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Winter Concert: Special features and epic tunes

Our Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus will perform their Winter Concert at the Omak PAC, Saturday Dec. 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. The Omak Twilight Parade will follow at 4:30 p.m. in downtown Omak, as part of Omak's "Christmas on Main" festivities.


Our opening will include several special features! Students from Paschal Sherman Indian School will be singing “The Okanogan Song.” The Waterfall Immersion School students will sing “The Little Drummer Boy” in their native Salish language. The Citizens Hand Drummers will also perform.


The orchestra directed by Matt Brown will be playing “A Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson; and “An Outdoor Overture” by Aaron Copland. The orchestra is directed by Matt Brown.


The OVOC Chorus will sing “Because It's Christmas” arranged by Ed Lojeski; “Bells of Joy” arranged by Larry Clark and Rae Moses; Gaelic folk song, “Einini”; and "Hine Ma Tov," a Hebrew folk song. The chorus is directed by Derek Pulsifer.


The OVOC performance will be the first non-school concert to be held at the Omak PAC since COVID-19 restrictions have been in place.


School requirements due to COVID-19 restrictions will require that temperatures be taken at the door. Masks must be worn at all times by everyone in the school, including performers and the audience. Even the trumpets, tuba and other instruments will be wearing a covering. These are requirements specified by the Washington State school system.


Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, sold at the door. Youth 15 years and younger are free for the concert. The concert will also be live streamed on YouTube.


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