Coos Bay sounds good as 2013 begins

January 2, 2013 by  

In case flyer printing has not yet been used to spread the word, the first weekend of 2013 is full of events in and around Coos Bay.

The Oregon Coast Music Association (OCMA) starts the weekend off with a celebration of 35 years of posters at the Coos Art Museum on Friday, January 4. The entertainment continues with a potluck supper in a private home on Saturday for the annual Winter-Lude Classical House Concert. The Saturday event requires tickets due to seating limitations.

OCMA’s final event of Winter-Lude will feature a Zephyr Trio Concert at the First Presbyterian Church at 2 pm on Sunday. This event costs $10 per student and $20 for non-OCMA members. The price per ticket for OCMA members is $15.

The opportunity for musical entertainment extends beyond the weekend with a concert by the Yale a cappella group Spizzwinks(?) at Marshfield High School on Monday, January 7. The oddly named Spizzwinks(?), whose name includes the parenthesized question mark, was formed in 1914 and is considered to be the oldest of the a cappella groups comprised of underclassmen in the country.

In addition to touring each of the continents, except Antarctica, the group also visits each member’s hometown once in their three-year stint with the choir. In the case of Coos Bay, the concert is due to 2010 Marshfield High School graduate Markus Boesl. An avid singer, Boesl participated in a process similar to a fraternity ‘rush’, after which Spizzwinks(?) and Boesl chose each other.

Tickets for the Spizzwinks(?) 7:00 pm concert can be obtained at the door at $12 for adults and $6 for students or $10 for adults and $5 for students online.