Fall 2017 Concert Videos – Mysteries of the Stars

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Sure On This Shining Night
Choose Something Like A Star
Oh Star!
Catch A Falling Star
City of Stars
O Magnum Mysterium
Behold A Star From Jacob Rising
My Lord What A Mourning
Rise Up Shepherd And Follow
Star Carol
O Holy Night

Upcoming Spring 2017 Season diagonal singers shot-web

  • Feb. 18  – 7 p.m. Opera Arias and Choruses: North Coast Chorale singing chorus selections in collaboration with Cascadia Concert Opera. Performing Arts Center, 16th & Franklin Sts., Astoria. Fundraiser tickets: $25 at the door (cash or check only please)
  • May 6th (7 p.m.) & 7th (2 p.m.) –North Coast Chorale Spring Concert: “Joyful Masses.” Performing Arts Center, Astoria

Click here to see candid camera shots before a performance.

Spring Concert- 2016

Conducted by Dr. Denise Reed, the concert centerpiece was The Armed Man-A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins featuring the North Coast Chorale (NCC) and a chamber orchestra of local musicians. Background visuals were created by Friderike Heuer to accompany this powerful work.

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The concert opened with Poem VI from The Hour Has Come by Srul Irving Glick. Vincent Jones-CentenoSet to a poem by Carole H. Lechner, the NCC was accompanied by Vincent Jones-Centeno on the Estey organ in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Astoria. Guest organist Vincent Jones-Centeno at right.

Click here to see Drawn Together, a wonderful sketch and artist Noel Thomas’ impression of The Armed Man performance by NCC.
Below: Artist Friderike Heuer chats with a patron at the performance. Far right: Friderike Heuer with Chorale members Carol Smith and Constance Waisanen while standing in front of her framed images used for the slide show backdrop.




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Holiday Traditions
Saturday Dec 13 at 7pm and Sunday Dec 14 at 2pm

The Chorale performed music from Kwanzaa, Epiphany, Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Santa Lucia, and the Eastern Orthodox tradition. The Chorale was joined for some of the pieces by the Clatsop County Children’s Chorus, an 18 voice group of children from ages 7 to 12 who met weekly with Dr. Reed for rehearsal and art projects, related to the music. The children performed a musical skit about the Legend of the Poinsettia and a Christmas Cartoon Celebration, joined by the NCC. The Chorale was accompanied by Debbie Loyd on piano, with special guest Janet Bowler, on flute, and Lucien Swerdloff as The Grinch! The children enjoyed emptying the piñata of candy following each concert!

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Talent Night Fundraiser

Saturday, Feb 26
Silent Auction, 6 pm

Entertainment, 7 pm

CCC Performing Arts Center,
16th & Franklin, Astoria

Free Concerts of Fauré’s Requiem

Friday, April 1 & April 8, 7:00 pm

Download “Sanctus” as mp3

Spring Bincentennial Concert – “Our Past, Our Present and Our Future”

Saturday, May 14, 7:00 pm CCC Performing Arts Center,
16th & Franklin, Astoria
Sunday, May 15, 2 pm
CCC Performing Arts Center,
16th & Franklin, Astoria


Amahl and the Night Visitors
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 & 2, 7:30 pm
Performing Arts Center
16th & Franklin, Astoria

View photos from the Friday performance on Facebook

Enjoy the video from the Thursday performance:


“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” & the Rutter “Magnificat”
Saturday, Dec. 10 & Sunday, Dec. 11, 7 pm & 2 pm
Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center
16th & Franklin, Astora



April 10
Leavenworth Music Festival
Leavenworth, WA

Annual festivals were held in 2006, 2007, and 2008, when the biannual festival was created in order to bring our audiences the very best in planning and choral performances. Five choirs (including the North Cosat Chorale!) were selected from applications received. The concert features each choir individually in a 15-20 minute performance and as a massed choir of over 200 voices with conductor, Dr. Linda Gingrich. Host chorus, the Leavenworth Village Voices, open the concert and join the other performers later for the massed choir performance. (from the festival website)

May 15

Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center
16th & Franklin
Astoria, OR

Limited seating will be available for an open dress rehearsal of our spring concert, the Elijah oratorio. Suggested donation is $5, first come first served. All Clatsop County music students are invited to be guests of the chorale for this inspiring music.


May 16

Liberty Theater
1203 Commercial St.
Astoria, OR

This exciting production of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s “Elijah” featured full orchestra and local soloists: Deac Guidi as Elijah, Genevieve Butenshon, Richard Ellis and Paulette McCoy. We were also be joined by singers from the Columbia Chorale of Oregon.

Download “Blessed are the men who fear him” as mp3

Download “Is not His word like a fire” as mp3

Download “Lift Thine Eyes” as mp3

June 19

Peer Gynt Suite
Astoria Music Festival
Astoria, OR

The chorale joined with instrumentalists and soloists of this year’s festival to sing the memorable Peer Gynt by Edward Grieg.


November 28
Messiah Singalong
Astoria, OR

For the past two years, the chorale has invited the community to help us sing Handel’s Messiah and raise money for local food banks. The tradition continues this year. Over $3000 was raised this year!!
December 3
Messiah Singalong
Seaview, WA

For the past two years, the chorale has invited the community to help us sing Handel’s Messiah and raise money for local food banks. Returning to the Seaview Church Center, the chorale raised several hundred dollars for peninsula food banks.


December 11-12
Ghosts of Christmases Past Fall Concert
Performing Arts Center
Astoria, OR

This is the first concert in our 20th season, and to celebrate, we’re inviting all our previous music directors to come back and conduct the chorale for some of the songs we sang under their direction.