Sing with us
We welcome all guests (singing or non-singing) to our weekly evening rehearsals. They take place on Tuesdays from 7:00-10:00pm, now at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Ln, Portland (click for map). Please park in the upper parking lot.
You are also welcome to attend the "afterglow" (food, libation, more singing) that usually starts around 10:30pm. We meet at The Old Market Pub: 6959 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97223
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.
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 team 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?
Formal music training is not a requirement to join Bridge Town Sound. 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!