Summer Update from the Artistic Director!

Greetings All!!! We are SO EXCITED to announce Portland Boychoir kick-off our choir season in September!

Portland Boychoir is a unique aggregation that welcomes and accepts all self-identifying/self-affirming boys within the Portland metropolitan region.This organization provides a safe and rigorous experience in the world of choral music where the boys’ identities, personalities, and self-esteems are fostered through Musical Greatness. We can’t wait to demonstrate this Greatness to our audiences.

To begin the season, Portland Boychoir will host their first Boychoir Bootcamp on the 9th and 16th of September from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Milwaukie Lutheran Church (3810 SE Lake Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222). Bootcamp will provide participants with an experience to learn music theory, vocal techniques, team building, how to play hand bells, and so much more. All current members must be in attendance; however, this bootcamp is also open to any self-identifying/self-affirming boys from the age of 6 to 18.

Our regularly scheduled rehearsals will begin September 24th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Milwaukie Lutheran Church and will remain every Sunday at the same time.

We will be preparing for our winter concert at the start of the season as well as some exciting community outreach engagements!

If you need any information, please do not hesitate to reach out by emailing

We cannot WAIT to see the boys in action this choral season!

All the best,

Joshua Sommerville
Artistic Director

Spring Concert Date Announced!

The Portland Boychoir (PBC) is pleased to announce our concert date for the spring 2023 season. Join us on Sunday May 21st at 5pm at Milwaukie Lutheran Church the choir will hold its annual spring concert. Visit for more information.

Missed the April 21 Bravo Concert? Watch it online here:

PBC Hires New Director! Spring Season to Begin March 5.

Portland, Oregon – The Portland Boychoir (PBC) is excited to announce that Joshua Sommerville has accepted the position of the choir’s artistic director, effective February 24, 2023. Mr. Sommerville, formerly of Baltimore, Maryland, moved to Oregon in 2022 to serve as the Director of Performing Arts for the Portland-based BRAVO Youth Orchestras. Joshua has years of experience with choral groups of all sizes and the PBC looks forward to the wealth of experience and knowledge he brings. To learn more about Joshua visit

With a new artistic director in place, the PBC will begin a shortened three-month spring choral season. Rehearsals will be held on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Milwaukie Lutheran Church – for more information about rehearsals visit The choir looks forward to reconnecting with PBC families and welcomes all singers, ages 6 to 18, to join the fun! 

The Board greatly appreciates the ongoing support of the singers and their families. We are thrilled to begin this new chapter with Joshua Sommerville and we hope to see our choral friends at rehearsal. Stay tuned for concert dates later this spring!

PBC Board of Directors – Posted Sun. Feb. 26, 2023

2020-2021 “Chorantined” season finishes with success!

These boys worked hard under the direction of Angela Hjertstedt to produce two spectacular virtual concerts. While many groups have shut down or significantly reduced their offerings, PBC has pushed the limits and maximized technology to keep our youth singing.

Though there are many unknows as we navigate this global pandemic, we look forward to our fall season and the opportunity to make music together.

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato