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:
Looking for something fabulous to do for yourself? Join Pride of Portland Chorus! You'll love the challenge, the education, the fellowship, the opportunities, and most of all: the music we make together. Guests are welcome at all rehearsals, so stop on by and see for yourself!
Meet Pride of Portland's new director, Drew Osterhout
After concluding a successful search with many talented and amazing candidates, Pride of Portland Chorus is thrilled to have Drew Osterhout now standing in front of us each week leading rehearsals.
Drew is a Pacific Northwest native who has spent the last six years in St. Louis, MO, honing his skills with four-time BHS championship chorus, the Ambassadors of Harmony, where he was the baritone section leader. Born and raised in Olympia, WA, Drew’s barbershop resume also includes being one of the current Head Clinicians for Harmony Explosion Northwest, and co-directing Northwest Vocal Project Chorus to a 6th place international finish in 2012. He recently sang baritone with Spitfire Quartet (Central States District) and has sung in numerous other quartets, notably HHHHHHHHHHHHHH (2011 5th Place collegiate quartet) and Code Blue (2012 BHS International competitors).
With Drew now at the helm, Pride of Portland looks forward to continuing along the successful path Ryan Heller, and others, paved for us. If you live in the Metropolitan Portland area, you're invited to come to our Open House on Wednesday, September 11, to officially welcome Drew. More information can be found by clicking here.
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.
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