All are welcome! This 35-minute concert includes flexible seating (or standing!) options, comfortable lighting, and lower volumes to accommodate listeners on the autism spectrum and/or those with sensory sensitivities. Fidgets and a nearby quiet room will be available. Best for kids between ages 5 – 13.
Portland Symphonic Girlchoir
Now in its 33rd season, PSG singers experience the challenge of mastering complex and exciting music; make lifelong friends in a unique musical community; work with world-class choirs, composers, and conductors; and perform beautifully. Singers in four ensembles, ranging in age from 5 to 18, travel from the greater Portland metro area and SW Washington to participate in Girlchoir’s comprehensive choral music program. Widely acclaimed by composers, conductors, and music educators for its musicality, adventurous programming, and dynamic performances, the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir offers a performance-based choral music education for girls who love to sing.
Under the direction of Founding Artistic and Executive Director Roberta Q. Jackson and Co-Conductor & Vocal Coach Debra D. Burgess, each Girlchoir ensemble enjoys the benefit of a unique collaborative approach using the artistry and skillful teaching of both conductors and the outstanding talents of pianists Rodney Menn and Cindy Mair. Girlchoir provides a rewarding experience valuing the tradition of live performance, featuring the compelling sound of young women’s voices. With this dedicated group of young artists, we are creating an important community for the future while giving girls and young women their distinct voice today.