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Pacific Sound Chorus to compete internationally

Sweet Adelines

Sweet Adelines chorus members (from left) Carolyn Huber, Bev Huston, Randa Zaitz, and Ann Avery rehearse for an upcoming performance. They are part of the 108-member Pacific Sound Chorus competing internationally in October.
Photo courtesy of Lynn Gregory.

Pacific Sound Chorus by Woodinville Weekly staff
The National Anthem at Mariners' games, Christmas season at Country Village, and Chateau Ste. Michelle mark only a few of the group's credits to date, but the 108-member Pacific Sound Chorus will be taking on the world come October when they compete against 30 other championship "Sweet Adelines" choruses.
   Members from Northshore singing in the competition include Woodinville's Carolyn Huber and Lynn Gregory, and Bothell's Tammy Bienstadt, Vickie Kahlke, and Marie Fulghum.
   The chorus sings four-part harmony, barbershop style, beginning five years ago with 25 members. PSC is the current champion of Region 13, which includes Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.
   A fundraising show to help the group get to Ft. Lauderdale will be held Aug. 24: a matinee 3:30 p.m. and evening show at 8 p.m. at Highline Performing Arts Center, 401 South 152nd Street in Burien. Tickets are available through Lynn Gregory; $13 for adults, $5 for children.
   "We expect a sell-out crowd," said Gregory. "Each show will be packed with the best of the best: good music, lots of laughs, and beautiful costumes."