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Jul 11, 2023

Do you get nervous before a performance? a competition? walking into a rehearsal where you don't know anyone?!?

Luckily, according to Harvard Business Review, the right...

Jul 08, 2023

A growing body of research indicates that music can be a form of therapy — especially singing with others — to improve your mental health. But it’s absolutely okay if you are not the next American Idol.

"Music therapy addresses symptoms across a wide range of illnesses, including...

Apr 14, 2023

Betty Reid Soskin recently retired at 100 as the oldest National Park Service ranger. But this achievement is just one of many during her multifaceted career. She said, "I think that music has the power to change anything, because I could sing things that I couldn't say."


Nov 19, 2022

Any music lover may tell you that bopping along to your favorite song is a surefire way to feel better, but a scientific review published in JAMA concludes that music’s...

Oct 13, 2022

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...

Oct 05, 2021

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...

Aug 27, 2021

Masks especially created for singing. Wristbands signaling comfort with hugs, or closeness. Rethinking the meaning of worship, or...

Aug 09, 2021

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...