Portland Lesbian Choir

Portland Lesbian Choir

Portland, OR 97211, USA

Artistic Director

Mary McCarty

Executive Director


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The Portland Lesbian Choir (PLC) is a choir based in Portland, Oregon, in the United States. The group was formed in 1986. The choir has an inclusive, “non-audition” policy that applies to “folx ages 18+, races, gender and sexual orientations (including straight allies), abilities, creeds, lifestyles, etc.” the only requirement is that singers must be able to match pitch in singing.

PLC builds harmony and community through compelling musical performances. We elevate LGBTQ+ voices, emphasize equity, and encourage collaboration, growth and service. The choir performs various music, from classical to pop to Broadway. PLC has performed at various venues throughout Portland, including the Oregon Convention Center, the Keller Auditorium, and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

PLC is a non-profit organization. The choir’s funding comes from membership dues, ticket sales, sponsorships, grants and donations. PLC is a member of the Oregon Choral Federation and the GALA.

PLC is a vibrant and active organization that is making a difference in the lives of LGBTQ2S+ in Portland and beyond. The choir is a source of pride and joy for its members and a powerful force for good in the community.

Here are some additional details about PLC:

  • The choir comprises approximately 140 folx of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
  • PLC performs a variety of music, from classical to pop to Broadway.
  • The choir performs at a variety of venues throughout Portland and outreach in the greater Northwest.
  • PLC values service and performs a variety of volunteer activities for local food banks, women’s shelters, LGBTQ shelters and more.

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