2016 – 2017 Concerts

Rose City Park United Methodist Church is excited to bring you another year of great concerts! A free will offering is received at intermission. This year the net proceeds will go to a variety of areas.

Concerts run approximately 1 1/2 hours including a 15 minute intermission. Children are welcome to attend concerts with an adult.  Refreshments are available at intermission for a nominal fee. Questions? Call the church office at 503-281-1229.

December 4 at 3pm
Christmas Vespers
The musicians of the church presents “Christmas Vespers”, a musical program centered around the birth of Christ. It will include some well-known Christmas favorites, as well as contemporary works, and several carols sung by the congregation. The concert will feature the adult choir, handbell choir, and brass ensemble. This year we are featuring guest organist, Dan Miller, who is an internationally known organist and composer. A free will offering will be received at intermission.

March 5 at 3pm
Straw Into Gold
Straw Into Gold has sung harmonies of the soul since 1993. Though now, with Nadine Sanders in Minnesota, Chela Sloper in Bend and Laurie Newman in Portland, singing together is sporadic. But distance is no obstacle to their music making! The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from traditional folk music about weaving, to Celtic, choral-like spiritual music, to contemporary folk songs, bluegrass and jazz. Members of the group also write original songs with thoughtful lyrics and create the compelling vocal arrangements. The message of the music beckons the heart to linger and listen. The group performs both acappella and with instrumental accompaniment of auto harp, fiddle and guitar. Regardless of the musical genre, the trademark sound of Straw Into Gold is a clear, sweet blend of precise harmonies. We’re pleased to have them back with us again.

March 19 at 3pm
The Sirens
This versatile quartet of ladies, Patricia Holman, Jennifer O’Leary, Melissa Olmsted, and Kay Pettygrove, is back with songs across the decades. From Fascinating Rhythm and Java Jive to He’s a Rebel, It’s My Party and Operator, the concert features music from 1940 – 1970. Backed by an instrumental trio and brass ensemble, they’ll have you reliving those memories from the past! They’ll also be joined in concert by a men’s quartet.

May 21 at 3pm
“Who’s on First?”
Heidi Kohne, organist at Rose City Park UMC,  will present an organ concert of all firsts. From a premiere of a commissioned piece, to first movements of classical pieces, and everything associated with being number one or first.

June Concert to be announced