About Us

UPDATE: The Oregon Chorale has chosen its next Artistic Director. Jason Sabino will begin conducting the Chorale in Fall 2016. Please check back to find more information as it becomes available. Welcome, Jason!

Our artistic director and founder Bernie Kuehn retired in June 2015 after thirty years, and we knew there would be big shoes to fill. To choose a new artistic director, the Chorale Board appointed a selection committee in fall 2014, made up of members of the Chorale and Hillsboro arts community. The committee announced the position and put applicants through a detailed application process. After reviewing the applications and conducting interviews in February and March 2015, the committee narrowed the group down to three finalists. Each finalist served as artistic director for one concert over the 2015-2016 season, choosing the music, leading rehearsals, and directing performances. In June 2016, the Chorale chose the new artistic director, who will begin in fall 2016. Click on a finalist's name below to learn more. The Chorale had the pleasure of working with the following finalists:

Fall 2015
ROBERT HAWTHORNE
Concerts: December 5 & 6, 2015

Winter 2015/2016
JASON SABINO
Concerts: March 5 & 6, 2016

Spring 2016
SCOTT TUOMI
Concerts: June 4 & 5, 2016