Full of musical surprises and joyous energy, the CGOA Jukebox brings together performers from all of CGOA’s ensembles, including the Sinfonietta, Voci Choir, Jazz Collective Big Band, and Stages Theatre. The program takes familiar pop, folk and rock songs and remixes and reimagines them in new and creative ways.
CGOA Jukebox Live is the brainchild of artistic director and CGOA conductor Mark Steighner, who invited performers to come together, bringing their favorite songs and over the course of several improvisatory rehearsal the group crafted 16 new arrangements. Each performer is featured as a soloist as well as singing backup. Imagine Bruce Springsteen’s No Surrender sung as a haunting ballad or The Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations performed as a bluegrass tune and you start to get the idea.
CGOA Jukebox Live will be performing at The Dalles Campus of Columbia Gorge Community College on Thursday, July 11 at 6 PM.