Welcome to the Official Home of the Portland Lesbian Choir!! Singing Out in Portland since 1986!!
The Portland Lesbian Choir is a non-audition women’s chorus open to all. We have just ended our 28th season after a fabulous concert with our special guests, the Portland GSA Youth Chorus. Our 29th season begins on Wednesday, September 17th, and we hope you will join us to sing next fall. Please friend us on Facebook, where you can find up-to-date announcements on our activities and performances.
New!! Our director for the past two years, Paul Zona, has recently decided to pursue other interests. We are so grateful for the past two years under his superb leadership! Paul brought out a rich and vibrant sound from the Choir and his talents and leadership will be missed.
Starting in Fall, the PLC will be directed by an interim director, Teri Beemer, who is a former PLC singer and director. Teri will lead the choir and music instruction through the Jan 31st concert, our tribute to Hollywood. A formal director search process is under way. A letter describing the position is listed at the end of this page. Interested parties should send a resume’ and letter of interest to
Interested singers: please contact us at
to let us know to expect you and also so we can answer any questions. We will accept new members for the three weeks beginning September 17th.
Regular PLC rehearsals are held every Wednesday evening 6:30pm-9:00pm at the Ainsworth United Church of Christ, 2941 NE Ainsworth Street, Portland 97211. We’ll gather in “Michel Hall” (in the basement) with the entrance at the back of the building.
We will be performing at the Q Center sponsored event, Gay Fair on the Square on September 14th, as well as the Gay and Grey Expo on October 11th. Our winter concerts will be held on January 30th and 31st, 2015.
Last season report: At the beginning of the last season, we sang at the opening of the Oregon House of Representatives as the legislative sessions began. We were sponsored by State Representative and House speaker Tina Kotek. This amazing honor had nearly 40 choir members singing on Feb 3rd, 2014. We also hope to sing at the next session of the Oregon Senate, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum.
We began our formal concert season last year with a rockin’ cabaret fundraiser “Broads on Broadway”, with special guest comedian Belinda Carroll. Our exciting winter concert was titled “Come Rain or Shine”, and our spring concert titled “A Family Affair” was presented in conjunction with our special guests, the Gay Straight Alliance Youth Chorus of Portland.
The Portland Lesbian Choir is available for minor performances. Last year we sang at the Gay Fair on the Square, the Gay and Grey Expo (Sage), and the downtown Rally for Marriage Equality sponsored by Basic Rights Oregon. We also took part in the Rose City United Methodist Church “Gayla Event” honoring the Portland LGBTQ Community. In 2012-2013, we sang at the Portland Women’s Crisis Line’s Tribute to Domestic Violence Victims, the Oregon Bears’ Holiday Show and Fundraiser, and “Zoolights”.
The PLC is a non-audition community chorus welcoming all women who love to sing and laugh in harmony with other women, regardless of musical skill, background or experience. Join us for singing, skill-building, and fun. The PLC provides a supportive setting where members can improve their musical skills, and concerts include opportunities for solos and small group performances. Please email us any time at
for joining information or for minor performance consideration.
The Portland Lesbian Choir is a 501(C)(3) registered nonprofit organization and we rely on the generosity of our fans and donors to enable us to make the Choir experience accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay. Please consider making a secure tax-deductible donation directly here using the donate button to the left.