Arts & Entertainment

Holiday happenings around the Mid-Columbia: Holiday concerts

-- The Oregon East Symphony holiday music festival is at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Vert Auditorium in Pendleton. The concert features performances by guest instrumental musicians and choral groups.

Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets at the door. Vert Auditorium is at 480 S.W. Dorion Ave.

-- The annual Living Christmas Tree holiday concert is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 17-18 at the First Baptist Church, 1107 Wright Ave., Richland.

Admission is free.

-- Ding, the Christmas Bells are Ringing concert, presented by the Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, starts at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Pasco Senior Center, 1315 N. Seventh Ave.

Admission is free. The event features four-part a capella by the chorus and quartets. Refreshments will be served.

-- The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers' annual Christmas concert "Carols & Lullabies of the Southwest" is at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kennewick and at 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Pasco. Admission is $20 for adults, and all students are free. Tickets are available at the door, or call 460-1766.

-- A Home for the Holidays concert starts at 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at Riverview United Methodist Church in Pasco.

The concert features a variety of music that will bridge cultural, economic and social boundaries in a diverse celebration of Christmas.

The program includes performances by the Richland School District Honor Choir, the Ochoa Middle School choirs, the Rowena Chess Elementary School choirs, the Mid-Columbia Trombone Ensemble, performances by the Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre (formerly RLOC) and soprano Mitzi Lundberg.

-- Ed Dailey & Legends of Country will present a Christmas concert from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Sandberg Events Center and Garden, 331 S. 41st Ave., West Richland.

Performers include Tri-City country singers Shiloh, Cale Moon and Rod Erickson. Admission is by donation of canned food for area food banks. Cash donations also are welcome but not required and will be given to My Friends Place, a teen shelter.