The annual VPA Spirit of Christmas Concert features all seven of the VPA youth choirs and the adult chorale in a festive and joyful musical presentation that will help capture the "Spirit of Christmas". This concert will include secular and sacred, traditional and new music and close by inviting all to sing the Hallelujah Chorus. Pre-show music will be presented by a brass quintet 20 minutes prior to each performance. Performances are Saturday, December 9 at 3:00 and 7:00 at the Sherwood Center for the Arts. Tickets $10 each.
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The VPA Strings Holiday Performance will be held on December 14th at 7:00 pm. Please join us at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sherwood for an evening of beautiful music.
The VPA Strings have started their year off running. They are very excited to have a record number of students in the program this year. These students recently performed Halloween music at Tigard High School's Art in the Burbs as well as performed at Archer Glen Elementary School at Sherwood's Great Onion Festival. In addition, these students recently held a public rehearsal at the Sherwood Public Library to boost their community presence and involvement.
The VPA Strings wants to thank all those that came out and supported them during their Dine Out Night Fundraiser at Chipotle where they raised $375.
Last month the VPA's production of Seussical JR played to over 1500 audience members. 100 children participated in the two casts and dozens more students were involved on the tech crew and production team. Over 1500 volunteer hours were donated by families and production team members to make the production WILDLY successful. The costumes were brilliant, the set magical, the blocking and staging perfection and then best of all our children are FANTASTIC!!! Their musical skill and ability to capture a character from their imagination and translate it to an audience is truly astonishing. They say it takes a village to raise a child...and within our VPA families and Sherwood community we have an extraordinary village.
The VPA has grown from a foundation that was created to help fund and support a flagging high school choir program to an organization that offers seven children's choirs, an adult choir, a strings program and a musical theater program that involves hundreds of children in productions each year. The VPA has funded over $125,000 in teacher grants in the greater Sherwood community and student scholarships in the past 12 years. As for the initial hope to inspir