Journey in Peace

A preview of the concert the chorale will perform at the 11th World Symposium of Choral Music in Barcelona, Spain. “The Colours of Peace” was chosen for the theme of this year’s World Symposium. For this reason, the chorale has prepared a collection of peace-related compositions and entitled the benefit concert “Journey in Peace.”

The “Journey in Peace” concert is dedicated to Ann Goldeen, a member of North Coast Chorale. It was her wish that a concert should be performed to benefit the NCC. For this reason, all proceeds from the concert will assist in the chorale’s trip to Barcelona.

Next on the NCC Schedule

Nov. 20th – 4 p.m., Opera Arias and Choruses: North Coast Chorale will be singing chorus selections in collaboration with Cascadia Concert Opera.  St. Helen’s Catholic Church, 1350 W. 6th Ave., Junction City, OR. More information will be added soon.

Harvest Moon Festival

Come to the Garden of Surging Waves this Friday evening, Sept. 16, 2016, for a community celebration from 6 to 6:30 pm. The North Coast Chorale will be there to sing a couple of songs as part of the celebration. The Garden of Surging Waves is located at 11th and Duane Sts. in Astoria.

Chorale members should arrive at the garden park by 5:30 pm. See you there!

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NCC Begins Rehearsing Sept. 6th

Once again, it is time for the North Coast Chorale to start a new season. May2016 bacstage group

Our first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, Sept. 6th, at 6:45 p.m. at  the Performing Arts Center (PAC), 16th & Franklin Sts., in Astoria.

If you love to sing, come join us!

Here’s the 2016-17 schedule of concerts:

  • Sept. 16th – Harvest Moon Festival at Garden of Surging Waves
  • Nov. 20 – Chorale will join Cascadia Concert Opera of Eugene to sing selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
  • Nov. 27th“Messiah” Sing along
  • Dec. 10th & 11th – Winter Concert  “Here We Come A Caroling”
  • Dec. 17 – Chorale will make a guest appearance at the North Coast Symphonic Band’s holiday concert.
  • Feb. – Opera with Cascadia Opera Company
  • May 6th & 7th – Spring Concert

Art Added to NCC Armed Man Performance

Adding to the collaboration of singers and instrumentalists, Astoria’s LightBox Photographic Gallery will feature photographs of associate member Friderike Heuer.  Frederike Heuer photog

Friderike Heuer creates visual images inspired by written words. Her work is dedicated to issues of social justice including the past and present consequences of war.  Heuer’s photo montages will be projected during the performance to enhance the artistic and philosophical poignancy of the Mass for Peace.  Framed prints of these same images will be displayed in the lobby for viewing and/or purchase.

Heuer creates visual images inspired by written words. “I’m thrilled to create montages that serve peace.  War and its consequences certainly have been a red thread throughout my work. We’re not aware of what we’re doing. We look away too often. Fri army collageWe’re numb from fun movies. We’re numb from TV,” she says. “I believe art serves as a mirror to society. It can act as our conscience.”

“In terms of what I do: I photograph both here in the US and in Europe and then put those pictures into Photoshop and manipulate them so they are more like paintings, often overlaying multiple photographs, and always playing with texture and color.  They are usually printed on German Etching paper, which enhances the painterly aspects.” Shown above is the photo montage for “L’homme Arme.”