History

In 2009, Pride of Kentucky marked its 25th anniversary. The chorus was founded on June 1st, 1983, and chartered only six months later on January 9, 1984. We began with 48 charter members and today we're a chorus of 100+ women.

 

Our members range in age from teens to seniors and represent the spectrum of today's women. Our members are professional, technical and clerical workers, educators, students, super-moms and grandmas. Over the years we have had multiple members from the same families with mother-daughter and sister combinations throughout the chorus.

 

Pride of Kentucky is proud of our musical accomplishments and every year we enter chorus competitions on a regional or international level. Since 1998, we have won seven of eight regional contests for which we've been eligible! As a result, we've competed in international competitions in Phoenix, Portland, Detroit, Calgary, and more. Pride of Kentucky is honored to have been a Top 10 medalist three times, placing as high as 3rd, and currently 6th in the world!

 

Notable Performances

Among the many performances Pride of Kentucky has presented over the years, most notable are:

  • A greeting spot from the home of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, on ABC's Good Morning, America;
  • WHAS-TV's 40-plus-year tradition, annual Crusade for Children telethon;
  • Mayor's Thanksgiving Community Breakfast;
  • Kentucky Derby Festival Events:
    • Governor's Breakfast in Frankfort,
    • They're Off! Luncheon, the kick-off event, in Louisville,
    • Kentucky Derby Festival Parade float preview, and
    • Derby Festival Picnic in the Park;
  • Christmas at the Downs, Churchill Downs' Christmas Festival, three times;
  • Holiday Spirit Christmas Festivals on Channel 15 (PBS);
  • Kentucky Center for the Arts Christmas special events;
  • Iroquois Amphitheater summer events series.
  • Performing the National Anthem at the Riverbats baseball games;
  • Mitchell Indiana Opera House arts series performances;
  • Elizabethtown, Kentucky community show;
  • "WPKY 690" - our own chorus show at Memorial Auditorium.

 

Other activities include:

  • Singing Valentines - a 20-plus year tradition in our community.