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If you are not humming He Touched Me, singing “dolla dolla bill y’all” or dancing around the house to Puttin’ On the Ritz, you missed Pride of Portland’s annual show! Pride hosted some world-class guests - Sweet Adelines International quartet champions Speed of Sound and PSU’s Portland Timbre – and had the great pleasure of retaining Sweet Adelines International President-Elect Paula Davis (pictured above, left of Speed of Sound and Director Ryan Heller) as emcee.

Pride of Portland chorus has some costumes for sale (though note that the tops shown above have been sold)! We have the casual blue duster and lots of glass-beaded fringe remaining. All very reasonably priced!

For more information, click here for a PDF with all the details; you can also click on the photos below for a larger picture. Contact Julie Mikulic, Co-Team Leader of Pride of Portland Chorus with questions: julielmikulic@gmail.com / 503.997.9990.

As one. Such a simple phrase. Apply it to a chorus of one hundred Pride of Portland Sweet Adelines – in truth, all Sweet Adelines - and it becomes so much more. Balance. Harmony. Unity. Together, Pride set one goal for the 2014  International Competition in Baltimore: a top five medal. Easy, right? If you call numerous coaching sessions, rep after rep of ambitious choreography, and fearless, single-minded focus easy, then sure. 

Recently Pride of Portland presented their annual show, Steppin’ Out. It was a huge success, debuting new songs, a new costume, and a new championship attitude. They are roaring toward Baltimore and Sweet Adelines International competition.Not only did Pride perform to a sold-out matinee and packed evening show, they were honored to share the stage with two of Sweet Adeline’s preeminent quartets: the 2013 International Quartet Champions, LoveNotes, and the 2013 North by Northwest Region 13 Quartet Champions, Pepper. 

Pride is going international - but not in the way you might expect. Yes, Sweet Adelines International Competition in Baltimore is just months away, but in 2017 Pride will be traveling halfway around the world - and down under - to join Sweet Adelines in New Zealand.

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the world "Down Under" and exploring the real "Middle-earth"? Now's your chance. New Zealand  is jammed packed with stunning vistas and diverse cultures, yet with a population of just four million people, it is gloriously uncrowded.

One morning while reading a newspaper, Jarbas Agnelli saw a photograph of birds on an electric wire. He cut out the photo and was inspired to make a song using the exact location of the birds as musical notes. He was curious to hear what melody the birds created.

He sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto; who told his editor at one of Brazil's largest newspapers, O Estado de Sau Paulo; who told a reporter; and, the story ended up as an interview in the newspaper. It ended up Winner of the YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial Festival.

Visit YouTube to see how this enchanting photo plays out...literally! It's true that beautiful music is everywhere if we just know how to find it!

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