More than 200 local musicians will perform in the 26th annual Holiday Music Festival at Eastern Oregon University the first weekend of December.

Traditional holiday music from around the world takes center stage at this celebration of the season. Sponsored by The Observer and Koza Family Dental, the spirited concert features the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra, The Community Symphonic Band, EOU Chamber Choir, Grande Ronde Community Chorus, EOU’s 45th Parallel Ensemble, EOU African Drumming Group and the EOU Fiddle Ensemble.

Both shows — 7:30PM, December 2nd and 3PM, December 3rd — will be held in McKenzie Theatre and often sell out. Tickets are available now at Red Cross Drug, the EOU Bookstore and online at eou.edu/music. General admission costs $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and $10 for all online purchases.

All proceeds from the event benefit music funds held in the EOU Foundation. Arts Center East, an EOU community partner, will provide refreshments during intermission to support its art programs for all ages.

McKenzie Theatre is located in Loso Hall on EOU’s campus in La Grande. For more information contact Peter Wordelman at 541-962-3352 or pwordelm@eou.edu.