High Desert Harmony Chorus is a membership organization of female singers with a passion for a cappella music! We meet weekly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. Since 2004, our focus as an affiliate of Sweet Adelines, International, is on singing a cappella music in the Barbershop tradition. We currently have 20 singers of all ages and all walks of life, from Reno-Sparks and surrounding areas.
Performance The women of High Desert Harmony love to sing for our community! We sing at various events around town, including every July at our own Artown show. During the Christmas season, we perform at a variety of venues. If you are looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your upcoming event, please check out our Hire Us section.
Education In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a cappella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals and a very important component of the chorus experience. A couple of times a year, we receive coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.
Every spring, High Desert Harmony Chorus participates in the Sweet Adelines' Region 12 chorus competition in Reno, Nevada, where quartets and choruses from our region come together to sing for each other and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. This year's competition was held May 2-5, 2019 at the Nugget Resort Casino in Sparks. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories then travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. Click here to learn more.
Affiliation High Desert Harmony Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of nearly 22,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.