Music to chase away the winter blues
The Oregon Coast Recorder Society will perform two concerts in Lincoln County in January and February: on Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church in Lincoln City, and again on Sunday, February 2 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport. Both concerts will benefit the local food pantries.
The group will offer its trademark variety of music old and new, from medieval and renaissance pieces through Beethoven, ragtime, blues, and boogie! OCRS musicians play several sizes of recorder, plus viola da gamba, gemshorn, cello, violin, guitar, and percussion.
Lost in Time, the OCRS trio, will perform “Benedictus” by renaissance composer Heinrich Isaac and selections from “24 Figurations” by Paul Ashford, a composer active in the 1940s and early ‘50s.
The audience will have an opportunity afterwards to take a closer look at some unusual instruments and talk with players.
Donations of nonperishable food items, checks, or cash are accepted as admission. All proceeds will go to local food pantries to support their work.
St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church is located at 1226 SW 13th St., on Highway 101, Lincoln City. The First Presbyterian Church is at 227 NE 12th St., Newport.
The Oregon Coast Recorder Society rehearses every week and is open to recorder players or other musicians interested in early music. For more information, call (541) 961-1228 or visit www.coastrecorder.org.