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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 are partnered with Oregon State University Music in Portland: School of Arts and Communication. Most 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 Associate Director for Pacific Youth Choir. Our singing year includes 3-4 terms: Fall, Holiday, Winter and Spring. 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 required for all participants

*Fees: $95 per term ($75 Holiday Term) or $325 per year for 2021-22 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 (Updated 1/8/2022)

  • Fall Term 2021: September 14-November 2, 2021. Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
  • ***Veterans Concert-"How Can I Keep From Singing?" - Tuesday, November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
  • Holiday Term 2021: November 16-December 14. Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
  • ***Holiday Concert-Tuesday, December 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
  • Winter Term 2022: January 11-February 22. Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
  • ***Winter Concert- "I Choose Love"- Saturday, February 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
  • Spring Term 2022: April 5-May 17. Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
  • ***Spring Concert- Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

*Questions/Contact: John or Sandy- johnbakerchoir@gmail.com

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