The Clatskanie Arts Commission presents an “Old Fashioned Christmas” with the Fireside Social Orchestra on Sunday, December 3, at 3 p.m. at the Birkenfeld Theatre in Clatskanie.
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A memorable afternoon of Christmas music from the 1800s and early 1900s on period instruments and voices, featuring Phil and Gayle Neuman of The Trail Band with Laura Kuhlman and Cindy Markham of The Oregon Renaissance Band, cellist Elizabeth O’Connor, and cornetist Mark McCormick.
The program will feature familiar Christmas carols in their original forms, including “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” (1849), “We Three Kings” (1857) and “Jingle Bells or The One-Horse Open Sleigh” (1857), along with carols from the English, Scottish and French countryside, descriptive holiday instrumental pieces, stories from the time, and some surprises.
The Fireside Social Orchestra recreates the small orchestra featured in parlor and ballroom performances of long ago with period instruments including violin, tenor viola, rebec, cello, flageolet, walking stick recorder, flute, cornet, keyed bugle, tenor horn, ophicleide, tuba, saxophone, reed contrabass, bagpipes, voices and more.
Tickets for this family-friendly performance are available at clatskaniearts.org., by calling Elsa at 503-728-3403 or at the door on the day of the performance. Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors (60+) and students and $20 for children.