Two performances this weekend will help to stock up the shelves at the Oregon Food Bank. The Oregon Symphony concerts with pianist Yefim Bronfman are gasking patrons to write a check for the Oregon Food Bank, because Bronfman is a big supporter of food banks. He gave a concert for the Food Bank for New York City at Grand Central Station, and you can read about it here.
Another concert that will benefit the Oregon Food Bank will take place on Sunday afternoon (4 pm) at St. John Fisher Catholic Church (7106 S.W. 46th Avenue, Portland). This is a collaborative choir concert that features the choirs of First Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. John Fisher Catholic Church, and St. Luke Lutheran Church. The program consists of the Magnificat" of Pergolesi, the cantata "In Dulci Jubilo" by Buxtehude, "And the Glory of the Lord" by Handel, and other shorter works and hymns of the season. Conductors Dan Hibbett and Ralph Nelson direct the 80-voice combined choir and string orchestra in this one-hour celebration of music for the Advent season. There is no admission charge, but an offering of cash or checks will be collected to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. (PS. I'll be singing in this concert.)