Keizer youth are performing all over the area in holiday concerts. Here are some important dates and times to remember:
Monday, Dec. 2
The annual lighting of the Salem Capitol’s Christmas tree will be featuring McNary High School’s Highlanders Classic Choir singing carols to kick off the holiday season, 6 p.m. at the Salem Capitol Building.
Claggett Creek Middle School’s drama students will stage Cafe Murder, a murder mystery dessert theater experience. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. each evening. Admission is $3 per person or $8 per household, 1810 Alder Drive N.E.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Whiteaker Middle School’s choir performs at Mission Mill in the Viva Voce Rotary Performance. The concert begins at 12:15 p.m., 1313 Mill St S.E. in Salem.
Monday, Dec. 9
The Whiteaker orchestra performs at 7 p.m. at Dayspring Fellowship, 1755 Lockhaven Drive N.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
The Whiteaker band performs at 7 p.m. at Dayspring Fellowship.
The Claggett Creek orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at the school.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
McNary Intermediate Ensembles Concert at McNary High School in the auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Featuring Vivace choir, intermediate orchestra, and intermediate band holiday-themed performances.
Thursday, Dec. 12
The Whiteaker first- and second-year orchestra performs a winter concert at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s gym.
The Claggett Creek band performs at 7 p.m. at the school.
Monday, Dec. 16
The Whiteaker and Claggett Creek choirs will sing in the Capitol Rotunda, 900 Court Street N.E., in Salem, between 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
The McNary Theater Department produces a live radio-style show of A Christmas Carol in the Celtic Auditorium. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $8.
The McNary advanced ensembles, comprised of band, orchestra and choir members, will perform each night at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. 595 Chemawa Road N.E.
Thursday, Dec. 19
The Celtic choirs’ annual Night of Hope at 7 p.m. in McNary’s Ken Collins Theater. Admission is $5. The concert features some of McNary’s finest soloists raising awareness for abuse and concludes the night with hope for ending this issue. All proceeds benefit Salem’s Liberty House.