Welcome to the Official Home of the Portland Lesbian Choir!! Singing Out in Portland since 1986!!
We have just ended our 28th season after a fabulous concert with our special guests, the Portland GSA Youth Alliance. We will begin our 29th season on Wednesday, September 17th, and hope you will join us to sing next fall. Please friend us on facebook where you can find up to date announcements on our activities and performances.
New!! Our director for the past two years, Paul Zona, has recently decided to pursue other interests. We are so grateful for the past two years under his suberb leadership! Paul brought out a rich and vibrant sound from the Choir and his talents and leadership will be missed.
Starting in Fall, the PLC will be directed by a soon to be announced interim director. We are working with directors who have familiarity over the past several years and are accomplished. The interim director will lead the choir and music instruction through the Jan 31st concert, our tribute to Hollywood. A formal director search process is underway, and interested parties should send a resume and letter of interest to
A letter describing the position will be posted soon.
Interested singers: please contact us at
to let us know to expect you and so we can answer any questions. We will accept new members for only three weeks beginning September 17th. Rehearsals begin 6:30pm at Ainsworth UCC, 2941 NE Ainsworth St. Portland 97211 The Portland Lesbian Choir is a non-audition women's chorus open to all.
Last season report: At the beginning of last season, we sang at the opening of the Oregon House of Representatives as the legislature sessions begin! Sponsored by State Representative and House Speaker Tina Kotek. This amazing honor had nearly 40 choir members singing on Feb. 3rd. We hope to sing next session at the Oregon Senate sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum.
Regular PLC rehearsals are every Wednesday evening 6:30pm-9pm at the Ainsworth United Church of Christ, 2941 NE Ainsworth Street, Portland 97211 begining again September 10th, 2014. We'll gather in "Michel Hall" with the entrance round back of the building. We recently performed at the PGMC sponsored event, Gay Fair on the Square as well as the Gay and Grey Expo and are planning a few more small performances soon.
We've had an exciting new season with a major performance, a rockin' cabaret fundraiser and numerous minor event participations. Our next concert, "A Family Affair" is scheduled for Saturday, June 21st. This concert will be sung in conjunction with our special guest choir, the Gay Straight Alliance Youth Chorus of Portland. This past season has been our second with director, Paul Zona and accompanist, Kim Horenstein.
The PLC is a non-audition community chorus welcoming all women who love to sing and laugh in harmony with other women, regardless of musical skill, background or experience. Join us for singing, skill-building, and fun. The PLC provides a supportive setting where members can improve their musical skills, and concerts include opportunities for solos and small group performances. Please email us any time at
for joining information.
The PLC is available to perform for minor performances, and last year we sang at the Portland Women's Crisis Line's Tribute to Domestic Violence Victims, the Oregon Bears' Holiday Show and Fundraiser, and "Zoolights". Our next minor performance is Sunday, September 21st as a part of the Rose City United Methodist Church "Gayla Event" honoring the Portland LGBTQ Community. Later in fall, we took to the stage at our own cabaret/fundraiser, "Broads on Broadway" at the Alberta Rose Theater, with special guest comedian, Belinda Carroll. We then performed at the SAGE Holiday party and plan to sing before the Oregon Legislature on February 3rd, 2014.
The PLC is available for minor performance consideration. Please email us directly for all your performance requests.
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