All Shows are performed in the First United Methodist Sanctuary

The Encore Concert Series is a group of distinctive and thematic productions with each show reflecting a diverse mix of classical, jazz, folk, pop, and contemporary Christian praise music. These shows are designed to appeal to a wide range of musical tastes.

Saturday, October 27, 2018


Concert is free and open to the public

Choral Festival Schedule
The Clark College Concert Choir
Heritage High School Treble Choir
The Vancouver Chamber Singers
Choral Groups from Evergreen and Vancouver School District
This festive event has something for everyone! We bring a touch of the Portland Grotto experience to Vancouver with this Holiday choral program.  Strolling carolers,  petting zoo, festive light show, hot cider, espresso, and desserts!
Performing on the Rogers pipe organ in between choirs will be Thomas Rheingans - Music Director at First United Methodist Church
Petting Zoo provided by 
Performance Schedule:   
2:20 Riverview Christmas Choir
2:40 Crestline Elementary Choir 
3:00 Orchards Elementary School All Star Choir 
3:20 Columbia Valley Elementary Choir  
3:40 Columbia River High School Concert Choir
4:00 Heritage High School Treble Choir
4:20 Shahala  7th Grade Choir
4:40 Vancouver School of the Arts Vocal Ensemble
5:00 Ft. Vancouver High School Concert Choir
5:30 Pacific Middle School 7th/8th Choir
6:00 Break
7:00 The Clark College Concert Choir and the Vancouver Chamber Singers 

2018 Winter Choir Festival

Sat. December 8, 2018

2:20 pm to 8 pm 

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Willamette Concert Choir
Willamette Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Encore Rocks

Aug 17 - 7pm  2019

Rhapsody in Blue

Saturday, May 4th 2019 7:00 pm

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Gonzaga Concert Choir and String Ensemble

 in Concert!

Thursday, February 14 - 2019

7:00 pm

Concert is free and open to the public

Willamette University Choirs in Concert!

Friday, January 18 - 2019

7:30 pm

Concert is free and open to the public

A tribute to New York City and the music of George Gershwin.  Thomas Rheingans will perform a solo rendition of Gershwin's most famous piece "Rhapsody in Blue".  The award winning Heritage High School Women's Ensemble will perform choral pieces and Broadway songs with singing and dancing.   Jazz vocalist Camille Greenidge Bass will showcase songs by Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, and Ella Fitzgerald. 
Heritage Women's Ensemble
Vocalist Camille Greenidge Bass
As summer heats up, plans for a cool concert event are coming together at
Vancouver First United Methodist Church
 Saturday, August 17th.

A Youth Praise Experience will feature The Band Phoenix, and be an event full of food, fun and fellowship for youth across the Methodist district and Vancouver area. We would like to extend an invitation to youth groups from our neighboring United Methodist churches to come join together in a cool space, the Jason Lee Hall at Vancouver First United Methodist Church, to enjoy a taco/nacho bar and meet and greet other youth from the area. We will gather at 4 p.m.

The Band Phoenix, a local praise band, will kick off a concert of rock praise music featuring sets of some of today’s hottest hits. Following the concert, there will be a host of activities to take part in. If you or youth you know are interested in performing a song, we will have time devoted to open mic as the evening’s mixer continues.

The event will be hosted by the youth of VanFUMC, and a freewill donation of $5 will be accepted to offset costs, or non-perishable food items will be collected for the local food banks.

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