The Old Church Concert Hall is a nonprofit, non-religious, performance and events venue in downtown Portland’s West End cultural district. We’ve got some of the best acoustics anywhere, we’re a historic landmark, and we’re charming and friendly. The Old Church is also wheelchair accessible and air conditioned.
Danilo Brito:: Choro da Alegria
Sunday, March 19 @ 7:30pm
Tickets $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show at BrownPaperTickets.com
Door 7pm – All Ages Show – Bar with I.D.
“After-show comments seemed unanimous — newborn fans of Brito’s music wished there had been a second show scheduled so they could share their delightful discovery with friends. No higher praise than that. Stunning.” – JON SANTIAGO, CHARLESTON CITY PAPER (SC)
Danilo Brito is important to the world of music both for his extraordinary musicianship, and for the unique musical and cultural tradition he promulgates through his work – the choro music of Brazil. His is the quintessential story of a child prodigy, born with talent and interest in music far beyond his years, coupled with the good fortune to have a family steeped in Brazil’s musical traditions.
Choro da Alegria, a Portland-based ensemble, dedicated to playing the wonderful melodies of various Brazilian composers. Our group draws much inspiration from the genre Choro, which has been loosely called “Brazilian ragtime”. Beyond Choro their include in our repertoire classic tunes of Bossa Nova and MPB. They are versatile and experienced, playing venues ranging from cozy wine bars to corporate fundraisers. CHORO DA ALEGRIA means, “Choro of happiness”.
We Can Listen: The Power of Being Heard –Hosted by Julianne Johnson
Tuesday, April 11 at 7pm
Everyone Welcome – Sliding Donation Suggested RSVP at BrownPaperTickets.com
Join us in the spirit of community for a cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard. Storytellers in this series premier include Portland-based activist Margaret Jacobson, singer/songwriter Moe Lincoln, and Rwandan humanitarian Solange Ipanoyimana, who will offer narratives drawn from their own lives, and engage in a discussion around the power of being heard and the importance of listening.