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Festival Carolers

A Victorian Treat for the Holidays

This lively ensemble of 8 to 16 select singers, festooned in Victorian costumes, performs at holiday parties, retirement centers, retail shops and other events with a Victorian Christmas ambiance. It’s a feast for the eyes and ears. Twenty-seven select voices from the larger chorale provide caroling during the yuletide season. The unique selection of music, coupled with Dr. Holmquist's ability to bring vitality as well as technical prowess to the music, has received enthusiastic responses from all listeners for the past 25 years.


The Festival Carolers are in great demand during the holiday season. To book your event, call the message line at 503-585-5404 or email Rebekah Wozniak-Gelzer well in advance. We begin booking events in early fall for the Nov/Dec. holiday season. Last minute opportunities are available, but rare.

Upcoming concerts include:
April 8, 2018, at the Elsinore Theatre: “Handel’s Messiah, Easter selections”
Sunday, April 22, 2018
4:00 pm at Elsinore Theatre, Salem

Picking up where we left off in November, FCO presents parts 2 and 3 of Handel's powerful oratorio Messiah.  This concert includes the story of the death and resurrection of Christ and features the favorite of many:  Hallelujah Chorus.  FCO will be again joined by four professional soloists and a baroque orchestra.

Puccinni Concert March 5, 2017