J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio
Sunday, November 24, 2019
4:00 pm at Elsinore Theatre, Salem


Listening to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” is a holiday experience like no other. Festival Chorale Oregon will perform the first four parts of Bach’s choral masterpiece, in English. The story begins with the birth of Jesus (for Christmas Day). The second and third parts feature the shepherds (for December 26 and 27). And the fourth part describes the naming of Jesus (for New Year’s Day).


Founding artistic director Solveig Holmquist conducts the 100-voice choir and symphonic orchestra with soloists Nicole Lewey, soprano; Olga Valdes, alto; Les Green, tenor; and Brett Peldyak, baritone.

Bach Christmas Oratorio - FCO
Sunday, December 15, 2019
4:00 pm at Elsinore Theatre, Salem


12th Annual Holiday Celebration with the Festival Carolers

Enjoy traditional carols performed by the Festival Carolers, a select ensemble dressed in Victorian costume. Raise your holiday spirit with an audience sing-along and a special opportunity for children to gather on stage for the telling of a classic holiday story. Gather before the festivities for photos with Saint Nicholas, and receive a small holiday treat bag after the program. We hope you join us for this beloved family tradition.

Tickets only $10 - children 12 and under, Free.

Victorian Carolers
Schubert Mass No. 6 in E-Flat major
Sunday, April 19, 2020
POSTPONED to a later date, to be determined.
4:00 pm at Elsinore Theatre, Salem

Scholar Brian Newbould has called Franz Schubert’s Mass No. 6 “the triumph and swansong of [Schubert’s] career.” Written late in Schubert’s short life, the work was not performed until after his death at age 31.


Festival Chorale Oregon will perform this “concert mass,” which was never intended to be used in a church setting. The work uses seemingly limitless melodic and harmonic invention as if Schubert intended to put his own tortuous thoughts into the score. It embodies pure emotion captured in music and is a glorious tribute to his genius.


Founding artistic director Solveig Holmquist conducts the 100-voice choir and symphonic orchestra with guest soloists.

Schubert Mass No. 6 - FCO

FCO Performances are at the

Elsinore Theatre

170 High St SE, Salem, OR 97301


Main Level and Balcony:  $25

Mezzanine: $35

Senior (62 and up): $20*

Students:  $10*

* Excludes Mezzanine

"Sing We Now of Christmas”  tickets:

$10 general admission

FREE for 12 and under.

Tickets available:

  • at the door

  • Festival Chorale members have tickets for purchase by family and friends.

  • Elsinore Theatre Ticket Office (190 High St. SE, Salem) 

  • online 

There is a service charge for tickets sold at ticketing agencies

We are pleased to offer discounted tickets to holders of the Oregon Trail Card.  $5 tickets are available at the box office one hour before each main concert.  Each Oregon Trail Card holder can purchase up to 2 tickets at $5 each. This special offer is made possible through our partnership with "Salem for All."


Enjoy all 3 concerts at a discount by subscribing to our season. $50 General, $40 Senior, $20 Student.  Season tickets available only for Main Level and Balcony seating.