Zephyr Clarinet Choir

 A Portland/ Oregon community-based organization dedicated to our love of playing the clarinet together.

Barbara Heilmair, Director

Alex Christy, Assistant Director

John Gibson, Composer In-Residence

 
The ensemble consists of students, alumni, clarinet enthusiasts, and retired professional players, playing original compositions and arranged music in a variety of styles. We regularly play at venues in the Portland area.
 

Our performances have been broadcasted in the show “Played in Oregon” at All Classical Portland 89.9 and we performed at the 2022 ICA ClarinetFest in Reno/ Nevada with new compositions that have been written for our ensemble.

Zephyr Board and Founding Members

Written For The Zephyr Clarinet Choir

Clarinet Masquerade Waltz (2018)

Work for Clarinet Choir commissioned by Barbara Heilmair written for the Zephyr Clarinet Choir.

Premiere Performance: Portland State University, 2019

Purchase: Clarinet Masquerade Waltz, Sheet Music

Zephyros In Our Garden (2021)

Work for Clarinet Choir written encouraged by Barbara Heilmair for the Zephyr Clarinet Choir.

Premiere Performance: ICA ClarinetFest 2022, Reno/ Nevada

Purchase: Zephyros in Our Garden, Sheet Music

Nocturne For 12 Clarinets (2021)

A meditative work for 10 Clarinets in Bb and 2 Bass Clarinets.This composition was presented as a gift to Barbara Heilmair during the COVID-19 Pandemic, creating a silver lining of future performances for the Zephyr Clarinet Choir.

Premiere Performance: ICA ClarinetFest 2022, Reno/ Nevada