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Festival Carolers

The Festival Carolers are not available live  in 2020

Singing has been identified as a risky activity for spreading respiratory droplets.  To protect our singers, and our audiences, the Festival Carolers will not be performing during 2020 due to COVID-19.  Look for us to be back in December 2021.

A Victorian Treat for the Holidays

This lively ensemble of 12 to 24 select singers, festooned in Victorian costumes, performs at holiday parties, retirement centers, retail shops and other events with a Victorian Christmas ambiance. It’s a feast for the eyes and ears. Twenty-eight select voices from the larger chorale provide caroling during the yuletide season. The unique selection of music, coupled with Dr. Holmquist's ability to bring vitality as well as technical prowess to the music, has received enthusiastic responses from all listeners for the past 25 years.


The Festival Carolers are in great demand during the holiday season. To book your event, call the message line at 503-585-5404 or email Rebekah Wozniak-Gelzer well in advance. We begin booking events in early fall for the Nov/Dec. holiday season. Last minute opportunities are available, but rare.




To request more information:

Contact our Caroling Manager,

Rebekah Wozniak-Gelzer

at 503-585-5404

You can also request more information with this form:

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Festival Carolers events

See the Festival Carolers live at these 2019 events​​
  • Dec. 1 (Sun), (9:30-10 am – Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1998 Lansing Ave. NE, Salem.

  • Dec. 1  (Sun), 10:30-11:30 am – Fruitland Community Church, 813 63rd Ave. NE, Salem

  • Dec. 7 (Sat.), 6-6:45pm – The Grotto, NE 85th and Sandy Blvd., Portland (fee event)

  • Dec. 8 (Sun), 3:00-4:00 pm – Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheridan (free will offering)

  • Dec. 8 (Sun), 6:30-7:30 pm – Trinity Lutheran Church, Dallas (free will offering)

  • Dec. 11 (Wed.), 7-8 pm – Springfield Lutheran Church, 1521 “I” Street, Springfield

  • Dec. 12 (Thurs.), 1-2 pm – First Baptist Church, Corvallis

  • Sunday, Dec. 15, 4-5 pm – “Sing We Now of Christmas” Concert at the Elsinore Theatre, 170 High St. SE. $10 admission, FREE for children 12 and under.

  • Dec. 22 (Sun.), 3-4 pm -  Peace Lutheran Church in West Salem

  • Dec. 22 (Sun), 7-8 pm – Silverton United Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St., Silverton (free will offering)


(plus many private events, not listed here, for retirement centers, businesses, and private holiday parties)