We are very proud to call Nancy our Director!
With her enthusiasm, wealth of knowledge, experience and positive outlook, she's brought an extra-special sparkle to a chorus that already had lots of spunk! Nancy Kurth joined Sweet Adelines in 1969 (at 3 years old--ahem), and has been a member of choruses in Missouri, Colorado, and Oregon, including 20 years as assistant-, associate-, or co-director, and 12 years as a front-line director.
She is currently a member of the chorus and the music staff of Pride of Portland in Portland, OR, and Director of Northwest Harmony Chorus in Vancouver, WA (WOO-HOO! That's us!) Nancy is accomplished as a quartet lead, bass and baritone, having been a Regional Quartet Medalist 19 times and Regional Quartet Champion 3 times. and Fourth Avenue, Nancy's previous quartet, was the gold medalist quartet from the Mount 'N Shore Region, representing Region 24 at the International Competition in Seattle, WA in October 2010. She now performs with her current quartet, Rave.
She has held most chorus positions as well as such Regional positions as Director of Musical Activities, Director Coordinator, Membership and Marketing Coordinator, and Education Coordinator.She has been selected as Sweet Adeline of the Year in 4 choruses, received the Region 24 Rose Achievement Award in 2010 and Region 13 Heart of Northwest award in 2019.