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Take in a winter concert

Local high schools offer holiday music to celebrate the season this month


REVIEW PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Lake Oswego High School A Cappella Choir students rehearse Morten Lauridsen's 'O Magnum Mysterium' in the high ceiling of the lobby at their school on Nov. 18.Every winter, local high school ensembles put on seasonal concerts.

Most concerts are free, but some serve as fundraisers. Here are the details:

Lake Oswego High

— The LOHS Orchestra Holiday Chamber Concert will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the auditorium at LOHS, 2501 Country Club Road. The concert is free.

— The LOHS Band Winter Dances Concert will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the LOHS auditorium, 2501 Country Club Road. The concert is free and includes the LOHS Jazz, Concert and Symphonic bands playing classical and contemporary works and holiday favorites.

— The LOHS Choir Seasonal Celebration will be 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 in the LOHS auditorium, 2501 Country Club Road. The concert is free, and will include Hanukkah music, Christmas carols and holiday songs from around the world. There also will be two audience sing-alongs.

For more information on concerts, visit edline.net/pages/Lake_Oswego_Senior_High_School or call 503-534-2313.

REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Orchestra conductor Nita Van Pelt, who retired at the end of the last school year, directs the Lakeridge High School orchestra during a practice on April 13. Kristi Stingle now directs the orchestras at LHS and Lakeridge Junior High. Darian Douglas directs the orchestras at Lake Oswego High and Lake Oswego Junior High.

Lakeridge High

— The LHS Winter Orchestra Concert will be 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in the auditorium at LHS, 1235 Overlook Drive. The concert is free.

— The LHS Winter Band Concert will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the LHS auditorium, 1235 Overlook Drive. The concert is free.

— The LHS Winter Choir Concert will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 in the LHS auditorium, 1235 Overlook Drive. The choir concert is $7 for adults and $5 for students. All seats are reserved and can be purchased online beginning Nov. 28 through the school website.

For more information on concerts, visit edline.net/pages/Lakeridge_High_School or call 503-534-2319.

— The Review