Please help us keep this vital community resource thriving by becoming a Golden Jubilee Star Supporter. 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of The Old Church Society, which rescued and restored this rare example of Victorian Gothic Carpenter architecture.
The Golden Jubilee Preservation Project will protect the building for years to come. We will repair and paint the exterior, clean the roof, install lighting for safety and visibility and light the belfry tower from within to cast a welcome beacon of light on our corner!
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.
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.