BarbershopHistory.com readers recently nominated Pride of Portland Chorus for FOUR Barbie Awards, which are announced annually following International Competitions (click here for an explanation of what the Barbie Awards are). Pride is pleased as punch to be nominated in the following categories:
Meet Us in St. Louis!
Pride of Portland will soon be off to the 2018 Sweet Adelines International Convention, being held October 15-20, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. The chorus has been working our collective tails off preparing for the contest, and we ready to roar!
Exciting things happen at the convention all week; here are some highlights:
- Going to be in St. Louis? You're welcome to attend any of Pride's open rehearsals! You can get a listing by clicking here.
- Tuesday, 10/16: It's our Regional Rah-Rah for Region 13's competing choruses and quartets at 3:00 pm in the Marriott Grand Hotel's Landmark Ballroom 1 and 2. Come and shower them with love as they embark on their competition journey. Also on Tuesday, the Harmony Classic takes place that night for small- and mid-sized chapters.
- Wednesday, 10/17: Quartet Semi-Finals are today. Click here for estimated onstage times. (TIP: All of the Region 13 quartets are scheduled to sing before noon PDT on Tuesday!)
- Thursday, 10/18: Chorus Semi-Finals are today and Pride is estimated to be onstage at 10:59am PDT (click here for chorus semis stage times). Watch us on the webcast (info below)!
- Friday, 10/19: Quartet Finals. Check the webcast site for updated order-of-appearance, and estimated onstage times.
- Saturday, 10/20: We made the CHORUS FINALS! Pride is Contestant #2, and will be taking the stage at approximately 10:22 PDT. We hope you'll be able to catch us on the webcast (info below).
Can't make it to St. Louis this year? Then WATCH IT ONLINE! The next best thing to having a seat in St. Louis is SAI's live webcast, available by clicking here to visit SweetAdsWebcast.com. The Harmony Classic, Quartet and Chorus competitions will be available on the FREE webcast offered by Sweet Adelines International (Coronet Club webcast is available for a fee).
Also available on the webcast site are links to the convention program, onstage times, orders of appearance, webcast competition schedules, and time zone converter! Remember: all competition performances are LIVE; an archive is not offered. However, should you miss a performance, videos will be posted to the SAI YouTube Channel approximately 24 hours later.
Pride of Portland Chorus is asking for your help to help raise funds to repair the trailer we use to transport risers to and from singing events and coaching sessions all over the Portland area and beyond. We've had the trailer for over 10 years and it's in need of serious repairs.
Some of these items include:
* replacing the tongue on the trailer, which has a "surge" brake, not the current standard electric brakes. This will provide more safety for the driver/hauler.
* replacing the worn out plywood on the walls, floors and ramp.
* creating a new transition over the ramp to the floor
* replacing the metal ramp addition for our riser carts to easily roll up on the trailer.
We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, so your donation is tax-deductible. Please donate if you can; just click the Go Fund Me logo above! We'd appreciate it very much. Thank you!
Pride of Portland Chorus is the premier women's a cappella chorus of the Pacific Northwest. Education and musical excellence define who we are and shape our success in the competitive world of women's barbershop.
Based in Portland, OR, our chorus draws from a rich reservoir of women from all over the Pacific Northwest.
We love guests and welcome new members! Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Latvian Lutheran Church, 5500 SW Dosch Road, Portland, OR 97239.