The annual Columbia Gorge Community Choir Christmas Cantata rehearsals are set for Thursday evenings beginning on Sept. 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on NE Tohomish Street, White Salmon. 

This year, the choir will be conducted by Doug Anderson from Trout Lake and accompanied by his wife, Janet, a music educator and private piano teacher. Anderson was the vocal music teacher at McMinnville High School from 1963-1994 and director of the McMinnville Methodist Church choir for a few years beyond that, said a press release.

The choir will be preparing the cantata “Christmas Dreams” by Joseph M. Martin and Heather Sorenson, along with several other choral pieces by John Rutter, Gilbert M. Martin, and others.  Public performances will be given on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Hood River and Sunday, Dec. 8 in White Salmon.

“We are seeking a choir of 70 voices and always welcome new singers to join the choir,” said Anderson.

New singers are asked to contact Anderson to register, or for additional information, at or 509-395-9307.


  • Starting Thursday, September 12th, 2019, repeats every week on Thursday until Thursday, December 05, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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