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Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Portland Scandinavian Chorus is…Scandia Ladies’ Chorus & Scandinavian Men’s Chorus of Portland

We are a friendly, mixed community chorus in Oregon and enjoy celebrating culture by singing together in languages of the Scandinavian countries: Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish; plus English!

All are welcome. Please come check us out and consider joining — no auditions, native speakers help us with pronunciation, first year is free.

Spring Season 2017 — Join us!

7-9 PM Monday Rehearsals — January-May. 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.

Finnish/Swedish Spring Bonfire
Walpurgis Night or Vappu or Valborgsmässoafton

Sunday, April 30 — Come join the fun starting at 7 PM: snacks, sima and punch, varm korv (hot dogs), and sweets, plus a beautiful bonfire! — Free. Location TBA.

Norwegian Constitution Day Celebration: Syttende Mai
Saturday, May 20, 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 & Silent Auction
Sunday May 21 — Silent Auction: 2 PM, Concert: 4 PM — Win big at our annual Silent Auction and help us pay our director, accompanist, rehearsal space rental, and buy new music. We will also sing our hearts out for you in six languages. Free to attend, donations welcome! Bethany Presbyterian, 15505 NW Springville Rd, Portland, OR 97229

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

Contact Us Today

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

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    Nov 302016
     
    scandinavian rye bread
    Want to learn how to make those beautiful, delicious Scandinavian breads and Christmas treats?

    Learn as you volunteer with members of the Portland Scandinavian Chorus.
    Experience is not necessary…it is assembly line production, and patient people will guide you through it.

    Drop in for a few hours…we’d love your help!

    Thursday, December 1, or Friday, December 2, 2016 anytime from 7 AM – 3 PM
    We will be baking downstairs in Dickman Hall (the Christian Ed. Building — leftmost large building when driving in to park)
    Bethany Presbyterian, 15505 NW Springville Rd, Portland, OR 97229, just down the road from PCC Rock Creek Campus.

    For more info, call 503-349-6305, or 503-705-9882.

    Bake Sale at ScanFair

    Our delicious homemade Scandinavian breads will be available for sale at our booth at:

    ScanFairPortland’s Nordic Christmas Fair
    Dates: Saturday–Sunday, December 3–4, 2016
    Hours: Saturday 10 AM–5 PM; Sunday 10 AM–4 PM
    *Our Performance: Noon–1 PM on Sunday, December 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

    Proceeds of our sale help the Portland Scandinavian Chorus pay our Director, Accompanist, and buy new music. 

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      Nov 272016
       
      Christmas Season 2016 — Join us!

      Dec 3–4 ♥ ScanFairPortland’s Nordic Christmas Fair
      Saturday–Sunday, December 3–4, 2016
      Hours: Saturday 10 AM–5 PM; Sunday 10 AM–4 PM
      Our Performance: Noon–1 PM on Sunday, December 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
      Buy our delicious homemade Scandinavian breads at our booth!

      Dec 10 ♥ 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

      Dec 10 ♥ 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

      Dec 11 ♥ Norwegian Christmas Music Festival: Norsk Julesangfest
      Free, 3:30-4:30 PM, Sunday, December 11, 2016 at new venue Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market Portland, OR 97216

      Dec 25 ♥ Swedish Christmas Service: Julotta
      Free, 7 AM, December 25
      First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1816 NW Irving Street, Portland, OR 97209

      Like to Sing? Join Us in January!

      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. If you would like to stop by to listen or give it a try, please contact us. Rehearsal details may be found at the top of our home page: portlandscandinavianchorus.com

      We LOVE Our Volunteers — Upcoming Opportunities Include Bread Baking for ScanFair

      Your help is welcome with: liking or sharing our Facebook posts, baking bread before ScanFair, acquiring donations for our annual silent auction at our spring concert, and helping set up or break down for events, printing/posting fliers. Non-singing volunteers are always welcome too! 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.

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        Nov 122016
         

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        Buy our freshly baked homemade family-recipe Scandinavian breads — tea rings, cardamom braids, almond crescents and more— to help us pay our director, accompanist, and buy new music…

        Mmmm-Menu

        Cardamom Tea Rings
        Cardamom Braids
        Cardamom Julgalt
        Cardamom Julkake
        Cardamom Walnut Butter Cookies
        Norwegian Orange Rye Bread
        Danish Almond Crescent Rolls
        Prices: $3-$8
        All freeze well, up to 3 months.

        When & Where

        11 AM–6 PM, Sunday, November 13, 2016
        Main Ballroom, Norse Hall111 Northeast 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97232

        Thanks again for your support!

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          Yellow-rumped Warbler Singing

          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 12 – December, 2016

          Finley-Sunset Hills, 6801 SW Sunset Hwy, Portland, OR 97225
          a beautiful rehearsal venue. Yes, it is a mortuary and we joke about that.

          Homemade Bread, Soup & Salad Supper on Monday, September 12, 2016
          ♥ 6-7 PM Supper — family and friends are also welcome, vegetarian soup option — $3 donation
          ♥ 7-9 PM Rehearsal

          Contact us with any questions, or RSVP if you intend to check us out.

          Read about our 2016 Christmas Season schedule and more.

          Thanks for your support!

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            May 202016
             
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            Original Quilt by Joan Walker, Member of the Chorus

            JOIN US SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016

            Silent Auction: 2-4 PM
            Concert: 4-5 PM

            Win big at our annual Silent Auction and help us pay our director, accompanist, and buy new music. We will also sing our hearts out for you in six languages.

            Free to attend, donations welcome! 

            Bethany Presbyterian, 15505 NW Springville Rd, Portland, OR 97229

            QUILT by Joan Walker!

            Ticket prices for this raffle are $5.00 each or 6 tickets for $25.00. They will be sold at our concert on May 21 and at Midsommer on June 11. The drawing will be held at 5:00 pm at Midsommer.

            Invite your friends and thanks for your support!
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