Phantom of the Opera

Saturday, Oct 26  - 7:00 pm

We kick off the season once again with our annual Halloween inspired show that's full of surprises! Barn-burning virtuosic piano numbers, jazz, flashy novelty piano solos, and a few musical numbers about things that go bump in the night!
Thomas Rheingans, Music Director at First United Methodist Church, will perform chilling renditions of famous movie soundtracks on the Rodger's Pipe Organ in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church.
This show will feature the Thomas Rheingans Ensemble with guest vocalists and musicians.
Also performing will be the Encore Vocal Quartet.
Desserts and refreshments will round out the evening.

Rodgers Custom 940 Pipe Organ

The 2019 Winter Choir Festival

Saturday, Dec 7th  - 2:00 pm to 8:00

Bring the Whole Family and Share in the Experience!

The Clark College Concert Choir
Heritage Concert Choir
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
Performance Schedule 

2:00 - Frontier Middle School Choir

2:20 - Riverview Choir

2:40 - Cascade Middle School Treble Choir

3:00 - Columbia Valley Chorus

3:20 - Skyview High School Concert Choir

3:40 - Pacific Middle School 6th Grade Choir

4:00 - Heritage High School Treble Choir

4:20 - Prairie High School Chamber Choir 

4:40 - Shahala Middle School 7th Grade Choir

5:00 - Lakeshore Elementary Choir

5:15 - Jason Lee Middle School Choir

5:30 - Columbia River High School Treble and Concert Choir

6:00 - Break

7:00 - Clark College Concert Choir and the Heritage HS Concert Choir

Christmas Extravaganza!

Thursday, Dec 12 - 7:00 pm

Please join us for a special Encore Christmas Extravaganza on Thursday, Dec 12th at 7pm in the sanctuary. VanFUMC has developed a great relationship with Heritage High School Choir Program over the last two years. 
For this show, Heritage will bring the entire choir program of 160 students!  In addition, there will be brass and string ensembles, timpani, chimes, organ, and piano! You won't want to miss this special Encore presentation!

Jazz, Rags, and Blues!

Saturday, Feb 15 - 7:00 pm

Blues, Ragtime, and Jazz are distinctive American contributions to modern music. Music of W.C.Handy, Scott Joplin, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and George Gershwin will be featured.
There will be contemporary praise and secular music featured as well!
You won't want to miss this energetic and toe-tapping concert!

Jubilee - Folk Music Festival!

Featuring your favorite Encore Artists!

Saturday, July 11 - video premier (time tbd)

Siena Christie
Lisa Frey
Scott Stevens
Thomas Rheingans

We will premiering a video presentation of our Jubilee Festival featuring some familiar professional artists that have performed in the Encore Concert Series. 

You will be able to see them perform music they have recorded in their studios.

Don't miss the premier on July 11! 

Previous Encore Shows from 2019

Encore Rocks

Aug 17 - 7pm  2019

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