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Police Investigating Repertory Singers But The Shows Will Go On

OPB | April 10, 2014 3:55 p.m. | Updated: April 12, 2014 10:07 a.m. | Portland

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Oregon Repertory Singers plan to go ahead with their season, despite a police investigation into gaps in the group’s financial records.

The group has been around for 40 years, and now counts 90 people in its adult choir.

It also sponsors five youth choirs.

The former executive director, Jed Shay, left in January. He was the sole full-time administrative employee of Oregon Repertory Singers at the time he left.

Mike Lindberg is chair of the organization’s board. He says attorneys have advised him not to comment in detail.

“But we can say we found missing information in financial and tax records,” Lindberg said. “Some of the information in our accounting software didn’t match what our financial institution or bank records showed.”

Lindberg says Oregon Repertory Singers had to refile its tax forms and make additional payments. He adds the group is now in the black, and there will be no changes to concerts scheduled for April 26th and 27th.

The Portland Police Bureau would not comment on the investigation.

Jed Shay is now the executive in charge of the Portland Youth Philharmonic. He could not be reached for comment.

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