All about our Adult Choir Program

 

 

 

If you can talk, you can sing!

 

Fall Term – Sing Freedom! is filled with spirituals, gospel, civil rights music and contemprorary uplifting songs. The term includes workshops with John Gainer, a performance at The Grotto November 30th, singing at the Farmer’s Market downtown and the end of the term is celebrated with a Singing Party mid December. Rehearsals are Mondays in SW, Tuesdays in NE, Wednesdays in SE. Choose one rehearsal site – the others are available for make up sessions or extra practice. Click here if you’re ready to dive in. 

Sing Portland! takes away any insecurities you’ve ever had about singing. We make singing easy, fun and addictive.

  • No audition. Ever.
  • Every voice is welcome. Anytime.
  • All songs taught through call and response. No note reading needed. We don’t even use sheet music.
  • Lots of movement while singing – no chairs needed (unless you want one)
  • Songs are uplifting and come from variety of cultures and traditions.

All you have to do is show up and sing!

Three locations each week to choose from:

  • SW on Mondays, 3030 SW 2nd Ave. (Cedarwood School)
  • NE on Tuesdays, 5138 NE 23rd Avenue (The Little Church)
  • SE on Wednesdays, 5915 SE Division St. (Bothmer Hall)

In each rehearsal you’ll…

  • Learn joyful, diverse, easy-to-memorize music
  • Enjoy a lovely atmosphere – full of light and great acoustics
  • Find a place of acceptance and support where you can release the stresses of the rest of your week and make music for the sheer pleasure of it
  • Make music together with experienced and novice singers alike, as one voice
  • Connect with your community through a shared joy of song
  • Find out that you DO have a beautiful voice, and you CAN make awesome music

What else you get as part of Sing Portland!…

  • No auditions. Not ever.
  • New friends!
  • Confidence and support from everyone in the room
  • Various public performances per term
  • Singing Party at the end of each term
  • Supporting non-profits: Benefit concerts for Oregon Bravo and the Rising Hope Foundation
  • Optional: Karaoke, Musical Sing-Along, Movie Night, Talent Show
  • Guest teacher every term

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“Singing with Sing Portland! is one way I can get outside of myself and into something far, far greater.”

Sarah Ho, choir member

 

The Logistics:

  • Sing Portland! runs a 13 week term in the Fall, and 10 week terms in Winter and Spring, and a shorter summer term
  • You can choose to join by term, by year, or you can attend every now and then with a virtual Drop-in Card
  • The rehearsals are offered in various locations throughout town to make it easy for you to fit singing into your schedule Attending once a week will get you ready for our performances and Singing Parties

 

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Single Term Membership

10 weeks in fall, winter and spring, 5 weeks in summer
$100 - 275/ 13 Week Term
  • joyful and enlivening community
  • sessions in beautiful, nurturing space
  • welcoming place to be creative, to discover your inner musician
  • multicultural songs accessible to all, all songs taught by ear
  • access to lyric sheets and practice tracks in Sing Portland!’s Green Room on line
  • easy on-line registration and on-line payment, option to pay monthly
  • various opportunities to sing in and with public
  • performing at end of term Singing Party
  • membership in closed FB group
  • flexibility – sliding scale to suit your budget
  • songs that lift your spirit!

Drop-In Card

3x 10-Week Terms + 1x 5-Week Summer Term
$240/ 12-Session Card
  • joyful and enlivening community
  • sessions in beautiful, nurturing space
  • welcoming place to be creative, to discover your inner musician
  • multicultural songs accessible to all, most songs taught by ear
  • access to lyric sheets and practice tracks on Sing Portland! website
  • easy on-line registration and on-line payment
  • various opportunities to sing in and with public
  • performing at end of term Singing Party
  • membership in closed FB group
  • flexibility – attend twelve sessions of your choice spread out over a year with the Drop-in Card (see our Frequently Asked Questions for details)
  • more flexibility – roll over your Drop-in Card into term or annual membership
  • songs that lift your spirit!

It is highly recommended that singers join within the first three weeks of a term. However, if you’re eager to join a few weeks into the term – you are ALWAYS welcome. We’ll never tell you to not (yet) sing! Sing Portland! is an all-inclusive choir. A 13 week term is priced at $225 with a sliding scale to accommodate different budgets. Sliding scale on annual membership as well.