A Holiday Tradition Returns

John Doan, a Willamette University associate professor of music, will present his annual "Victorian Christmas Concert with John Doan" Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center.

The concert, a Northwest holiday tradition now in its 14th season, is a live version of the Emmy nominated Public Broadcasting television special which reenacts Doan's interpretation of Christmas a century ago. The show explores how the Victorians invented many Christmas traditions we remember and a few we have forgotten.

To recapture a time when people provided their own entertainment, Doan introduces and plays 16 turn-of-the-century instruments once popular in American parlors, vaudeville and in mandolin orchestras.

General admission tickets are available in the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center and at the door for $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students under 12. Seating is limited. For more information, call 503-370-6255.