Seventh Annual Holiday Magic Concerts Return Benefiting Abilitree


The popular Holiday Magic Concerts return on December 9 and 11 this year at Summit High School, presented by the Cascade Chorale of COCC under the direction of James W. Knox. For the sixth year in a row SELCO Community Credit Union is the presenting sponsor. Other sponsors to date include Tennant Developments, Horizon Broadcasting Lite 95.1, The Bend Chamber of Commerce and Cascade Publications.

The Friday evening and Sunday matinee concerts will feature an incredible and powerful music selection and arrangements that include everything from traditional, gospel, pop and classical. Sample selections will include Oh Holy Night by Rene Clausen; Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams and written for solo, choir and full orchestra; Twelve Days of Christmas by Howard Cable featuring members from The Proteus Chamber Players; African Noel by Andre Thomas, a crowd favorite and highly energized African song; Joy to All the World, including traditional songs from many countries such as Austria, France and Italy and ending with a powerful rendition of Joy to the World.

The COCC Cascade Chorale, the full orchestra and all the special musicians volunteer weeks of their time to bring these great concerts to you and your family to support Abilitree. The previous six years of concerts have brought the audiences to their feet in applause at the close of each performance.

This wonderful event gives the community a chance to come together around the holidays and support Abilitree, an organization that celebrates all the great achievements people with disabilities experience in their lives each and every day when they are given the right opportunities and support to achieve their dreams.

Services are provided to people with physical disabilities in the areas of skills training, peer support and counseling, benefits coordination, supported living, transitional living, advocacy and information and referral. For more information about these services contact Bonnie Points at

CORIL also provides critical support services to our local business community in the areas of shrink wrapping, product fulfillment and light assembly, secure document destruction and mailings from their 6,000 square foot work center here in Bend. All services are provided by people with developmental disabilities with staff support either at Abilitree or onsite at local businesses. Partner companies include but are not limited to Window Alert, Deschutes Brewery, Sara Bella, Wagner Creed, Round Butte Seed, Rough Wear and the Oxford Hotel. For more information about these services including testimonials from local business owners contact Tim Johnson, Work Center Director at


Abilitree website, or 541-388-8103, extension 200, Bonnie Points.

The Friday night concert begins at 7pm. The Sunday matinee begins at 3pm. All Concerts are at Summit High School auditorium and doors open one hour prior to each performance for open seating. Ticket prices are $15 for either show.

Will Call will be available one hour prior to each show for all pre-performance ticket purchases made by check. For sponsorship opportunities or group sales please contact Jim Lee at or 541-771-6184.


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