South Portland schools
present holiday concerts
SOUTH PORTLAND — The music programs of the South Portland schools are presenting a series of annual holiday concerts beginning Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the auditorium at South Portland High School.
The South Portland High School band and specialty ensembles will perform under the direction of Craig Skeffington at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.
The South Portland High School chorus and select performance groups will sing a variety of songs under the direction of Bev Hosic at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.
Jeanne Quinn and the students of Memorial Middle School will present a combined band and choral concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15.
The Mahoney Middle School band and choral students will perform under the direction of Sandy Barry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16.
All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.southportlandmusicboosters.org.
Dance students from Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland will be performing in “The Victorian Nutcracker” presented by the Portland Ballet Company. The show will be performed in North Conway, N.H., at Kennett High School on Dec. 12 and 13 at 2 p.m.; and locally in Portland at Merrill Auditorium on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Pictured above, back row from left are dancers Vanessa Van Deusen of Cape Elizabeth, Arianna Lawson of Scarborough, Rachel Lockwood of Cape Elizabeth, Hannah Wallace of Cape Elizabeth, Ava Galarraga of South Portland, and Quincy Dean of South Portland. Front row from left are Lillian Grassin-Drake of Cape Elizabeth, Abby Rioux of South Portland, Hannah McGill of Cape Elizabeth, Theo Dean of South Portland, and Deirdre Ridge of South Portland. For more information or tickets, call Portland Ballet at 772-9671 or visit www.portlandballet.org.