PEOPLE GET READY – We will be filling the church again at Mt Tabor Presbyterian on Saturday June 1st at 5pm. Thank you to our dedicated friends and fans.
This is our 2nd Annual Spring concert and we are thrilled to be under the direction of the amazing LaRhonda Steele and of course the Grammy Award winning Janice Scroggins on piano. We are blessed to have Ron Shoals as Associate Director. Shoals has an amazing range, and can sing bass to soprano! This year we have invited John Gainer as our very special guest director. He brings with him decades of experience in choral directing, and is on the board of Pacific Northwest chapter of the Gospel Workshops of America..
All this for the suggested donation of $15 – $20 at the door! Of course kids are free. Plan on arriving early to get a seat. Doors open at 4:00
This concert will mark the end of a fabulous year. We will resume rehearsals September 9th and new members are welcome to come then to try us out.
Plan on staying for the bake sale and socializing afterwards.
Portland Interfaith Gospel choir presents -
JANICE SCROGGINS AND FRIENDS – A BENEFIT CONCERT TO BUILD A NEW ROOF FOR JANICE -
OUR NORTHWEST TREASURE AND GRAMMY WINNER. Thara Memory and the American Music Project, Linda Hornbuckle, LaRhonda Steele “The Group”, Norman Sylvester, Ellyn Whyte, Lyndee Mah, Reggie Houston, Myrtle Brown, Ken Berry, Sonny Hess Band with Vicki Stevens.and more!
Tickets on sale www.albertarosetheatre.com
Doors open 5pm show starts 6pm
Tickets will sell out so please purchase early. We don’t want you to miss this powerful evening of love and appreciate for the amazing Janice Scroggins.
On Sunday, Feb. 24th, a hearty chunk of Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir committed to completing the 5-day “LEV” Gospel Music Workshop. We are slated to learn 10 new songs by heart, and perform them this Saturday, March 2nd. The fundraiser concert will be hosted at the Sharon Seventh-Day Adventist Church in NE Portland, under the direction of Linda Foxworth, Derrick Duffy, and John Gainer. We expect Great Things to come out of this experience with our director, LaRhonda Steele, joining us as a singer/ participant!
WE HAVE A NEW “ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR” – Ron Shoals, of “The Group”, officially stepped up and into the position of Associate Director with Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Ron led us as director at this January’s MLK event as we sang “Be Grateful”. He is a most powerful singer, with a vocal range that covers soprano to bass! He has the energy and tenacity to take PIGC to the next level of vocal performance. Welcome aboard Ron!
We are back after our winter break, and we are wasting no time getting the New Year started right. We had our first rehearsal for our first engagement performing at the Annual “Keep The Dream Alive” celebration for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Realizing there would only be TWO rehearsals before the January 21st performance, members of the choir rose to the occasion by adding sectional rehearsals on the weekends. These sessions have proved to be a very powerful tool in uniting each section by knowing their sound as a unit. We are so excited about this aspect of fellowship which is bound to take us to the next level of excellence ~ HALLELUJAH!
Catch us at the 2nd Annual Soulfilled Gospel Christmas Concert, Sunday December 2nd at the Unity Center in West Linn. Concert runs from 4-6p, so come out for more soul inspiring Gospel music. Seating is limited for this Christmas concert. Get your tickets for $15 online at BUY TICKETS HERE, or at the door for $20.
We did it! Thank you Portland – with over 350 attending we Shouted, Stomped, Clapped and filled the aisles for this rock-your-soul event. LaRhonda Steele directing with Janice Scroggins on Piano and Reggie Houston on Sax plus other vocal guests Marietta Callier-Wells. Ron Shoals, Lauren Steele and Arieta Ward!
PIGC welcomes all Faith and walks by honoring Gospel Music and the African American History that shapes it.
We said our goodbyes and heartfelt appreciations to the fabulous Karen Dumont this summer. Karen will always be honored as our very first choir director who worked tirelessly to get our baby choir off the ground. She drove up from Salem every Monday night, most often with her “baby brother” Steve as the driver. Karen brought us “into the marvelous light” as a new choir. She donated her time without pay for the first half of the year until we collected enough dues to pay her. Her dedication to keeping Gospel music authentic and real was felt by all. She has offered to sing with us as a special guest soloist in the future. We wish her well on her musical career and as a blues and gospel performer and recording artist and in her adventure with her new Gospel group in Salem.
LaRhonda Steele, who was our guest director last year, will be directing us this year. We are very fortunate to have the support and love from this incredibly talented musician. Welcome and deep gratitude!
“UNITE IN JOY LIVE” - Thanks, Mark Biedermann, for compiling and posting this “medley” from our May 20th 2012 concert!
Our First Annual Benefit for Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir on May 20th was a fabulous Success.
MISSED IT? We have a professionally recorded and edited DVD of the entire 90 minute concert available for $20. You can order our DVD online, contact Mark Biedermann at MARKBVIDEO.
With directors Karen Dumont and LaRhonda Steele, featuring Janice Scroggins on piano, Reggie Houston on Saxophone, we filled the house. People danced, stomped and praised in the aisles.
Our Bake Sale generated $600 dollars, and the donations at the door gave us another $1200! We live in a generous town, don’t we?