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Holiday musical opens Friday

Ann Weston (Katlyn Temple) listens to John Dale’s (Mike Vest) wishes to relive his childhood Christmases.

The Chetco Pelican Players are ready to help kick off the holiday season with its production of the musical “A Rented Christmas.” 

When John Dale (Mike Vest), a successful businessman at the turn of the last century, wants to relive the happy Christmases of his childhood, he turns to Miss Ann Weston (Katlyn Temple), who owns the local We Rent Anything store, according to a news release. 


Orchestra presents winter concerts

String players rehearse a section of “Dusk,” a modern symphony.

Music will fill the auditoriums of three venues when the Curry-Del Norte Orchestra presents its “Winter Warmer” concerts.

The poster for the events invites audiences to “bask in the glow of orchestral classics, old and new, and perennial holiday favorites.”

According to Director John Webster, who is in his second year conducting the orchestra that meets weekly at Azalea Middle School in Brookings, audiences will be treated to the music of Copland, Dvorak, Bizet, as well as modern composers such as Karl Jenkins, Felix Bernard and Steven Bryant. And then there’s Christmas music by Mel Torme.

Concerts will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 94190 Fifth St., Gold Beach; 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Elk Valley Rancheria, 2332 Howland Hill Road, Crescent City; and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St., Brookings.


Opening weekend for Nature’s Coastal Holiday

This is opening weekend for Brookings’ annual holiday light show at Azalea Park, where visitors will find  hundreds of thousands of colored lights adorning trees, bushes, sidewalks and sculptures.

The four-week-long show, called Nature’s Coastal Holiday, is one of the largest light displays on the Oregon Coast. It’s scheduled to light the park from 5 to 9 every evening from now through Dec. 25.

Admission is $1. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Cookies and hot apple cider are served at the Snack Shack. The show usually attracts thousands of visitors.


The voices of BHHS

Patrick Fulton, left, Tommy Ward, Shelby George, Jessie Good and Elizabeth Freeman are among those chosen for choir honors.

After surviving a series of blind auditions, seven students from Brookings-Harbor High School have been chosen to participate in prestigious choral workshops early next year.

The students will be attending All-State Choir, an annual statewide choral workshop in Eugene in January, and All-Northwest, a biennial choral conference that will be held in Spokane, Washington, in February.


Brass quintet brings Spanish flair to Brookings concert

Spanish Brass will perform during a Friends of Music Concert Sunday, Nov. 30, at Brookings Seventh-day Adventist Church. Submitted photo

Friends of Music presents Spanish Brass in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Brookings Seventh-day Adventist Church, 102 Park Ave.

Formed 25 years ago by five Spanish musicians — Carlos Benetó, trumpet; Juanjo Serna, trumpet; Inda Bonet, trombone; Manuel Pérez, French horn; and Sergio Finca, tuba — it quickly gained world renown for its performances, educational activities and creative collaborations. 


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