Power Quartetting

It was more than just another great weekend of chord ringing and fellowship for me. It provided a much needed charge to my barbershop battery.
Paul O.

I just wanted to publicly thank everyone for a great weekend. I look forward to singing with you guys again next year!
Mark E.

I had a fantastic time, and will definitely be recommending this event to all my friends for next year!
Drew O.

WOW! Wall-to-wall singing, all weekend! What a good time we had! The rest of you missed a marvelous weekend!
Bob T.

Portland Power Quartetting weekend

September 14-15, 2012 in Portland, OR

If you are a person who's driven to excellence and an above-average quartet singer, this might be the event for you. Participants will be expected to memorize (completely) their part in six challenging arrangements and come prepared to sing their part in quartets.

These songs will be sung in various quartets throughout the weekend and in an informal contest/show on Saturday evening. Individuals will be randomly drawn into quartets and a random song assigned for the contest. The entire group will also perform the songs as a chorus in the show.

View photos of Portland Power Quartetting 2010

Rehearsal Tips, courtesy of Elizabeth Davies


Projected Men's Songs:
Little Patch of Heaven - arr. Aaron Dale
Mobile - arr. David Wright
Stella by Starlight - arr. Jeremy Johnson
Tenderly - arr. Jon Nicholas
The Birth of the Blues (second song, at 3:10) - arr. David Wright
Sing! Sing! Sing! - arr. by Paul Olguin

Registered Participants:
Jeff Buckles - Lead -- Aloha OR
Paul Lewis - Tenor -- Portland OR
Tim McDonough - Tenor -- Portland OR
Lon Dockter - Tenor -- Tacoma WA
Drew Osterhout - Bass -- Seattle WA
Kevin Bier - Baritone -- Brush Prairie WA
Paul Olguin - Baritone -- Portland OR

(Tenors-3, Leads-1, Baritones-2, Basses-1)

If you want to slow the learning track down but maintain the same pitch, you can do it with Audacity software.

Click here for a more detailed map to the venue.

Directions to the venue: Take exit marked Lloyd Center or Rose Quarter. Go east on Weidler to 21st. Turn left on 21st and proceed about 3 blocks to the end of the street. The venue, Holladay Park Church of God, is on the right. Turn right on Tillamook and right again into the parking lot. Walk down the stairs into the lower entrance and down the hall to the assembly room. The address is 2120 NE Tillamook St. Portland.

Weekend Schedule: Men

Friday, September 14, 2012
6:00-7:00 pm Check In and mingle
7:00 Welcome: Harry
7:10 Warm-up: Paul Olguin
7:25 Run-through Sing, Sing, Sing: Paul Olguin
7:30 Quartet Room
7:50 Run-through Little Patch of Heaven: Paul; Tenderly: Paul
7:55 Quartet Room
8:30 Run-through Stella by Starlight: Kevin Bier; Birth of the Blues: Drew Osterhout
8:35 Quartet Room
9:10 Run-through Mobile: Drew
9:15 Quartet Room
9:30 Dismiss

Saturday, September 15
9:00 Warm-up: Paul
9:30 Rehearse Mobile: Drew; Tenderly: Paul
10:20 Quartet Room
11:10 Rehearse Stella by Starlight: Kevin; Birth of the Blues: Drew
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Quartet Room
1:45 Rehearse Little Patch of Heaven: Paul
2:10 Quartet Room
2:55 Rehearse Sing, Sing, Sing: Paul
3:20 Mixed Quartet Rooms
4:15 Draw for Quartets
4:30 Practice w/quartet; supper on your own
7:00 Show/contest
9:00 Afterglow at Stark Street Pizza

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$79
under age 25: $69
past District or Regional Champion: $69




Women's Songs:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - arr. Aaron Dale
One Fine Day - arr. David Wright
Church Bells Are Ringing for Mary - arr. Barbara Bianchi
Creole Cutie - arr. Nancy Bergman
Runnin' Wild - arr. Nancy Bergman
Sing! Sing! Sing! - arr. by Paul Olguin


Registered Participants:
Elizabeth Davies - Lead -- Seattle WA
Suzy Buerer - Bass -- Portland OR
Mindy Engelberg - Baritone -- Everett WA
Suzanne Dahlquist - Bass -- Snohomish WA
De Spidle - Tenor -- Vancouver WA
Linea Croly - Bass -- Kirkland WA
Linda Bergvinsson - Lead -- Seattle WA
Jen Sward - Bass -- Kirkland WA
Debbie Haller - Tenor -- Forest Grove OR
Kristi Hinckley - Tenor -- Portland OR
Tarry Smith - Bass -- Portland OR
Laurie Schneider - Baritone -- Portland OR
Terri Taylor - Baritone -- Vancouver WA
Evy Young - Lead -- Seattle WA

(Tenors-3, Leads-3, Baritones-3, Basses-5)

Weekend Schedule: Women

Friday, September 14, 2012
6:00-7:00 pm Check In and mingle
7:00 Welcome: Harry
7:10 Warm-up: Paul Olguin
7:25 Run-through Sing, Sing, Sing: Paul Olguin; One Fine Day: Suzy Buerer
7:35 Quartet Room(s)
8:10 Crazy Little Thing: Suzy; Creole Cutie: Elizabeth Davies
8:15 Quartet Room(s)
8:50 Run through Runnin' Wild: Linea Croly; Church Bells Are Ringing: Linea
8:55 Quartet Room(s)
9:30 Dismiss

Saturday, September 15
9:00 Warm-up: Paul
9:30 Quartet Room(s)
10:20 Rehearse Runnin' Wild: Linea; Church Bells Are Ringing: Debbie Haller
11:10 Quartet Room(s)
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Rehearse Creole Cutie: Elizabeth Davies; One Fine Day: Debbie
1:45 Quartet Room(s)
2:30 Rehearse Crazy Little Thing: Suzy; Sing, Sing, Sing: Paul
3:20 Mixed Quartet Rooms
4:15 Draw for Quartets
4:30 Practice w/quartet; supper on your own
7:00 Show/contest
9:00 Afterglow at Stark Street Pizza