What sweet holiday music

The Southern Oregon Repertory Singers will perform a program of eclectic choral pieces from across the ages.

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford; and — p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Southern Oregon University's SOU Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

Featured works include Giovanni Gabrieli's grand "Magnificat" for triple choir, the world premiere of award-winning composer Mathra Sullivan's "O Antiphons," Robert Applebaum's "Funky Dreidl," and a gospel version of "Children, Go Where I Send Thee."

Also on the program are traditional carols from England, Scotland and France with a lush setting of the classic, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

There will be a free pre-concert lecture at 2 p.m. before the Ashland performance. Tickets are $18 and $15 for students.

Call 552-0900.

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