Zephyr Clarinet Choir

Zephyr Clarinet Choir, PSU Lincoln Recital Hall

The Zephyr Clarinet Choir is a Portland area community-based organization dedicated to our love of playing clarinet together and for music in large ensembles. I am directing the ensemble since its foundation in 2017, now also assisted by Alex Christy. 

The ensemble consists of students, alumni, clarinet enthusiasts, and retired professional players. Our main venue for concerts is Portland State University’s “Lincoln Recital Hall”. The clarinet choir has also performed at other community locations and events, such as at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall’s Foyer and in the “Colossal Clarinet Choir” during the “Chamber Music Northwest Clarinet Celebration”. Some of our concert recordings have been featured in All Classical Portland’s show “Played in Oregon”. In 2022, we have been invited to perform at the ICA ClarinetFest in Reno/ Nevada.

We play original compositions and arranged music in a variety of styles. Many pieces we play are written or arranged by our own Composer/ Arranger in Residence, John Gibson. Additionally, composers such as Bryan Johanson and Nicole Buetti have written new works for our group. We also frequently play arrangements by Armin Suppan, Matt Johnston, and many more.  

Our clarinet choir is not an elite group. We make music in an inclusive atmosphere and we are having a lot of fun!  

The Zephyr Clarinet Choir has formalized its status as an Oregon non-profit public benefit corporation as of November 2021.
Let us know if you’re interested in helping us out or serving on the board, the contact email is: info@zephyrclarinetchoir.org
You can donate here to support the Zephyr Clarinet Choir
Zephyr Clarinet Choir Website

If you are a clarinetist interested in playing in our group, or a composer writing for our group, please feel free to contact me.

Next Concert: To be announced