Downtown will pulse with the melodic sounds of big brass as nearly 300 tubas play in unison this weekend for the 27th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert in the heart of downtown. This seasonal performance is FREE for the public.
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From press release:
Tuba Christmas Concert
December 9, 2017
1:30-3 p.m. | FREE | All Ages
More info: thesquarepdx.org
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
On Saturday, December 9th from 1:30PM-3:00PM, downtown will pulse with the melodic sounds of big brass as nearly 300 tubas play in unison at Pioneer Courthouse Square for the 27th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert presented by SmartPark. This annual seasonal performance is FREE for the public to enjoy and is conducted and curated by retired Oregon Music Educator Chuck Bolton.
Tuba Christmas is a compilation of tuba, euphonium and baritone horn musicians who all come together on one special day a year to play the joyous sounds of the season. Interested tuba, euphonium or baritone players can perform in this cherished seasonal event. To register to play an instrument in this year’s Tuba Christmas Concert at Pioneer Courthouse Square please visit thesquarePDX.org or call 503.223.1613. Prizes will be awarded to those who pre-register, have the best decorated tubas, best costume, and the school with the most participants!
Participating musicians may also register in person on the day of the event prior to the performance’s only rehearsal held at Hoffmann Hall at Portland State University, at 1833 SW 11th between 9:00am and 10:00am. The fee to participate is $10.00 and includes a commemorative 2017 Tuba Christmas button. Official Tuba Christmas hats, scarves, headbands and music books are also available for purchase in advance, at registration/rehearsal and at the Tuba Christmas performance held at the Square held between 1:30pm – 3:00pm.
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