Why not fully enjoy your shopping experience this holiday season by listening to live music while you stroll around the Old Mill District? Each year, we work with local musical groups to bring live caroling to our sidewalks during the holidays. For a full schedule (subject to change), scroll down. Here’s a little bit about the groups that you’ll be hearing:
High School Choirs
We have three main high schools in Bend, Oregon, and each of them has an outstanding music program. We are excited to host singers from choirs at Bend High School, Summit High School and the Mt. View High School Andante Jazz Choir. In addition, the Sisters High School Jazz Choir is coming from down the road to sing for us. Come support our local students as they perform holiday music in the Old Mill District.
High Desert Harmoneers
The High Desert Harmoneers Men’s Chorus was chartered in 1991 by a group of men who enjoy singing a Capella harmony primarily in the barbershop style. The group’s mission is to perpetuate four-part a Capella close harmony and sharing this style of music with the public by performing through community performances and annual shows.
Peace Chords of Westside Village
This K-8 magnet school on Bend’s westside offers a special program for older students to explore their voices individually and as a group to develop confidence, strength, musical ear, and harmonizing skills. These students practice both a Capella and with musical accompaniment, while sometimes incorporating body rhythm and vocal percussion.
School of the Arts at The Bridge
We are excited to welcome both the choir and handbell performers from the School of Arts at the Bridge. Handbells are a special way to enjoy holiday music with the bells’ highly resonant sound and the unique pitch-by-pitch division among the ringers.
- December 6, 5:30-6:30pm, Bend Senior High School Choir
- December 7, 4-5pm, Bend Senior High School Choir
- December 7, 5-7pm, Summit High School Choir
- December 9, 5-7pm, Summit High School Choir
- December 10, 6-7pm, High Desert Harmoneers
- December 10, 5-6pm, Mt. View High School Andante Jazz Choir
- December 13, 5-6pm, School of the Arts at The Bridge Choir
- December 14, 1-2pm, School of the Arts at The Bridge Choir
- December 14, 3-4pm, School of the Arts at The Bridge Handbells
- December 14, 4-5pm, Sisters High School Jazz Choir
- December 20, 5-6pm, School of the Arts at The Bridge Handbells
- December 20, 6-7pm, High Desert Harmoneers
- December 21, 4:30-5:30pm, Peace Chords of Westside Village Magnet School