Jennifer Goodenberger and Shelly Loring will perform a holiday concert in Cannon Beach, December 16, at 4pm, at Cannon Beach Community Church, located at 132 E. Washington St. in downtown Cannon Beach. Jennifer Goodenberger will perform her originals along with holiday favorites. Goodenberger will be joined by flutist Shelly Loring.
This concert is free and open to the public, part of the 2023 6th Annual Fall Steinway Piano Concert Series hosted by Community Church in Cannon Beach.
This concert will also feature carol singing, with audience members encouraged to choose a favorite carol to sing together. Jennifer Goodenberger, long-time resident of Astoria, Oregon, is a pianist, composer, visual artist and poet. Her original works range from deeply healing and spiritual compositions to passionate and romantic creations. The music is a mesmerizing fusion of classical, improvisational and contemporary styles. Jennifer has been performing for over 30 years. During this time she has worked as a concert pianist, musical director for theater, radio programmer, college teacher, and private piano instructor. After receiving a master’s degree from Northwestern University in music composition in 1989, Jennifer created a performance piece, Composing Women: Unveiling the Feminine in Music, and also a concert which examined the life and music of Clara Schumann, a 19th century pianist and composer. Jennifer re-released her 1995 recording on CD, Romance: The Piano Music of Clara Schumann, on Clara’s 195th birthday in 2014. She has released multiple solo albums of piano originals including “Christmas Reflections,” “Sonnet: Poetry for Solo Piano,” “Lark in the Clear Air–Contemplative Melodies from Ireland,” “Breathe Peace: Original Music composed to create deep relaxation,” “Return,” “Simple Gifts: American Folk Songs,” among others. For more about Jennifer Goodenberger, visit her website at http://www.jennifergoodenberger.com/.