Select Portland Public School Choirs Perform Let Us Sing!

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Select Portland Public School Choirs Perform Let Us Sing!
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The Old Church Concert Hall says
Enjoy songs of the season and other beautiful choral arrangements, sung by Jackson Middle School, Wilson High School and Lane Middle School. PPS choirs may be banned from singing at the Grotto, but they will not be silenced! In the immortal words of Stephen Sondheim, “If I cannot fly, let me sing!” Sliding scale donation $5-$20.

When Melinda Murdock, Director of Jackson Middle School Choir, scheduled the young singers to perform at The Grotto, the idea was to give the kids an opportunity to sing in different venues and to share their talents with the wider community. After the decision to ban Jackson and other Portland Public School Choirs from performing came to pass, the Jackson Choir Board decided that their choirs should not be denied singing in a beautiful venue with great acoustics. The Old Church was the first place that came to mind.

The Old Church was built in 1882, and by 1967, when the congregation had abandoned the space and the building faced destruction, a band of dedicated citizens got together, purchased the building from the city, and changed it into a nonprofit community space. Because the goal of The Old Church is to preserve and celebrate this historic and vital architectural structure, while utilizing its inherent qualities as a performance space by creating, fostering and promoting programs that reflect and enhance the artistic and cultural life of the community, welcoming these PPS Choirs was a no brainer. Besides, it has the best acoustics in town!
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By: The Old Church Concert Hall

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