An update from Music Director, Dr. Paul French

As of 5/18/2021

I hope this finds you well and continuing to cope as best you can with these extraordinary circumstances we are living through. It seems like forever since the high of the “Sheen of Dew” performances in March 2020 and now… we continue to wait. And while we wait, we make plans for that happy day when we can perform once again. As an organization, we are committed to the safety of our audience and singers, and will be governed by the State’s health care professionals. We will also need the approval of SOU before we can rehearse and perform in the Recital Hall.

While nothing is certain, we are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to perform in person again starting this October.

The good news is that, as an organization, we continue to be in a very strong position to recover and continue to flourish. Our audience and donors are incredible in their generosity and loyalty; our singers are amazing, there is nothing they can’t do; the Board, under the leadership of Nicholas Bate, is committed and extremely strong; Richard Seidman, our Executive Director, has done extraordinary work promoting the group, producing the bi-weekly “Glimpses of Beauty” emails,  and helping raise funds.

We have a strong financial base with adequate reserves. We are truly so fortunate. We will get through this.

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As we know more, we will update this page and write to everyone on our list.  Say a prayer to help us get this blight behind us so we can get together again soon. Stay safe.

Tentative Dates of the 2021-22 Season


Fall Concert, October 30 and 31, 2021

Holiday Concert, December 18 and 19, 2021

4th Annual James M. Collier Festival of New Choral Music, March 5 and 6, 2022

Spring Concert, May 14 and 15, 2022

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Southern Oregon Repertory Singers is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our staff, musicians, audience members, and volunteers. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, physical ability, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation in any of our activities or operations.

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Major Funding Provided By:


Additional supporters include:

  • City of Ashland Lodging Tax Revenues
  • Jackson County Cultural Coalition funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust
  • Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts
  • The Oregon Cultural Trust
  • Pacific Power Foundation