Students spread holiday cheer

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The McNary High School choir performs on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda last year. (File)

The McNary High School choir performs on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda last year. (File)

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.

Dec. 3-5

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.

Dec. 17-18

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.

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