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 https://portlandboychoir.org/staff-and-board/.

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 https://portlandboychoir.org/auditions/. 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