We welcome all guests
 (singing or non-singing) to our weekly evening rehearsals. They take place on Tuesdays from 7:00-10:00pm in the basement Fellowship Hall of the Holladay Park Church of God, 2120 NE Tillamook St., Portland, OR 97212 (click for map). It is best to park in the parking lot off of Tillamook St. 

You are also welcome to attend the "afterglow" (food, libation, more singing) which is 10 minutes away at Zien Hong Restaurant, 5314 NE Sandy Blvd.  That usually starts around 10:30pm.

If you have more specific questions, please call us at 971-238-7664.

If you would like someone from the chorus to contact you, please complete the response form on this page.


FAQ

What is a visit like?  


If you come to visit us and would like to sing, you will be loaned a Guest Book with all the sheet music in it.  Most of the rehearsal involves singing on the risers as a chorus and receiving instruction from our fine director, John Burri. But the typical rehearsal also includes a variety of other activities including sectional rehearsals and tag-singing in quartets. Sometimes a visiting quartet comes in to entertain us. 

What if I am interesting in joining?  


If you attend three rehearsals and then decide that you're interested in becoming a member, our Chapter Development VP will provide you with information about the chapter and the Society, along with information about costs, benefits, and auditioning. You don't need to be an outstanding singer and you don't have to be able to read music to be a member (although these skills are certainly helpful).


If you decide to join us (and we hope that you do), we will schedule an audition for you with our music team. We have a two-step audition process that will provide us with the opportunity to determine if you have the basic skills necessary to perform in the chorus.  The audition is very low-key and we are there to support you throughout the process.


How much experience do I need?


The vast majority of chorus members are not well-educated musicians or professional singers.  Members come from all backgrounds and professions but share the mutual joy of singing.  As a member, you will receive considerable education in how to sing and what you can do to maximize your personal potential.  Private lessons can be arranged for if you desire.  As members, we are very supportive of each other in our combined effort to sing with excellence.

 

Everyone in Harmony:  The Portland Metro Chapter (Bridge Town Sound chorus) is committed to bringing harmony to the whole community and we welcome ALL interested persons to visit and check us out!