the current planets and upcoming comet Panstarrs.

Visitors are always encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program. Campus parking is free, and no permit is required.

Renaissance band

The Oregon Renaissance Band, a 13-member group, will perform a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at St. Aidan Church, 17405 N.E. Glisan St.

The band will perform “As it fell on a holie eve,” a selection of Christmas and New Year’s music by 16th- and 17th-century composers for early instruments and voices. Celtic, Italian, German, English, Spanish and French music will be featured in tunes written by O’Carolan, Playford, Praetorius, Holborne, Byrd and Du Caurroy.

Directed by Philip and Gayle Neuman, the group plays violin, viola da gamba, lute, sackbuts (trombones), recorders, cornamusen, bagpipes, racketts, tartold, spinettino, krummhorn, tabor, and others. The program will include the “Magnificat” by Pachelbel’s son Charles, who worked in 18th-century South Carolina.

Admission is $15, $12 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door; in advance from Mark Jones at 503-866-5572; and at staidans-gresham.org.