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ORS Choir

Oregon Repertory Singers

Oregon Repertory Singers (ORS) is a nonprofit choral arts organization serving the greater Portland and Southwest Washington areas since 1974. With both a professional-caliber adult choir and an education- and performance-based youth choir program, ORS is committed to providing world-class concerts and enriching experiences, nurturing the singers, listeners, and supporters of this generation and the next!

The Oregon Repertory Singers Adult Choir, under the artistic direction of Dr. Ethan Sperry, presents a wide range of repertoire spanning various musical periods, composers, and cultures. The volunteer choir is made up of more than 90 experienced and versatile singers who have come from all walks of life to perform works from rare to recognizable at a high artistic level. Its recent recording, “Shadow on the Stars,” was selected as a 2018-2019 winner of the American Prize in Choral Performance, Community Choir Division.

The Oregon Repertory Singers Youth Choirs, under the artistic direction of Kim Skondin, offers six choir options for children ages four to 18, tailored to each student’s experience, maturity, and knowledge. Members of the ORS Youth Choirs practice transferrable skills and habits, enabling them to do better in school, develop positive friendships, and express themselves creatively during their formative years.

The Adult Choir will begin its 46th season with a Portland premiere of Shadow and Light, an Alzheimer’s Journey by Northwest composer Joan Szymko. Shadow and Light is a poignant, loving witness to a growing population that feels largely invisible and ignored—those with Alzheimer’s dementia, their care partners and loved ones. It combines quotes from interviews with care-partners, classic and contemporary poetry, sacred texts, and Szymko’s own compositions. ORS will feature an orchestra as well as special guest soloists for its performances of this masterwork on September 28th and 29th at First United Methodist Church.

To learn more about Shadow and Light , visit Get to know Oregon Repertory Singers at or at 503-230-0652.

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Oregon Repertory Singers Adult Choir celebrating the kick-off to an exciting anniversary season, and the release of “Shadow on the Stars” which was recently awarded The American Prize in Choral Performance, Community Choir Division, 2018-19. Learn more at

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Oregon Repertory Singers Youth Choirs with Artistic Director Kim Skondin.

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Oregon Repertory Singers Youth Choir at annual retreat where singers spend time learning music and meeting new friends.

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