The Cannon Beach Chorus, under the direction of Dr. John Buehler, announced its December concert series titled “Holiday Treats.” The Chorus will perform three holiday concerts at the following locations: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Peace Lutheran Church in Astoria; 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Community Church in Cannon Beach; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church.
Admission is $10. Students 16 and under are admitted free.
The 55-voice Chorus is comprised of singers from the following communities: Astoria, Warrenton, Hammond, Gearhart, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Bay City, Tillamook, and Oceanside.
“The representation of communities all along the north Oregon coast is wonderful not only from the standpoint of Chorus membership, but the opportunity to become familiar with other communities as well,” said Chorus pianist, Susan Buehler, in a press release.
A choral scholarship is available each year to students wishing to continue singing at the collegiate level. The 2019 recipients are Seth Trevino, freshman at Whitman College; Katherine Zagata, freshman at Oregon State University; and Jacob Brien, sophomore at Oregon State University.
The “Holiday Treats” program includes three carols by John Rutter, Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” from “Messiah,” “Bethlehem Down,” “My Lord Has Come,” “Ava Maria,” “Silent Night,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Silver Bells” and “Behold a Star.”
In its third decade of singing, the Chorus welcomes new members and invites singers age 16 and beyond to join them at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in the Cannon Beach Community Church, where the spring performance season rehearsals will begin in anticipation of the concerts scheduled for the last weekend in April 2020.