What is a Summer Sing?

We get asked that question a lot. The answer in a nutshell? Each Summer Sing evening is a classical choral sing-a-long. We know you love to listen to great music. Summer Sings is your chance to make great music with your friends and other singers from around the region alongside members of the Portland Symphonic Choir.

Summer Sings is an annual celebration of choral music open to all who love to sing. The Portland Symphonic Choir produces the annual Summer Sings series as part of our mission to engage and inspire the community. For three Wednesdays in July, PSC Artistic Director Steven Zopfi, Assistant Director Kathryn Lehman, and talented local conductors lead us through great choral masterpieces— works that you don’t often get to sing in smaller choirs. These events give everyone the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of singing great music alongside like-minded choral enthusiasts and professional musicians — from PSC members and alumni to members of church choirs, singers from high school and college choirs, and music lovers from the community.

PSC alto Marianne Sweeney has been managing Summer Sings since its inception in 2005. When asked what inspired these events, she said, “Our vision is to bring our own conductors and other fine talented local conductors together with people from all walks of life once each week for three weeks in July to make beautiful music.” The result? Well, says Sweeney, “After an evening of singing beautiful harmonies, you will leave feeling 10 years younger than when you entered.”

Join us for an exhilarating evening, in air-conditioned comfort in the auditorium of the Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building at PCC Cascade. We provide the conductor, the soloists, the accompanist, and musical scores. You provide enthusiastic voices in sweet harmony. There is no better way to spend a summer evening!

July 8: Handel’s Messiah with Steven Zopfi
July 15: Haydn’s Mass in Time of War and Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna with Kathryn Lehmann
July 22: The Joy of Bach with Ralph Nelson

7pm, PCC Cascade Moriarty Auditorium (at the intersection of Killingsworth & Albina). Park on the street for free, or pay for parking in the PCC Cascade campus lots.

Tickets: $10 each — Or purchase a three-event pass for just $25. Tickets are also available at the door beginning at 6:30pm.