A Victorian Christmas with John Doan

John Doan"A Victorian Christmas With John Doan," a holiday tradition in its 16th season, comes to Salem Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in Hudson Hall at Willamette University.

This seasonal program is a live version of Doan's Emmy nominated Public Broadcasting television special which re-enacts the celebration of Christmas a century ago. The show explores how the Victorians invented many Christmas traditions both remembered and forgotten. The 20-string harp guitar, classical banjo, and ukelin are a few of the original turn-of-the-century instruments Doan will introduce.

Tickets at the Willamette music department box office are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Free tickets are available to Willamette University students, faculty, and staff with a Willamette ID. For more information and phone reservations call (503) 370-6255.

Doan is a touring and recording artist who has appeared on radio and public television. His recording, "Eire - Isle of the Saints," was voted Best Celtic Album of the Year by the NAV Music Awards and was followed by "Wayfarer - Ancient Paths to Sacred Places" released on Hearts O'Space Records.

Doan is an associate professor of music at Willamette University.

For more information, contact John Doan at