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Concert Video

​CRS Conductor:    Cory Pederson

Videographer:      Don Anderson  

​Venue:  Liberty Theatre -

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December 9th, 2023 - 7:00 PM PST

Columbia River Symphony presents our 8th annual holiday concert. Join us for a festive night of holiday music and cheer! Our program features students from the Lewis and Clark Elementary School choir in Astoria, OR performing with the symphony.  Come celebrate the holidays with us - our concerts are always FREE and family-friendly!

Hosted by the Liberty Theatre
1203 Commerical St, Astoria, OR 97103

Thank you to all who supported the concert in-person and during the live-stream!

Program Order

Not So Silent Night

arr. by Evan VanDoren

When Saint Nick Comes Marching In

by Robert W. Smith

Christmas Fantastique

arr. by Victor López

Glorious Sounds of Christmas

arr. by Dwight Gustafson


A Christmas Carol

composed by Alan Silvestri

arr. by Brian Sadler

Feliz Navidad

composed by Jóse Feliciano

arr. by Chris Sharp


composed by Brian Blamages

A Holiday Sing-Along

composed by Audrey Snyder

arr.  by John Moss

A Holiday Sing-Along Lyrics

"Deck the Halls" lyrics

CRS Winter 2023 Roster


Cory Pederson


Melissa Lagerquist

Koa Chronister

Sadie Newenhof

Acadia Dwyer

Jan Johnson

Carolyn Peterson

Kristen Wishon


Laurie Swanson


Brayden Payne

Jeff Kennedy

Brian Hannula

Beth Milsovic

Diana Mortensen

Dawn Goodenough

Mark Lindau

Bass Clarinet

Victoria Cancio-Lewellen

Alto Saxophone

Rogelio Ruiz-Buckman

Tenor Saxophone

Elena Delgado

Baritone Saxophone

Martin Lemas

Celeste Adams


Bob LaTorre

Brian Vessey

Rollie Lindstrom

Daniel ErFurdt

Jacob Silver

Michael Magnuson

French Horn

Michael McClure


Evan Gautreaux

Nicholas Bouovich

Mathena Buchene


Susan Hinton

Noriè Durham

Kylie Malkemus


Greg Morril

Tenor Saxophone

Elena Delgado


Margaret Frimoth

Sharyn Hedbloom

Willow Savage

Mike Morrow

Carol Shepherd

Violin I

Carole Feldman

Rosemary Ginther

Angela Pederson-Calvin

Kate Drury

Judy Anderson

Violin II

Allyson Fabela

Jessica Darrington

Jen Schenbeck

Hana Ruiz-Buckman

Robin Buckingham


Nick Baisley

Aaron Schuman

Eliot Adams


Phyllis Taylor

Dylan Morrow

Rachel Morrow

Amy Sticksel

Tera Wolin

Erik Utterback

Kyrstin Connell

Double Bass

Len Bergman

Soul Long

March Lemas

Mike Salamunovich

To our wonderful musicians, conductor, and volunteers


The Columbia River Symphony would like to thank the Liberty Theatre for hosting our annual concert! For more info about the Liberty Theatre visit their website at

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Columbia River Symphony is a vibrant 501(c)(3)  nonprofit organization that provides countless opportunities for individuals to connect through music. All of our concerts and events are designed to make music accessible to every member of our growing virtual and regional communities. We celebrate and feel our impact through inter-generational experiences that instill connection, belonging, and service to our communities and beyond.

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