Portland, OR. A Carnivale Gala was the kickoff for the upcoming 50th anniversary and a fundraiser for the Golden Jubilee Preservation Project. The Old Church on SW 11th, built in 1882 and on the National Register of Historic Places is a world-class concert hall and community arts organization. Keith and Elizabeth Sconiers from the Northwest Advisory Group enjoyed the Saptember 15th gala. The benefit included performances by Aaron Meyer, Groovy Wallpaper, Circus Project and the unfurling of a new logo. (Photo credit, Richard Kolbell, Bridette Emard Photography)
Here’s a video about the event:

Amanda Stark, ED and Bob Hermanson, President of the board, The Old Church Society

Patrick and Maria Harvey / Really Big Video

Valarie Rundquist, Oregon Community Foundation

Michal Ann Russell, Richard and Anne De Wolf, ARCIFORM

The big reveal of our new logo

Moe Lincoln, Artist Liaison, TOC Concert Hall and Emcee for the evening

Janet Penner, actress

TOC Concert Hall, 50 Years in the Heart of Portland

From The Old Church:

The Old Church is a nonprofit, non-religious concert hall and all-ages event venue with a rich history and a dynamic 21st century identity. Built in 1882, it is the oldest church building in downtown Portland and is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1967, dedicated citizens banded together to purchase and save this heritage building from demolition. Our dual mission is to preserve and celebrate the building’s historic architecture and create music and arts programs that enhance the cultural life of the community. Through our programming and operations, we are committed to being a cultural living room open to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, disability status, geography, age and other forms of bias. Diversity, equity and inclusion are central values as we strive to foster inspired and creative community.

We encourage you to read more about our history, but we’re most excited about our present and future. The Old Church is run by a creative and dedicated staff and a passionate board of directors. With contributions from supporters like you, we are able to offer free music, culture and community-building programs for children and adults – all in a unique performance venue in the heart of the city.

We invite you to get involved!

  • Attend a concert or special event – Events Calendar
  • Book a show or event – How to Book
  • Volunteer – Get Started
  • Join the board of directors or become an Old Church ambassador – Learn More
  • Donate to ensure this architectural treasure continues as a vital gathering place Give Today