Free Holiday Concert

Featuring the Big Horn Brass Band


December 9, 2018 at 6:10p.m.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church 10390 SW Canyon, Beaverton, OR 97005

Ways to Support The Concert

Help promote this wonderful free concert by linking this website to your sites and invite your friends & family to attend!

Send a donation to support next year's concert to the address below.  Checks should be made out to the: "Erik Weswig Memorial Fund"

Erik Weswig Memorial Fund

1000 SW Hillcroft Ave

Portland, Oregon 97225

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Why do you light a candle at the beginning of the Concert?

The Compassionate Friends website describes the Annual Candle Lighting by stating, "The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries. Believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone."

The Weswig family incorporated this element in the Big Horn Brass Concert after Erik Weswig passed away in 1995. Lighting a candle in collaboration with the Compassionate Friends Candle Lighting event provides a wonderful time to remember family members, friends, and fond holiday memories.

Link to The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Website

The Erik Weswig Memorial Fund

​St. Matthew Lutheran Church Foundation

Beaverton Arts Commission
And many individual supporters of holiday cheer!