Liberty Theater and NCSB present
A North Coast Christmas Concert
Comfort and Joy! Please join us for a sparkling musical celebration of Christmas classics and classical holiday favorites.
Liberty Theater and the North Coast Symphonic Band combine to offer “A North Coast Christmas” at 4 P.M. on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Music Director, Dave Becker.
What better place to come together and enjoy festive music, than the beautiful Liberty Theater. This delightful matinee will include special invited vocalists from the North Coast Chorale, Cannon Beach Chorus, and guest soloists Keith and Genny Butenshon, as part of the festivities. The Astoria High School Port City Singers will make a cameo appearance as well as Lucia Bride Megan Davis and Court from the Scandinavian Festival, the Astoria Tuba Quartet, the Northern Lights Flute Ensemble, and a very special appearance of the “Jolly Old Elf” himself, Santa Claus. This is a perfect program for “children” of all ages and a wonderful way to experience the joy and ambiance of the season with your entire family at this community musical celebration.
Sacred and secular Christmas music make up the bulk of this program but Hanukah and Kwanza selections are included too. Dave Becker and the Liberty Theater have invited three choirs and soloists to participate in the concert because this is the time of year where we most often join our voices in song. This is true for instrumentalists, too.
Becker has really enjoyed past collaboration with Denise Reed and the North Coast Chorale for two previous North Coast Symphonic Band holiday concerts. For this first time co-production by NCSB and Liberty Theater we have seized the opportunity to also include the Cannon Beach Chorus, conductor, John Buehler. The larger force of vocal parts will balance well with the instrumentalists of the band. Liberty Theater and NCSB look for opportunities to include local high school groups so the Astoria High Port Singers have been invited to jazz up the evening.
Audience members will experience variety and a fast-paced eclectic celebration of the holiday season. There will be a collage of music ranging from vocal soloists, small chamber groups, vocal jazz, large-scale band favorites, moving choral works, audience sing-alongs, and big combined numbers such as the Hallelujah Chorus. Local favorites Keith and Genny Butenshon will take the stage with the NCSB to perform several selections arranged especially for the NCSB by Dave Robertson of Manzanita.
TICKETS: Direct Link - Regular $20, Student $10 (age 12 to 21), and Children $5
No unaccompanied children or students and no babes in arms.
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Show Begins at 4:00 PM
This event is presented by the Liberty Theater