Learn More About PSU Chamber Choir's Recent Success

Members and their guests will have a chance to hear members of the PSU Chamber Choir perform at our Holiday Event on Sunday, December 3rd from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

PSU Chamber Choir won top prize in the Bali International Choir Festival among 124 choirs, won a major victory in Italy and recently released a third CD, "The Doors of Heaven."  The CD has stayed on Billboard's chart of best sellers for two months. The work is a haunting one by Latvia's Eric Esenvalds and he requested to Naxos that the Portland State Singers were the ones he wanted to record an album of his music.  

The choir’s international competition awards and the success of  their multiple CDs draw attention to the university’s choral program and increase the number and quality of applications, both to the program and to the performing choirs.

Portland Opera Guild's Board of Directors voted recently to give a grant to the PSU Chamber Choir to help their excellent program and in appreciation for their appearances at our programs.



"Fall Classic" Luncheon on November 10, 2017

Jasmin White, a winner of the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions for the Northwest Region is our featured performer for the Luncheon! She will be accompanied by accomplished pianist, Michael Barnes.

View our upcoming luncheons and events below and make your reservations. Don't miss our on these wonderful events!

Met Opera HD Re-Broadcast July 12th

Enjoy the Metropolitan HD Summer Re-broadcast of Verdi’s Nabucco next Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00 pm at the Century 16 Eastport Plaza in Portland, OR.  Placido Domingo stars in this awe-inspiring production.

Win a ticket to this showing by “Liking” our Portland Opera Guild Facebook page, and adding a Comment to the Nabucco post with the name of your favorite opera. The contest ends Monday, 7/10 at midnight, and winners will be notified on Tuesday, 7/11/17. Or, contact us directly at info@portlandoperaguild.org.

PSU Opera Program Senior Recitals

Saori Erickson Senior Recital June 4th at PSU Lincoln Hall Rm. 75, 6:30 pm

PSU School of Music Opera Program Upcoming Senior Voice Recitals

Saori Erickson

Sunday, June 4th @ 6:30pm, Lincoln Recital Hall (75) Caccini, Scarlatti, Duparc, Strauss, Mozart, Barber and Puccini

Grace Skinner

Saturday, June 10th @ 2pm, Lincoln Hall 326 Brahms, Hahn, Poulenc, Haydn, Elgar

Hannah Consenz

Sunday, June 11th @7:30pm, Lincoln Recital Hall (75) Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Richard Strauss, & Puccini

Ellyn Culmsee

Sunday, July 23rd @ 5pm in Lincoln Recital Hall (75) Beach, Rossini, Milhaud, Schubert, Wolf, Bach


She’s knowledgeable, personable, stimulating and talented, and fortunately, available for the Opera Guild’s May Luncheon. Suzanne Nance’s luncheon appearance courtesy of All Classical Portland (KQAC 89.9 FM), and noted piano accompanist Michael Barnes are sponsored by Laserwerks’ Don and Mary Svela.
Prior to her arrival in the Rose City, Ms. Nance hosted the afternoon drive-time radio show on WFMT Chicago and co-produced and hosted Lyric Opera of Chicago’s internationally syndicated radio broadcast series. She is a frequent guest lecturer and writer about music and an arts ambassador who speaks nationally about the power of music, the benefits of Arts education, and the importance of supporting cultural endeavors.

Joie de Musique (Joy of Music) is the theme of the Guild’s May luncheon. Suzanne Nance will perform several arias along with some lighter songs with a French flair.

If you are not already a luncheon season subscriber, or want to bring guests, send your check with the enclosed reservation form right away. Contact Patricia Cavanaugh at info@portlandoperaguild.org for a reserved table for eight, or to check reservation availability after the May 24th cutoff. Sorry, we may not be able to accommodate any last minute walk-ins for this very special event.

Spring Luncheon Featured PSU's Puccini Operas Preview

At Friday’s luncheon Christine Meadows captivated us with the stories of the two, one-act Puccini operas PSU will present, opening April 21st. Saori Erickson, Hope McCaffrey, Darian Hutchinson, Alex Trull, and Chuck Dillard pianist performed a memorable preview.

POG members are invite all to attend PSU’s spring production two one-act operas by Puccini.  Performances will sell out, so get your tickets early.

Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi, April 21, 25, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm, Matinees: April 23, 30 at 3:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $30, Seniors $27, Students $15

Purchase tickets at PSU Box Office503.725.3307

Lincoln Performance Hall 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland

For information about our next luncheon on May 26, 2017, check the Events tab. Our luncheons in a lovely club setting feature live musical performances by local artists.  Guests interested in joining us are encouraged to attend our events.

Our mission is to promote and support opera in Portland and the region.  Meet like-minded opera lovers and find others who may be attending local musical events. For more information email us at info@portlandoperaguild.com.

The Opera Guild’s Spring Luncheon: March 24

It’s a certainty that Portlanders have had enough of winter by now, and what better way to usher in the Spring than having lunch at the Multnomah Athletic Club and listening to opera performed by young artists?

Please join your fellow Guilders and plan to bring a guest or two to enjoy the afternoon (and perhaps join our organization).

Professor Christine Meadows, a talented mezzo herself, will bring along a few of her PSU opera students to offer selections from two of Puccini’s one act operas, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, that will be performed at the school’s Lincoln Hall in April.

Moreover, the Guild proudly supports this program and your attendance at the luncheon will help us continue to do so.

The cost of the luncheon and entertainment is $35 per person. Click on Events to register.

Sunshine in January - next Luncheon 1/27/17

Portland Opera Guild invites you to join us on Friday, January 27th for our Winter Luncheon at the Multnomah Athletic Club, located at 1849 SW Salmon Street.  We will have Ping and Woof Opera as our special guests.  Our theme for this lunch is Sunshine in January, and we hope to raise everyone’s spirits with wonderful music, delicious food and excellent company!

Cost of the lunch and program is $35 per person and guests are welcome.  The social begins at


with lunch at


.  For reservations and information please contact Patricia Cavanaugh at


or make your reservations online, click on Events (above).  Please make your reservations as soon as possible, as our deadline is

Tuesday, January 24th


Please join us!