The Sing Portland! Blog

How to use music to find connection in a disconnected world

How to use music to find connection in a disconnected world

You’ve probably noticed we live in a culture of busyness — we judge and are judged by our productivity, our “hustle”, our packed schedules. The busier we are, the more successful we must be, right? Not that this is necessarily a problem. Having purpose and working...

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Folk music: food for the soul, food for society.

Folk music: food for the soul, food for society.

It’s no secret that one of the things I love most about music is its inherent power to change how we feel. It brings us joy when the world is dark, it brings us connection when we feel alone, it brings us confidence when we feel doubt. We’ve all felt the changes a...

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Bright lights, big city: Sing Portland! is heading to NYC!

Bright lights, big city: Sing Portland! is heading to NYC!

What do Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and Judy Garland all have in common? Apart from being ridiculously talented that is … can you guess? You’ve got it: they all played Carnegie hall. And as of March next year, you’ll be able to add Sing Portland! to that list! No, I...

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Music as art vs music as life. Do you have to choose?

Music as art vs music as life. Do you have to choose?

Imagine this: you’re starving. But what are you in the mood for? Do you feel like donning your sharpest suit and heading out for a perfectly presented, Michelin star-worthy 5 course meal? Maybe you’d rather just pop to that tiny street stall where the tacos wouldn’t...

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Let’s sing for peace this June

Let’s sing for peace this June

It would be the understatement of the year to say that things have been a little dissonant lately. We’re constantly surrounded by news that goes from bad to worse; huge, much needed cultural upheavals that can leave us feeling raw; and the general sense of frustration...

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I’m coming clean; Sing Portland! isn’t actually a choir

I’m coming clean; Sing Portland! isn’t actually a choir

We get together at least three times a week to sing. There are sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses. There’s music. We give concerts and sing songs … if it looks like a choir, practices like a choir, and sounds like a choir, it must be a choir, right? Well…yes and no....

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