Former Pride of Portland member Dawn Wright, age 62, passed peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2022, leaving behind a loving family.
Nothing meant more to Dawn than music and family, and she had a big heart for both. Dawn sang with several Sweet Adelines choruses: Pride of...more
Watch this heartwarming--and sometimes heartbreaking--60 Minutes clip about Tony Bennett. Under the throes of Alzheimer's, Tony might not remember your name, but boy, he can still--at 95--sing the pants off a song. His physician also explains the amazing hold music has over Alzheimer...more
Masks especially created for singing. Wristbands signaling comfort with hugs, or closeness. Rethinking the meaning of worship, or...
Do you ever say "I can't sing, I wish I could sing?" Would you describe yourself as tone deaf? We hear those sorts of comments a lot at Pride of Portland when approaching possible guests. Reknown a cappella star, Deke Sharon, is here with...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
Whether you have the voice of a songbird or sound like some ball-bearings in a blender, singing can have some remarkably positive effects.
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....more
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 ...more