Sponsors of the Big Horn Brass annual Holiday concert
St Matthew Lutheran Exaltation Handbells will begin the concert at 3:00 pm. The Big Horn Brass will perform second. The performance is at the The Patricia Reser Center for the Performing Arts located near the Round in Central Beaverton and tickets are through their website.
The Big Horn Brass Concert has been a long standing tradition for the Weswig Family and many members of the community. We hope this becomes a tradition for your family as well. The concert is a celebration of Christmas joy through upbeat holiday music. The Weswig family continues to sponsor this concert in memory of their son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend Erik Weswig.
This year's concert is a ticketed event with reserved seats. The ticket price is $11 which we consider "almost free". In addition there is a $4 facility fee.
The concert is at the Patricia Reser Center for the Performing Arts. Also referred to as "the Reser", the center is located near the Round in central Beaverton. The address is 12625 SW Crescent Street, Beaverton, Oregon.
This year's concert is titled "The Night Before Christmas" and the program will include a narration of the beloved children's book. St Matthew Exaltation Handbells start the concert and their program includes a fully-malleted percussion rendition of "Fum,Fum,Fum". The Big Horn Brass program features also feature holiday classics such as I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Linus and Lucy and other festive brass music.
Traditionally, the concert has been on the Second Sunday in December and this Candle Lighting has been part of this concert. The Weswig family incorporated this element in the Big Horn Brass Concert after Erik Weswig passed away in 1995. Lighting a candle in collaboration with the Compassionate Friends Candle Lighting event provides a wonderful time to remember family members, friends, and fond holiday memories. The Compassionate Friends website describes the Annual Candle Lighting by stating, "The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries. Believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone."
The community is invited to light a candle at 7pm on December 10.
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