The OCC Orchestra with the Florence Community Choir

This Fall, the Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra begins its eighteenth season of live performances. Presenting two programs for a total of six performances each season from Reedsport to Yachats, the orchestra is composed mainly of coastal residents and musicians from the Eugene area. In addition to classical works, the Orchestra performs pop, jazz, opera, modern and even rock pieces. A considerable amount of original music has been written and played by members of the orchestra.

Most of the orchestra members are also involved in music education, dance bands, church groups and other musical outlets. On a limited budget and a with busy personal life, Maestro John Monks regularly rises to the challenge of simultaneously serving the varied interests of the orchestra while striving for maximum audience appeal. The successful accomplishment of these goals requires a researcher's meticulous selection methods, a composer's skill to craft custom arrangements of each composition for the available musicians, and the ideal conductor's personality of a saint with a sense of humor and a baton.

We look forward to seeing you in Reedsport, Yachats or Florence.