All concerts held at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland


Up next:

Love and Fire

Saturday, April 22nd 2017 at 3pm
Sunday, April 23rd 2017 at 3pm

The final concert of our 43rd season previews the cross-cultural program ORS will take on tour to Spain in summer 2017. The singers share some of the greatest American choral music, both old and new: from traditional and inspirational spirituals, to Morten Lauridsen’s Madrigali, a set of six “fire songs” by the Pacific Northwest native and 2007 National Medal of Arts recipient. ORS also honors the music and culture of our tour destination, singing some of the greatest Spanish choral music from the Renaissance to the present. Performances in Portland will be followed by a tour to Barcelona in July.

 


 

Past Concerts:

The Armed Man

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 3pm
Sunday, October 9th 2016, 3pm
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Jonas Nordwall, organ 

We're excited to begin our season with a concert exploring themes of war and peace through choral music spanning over three centuries. Barber's Agnus Dei and Carissimi's Missa L'homme arme a 12 complement the Portland premiere of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Welsh composer Sir Karl Jenkins. The Armed Man features the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and internationally renowned organist Jonas Nordwall.

 

Glory of Christmas

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 4pm
Friday, December 9th 2016, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 11th 2016, 4pm
Jonas Nordwall, organ 
Union High School Chamber Orchestra
Middle/High School Guest Choirs 

Join us this December for Glory of Christmas--one of Portland's favorite  holiday traditions for 40+ years! This year's program includes choral arrangements by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker, Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium, excerpts from Ola Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass and Handel's Messiah, and a brand new arrangement by ORS accompanist and celebrated local songwriter and performer Naomi LaViolette.