MLK Day Tribute Video

In January 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, we celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington. PIGC was honored to be a part of this celebration. This is a video montage of that event.

 

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Happy New Year!

We are beginning our Winter/Spring Season with Auditions for Bass and Baritone voices. Audition date is February 17th, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Portland Center for Spiritual Living located at 6211 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.

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Two More Awesome Holiday Concerts This Week!

Coming off the heels of our first appearance at the Grotto’s Annual Christmas Festival of Lights, we are thrilled to be in concert at the following events this week!

On Saturday, December 7th… its a Season of Lights!

First Christian Church 1314 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR *7-9pm

While admission is FREE, guests will have the opportunity to make a charitable, tax-deductible donation so future generations may lead lives in peaceful partnership and mutual respect.

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Come out and join us, and a host of local artists and choral groups, in supporting this fundraising event for the internationally acclaimed educational program, Hand in Hand Foundation. 

Hand in Hand is a network of integrated schools in Israel, founded by Portland native Lee Gordon. The program fosters and advances peaceful relations among Jewish, Palestinian, Muslim and Christian students, and their parents. 

Then Sunday, December 8th…  Soul-Filled Christmas Concert!

The Unity Center – 20255 Willamette Dr., West Linn, OR

Tickets: $15 in advance BUY NOW or $20 at the door (if available)

PIGC will be taking the stage along with some of Portland’s most notable soul and R&B performers. This year, the 3rd Annual Soul-Filled Christmas Concert will feature two concert sets; one at 4pm and the second at 6:30pm.

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Shall We Sing Noel!?!? YES!

Greetings one and All! We hope everyone enjoyed a blessed and bountiful Thanksgiving holiday! PIGC is so very grateful for a magnificent bounty of singers and performances this year. We extend great thanks to each of you for making this possible by coming out to support our ministry of healing hearts and touching souls.

Join us as PIGC takes the stage

at The Grotto’s

Christmas Festival of Lights 

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Thanksgiving weekend marks the kick off for the Season of Lights Festival. Come out and join us, Saturday, November 30th @ 7pm! This is the time of year when the sacred grounds of Portland’s treasured landmark are transformed into a winter wonderland in colorful lights and songs of the season. In the plaza, there will be outdoor caroling, puppet shows, and a live petting zoo. 

The Grotto Chapel

8840 NE Skidmore St.

Portland, OR 97220

$9.00 general admission

$8.00 senior ( 65 and over)

$4.00 children ages 3 – 12

2 & under are admitted FREE

Tickets are available at the entry gate or may be purchased in advance at The Grotto’s Gift Shop before 4:00 p.m. daily.

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A Song-filled Season of Joy…

 

List of upcoming concerts by the Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir

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In Just 24 hours…


Video from PIGC Dress Rehearsal on Nov. 4th, 2013

We will be serving up our
Harvest Selections!
Join us for our 2nd Annual Fall Concert Fundraiser
and Bake Sale!

Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Doors open @ 4pm – Starts @ 5pm

Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church
5441 SE Belmont Ave., Portland 97215

For your take home pleasure, we will have Janice Scroggins’ new CD “Piano Love” available for purchase!

Admission: $18 – adults / $12 – students & low income
Children under 13 free

Be sure to return for updates, and announcements about the rest of our exciting fall/winter season!

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Portland Gospel’s Harvest Concert – Sat., November 9th @ 5pm –

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church
5441 SE Belmont Ave., Portland 97215
Doors open @ 4pm – Starts @ 5pm

Join us for our 2nd Annual Fall Fundraiser and Bake Sale! Throughout the “Harvest Selections”, we will serve up a hearty sampling of your favorite songs, and a few of our new, soon-to-be favorites that are guaranteed to feed your soul, and fill your hearts with joy divine!

Admission: $18 – adults / $12 – students & low income
Children under 13 free!

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Grammy Award Winner
Janice Scroggins!

We are so blessed to have as part of our choir family, the incomparable Janice Marie Scroggins! In 2011, Janice won a Grammy Award for her work on Esperanza Spaulding and Thara Memory’s song, “City Of Roses”. In July of this year, Janice was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, and has recently released her latest CD, “Piano Love”. This new piano solo recording truly captures Janice’s heart and love for the piano. Janice will be performing selections from the album, and the CD will be available at our concert’s merchant table.  

The Group singing at a concert.

Our Featured
Guest Artists & Musicians

Promising to serve up a hearty dose of gospel soul, we have the oh-so-lovely vocal stylings of MaryEtta Callier-Wells and The Group, Arietta Ward, Nafisaria Scroggins-Thomas, and Lauren & Sarah Steele.

