Curtis Eller’s American Circus
The Minor Key Concert Series at The Old Church was created to showcase the best singer-songwriters this world has to offer. Genres will range, but the stories will linger. Set in Portland’s oldest still standing church, you’ll find yourself set in one of the most intimate venues around.
Curtis Eller’s American Circus
An excellent and highly intriguing singer/songwriter based in NYC, Eller plays a variety of unorthodox folk-rock fusion.
Friday, October 7
8pm – Door 7pm
$10 Advance / $15 Day of show @ BrownPaperTickets.com
“Little Ears” FREE Concerts for Kids
Tuesday, October 4 at 3:30pm – FREE to Portland’s youth community and their grown-ups.
Pointed Man Band -Flight of the Blue Whale
Pointed Man Band is a Portland based “Kindie” band led by Dan Elliott, who’s style is an eclectic mix ranging from rock to classical influences. Originally started as a “nap time” recording project for his son, the music has expanded into an engaging live show for all ages.
Flight of the Blue Whale takes listeners on a musical tale that starts from the simplest of longings for the time to spend with family, through to the breaking of a curse that allows a blue whale to take flight.
“ON FLIGHT OF THE BLUE WHALE, HIS NEWEST COLLECTION, ELLIOTT WEAVES A TALE WORTHY OF MAURICE SENDAK, ABOUT A COUNTRY FOX WHO SHRUGS OFF WORK AND HEADS TO THE COAST, VIA CRAZED WALTZES, PLINKING INDIE POP, PARISIAN JAZZ AND “APODIDAE REGGAE.”” – MATTHEW SINGER, WILLAMETTE WEEK
The Old Church is fortunate to have such a passionate and caring community to protect her now and into the future. Thanks to your tremendous response to our call for action, our ACT II Campaign to transform The Old Church into a world-class concert hall has been fully funded!
It gives us great pleasure to announce that with a recent grant, awarded to us by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for $100,000, WE REACHED OUR GOAL of $240,000, and will be moving forward with the improvements in early January! A complete list of all supporting foundations and individuals is available on the ACT II page on our website.
Thanks to everyone who helped us ring in a new year and a new era for The Old Church on SUNDAY JANUARY 17th, 2016 3pm to 6pm. We celebrated the installation of state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, a wood stage, a new bar, the exterior marquee, comfy new pew cushions and a whole lot of behind-the-scenes upgrades!
We’re raising money to transform the Old Church Concert Hall into the intimate, world class concert venue that Portlanders deserve. We’re thrilled to contemplate this future. Please help us make it possible. For all the details about what and how visit our Act II page.
You can also take a look at (and share) our video that introduces The Old Church and our vision for its future.
We’ll be getting solid Oak flooring for our stage, upgrading our lighting and sound systems, creating beautiful exterior signage, and crafting a custom bar. Thanks for your help!
It has been a life-long dream of David’s to perform all of the composition of Chopin, and now, in a series of concerts, occurring every other Wednesday through April, it has finally come to fruition. At the age of 10, pianist David Rothman won a scholarship in open competition, to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Surrey, England. Members of the jury included Yehudi Menuhin and Nadia Boulanger. At age seventeen he won a piano scholarship to study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he was a student of Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Seymour Lipkin. Well known in the piano community, he continues to perform in our Sack Lunch Concerts and other venues around town. All Ages Show – Bar with I.D. Door 6:30pm. Tickets sliding scale $15 -$5 at BrownPaperTickets.com.
Thank you to for sponsoring these concerts.
A fundraiser for The Old Church
$50 VIP Package, includes reserved seating
and exclusive pre-show reception at 6:30pm.
Wine and Appetizers included
$25 General Seating.
Tickets available through BrownPaperTickets or directly from The Old Church box office.
All Ages Show – Bar with I.D.
Join us for a thematic celebration of The Old Church and Broadway over the four decades. Doug Webster and Friends takes us on a multimedia musical voyage that began in 1968 when The Old Church was saved from the wrecking ball. Prepare to be delighted!
Doug Webster has performed as an actor on Broadway and throughout the US and Europe as a soloist with symphony orchestras. He has received the Portland Drammy Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Les Misérables) and the Phoenix Theatre Encore Award for Best Actor (Les Misérables). His first recording was singing Prince Charming on the Grammy-nominated A Disney Spectacular with the Cincinnati Pops for Telarc Records.
Advance Tickets $12 – $15 the day of the show
Tickets available BrownPaperTickets.com
Though she has not come to the attention of listeners outside Brazil, Paula Santoro is recognized within her country as a singer who has carried on the tradition of artists like Elis Regina, Beth Carvalho, Nara Leão, Maria Bethânia and other contemporary vocalists who form a brilliant constellation in the firmament of Brazilian music. She tells stories bristling with heartfelt emotion. She is a modern griot in whose soul the history of her country stirs, moving her very spirit as she sings in her own inimitable manner.
“Keyboardist Rafael Vernet embraces the vintage sounds of Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos, painting engaging harmonies, infectious comps and grooving left-hand bass lines…” Jeff Potter – DownBeat Magazine “