Enjoy the harmonies of the Holidays with the Sisters Jazz Club performance, Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 11:00am to 11:45am at Sisters Public Library. Free.
The Sisters Jazz Choir
has become synonymous with Central Oregon's holiday season, according to Deschutes Library Program Supervisor
Liz Goodrich. "Every December the library takes a break from regular programming and provides music, crafts and holiday cheer. The Sisters Jazz Choir has really been a cornerstone of our December programming, they're a crowd favorite and really are such a talented bunch of kids," Goodrich praised.
The jazz choir is known for its exceptional vocals and penchant for blending the nostalgia of yesteryear tunes with the vibrancy of modern jazz arrangements. On the subject of the group's popularity, choir director Rick Johnson had this to say, "I think that people really appreciate choirs a little more around the holiday time. We just fit in, we're part of the season and we have incredible student talent this year."
With a steadfast career in education and 13 years as choir director at Sisters High School
, Johnson stressed that his approach to teaching has always been rooted in a feeling he first experienced while in high school himself. "Choir was the place where I fit in, and I knew I wanted to do that in my life," he said. "For me, it's about continuing to give students a place to fit in, and express themselves, have fun and give them the opportunity to learn great music."