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Portland Chamber Orchestra - Handel’s “Messiah”

Date: 7:30pm PST December 17, 2016 Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Agnes Flanagan Chapel

For its seventieth anniversary celebration, PCO presents its signature holiday program which includes inspiring orchestral and choral works balanced with a superb performance of the Christmas portion of Handel’s beloved Oratorio, “Messiah”. This year we are proud to showcase Resonance Ensemble and soloists, directed by Katherine FitzGibbon. This exciting holiday program promises a jubilant celebration of this special time of the year.




Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066……….J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Magnum Mysterium……….Tomas Luis de Victoria (C. 1548-1611)

Magnum Mysterium……….Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Julsang……….Hugo Alfven (1872-1960)

Ai, Nama Mamina……….Latvian Folk Song, Arr. Andrejs Jansons (b. 1938)

Swingle Bells IX……….Traditional Carols, Arr. Ward Swingle (1927-2015)


Messiah, Part One (Christmas Portion)……….G.F. Handel




Saturday, December 17, 2016  |  7:30pm

Agnes Flanagan Chapel, Lewis & Clark College, Portland


Sunday, December 18, 2016  |  3:00pm

Agnes Flanagan Chapel, Lewis & Clark College, Portland


Tickets are available by calling the PCO office at (503) 771-3250, online at or at the door.

The Lewis & Clark Music Department also has a limited amount of complimentary tickets for the performances in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Please email Bailey Dean at to request your name(s) be added to the list.


PCO is the oldest incorporated chamber orchestra in the country. It is known for its innovative concerts with a fusion of art forms. The orchestra is composed of local professionals. PCO is funded in part by Oregon Community Foundation, Arlene Schnitzer Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Rodgers Instruments, Scandinavian Heritage Foundation and generous patrons of the arts.

Event Cost

$30 Adults
$25 Seniors
$15 Group (10+)
FREE for children 12 and under

Event Contact

(503) 771-3250