St Matthew Lutheran Exaltation Handbells at 3:00 pm
followed by the Big Horn Brass
at the The Patricia Reser Center for the Performing Arts
located near the Round in Central Beaverton
This is an almost free event for the community!
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 prices are $6 & $10 which we consider "almost free".
This year, 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 "Welcome Christmas!" which is a perfect title for a concert on November 27th. St Matthew Exaltation Handbells start the concert and their program includes "Wonderful Christmastime". The Big Horn Brass program features Anthony DeLorenzo's "Christmas Toon" which includes "Welcome Christmas" from "the Grinch".
Traditionally, the concert has been on the Second Sunday in December so 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 11.
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