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, with and without Scandinavian heritage. Please come check us out and consider joining — no auditions, and knowledge of Scandinavian languages is not required to participate — native speakers are on hand to coach us on pronunciation.
  • 7-9 PM Monday Rehearsals —Mid-January to mid-May, mid-September to December. 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.
  • Rehearsal Location: Finley-Sunset Hills, 6801 SW Sunset Hwy, Portland, OR 97225
    a beautiful 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!
Spring Season 2017 — Like to Sing? Join Us!

Finnish/Swedish Spring Bonfire
Walpurgis Night or Vappu or Valborgsmässoafton

Sunday, April 30 — Come join the fun starting at 7 PM: beverages, varmkorv (hot dogs), sweets, songs sung in Swedish, plus a beautiful bonfire! — Free. At the home of Connie and Morgan Pope, at 33411 SW Laurel Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Norwegian Constitution Day Celebration: Syttende Mai
Wednesday, May 17, late afternoon/early evening — This is a fun annual celebration, performance in the main ballroom. — Free! Norse Hall111 N.E. 11th, Portland, OR 97232

Portland Scandinavian Chorus — Spring Concert & Raffle
Sunday, May 21 — Concert: 4 PM — We will sing special music also to be performed on our 2017 Summer European Tour — mostly American tunes plus some Norwegian and Swedish — at a wonderful new venue for this fun annual benefit event: Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland, OR 97223

Purchase Spring Concert tickets for adults $10 each and tickets for kids 11 & under $5 each via Nordic Northwest (formerly known as Scandinavian Heritage Foundation). Proceeds help us pay our director, accompanist, rehearsal space rental, and buy new music. Thank you for your support!

Portland Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Saturday, June 10 — 11 AM – 6 PM — Welcome summertime with us at this joyous outdoor event. Adults $7, Seniors/Students $6, Family (2 adults, 2 kids) $15, FREE for Kids Under 12 and performers. Performance time: 12:30-1 PM on main (south) stage. Oaks Park7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202

Eight Hands on Two Pianos
Fundraising Event Benefitting Portland Scandinavian Chorus

Sunday, June 11 — Portland Scandinavian Chorus and the Eight Hands Piano Ensemble present a wonderfully intimate home concert on Sunday, June 11 at 3 PM. Hear four pianists playing simultaneously on two grand pianos, playing music from classical to modern. Ticket price of $50 includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and dessert. Get your tickets today! Contact Joan for more information.

We LOVE Our Staff

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.

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.

Contact Us Today

For more information on attending our performances, joining, volunteering, contributing donations, or if you have a question, please contact us.

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