The North Coast Chorale presents “The Macabre”, a concert of choral medleys


May 19, 2024    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts
588 16th St., Astoria, OR, 97103

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For their upcoming Spring concert, the North Coast Chorale (NCC) is reprising their exploration into Broadway musicals – this year, on the theme of The Macabre. NCC Director, Vincent Jones-Centeno has selected a series of choral medleys that reflect that the light exists within us all, even in the face of darkness and despair.

These musicals showcase a wide range of musical styles, from classical and romantic operatic arias to 60’s Doo Wop and Rhythm and Blues featuring characters who exist within their own version of hell, yet long for the light of heaven and will do anything, even evil acts, to reach it. In Sweeney Todd, the mysterious and murderous barber is consumed by heartbreak and revenge. Little Shop of Horrors presents a supernatural plant with a taste for blood who takes advantage of a well-meaning flower shop owner. Matilda, the Musical, examines overly disciplined schoolchildren who must challenge authority. And in Phantom of the Opera, a disfigured musical genius who has never known love fears the world as much as the world fears him.

The medleys will include soloists and ensembles showcasing the depth of local talent, and young performers from the Astoria Conservatory of Music will enliven the concert with song and dance.

Performance will be held at the Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts, 588 16th street in Astoria.

Sunday May 19 at 4:00 pm.
Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Little Shop of Horrors: Medley, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Sweeney Todd: Medley, Stephen Sondheim
The Phantom of the Opera: Medley, Andrew Lloyd Weber
Mathilda: Choral Selections, sung by Astoria Conservatory Children’s Choir