Courtesy North Coast Chorale
ASTORIA — North Coast Chorale presents their winter concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Clatsop Community College’s Performing Arts Center, at Franklin Avenue and 16 Street. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The Chorale has chosen the theme “Sing of Mary” as they celebrate the life of Mary through music.
A poor unmarried teenager of Jewish linage, Mary represents the marginalized in our society, as she was marginalized in her own time. Her faith in God is what gave her hope — this is her message to us today, depicted by composers through the centuries.
The Chorale interprets her story through the music of Bach, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Rutter, Lauridsen, Cannon Beach composer Stanly Glarum, and songs such as “Ave Maria” and the “Magnificat.”
The Chorale receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon.