Pop PDX was born after we performed at Carnegie Hall by invitation. Sing Portland! had been in existence for 6 years. We were joyfully singing indie folk music, gospel and spirituals, an occasional jazz tune and pop song… It’s that occasional pop song that got DCINY’s attention.
In the summer of 2018, DCINY invited us to be part of Total Vocal – an a cappella extravaganza under the direction of Deke Sharon with 500 singers from around the world. We sang contemporary, popular songs: Don’t stop me now by Queen, Club at the end of the street by Elton. John, Remember me from Coco, Defying Gravity from Wicked. We worked hard. We had a blast. And we sang in a sold-out Carnegie Hall.
Singers wanted to keep singing popular and more challenging music and thus Pop PDX was born.
If you’d like to sing music that is a bit more challenging than the songs that can be taught by call and response. If you’re not afraid of sheet music. If you like high energy rehearsals with movement and choreography. Pop PDX is for you.
The approach is the same. Pop PDX is still a non-audition choir. We rehearse in beautiful rooms with hardwood floors and full of natural light. We use sheet music in the beginning, since it offers so many helpful hints, even if you can’t read notes. Eventually, we will all have the music memorized. If you prefer to learn all music by ear, you still can with the practice tracks available on line. We always perform off book.
Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7-9pm in SE (5915 SE Division Street).
Join us for launch party and Open House Thursday September 12 7pm.
By the way – now that we’ve performed in Carnegie Hall, we’re part of the DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York) family and are welcome to return to Carnegie Hall anytime. You may find yourself singing in New York City one day…
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