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Tilikum Choir Community

Our Mission:

Building community and creating joy; fostering quality singing through commitment, rehearsal and performance. The Tilikum Choir Community is a group of interested and enthusiastic singers, most of who are from the Portland Metropolitan area. We have partnered with Oregon State University Music in Portland: School of Arts and Communication. Many of our concerts feature a choral group from the University.

Tilikum Choir is directed by John Baker, former Rex Putnam High School choir director (1979-2011) and current choir director at Milwaukie Lutheran Church. John is also the Interim Artistic Director for Pacific Youth Choirs of Portland, 2022-2023 season. Our singing year usually includes 3-4 terms. However, due to the nature of the larger works, we will have 2 major projects this coming year. We'd love for you to join us!

Requirements are:
*The ability to match pitch and blend within a choral setting. Anyone needing help with matching pitch will have an opportunity to study privately (at the singer's expense) and return for a voice check when they feel ready.

*Attendance at most rehearsals and concerts

*Proof of full VACCINATION, SOCIAL DISTANCING and KN95 or N95 MASKS based on Fall CDC guidelines.

*Fees: $150 per term or $250 per year for 2022-23 season. We hope YOU will consider joining us in the Tilikum Choir Community! 

*Rehearsals: Tilikum Choir Community rehearses on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Milwaukie Lutheran Church, 3810 SE Lake RD, Milwaukie, OR 97222.

**************Terms & Concerts***************

Fall/Holiday Term 2022: September 20-December 13; Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm

*HOLIDAY Concert- "Lux Aeterna & other works of Morten Lauridsen"

Saturday, December 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm


Spring Term 2023: February 7-May 9; Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm

*SPRING Concert- "Mozart's Requiem in D minor"

Saturday, May 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm


*Questions/Contact: John or Sandy-

Registration Form Below:

Registration 2022-2023

Concert Attire