The University of Portland University Singers, Women’s Chorale, and Chamber Singers will celebrate the Advent season with a concert of festive and sacred music that has been a holiday tradition since 1973. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1716 NW Davis.

Under the direction of music professor Michael Connolly, the concert is in a "lessons and carols" format, with readings, hymns, and choral music interspersed. The University Singers comprise student musicians selected by audition from across the university regardless of major.  

The concert is free, but tickets are required for admission. Reserve tickets in advance by calling 503-943-7228.