The Historic Old Church

Come on in to The Historic Old Church! We are a public events and performance venue located in downtown Portland’s cultural West End district. This historic jewel is a remarkable community space, home to concerts, lectures, ceremonies and receptions. In fact, we host a free noon sack lunch recital every Wednesday! Read below for our latest updates, click on Calendar to check out what’s happening here, and sign up for our e-newsletter so you don’t miss our great events!

Ezza Rose Band Album Release Concert at The Historic Old Church, Saturday, March 1 at 8:00pm. ALL AGES SHOW!

Ezza Rose Poolside

Ezza Rose Band CD Release Concert,
with opening artist Rebecca Miller of the Mynabirds.

Ezza Rose rolled into Portland, Oregon fresh off graduating the American Music and Dance Academy in 2007. Drawing on the traditional folk sounds she absorbed in the small Southern California mining town she grew up in, Rose began writing and performing at open mics throughout Portland. With pipes that critics have dubbed “subtle, yet breathtaking”, an undeniable natural electricity, and a unique style that is a little bluegrass, a little folk, and a little something entirely her own, Rose caught the ears and eyes of anyone who saw her perform. It wasn’t long until Rose was hard at work singing in a handful of Portland’s emerging musical acts as well as piecing together a band of her own.

PRAISE FOR EZZA ROSE:

“There’s the unaffected, Western-town hymns of Ezza Rose, fresh off an opening slot for the legendary Loudon Wainwright III. Driven by her subtle but breathtaking voice, Rose’s upcoming sophomore album is among 2011′s most anticipated local releases.” – Portland Mercury 

“Sometimes folk, sometimes bluegrass, but frequently roots-based, the music was augmented by tight harmonies and stringed instruments…in a way that showed this group to be one to watch.” – Melophobe

“Ezza’s music is filled with honesty, heart, and musical prowess that some musicians search their whole musical careers to find. With only two independent releases under her belt, she seems to have the polished craftsmanship of someone who has been playing the stage for 20 years.” – Boy Meets Music 

“I was honestly floored by the performance. A crystal clear voice, a charming ukulele….Start by listening to 2%. If you like Basia Bulat, you’ll love Ezza Rose.” – Frolic

Doors at 7:30pm.

Tickets $10  at the door or through BrownPaperTickets

This is an All  Ages Show.

Wine and Beer with valid I.D.

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Classical pianist Paul Roberts will play a new Fazioli at The Historic Old Church on Tuesday, 2/25/14 at 7:30pm

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Join us on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30pm, for Liszt, Love & Petrarch: The Pianist as Narrator  with classical pianist, Paul Roberts. International pianist and long-time Portland favorite, Roberts is best known as leading exponent of French piano music. This lecture recital is an exploration of performance and communication at the keyboard. He will perform on a 7ft Fazioli grand piano provided by Portland Piano Company.

Portland Piano Company, located on 711 SW 14th Avenue, is the Northwest’s Premier Piano Store and Oregon’s only Fazioli representative. Not only were they one of the sponsors for The Historic Old Church’s fundraising gala last October, but they also donated a piano to be used in our “Little Ears” Concerts for Children on February 22 at the Gresham Library.

The Fazioli Company has produced grand and concert-grand pianos since 1981, when the company was founded by pianist and engineer Paolo Fazioli. Each instrument is individually handcrafted combining high quality materials with the finest workmanship and technology. Based in Sacile, Italy, this piano manufacturer has caused quite a stir.  Read what the Oregonian’s David Stabler had to say about it. Featured in the article is The Historic Old Church board member, Susan DeWitt Smith. Click on the link below to hear Susan play this wonderful instrument.

http://videos.oregonlive.com/oregonian/2013/07/portland_pianist_susan_smith_p.html

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear an incredible piano played by a world-renowned artist.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for students.

Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets: BrownPaperTickets

All Ages Show – Wine and Beer with valid I.D.

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