• Welcome to Region 13

    We are a diverse group of women from AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA who sing, perform, and champion a cappella music!
  • Find a Chorus

    Join the chorus! Join the fun! With chapters in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, one is near you. (Photo...
  • Education Opportunities

    Sweet Adelines International is all about education! See what workshops, classes and opportunities are in the works. (...
  • Experience Us

    Some of our favorite chapter and quartet performances! Enjoy these YouTube videos. (Photo by myharmonyphotography.com)

Welcome to North by Northwest Region 13


International Convention is just around the corner!

The 2017 Sweet Adelines International Convention will be held October 15-20, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. Exciting things happen all week, and if you are lucky enough to be attending, we are JEALOUS!

Be sure you catch the Regional Rah-Rah for our competing choruses and quartets on Tuesday, October 16 at 3:00-3:30 pm. The celebration will be held in Pride of Portland's rehearsal room; exact location to be determined (check back!). All of our competing groups are expected to attend and you're all invited to wish them their best performances ever! 

If you're not attending International, here is some information that you'll want to know.

Representing Region 13: First, we are extremely proud of the SEVEN groups who will represent Region 13 in St. Louis this year:

  • Pride of Portland, our 2017 Region 13 Chorus Champions
  • LiftOff, our 2018 Region 13 Quartet Champions
  • PrimeTime, 2018 Top 15 Quartet 
  • Renegade, 2018 Top 15 Quartet
  • Brilliance, a 2018 Wildcard Quartet
  • Sparkle, the 2018 Region 6 Quartet Champions
  • and of course, Frenzy, 2017 International Quartet Champions, will be hanging around, too!

Webcast: Can't make it to St. Louis this year? Then WATCH IT ONLINE! The next best thing to having a seat in St. Louis is SAI's free, live webcast, available by clicking here to visit SweetAdsWebcast.com. Also on the page by contest time: a PDF of the official convention program, schedules, orders of appearance, on-stage times, and a Support page. Two Chat Rooms are available, too! If you do watch the webcast, we encourage you to make a donation and help it remain free in 2019.

The Coronet Club show will also be webcast, but has a $20 fee. To signup, visit sweetadswebcast.com.

Remember: all competition performances are LIVE; an archive is not offered, nor will there be a playback option on the webcast. However, should you miss a performance, videos will be posted to the SAI YouTube Channel within 24 hours.

Check back for more updates as Convention gets closer!


North by Northwest Region 13 is an extraordinary group of women who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop music. We are one of 24 regions in Sweet Adelines International, and our particular region covers 28 choruses and over 45 quartets located throughout Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. You can see where we all are by clicking to see our regional map!

Feel free to explore our site! Whether you wish to find a chorus to visit, want to hire a quartet for a celebration, plan to attend a show or workshop, or just enjoy some photos and videos, it's all here.

And thanks for visiting!

We sure made some magic!

Region 13 held their 61st convention April 26-29, 2018 in Spokane, WA, and a whole lot of magic happened!

Our congratulations to LiftOff! Quartet and a cappella Joy Chorus, who respectively won the Quartet and Chorus Contests. Complete scores can be found here

YouTube videos are now online and are grouped into two playlists, with videos arranged in order of appearance: 
  •  Quartet Playlist
  •  Chorus Playlist

Region 13 News

March 3, 2018 - 5:01pm
Stop obsessing over talent—everyone can sing! In fact, research shows that many adults who think of... more
October 25, 2017 - 1:25pm
I’m tone deaf. I can’t sing. It’s usually accompanied by a smile or laugh, but the message is both clear and... more
October 2, 2017 - 10:07am
There are times when detaching from an outcome is the best course of action for maximum results,... more

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Featured Events

Sep 29 2018 - 8:00pm
Stay tuned for details -  Contact person is Joyce Peters, [email protected] - phone 503-651-4432...
Oct 6 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Special guest performers Renegade Quartet, LiftOff Quartet, Bridge Town Sound Chorus (Men's), and... more
Oct 6 2018 - 7:15pm
Special guest performers:  The Buzz Quartet.  All the way from the East Coast.  Hear  them one last... more

NxNW Region 13 Mission Statements

North by Northwest Region 13 is a cutting-edge group of diverse women singing, performing, and championing a cappella music.

The Region 13 Regional Executive Committee's mission is:

  • Visioning
  • Developing Leaders
  • Creating pathways for achieving regional goals

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