FEAST Community Choir embodies the belief that singing is our birthright. Here, even the shyest of singers can rediscover the joy of singing in community. Join us on Fridays at 11 a.m. Pacific Time, via Zoom, to connect, sing and play!

We’ll warm up our bodies and voices. We’ll build a shared repertoire of old and  new songs ranging from simple rounds to 4-part harmony. And we’ll play.  Directed by Susan Riggs.

We welcome your voice!

We sing together on Fridays, 11:00 a.m – 12:15 p.m.

January 15 – March 19, 2021

*Except February 5

Join us via Zoom.

And when we return to in-person gatherings, we’ll meet again at Subud Center, 3185 NE Regents Drive, Portland.

What do you do at rehearsals?

We begin with gentle physical and vocal warm-ups. We sing life affirming songs from many cultures, in a circle. Some of our songs are layered in parts or sung in rounds so that even inexperienced singers can enjoy making instant harmony. We also learn songs in 4-part harmony over several weeks. You’ll learn songs through call-and-response. No need to read music. If you can talk you can sing.


Accessible movement activities help choir members feel the flow of the songs and bring the parts together. Singers participate as they feel comfortable. It’s okay to sit, too.


We’re mostly about finding our voices, creating community through harmony, and the pure joy of singing together. We also enjoy sharing our song from time to time in low-pressure performances.

Big Sing

We welcome friends and guests for a Big Sing and potluck meal at the conclusion of each term. We sing to our guests, and invite them to sing with us. The singing is infectious – we all have a great time! Donations from our Big Sings help feed our neighbors through the Northeast Emergency Food Program.

SWAT “Sing When Asked To”

Sometimes the community around us asks for song at a particular occasion. Many choir members enjoy volunteering to Sing When Asked To.

“I love the overall sense of joyfulness, and how relaxed it is; how my worries and to/do list evaporate!” – Sandy Y.

“I was surprised by how a group of people can sing a song in 3 and 4 part harmony, in minutes, by ear.” – Nancy K.

“Yes, yes! I like the combination of body movement and music!” – Sonya P.

“I was really able to ‘Forget Everything and Sing Together.'” – Donna H.