HIGH TEA AND BALLET STORIES: A collage of children's ballet stories, including "Sleeping Beauty," "Coppélia" and excerpts from "The Nutcracker," will be performed under the direction of choreographer Diane Gaumond Hyrst at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5, at Bigham Hall Ballroom, 525 Bigham Knoll, Jacksonville. High tea from Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus will be served at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the performances cost $16, $8 for children. Tickets for the performance and tea cost $25, $15 for children. Tickets are available at Schoolhaus Brewhaus, Dance & Beyond in Medford and Paddington Station in Ashland. Call 541-899-9665 for information. See story, Page 6.
JEFFERSON STATE CHORAL COALITION: The choir, under the direction of conductor Kirby Shaw, will present "Doin' It A Capella" at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The 75-member choral ensemble will sing a selection of popular American music and holiday harmonies. Admission is $5, free for students. Visit www.sou.edu/music or call 541-552-6101 for information.
SISKIYOU SINGERS: The community choir, under the direction of Mark Reppert, will present "Yuletide Voices," featuring Mozart's "Solemn Vespers of the Confessor," Fauré's "Cantique de Jean Racine" and settings of traditional holiday pieces at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St., and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets cost $15, $5 for students, and are available at Music Coop and Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford and Aquarius Books, Larry's Music and The Music Shop in Grants Pass. Visit www.siskiyousingers.org or call 541-482-5290 for information.
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DORKS: Two local a capella quartets, Delusions of Grandeur and Tone Deaf, will present harmonies and comedy at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at First United Methodist Church, 176 N. Main St., Ashland, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 2617 E. Barnett Road, Medford. The shows will include Christmas songs, barbershop harmonies, spirituals and parodies. Jan Harrell will appear as Snow White. Admission is $5 at the door. Call 541-778-4435.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE TRAIL BAND: The Portland-based group returns to present two holiday shows at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The Trail Band was founded in 1991 when Marv and Rindi Ross were commissioned to write a musical celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Oregon Trail. It began presenting its Christmas shows in 1994. Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, and will feature a mix of traditional carols and contemporary favorites. Along with the Rosses, the band includes Mick Doherty on hammer dulcimer, Cal Scott on cornet and guitar, Eddie Parente on fiddle and cornet, Dan Stueber on percussion and Phil and Gayle Newman on a variety of instruments. Tickets cost $24 to $30, $17 to $23 for ages 18 and younger and are available at the new Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St. The box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from noon until show time on performance dates. Will call tickets will be held at the new box office. Call 541-779-3000 or visit www.craterian.org for information.
LE CIRQUE CENTRE'S HOLIDAY SHOW: Aerial performers from Le Cirque Centre, Tilt Dance Theatre and Rogue Rock Gym, under the direction of choreographer Lorenzo SantaBarbara, will present a holiday show featuring a fusion of dances in the air and on the floor at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the center, 280 E. Hersey St., Ashland. Tickets cost $10, $8 for students and are available at Le Cirque and Music Coop.
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CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHORALE: The Rogue Valley Chorale, under the direction of conductor Lynn Sjolund, will present Bach's cantata, "Sleepers Wake, The Night is Flying," along with anthems by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers and traditional carols at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets cost $20, $5 for students, and are available at the new Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St. The box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from noon until show time on performance dates. Will call tickets will be held at the new box office. Call 541-779-3000 or visit www.craterian.org for information.