Also joining our talented musician line-up, we have the legendary sax man Reggie Houston, and Master Drummer, Alex Addy on the African drums.

BakedTreats Bake Sale, Goodies Galore!

After the concert, be sure to visit our Annual Bake Sale! There will be homemade, seasonal specialties available for purchase. We are so thankful for everyone who has participated in the past and making this a huge part of our fundraiser’s success. YUM!

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Songs of Faith and Freedom Fundraiser This Sunday!

BassTenorSopWe invite you to join us in our first appearance of the season. We will be debuting one of our new songs when we take the stage for the Community of Welcoming Congregation’s Annual Fundraiser.

Sunday, October 20th @ 7pm – “Songs of Faith and Freedom”
First Unitarian Church, 1034 SW 13th Ave., Portland 97205

The “CWC” is an Oregon and SW Washington Interfaith ministry and advocacy organization that works toward the full inclusion and equality of transgender, lesbian, bisexual, gay and questioning persons. Be sure to come out and support this awesome event!

Please support this fundraiser event with a love offering donation.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a financial contribution, please visit Donate to CWC

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SEASON KICKOFF… IT’S A HARVEST CELEBRATION!

Collage of Autumn Trees, The Lighted Grotto Chapel, A lit candle, Christmas singers

PIGC has officially kicked off its Fall season! Having planted the seeds of intention to grow our community of singers, on Sept. 9th where we auditioned 30+ singers, we have now harvested and reaped 22 glorious new members to our roster!

Under the direction of LaRhonda Steele, Ron Shoals, and Grammy Award-winner Janice Scroggins, we are looking at our busiest season on record. We are also blessed with a magnificent bushel of singers totaling 64 voices of total praise!

Start marking your calendars now to save these dates:

Sunday, October 20th @ 7pm

“Songs of Faith and Freedom”. In our first appearance of the season, we are taking the stage for the Community of Welcoming Congregation’s Annual Fundraiser. The “CWC” is an Oregon and SW Washington Interfaith ministry and advocacy organization that works toward the full inclusion and equality of transgender, lesbian, bisexual, gay and questioning persons. Be sure to come out and support this awesome event! First Unitarian Church, 1034 SW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97205. If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a financial contribution, please visit The Community of Welcoming Congreations’ Donations.

Saturday, November 9th @ 5pm

Join us for our 2nd Annual Fall Concert Fundraiser. “The Harvest Selections” will feature a host of your favorite songs, and a few of our new soon-to-be favorites that are guaranteed to feed your soul, and fill your hearts with joy divine! Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 SE Belmont Ave., Portland, OR 97215

Saturday, November 30th @ 7pm

The Grotto’s 26th Annual Christmas Festival of Lights. Come out for our debut performance! PIGC will be presenting all new songs for this event which features 150 performers from Nov. 29-Dec. 30th. If you’ve never been, now is the time to come out and experience one of Portland’s most celebrated, and longest running Christmas celebrations. The Grotto, 8840 NE Skidmore St., Portland, OR 97220. To see their complete schedule, please visit The Grotto Festival of Lights Calendar.

Saturday, December 7th @ 7pm

Season of Lights Concert – Another first for us this year, we will be joining a host of other Portland local choirs and chorale groups @ First Christian Church in Portland. 1314 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97201.

Sunday, December 8th @ 4pm & 6:30pm

“A Soul-Filled Christmas” – Join us @ The Unity Center in West Linn, 20255 Willamette Dr., West Linn, OR 97068. This event sells out every year, so mark the date and stay tuned in. We will keep you notified when tickets go on sale!

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2014 Season Begins Sept 9th!

CALLING ALL SINGERS (especially TENORS and BASSES)

PiGC Round Up & Auditions*

Do you LOVE to sing? Do you LOVE to sing GOSPEL? Can you clap AND sway?
Have you sung with us before, and ready to return?

We welcome you to step up, and share your gift of voice, and your passion for singing traditional, and contemporary gospel music. Whether you are new or returning, we shall begin rehearsing repertoire for this Fall, and the 2014 Winter seasons.

PiGC is excited for the opportunity to grow and fortify the choir’s male tenor and bass sections. So come on gentlemen, let’s sing!

Mon. Sept. 9th, 2013 - 6pm – 8:30 pm
Muir Hall @ MT. TABOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
5441 SE Belmont Ave., Portland, OR 97215

*This will be our only open audition for the Fall season for new members. 

Traditional Monday rehearsals (6:30-8:30pm) resume on Sept. 16th @ Portland Center for Spiritual Living!

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