Portland Scandinavian Chorus is…
Scandia Ladies’ Chorus & Scandinavian Men’s Chorus of Portland, Oregon
We are a friendly, mixed community chorus and enjoy celebrating culture by singing together in Nordic languages: Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish; and English sometimes too!
- All are welcome. Please come check us out and consider joining — no auditions, native speakers help us with pronunciation.
- 7-9 PM Monday Rehearsals — September to December 2016, and mid-January to mid-May 2017. During the rehearsal seasons, first rehearsals and on the second Monday of every month, a delicious home-cooked soup, salad, and bread supper is served before rehearsal starting at 6 PM for $3.
- Finley-Sunset Hills, 6801 SW Sunset Hwy, Portland, OR 97225
a beautiful rehearsal venue. Yes, it is a mortuary and we joke about that.
- Contact us with any questions, or let us know if you intend to check us out!
Christmas Season 2016 — Join us!
ScanFair: Portland’s Nordic Christmas Fair
♥ 10 AM–5 PM Saturday-Sunday, December 3-4, 2016
♥ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum Exhibit Hall downstairs, 300 North Winning Way, Portland, OR 97208
♥ $7 Adult, $6 Senior, $15 Family (2 adults, 2 kids), free kids 12 & under
♥ Performance: Noon-1 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2016
♥ Buy our delicious homemade Scandinavian breads at our booth!
Swedish St. Lucia Festival
Free for ages 3 and under, $5 for ages 4-12, $10 for ages 13+
3-5 PM, Saturday, December 10, 2016 downtown at new venue
First Presbyterian Church, 1200 SW Alder Street, Portland, OR 97205
Portland Scandinavian Chorus Christmas Concert
Beautiful Christmas songs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden in the native languages!
Free, 7:30-8:30 PM, Saturday, December 10, 2016
Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland, OR 97223
Norwegian Christmas Music Festival: Norsk Julesangfest
Free, 3:30-4:30 PM, at new venue Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market Portland, OR 97216
Like to Sing? Join Today
We welcome everyone — no auditions necessary and invite people with and without Scandinavian heritage. Our director Vance Sele and accompanist Christopher Wilson are truly gifted professionals helping you sing better than ever, each with a great sense of humor. Knowledge of Scandinavian languages is not required to participate — native speakers are on hand to coach us on pronunciation. We give concerts during the Christmas season and in late Spring, with a break from mid-June to mid-September. Membership for your first year is free, and $35 per year after that. If you would like to stop by to listen or give it a try, please contact us. Scroll to the top of this page for rehearsal details.
We LOVE Our Volunteers — Upcoming Opportunities
Your help is welcome with: liking our Facebook posts, acquiring donations for our annual silent auction at our spring concert, and helping set up or break down for events, baking or selling bread, printing/posting fliers. Non-singing volunteers are always welcome.
- For more info on volunteering, please email Alana or call 503-706-9882.
Contact Us Today
For more information on attending our performances, joining, volunteering, contributing donations, or if you have a question, please contact us.