Season of Lights Holiday Concert 2014
The annual Season of Lights Holiday Concert is scheduled for Saturday, December 13th, 7:00 p.m. in St. Anne's Chapel at beautiful Marylhurst University. Now in its seventh year, Peter Zisa and Friends’ free Season of Lights (SOL) concert has become an anticipated community tradition which provides a meaningful and unifying celebration of the holiday season that all members of the community can enjoy. Drawing from the four corners of the Portland metro, the program’s performers represent a collage of the cultural and faith traditions of the community. Appearing on this year's program are La Rhonda Steele, Portland's premier gospel singer and director of the Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Ida Rae Cahana (vocalist with Pink Martini), talented singer-songwriter Ilene Safyan & Chaverim performing an wonderful eclectic blend of Jewish music (Sephardic and Ashkenaz), the beautifully creative guitar compositions of John Dodge, an effervescent performance of Brazilian choros by guitarist Maria Olaya, colorful Slavic melodies performed by violin virtuoso Tatiana Kolchanova, the delicate and euphonious tones of flutist LeeAnn McKenna and Yukiko Yamaguchi (koto, Japanese harp) of the celebrated world music ensemble Thousand Waves.
While admission is free, in the spirit of unity and goodwill, SOL invites all attendees to give generously in support of two worthy and extraordinary non-profit organizations: the Community Transitional School, an independent non-profit school that serves K-8th grade children whose families are homeless. And Tivnu: Building Justice, a non-profit youth organization that builds homes for the homeless in coordination with Habitat for Humanity. "Tivnu: Building Justice is a non-profit organization that addresses the fulfillment of basic human needs through Jewish learning, leadership development, and hands-on social justice work."