Portland Fundraising Concert

March 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Portland Tennis & Education at St. John’s Racquet Center
7519 North Burlington Avenue
Paul & Helene Rippey
Portland Fundraising Concert @ Portland Tennis & Education at St. John’s Racquet Center

We are so excited to be joining friends and fellow music lovers for a performance and fundraiser for the Music Program of St. John’s Racquet Center. If you’re in the area, please join us!

As Fl!p says, “singing is not a commodity to buy, but a birthright that
has been stolen from us.” In some countries,  it would sound very peculiar for someone to say, “Oh, I can’t sing.” What? What do you mean? Everyone can sing! Unfortunately, our natural love of singing is dimming, particularly among young people.

This event will be a partial antidote to YouTube and screens in general, to studio recordings and perfectly produced performances by millionaires who have no idea who you are. This will be fun of a kind that maybe you haven’t had in a while.

We will sing a lot, of course, but you will have plenty of chances to sing too.

There will be special guest artists also: some of the young voices from the Music Program of Portland Tennis & Education (PT&E) at the St. Johns Racquet Center in Portland, a wonderfully innovative non-profit organization that marries an excellent sports program to a strong outreach and after school program for young people.

PT&E knows that young people are a lot happier when they get to use their physical energy in sports, and we know that everybody is a lot happier when we use our singing energy.

So, please come and bring whatever voice you have. And please feel free to bring children of any age—this will be a completely family-oriented concert. If you’re in the Portland area, please join us!

All proceeds beyond payment to the artists will benefit the Music Program at PT&E. The current music director has volunteered for almost ten years and personally supported the acquisition of instruments and teachers; we want to move to the next level and create a fund to assure the long-term sustainability of the program.

Hope to see you there!

Note on Tickets: $15 is recommended, but will be sold on a sliding scale starting at $5 on Brown Paper Tickets, with no one turned away. Donations welcome. Sponsored by Artichoke Community Music, The Portland Folk Music Society, and Portland Tennis and Education: