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WELCOME
OREGON'S AMBASSADORS OF SONG SINCE 1945
UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Wolf Fest - Washington County Fair
July 28, 2017  •  7:30 p.m.

873 NE 34th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Terwilliger Plaza
October 27, 2017  •  7:30 p.m.

2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 9720

2017 Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concert
December 2, 2017  •  3 p.m.

United Church of Christ in Forest Grove
2032 College Way Forest Grove, OR 97116

Town Center Village
December 14, 2017  •  5:30 p.m.

8709 SE Causey Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086

2017 The Grotto Christmas Festival of Lights
December 20, 2017  •  9 p.m.

The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother
8501 NE Skidmore St, Portland, OR 97220

OUR DIRECTOR

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Josh joined the Westside Singers as our director in April, 2017.

Josh has served as musical director for Beaverton Civic Theatre since 2010 and on its board of directors since 2012. A graduate of Aloha High School, Josh has been engaged in performing arts in the Beaverton community for more than twenty years. He strongly values the depth and quality of productions Beaverton Civic Theatre brings to the community along with the experience they provide to volunteers at every level of involvement. Josh holds a degree in Music Education from Ouachita Baptist University and is the Choir Teacher at Stoller Middle School, Beaverton School District.


ABOUT US

Our History

The Westside Singers have been performing in Portland and beyond for over 70 years. Originally begun in 1945, the all-male chorus was known as the Forest Grove Gleemen. When women joined the chorus in the 1960s, the Forest Grove Gleemen became the Forest Grove Gleemen and Girls. As time passed, the chorus grew in size, drawing singers throughout Washington and Oregon. The focus changed to singing jazz standards and show tunes, and the name changed one more time to the Westside Singers.

Today Westside Singers is a jazz chorus of 30 singers, ranging in age from early twenties to the 90’s. We boast three members  with over 50 years experience with the Westside Singers.

The Westside Singers have performed at all kinds of local venues, including civic clubs, retirement homes, and private parties. We had the honor of singing the National Anthem at PGE Park and Memorial Coliseum. Internationally, the Westside Singers conducted a tour of Europe in the 1970s, and held a command performance for Princess Grace of Monaco. The Westside Singers had the privilege of performing at the 1986 Worlds Fair in Vancouver, B.C.

One constant dances throughout the 60+ year history of Westside Singers, and that is providing toe-tapping, finger-snapping, hand-holding musical entertainment throughout the Portland metropolitan area and beyond. That’s what makes us “Oregon’s Ambassadors of Song”.

Our Music

The Westside Singers specialize in performing big band standards from 1940’s and 1950’s, along with popular show tunes from the 1920s to today’s Broadway tunes.

Our current Playlist includes such favorites as ~

In The Mood

Route 66

And All That Jazz (from the musical Chicago)

Steppin’ Out

Puttin’ On The Ritz

I’m Beginning To See The Light

Sing, Sing, Sing

Tuxedo Junction

Sweet Georgia Brown

As Time Goes By

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

It Had to Be You

String of Pearls

Moonglow

River of Dreams

Sincerely/You Send Me

Take Five

Girl from Ipanema

Birth of the Blues

Fly Me To The Moon

Blue Skies

Sway

Under the Boardwalk

Lean on Me

On the Sunny Side of the Street

 

And Many, Many More…

 

Our Holiday season Playlist offers a great mix of secular and sacred favorites, such as ~

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Getting in the Mood (for Christmas)

Irving Berlin Medley

Sleigh Bells

Angelic Christmas

O Holy Night

Christmas Waltz

Jazzy Old St. Nicholas 

Mary, Mary 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town 

Doo Wop Christmas 

Carol of the Bells ­ Kirby Shaw arr.   

Cool Yule 

Sing Noel 

Silent Night 

Joy to the World 

And More…
Joining The Westside Singers

The Westside Singers are always looking for quality musicians who enjoy singing, having a good time and performing all year round! We rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at  West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, in the Sanctuary. The entire parking lot is available. The rehearsal space is located through the main entry: turn left, then right.

Our next scheduled rehearsal is Wednesday, September 6 @ 7 p.m.

We would love to see you there! Feel free to fill out our
information sheet and someone will get back to you shortly.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Below are the elected officers of our organization. 
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CARTER TOLLAS
President
& Webmaster


KATIE KIME-SMITH
Vice President
SHERRY AVERETT Treasurer
RON MAGNUS
Librarian
ERIN MATOZA
Secretary
& Webmaster
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BETH HEIRTZLER
Concert Manager
MATT CASSIDY
Past President
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