ORS Returns to Live Performance!

Please join us for our joyous return to the concert hall in October.

The Promise of Living is the final chorus from Aaron Copland’s opera The Tender Land which was based on the pictures and stories of American resilience in the wake of the Great Depression. In our first live concert since the Covid-era began, Oregon Repertory Singers invites you to hear music that affirms the resilience of the human spirit. We will also present the Portland premieres of Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arnesen’s Infinity and Filipino-American composer Matthew Lyon Hazzard’s The Prow, alongside favorites by Northwest composers Morten Lauridsen, Naomi LaViolette, and Stacey Philipps and classics by Carlos Guastavino and, of course, Aaron Copland.

Read Ethan Sperry’s The Promise of Living Program Notes here!

Concerts are 1 hour; No intermission
Seating is limited to 50% occupancy.
Proof of vaccination and masks required for all audience members and performers. For full details on the ORS COVID-19 Policy, click here.

TICKETS START AT $25
October 23, 2021 | 5 PM
October 24, 2021 | 2 PM & 5 PM
First United Methodist Church
1838 Southwest Jefferson Street, Portland, OR 97201

PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR ONLINE TICKETS IN ADVANCE!**
Limited Box Office services are available at each concert. 

Online sales support our ability to have a contactless box office experience.

Make your Video-on-Demand (VOD) ticket reservation today! Not ready to be in-person? Out of town this weekend? No problem! We are thrilled to be able to offer The Promise of Living in an online format so you don’t have to miss a note.

Video-on-demand is not a live-streamed event. Your ticket reservation grants you access to view the digital concert when it is released on November 7. The Promise of Living VOD concert will be available for viewing starting November 7 – 14. There are no live streaming concerts this weekend (October 23rd or 24th).

**If you are a ticket holder for any in-person concerts, you will receive complimentary access to the VOD concert. The ORS office will set up your ticket reservation and contact you directly with details.  


This glorious performance is sure to soothe your soul and enliven your holiday spirit.

Oregon Repertory Singers is delighted to celebrate Jonas Nordwall’s 50th year as organist at Portland’s First United Methodist Church by featuring him in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ majestic Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Our 48th Glory of Christmas celebration also features new carol arrangements by Naomi LaViollete and Stacey Philipps and—everyone’s favorite—Stars by Eriks Esenvalds.

Concerts are 1 hour; No intermission
Seating is limited to 50% occupancy.

December 5, 2021 | 2 PM & 5 PM
December 11, 2021 | 2 PM & 5 PM
December 12, 2021 | 2PM & 5PM

Tickets starting at $25

First United Methodist Church
1838 Southwest Jefferson Street | Portland, OR 97201

Proof of vaccination and masks required for all audience members and performers. For full details on the ORS COVID-19 Policy, click here.

Video-on-Demand (VOD) ticket reservation for Glory of Christmas will be available starting December 1! Not ready to be in-person? Out of town this weekend? No problem! We are thrilled to be able to offer Glory of Christmas in an online format so you don’t have to miss a note.

Video-on-demand is not a live-streamed event. Your ticket reservation grants you access to view the digital concert when it is released on December 19. The Glory of Christmas VOD concert will be available for viewing starting December 19 – 26. The concert is not live-streamed on December 5, 11, or 12.