One morning while reading a newspaper, Jarbas Agnelli saw a photograph of birds on an electric wire. He cut out the photo and was inspired to make a song using the exact location of the birds as musical notes. He was curious to hear what melody the birds created.
He sent the music to the...more
So Buzzfeed isn't the most scientific of sources, but this recent post DOES have a lot of good points!
Coaching juggernauts Sharon Babb and Erin Howden came to Pride of Portland this past weekend (Jan. 31 and Feb 1) and wow! What an unparalleled session of coaching and choreography! We can't wait to incorporate the changes and rock the stage at Regional in Spokane in April. The bios of these...more
Pride of Portland is thrilled to announce the launch of their new Groupanizer website! The content is comprehensive and the style and look exceeded our wildest expectation. As we prepare for International in Baltimore, we couldn't have asked for a better presence on the internet. 2013 was Pride'...more
"One good thing about music, is when it hits you, you feel no pain."
Judging from the quote above, Bob Marley was part poet, part scientist. That's because there's truth to his head-bobbing lyrics from the song Trenchtown Rock. Research suggests that music...more
A composer by the name of Jim Wilson has recorded the sound of crickets and then slowed down the recording, revealing something so amazing: the crickets sound like they are singing the most beautiful chorus in perfect harmony. Though you may think it is human voices, everything you hear in this...more
Congratulations to the Ronninge Show Chorus from Sweden--shown here from their 2011 appearance at contest--who recently were named the 2014 International Champion Chorus for Sweet Adelines International. Joining winners of other contests who are from Canada and the United States, Ronninge's win...more
As Pride of Portland members know, singing together can be an indescribable experience, uniting the chorus in a way that is somehow both exhilarating and calming. And now, scientists have discovered that singing with a group can actually slow down and synchronize the heartbeats of singers!... more
Scoring 701 and winning First Place Chorus, Pride of Portland joined the elite ranks of Master Chorus. This was accomplished during the final Region 24 Competition held in Boise, Idaho, April 2013.
With this regional win, Director Ryan Heller attained the honored Master 700 Director...more