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Apr 29, 2021

Many of us LOVE to sing in groups, but become emotional …or insecure… or just less satisfied when we sing alone. Now, we know that singing alone is certainly different than raising your voice with others – but wouldn’t it be great to experience even just a little more joy while you’re practicing...

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Apr 13, 2021

School music programs are being cut, and education priorities focused on STEM. Is there any real value to a vocal music education? Click here for a great video explaining why...

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Mar 07, 2021

When 5-year-old Roslyn Kane began having nightmares, dad Rick reached out from his home in Pennsylvania to the Bristol Man Chorus to see if they could help his daughter through the power of song. Choir director Sam Burns got to work immediately, crafting a personal lullaby for his new friend....

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Oct 06, 2020

Choir singing improves health, happiness – and is the perfect icebreaker, reports the University of Oxford. Music has been used in different cultures throughout history in many healing rituals, and is already used as a therapy in our own culture (for the relief of...

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May 19, 2020

Whether you have the voice of a songbird or sound like some ball-bearings in a blender, singing can have some remarkably positive effects.

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Feb 09, 2020

Blatent plug: If joining a choir is something you're considering, visit a Pride of Portland rehearsal! It just might be what you're looking for!

It’s no secret that America’s social fabric is unraveling....

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Sep 30, 2019

Some music inspires you to move your feet, some inspires you to get out there and change the world. In any case, it's fair to say that music moves people in special ways. If you're especially into a piece of music, your brain does something called ...

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Jul 11, 2019

The dice were HOT on June 1, when Pride of Portland Chorus hosted their first Bunco Blast Fundraiser. We had friends and family from near and far joining us at the beautiful TaborSpace for fun, games, music and laughter.

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Jul 04, 2019

Want to learn some amazing things about a singer's amazing body? Check out this informative article.

 1.) Your whole body is your instrument, not just your vocal mechanism.

Your voice is part of a total system which includes your mind and your entire body. Any...

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May 04, 2019

Pride of Portland Chorus is thrilled to have taken first place at the 2019 North by Northwest Region 13 contest in April; our ninth championship since the chorus was founded in 2000. 

We're also very proud of our three quartets who performed magnificently, with...

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Apr 13, 2019

Twenty years ago, when academic researcher Julene Johnson wanted to study how music might help the aging process, she couldn’t get funding. Johnson, a professor at the Institute for Health & Aging at the University of California, San Francisco, suspected that music might improve memory, mood...

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Mar 25, 2019

When I was a young musician, my parents had to bribe me to practice for lessons. Getting to watch television dangled in front of me like a carrot, only in reach once I had put in my thirty minutes. It worked, but often times my heart (and head) wouldn’t be in the practice session.

Of...

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