COASTAL AIRES SING “AMERICAN HARMONY”
The Coastal Aires Mens Chorus is proud to present their annual music extravaganza “American Harmony” June 9th, 3pm, at the Newport Performing Arts Center The Coastal Aires, directed by Jim Hoover will recreate the music from their recent performance at the Evergreen Region 4 chorus competition. They will also be singing several “barbershop” standards as well as “Broadway Show “ music from Les Miserables and Shrek.
Featured guests on the show will be The Gold Coast Chorus mens chorus from Coos Bay, directed by David Aakre. Chartered in 1953, the chorus is one of the oldest in the northwest.
No “Barbershop” show would be complete without quartets singing close harmony and this show is no exception. From the Coastal Aires, two groups will render their own particular style of barbershop harmony familiar to all. “The 2 Bay 4″ with Eric Seaman, Mike Eastman, Alex Nez and Roy Robertson is an established quartet from Newport. They are a quartet made up of members from both Alsea and Yaquina Bay areas. “Vocal Point”with Brian Haggerty, Mike Rosica, Jim Hoover and Richard Giles is a perennial favorite of Newport audiences They are sporting a new name but their familiar sound is the same.
“The Breakers” from Coos Bay is a quartet that ‘breaks’ with tradition and sings music from genres other than “Barbershop.” Now celebrating their second season together, the quartet enjoys entertaining the crowd!
Representing the Sweet Adelines will be the popular quartet “High Tide” with Paula Dahl, Trisha Hinson, Margaret Kiser and Mary Mamer,
The show opens at 3 pm, Sunday June 9 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 and are available from any Chorus member and at the PAC box office.