2000 Pacific Northwest Regional Winners:

Total Experience Gospel Choir

Total Experience Gospel Choir, (Pacific NW) under the direction of its founder and director, Patrinell Wright, bursts with love, joy and enthusiasm humanity! It is hailed as one of the Paciifc Northwests finest and most soulful ensembles. The group began in 1973 in SE Seattle, the heart of one of the nations most diverse neighborhoods. Today’s choir is of all ages.

2000 Pacific Northwest Regional: Second Place


Kickshaw has been performing in the Northwest for about five years now. They have been involved in hundreds of shows, where each audience is a part of a unique mouth-music experience.

In early 1997, Kickshaw won first place in the Regional Harmony Sweepstakes competition. This is a title only awarded to nine groups throughout the nation each year. Following the 1997 competition, Kickshaw decided that they were ready to pursue music full time.

In search of their own sound, Kickshaw began working with some effects to extend their already eclectic repertoire. This addition was an instant hit with their audiences as they were able to create the sounds of a full band, effects and all, with just their voices giving Kickshaw a sound all their own.

2000 Pacific Northwest Regional: Third Place
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Studio One

Studio One is an a cappella quartet from the Pacific Northwest. Members hail from Seattle and Lynden Washington, and Calgary Alberta. Singing together since 1977, we enjoy singing a variety of music styles, including Doo-Wap, Vocal Jazz, Barbershop and Gospel. Studio One is also involved in conducting workshops for a cappella groups and musical youth outreach programs.