University of Portland
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University of Portland Advent concert to be held 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in St. Mary's Cathedral

The University of Portland University Singers, Women’s Chorale, and Chamber Singers will celebrate the Advent season with a concert of festive and sacred music that have been a holiday tradition since 1973. The concert will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in St. Mary’s Cathedral the Immaculate Conception, 1716 NW Davis Street.

The concert is free, but tickets are required for admission. You must reserve your tickets in advance of the concert. Please call the Performing & Fine Arts department at 503-943-7228 for tickets.

Under the direction of music professor Michael Connolly, the concert is in a "lessons and carols" format, with readings, hymns, and choral music interspersed.

The University Singers comprise student musicians selected by audition from across the University regardless of major.  The Singers' 1997 recording, Christmas at the University of Portland, has now sold more than 3,000 copies and is seasonally heard each year in nationwide broadcasts in the U.S. and Ireland - and on Portland’s classical music station.

For more information, please contact the Performing and Fine Arts department at or 503-943-7228.

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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