This is the inaugural year of our adult singing program! Both choirs offer singers an opportunity to meet others who love to sing and to learn the finest musical repertoire in a welcoming environment.

Adult Choral Director Liz Rollins

Liz pursued singing, education and theater at McGill University School of Music, Montréal and a master’s in conducting at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. As the assistant director of the Portland Community Chorus for the last 10 years she has worked with large ensembles and directed the Outreach Singers in their many varied engagements.

She conducted and toured with the Windham Chamber Singers for two years, taught choral music and theater in Auburn schools for 11 years, and has directed and designed over 60 high school, middle school and community theater performances.

She is also a devoted member of the New Brackett Church choir on Peaks Island. Her passions extend beyond performance to include competitive snowboarding, sailing, playwriting and sewing.

About Our Adult Choirs | Repertory Chorus and Synergy Singers

Whether one is an experienced chorister or entirely new to singing, we have an enriching and comfortable place for every voice..

Enjoy the jewels of the choral canon as well as beautiful newer works for SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) voices. Spread the word to family and friends and join these exciting new community singing ensembles.

Our adult  choirs will be in-person classes. All classes will be held in The Performance Space at PCM’s new location at 28 Neal Street in Portland.

Repertory Chorus | Adult singers (18+) | Tuition: $220 (includes $20 singer’s mask fee)
Tuesdays: 7:15-8:45 pm | 15 Sessions: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28; 10/5, 10/12, 10/19; 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30; 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 | Location: Performance Hall

Repertory Chorus is for beginner and intermediate level adult singers (18+) who want to join a relaxed, fun singing ensemble.

There is no audition or prerequisite needed to join this ensemble.

Our focus will be on learning to use good singing technique, read a choral score, hold a voice part with confidence and sing together as an ensemble.

We will also cover aspects of auditioning for future ensembles and basic sight singing. Most importantly, we will enjoy making music with friends while exploring the rich diversity of the choral repertoire.

Synergy Singers | Experienced Adult Singers (18+) | Tuition: $220 (includes $20 singer’s mask fee)
Tuesdays: 5:30 – 7 pm | 15 Sessions: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28; 10/5, 10/12, 10/19; 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/3; 12/7, 12/14, 12/21
Location: Performance Hall

Synergy Singers is a small, select, mixed choir for experienced singers (18+).

A short audition/interview will be required to assess vocal quality, sight-reading ability and experience.

We will pursue challenging gems of the choral repertoire, both accompanied and a Capella as they suit the voices of the group. We will focus on more advanced singing techniques, sight-singing practice through simple repertoire, musical interpretation and some memorization.

Our highest endeavor will be to build a balanced, cooperative ensemble where all members work together with musicality and respect toward a common artistic goal.

How to Join

For more information or if you are interested in joining our adult choirs, please email Liz Rollins, Adult Choral Director.