LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University will once again be bringing in the holiday cheer and celebrating talent from all walks of life in The Observer’s 30th annual Holiday Music Festival.

This year’s festival will be on Dec. 3 and 4 at EOU’s McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall and feature performances by EOU students and community members.

The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Performances will be presented in a gala style, giving audience members the perfect excuse to put on their holiday best if they choose to indulge in the luxurious atmosphere of the night.

This year’s festival line-up includes the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra, the EOU Chamber Choir, EOU’s 45th Parallel Ensemble, the EOU African Drumming Group, the Grande Ronde Community Choir, the Grande Ronde Community Band and the EOU Fiddle Ensemble.

“It’s a musical celebration of the holidays. It’s various types of music, there’s a little something for everybody,” said Peter Wordelman, professor of music and director of the EOU Chamber Choir.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Red Cross Drug, the EOU Bookstore or online at

Admission on the day of the event will cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended.

The EOU campus is located on One University Boulevard. For more information on the festival visit

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.