On Friday, May 19th at 7 p.m. the North Coast Chorale will present selections from West Side Story, Les Miserables, and The Sound of Music at the Larsen Center, 588 Franklin Street in Astoria. Tickets are $17 and are available now by going online to: www.charlenelarsencenter.org or by calling (503)338-9132. Children under 12 free with an adult.
This North Coast Chorale concert features Phyllis Taylor on the cello, and a variety of Chorale soloists, along with the Modern Dance and Musical Theatre/Children Chorus from the Astoria Conservatory. It has always been the Chorale’s goal to incorporate local arts into performances, and this sort of collaboration will be seen in future performances.
NCC Director Dr. Vincent Jones-Centeno, sees the concert, “Beauty Out of Chaos,” as an illustration of how, since time began, humankind has been plagued with social injustice. The music of Bernstein & Sondheim (WSS), Rogers & Hammerstein II (Sound of Music) and Schonberg, Boubil, Natil & Kretzner (Les Miserables) identify with the struggle and co-existence of social classes, nationalities, and cultural and religious beliefs. These pieces exemplify the beauty, strength, and determination of humankind to move beyond injustice to hope and harmony. The Chorale anticipates an inspiring production for all who attend.
As a member of the Partners for the PAC, North Coast Chorale supports the Charlene Larsen Center for the Performance of Arts.
The Chorale receives support from Oregon Arts Commission.
There will also be a concert on Sunday, May 21st from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.