Fortuna Christmas Music Festival
Fortuna’s Gift to the Community
River Lodge Conference Center
December 10, 2017
FORTUNA . . . Tubas, accordions, barbershop singers, choirs, bands, and a full orchestra will perform at Fortuna’s Christmas Music Festival. The Festival brings together a selection of talent from all over Humboldt County to deliver a musical gift to the community at Fortuna’s River Lodge, Sunday December 10th starting at 12:30 p.m.
The line-up for the 41st annual event;
12:30-12:50 All Seasons Orchestra
Jeremy Cotton, conductor
1:00 – 1:20 Humboldt Accordionaires
Judy Santsche, director
1:30 – 1:50 Humboldt Harmonaires
Bill Edmondson, director
2:00 – 2:20 College of the Redwoods Concert Band
Brian Newkirk, conductor
2:30 – 2:50 Eureka Brass
Stan Fleming, band leader
3:00 – 3:20 A Company of Voices
Anna Gaines and Elizabeth Harrington, co-conductors
3:30 – 3:50 Mariachi Real de Mexico
Armondo and Juan Cortes, co-directors
4:00 – 4:20 Tuba Christmas
Fred Tempas, conductor
4:30 – 4:50 Fortuna High School Music Department
Ian Campbell, conductor
5:00 – 5:20 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Choir
Diane Williams, conductor
5:30 – 5:50 Scotia Band
Ken Ayoob, conductor
6:00 – 6:20 Festival Finale
The festival ends at 6:30p.m. with an audience sing-along finale featuring Silent Night and the Hallelujah chorus. Don’t worry about knowing all the words, the audience is backed by many of the day’s choir singers and lyrics are on the program.
The festival is free but several charitable groups benefit from donations at the event: refreshments benefit the Fortuna Junior Academy and cash donations are accepted for the Santa’s Sleigh toy and clothing drive. Patrons can help by contributing to St. Joseph’s Pantry Shelf ~ Fortuna holiday food drive. Non-perishable food donations can be left in bins inside the River Lodge.
Fortuna's River Lodge Conference Center is on Riverwalk Drive on the west side of Highway 101. If traveling on Highway 101, take the Kenmar exit, west on Riverwalk Drive, one-tenth mile to the conference center.
Overflow parking is available behind the Best Western Country Inn on Alamar Way or in the Funky Monkey parking lot.
For information call the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce at 707-725-3959.