Choir

FEAST Community Choir, in Portland, Oregon, is a song circle where you can find your voice, nourish your soul, and celebrate life. Whether you are a shy or seasoned singer, we welcome your voice. Directed by Susan Riggs, a lifetime musician, who believes everyone can sing.

No auditions ever. All voices welcome.

We sing together on Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – noon.

2018 Fall term: September 21 – December 14

2019 Winter term: January 4 – March 15

2019 Spring term: April 5 – June 7

Join us at Subud Center, 3185 NE Regents Drive, Portland.

Songs

We sing life affirming songs from many cultures, in a circle. Our songs are often layered in parts or sung in rounds so that even inexperienced singers can enjoy instant harmony. You’ll learn songs through the oral tradition of call-and-response. No need to read music! If you can talk you can sing.

Movement

Accessible movement activities help choir members feel the flow of the songs and bring the parts together. Singers are welcome to participate as they feel comfortable.

Performance

We’re mostly about finding our voices, creating community through harmony, and the pure joy of singing together. But 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.