Holiday Magic, performed by the 70-person Cascade Chorale, is a beloved Bend tradition that combines quality music by local talent with an opportunity to give to others. This year’s concerts December 6 & 7 promise to be the best yet with the addition of the 60-voice Bend Children’s Choir.
Holiday Magic will benefit Education for Chinese Orphans (EChO), a locally-based nonprofit that seeks to better the lives of disabled orphans half a world away.
Bob Shaw from KTVZ will be the Master of Ceremonies for Holiday Magic on Saturday, December 6 at 7pm and Sunday, December 7 at 3pm at the iconic Tower Theatre.
In its tenth season, Holiday Magic will include classic Christmas selections as well as globally inspired sounds from the Bend Children’s Choir. Director James W. Knox, associate professor of music at COCC, will guide the voices onstage in powerful, uplifting melodies, including such classics as Joy to the World, O Holy Night and Somewhere in My Memory. The concert will conclude with selections from Handel’s Messiah featuring talented soloists and ending with a surprise guest conductor for the rousing popular Hallelujah Chorus.