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Southern Oregon Repertory Singers present 'The Holly and the Ivy'

The 60-voice choir, directed by Paul French, will present “The Holly and the Ivy,” a program of carols from around the world, with performances set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

The concerts will feature traditional and new compositions from England, Ireland, France, Africa and America. Look for “Silent Night” sung in Spanish, “Ave Maris Stella” by U.S. composer Mark Thomas, Fredrik Sixten’s “There Is No Rose” and more.

The singers will be accompanied by winds, harp, piano, organ, and a consort of viols. The choir will be joined by the North Medford High School Choir for several selections. Free preconcert lectures will be offered one hour before each concert. Tickets cost $22, $25 or $29, $5 for students, and can be purchased at Music Coop and Paddington Station. See www.repsinger.org or call 541-552-0900 for information.

Paul French