CANNON BEACH - The Cannon Beach Chorus will feature popular traveling songs in its upcoming series of concerts Friday, March 28 through Sunday, March 30.

"Travelin' with the Cannon Beach Chorus" is the theme of three spring concerts by the 25-voice regional singing group.

"Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Yellow Submarine," and "Greased Lightnin'" are part of the family-friendly program.

Chorus conductor Dorene Horn has created a program of moving-on songs from the 1930s such as "Wabash Cannonball," through the 1970s such as "Proud Mary." The program also features current songs such as 2002 "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride."

Hits by John Denver, the Beach Boys, Beatles and others complete the program.

The concerts are in Seaside, Cannon Beach and Nehalem. The first concert is 7 p.m. Friday, March 28 and is a free preview show at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 320 First Ave., in Seaside.

The premier concert is at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Cannon Beach Community Presbyterian Church, 132 E. Washington, with an admission fee of $10 and $5 for children 12 and younger.

The final concert is a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday, March 30 at the Nehalem Bay Methodist Church, 10th and A streets. Tickets are $10 and $5 for children 12 and younger.

Tickets are available at the door or from Morris Floor Covering in Seaside, Gearhart Gallery, Copies & Fax in Cannon Beach and Syzygy in Manzanita.

Cannon Beach Chorus members live up and down the North Coast. Adriene Lorraine of Seaside accompanies the group on piano.

Men and women who enjoy singing can audition for the community chorus. The group rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Community Presbyterian Church. Interested singers can call manager Dick Park at (503) 368-4086 or Jaye O'Neil at (503) 368-4432.

The Chorus's next program will be June 27-29 with the theme "When the West Was Fun."


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