Spring-like weather means hidden potential stirs underground.
Above ground, there is growth in Portland Choirs!
And our members are singing and ringing their way to new heights! You can help us flourish!
Our Advanced Boys (ages 11 to 14) are eagerly prepping for their March 2016
Arizona Tour, filled with numerous sight-seeing activities and four performances!
Their kick-off â€œHome Showâ€ in Lake Oswego is for March 20, then with Tucson Boys Chorus on March 22, with Phoenix Boys Choir on March 24, and a stand-alone concert on March 25 highlights our performers at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon!
Ovation! Show Choir (high school coed) are singing and dancing their way into Motown magic with classic hits from the 60â€™s. Witnessing these songs come to life as theyâ€™re â€œdiscoveredâ€ by a new generation provides insight and inspiration for why indeed this infectious music swept the nation. Come get your boogie on!
Sunday, April 10 - â€œGet Ready" - two shows: 2pm & 4pm.
Both Intermediate Boys (ages 7 to 11) and Ovation Training
(middle school girls) courageously stepped forward as individual performers
for their spring recitals, February 27 and March 12 respectively.
For many, this was their first solo performance before an audience. How exciting!
And our youngest singers, the Primary Boys (ages 6 to 8) and Prep Boys (ages 5 to 7),
are soaking up fun in rehearsals learning the basics of singing, ringing, reading,
rhythm, and performing. And of course, fine-tuning their skills with freeze tag,
a post-rehearsal celebration game before dismissal.
Life is good. From good to great? You can help!
Weâ€™re ready to germinate and sprout forth to create
new experiences and adventures for our singers and
through increased funding, weâ€™ll make steps toward realizing the dream.
Today's Aspirations ~ followed by Tomorrow's Reality
We aspire to lease a new, private rehearsal space on the city's west side to offer a family waiting area, education center, ample parking and storage.
We hope to supplement singer tuition and tour scholarship so more singers have access to excellent training & life-changing tours.
We aim to rent bigger & better equipped concert venues for bigger stages, quality lighting, and increased audience capacity.
We plan to enhance recruitment & marketing campaigns so the choir attracts more members & larger audiences.
We wish to expand our hand bell program to purchase bigger bells, more bells and chimes, mallets & accessories.
We need to replace choir uniforms which helps us look professional and singers feel it.
We will support staff hours to electrify the passion of our staff and support their efforts.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin
Your financial contributions help us blossom.
Tuition and ticket revenue cover only 65% of our day-to-day operational expenses. Supplemental incentives like grant rewards boost specific projects. But, overall, we depend on the ongoing generosity of our supporters. Will you help?
Please donate $150, $300, $600 to help Portland Choirs expansion.
Any new donation - $150 or greater - receives two complimentary,
RESERVED seats to our May 23, 2016 â€œEverybody Rejoiceâ€
season-end concert celebration, held at Kaul Auditorium, Reed College.
Send cash or check to Portland Choirs, PO Box 6844, Portland, OR 97228
or donate by credit card through the Portland Choirs website: www.portlandchoirs.org.
Much gratitude to you!
Laura Snyder, Executive Director Lisa Smith, Board President
p.s. Be sure to notify us if your company matches donations!
STAFF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. David York, artistic director
Laura Snyder, executive director
Sean Riley, administrative assistant
Lisa Smith, president . Chuck Woods, treasurer . Gail Murphy, secretary
Andrea Farley . Cindy Gunderson . Joyce Strahn . Neysa Terry-Gray . James White