Harmony in the Park - A Celebration of Barbershop Music - 2023
Date Posted: Wed, Jul 12 2023
High Desert Harmony Chorus presented "Harmony in the Park -- A Celebration of Barbershop Music" on Sunday, July 9, 2023 to an enthusiastic audience of more than 400 people. Wingfield Park in downtown Reno is the perfect venue for this fun family-oriented show, which also featured the Silver Dollar Chorus, Free Range quartet, the Question Marks quartet, and dancer Lydia Purves-Ware. The evening started out with an interactive workshop on the joys of barbershop music -- the kids loved learning the brief four-part tag which they sang on stage with HDH. The men of Silver Dollar Chorus joined HDH for the final two songs, a fun rendition of "Java Jive" and "America the Beautiful."
HDH appreciates being part of Artown each July, and we thank our sponsors, including the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, whose support made this production possible.
High Desert Holidays - 2022
Date Posted: Sat, Dec 24 2022
High Desert Harmony Chorus was thrilled to share our holiday music and cheer with more than 300 enthusiastic audience members at two performances of "High Desert Holidays" on Dec. 11, 2022. The shows were again held at the fun and exciting "The Theatre" on Keystone Avenue.
Our Holiday Guest Chorus of ten talented ladies from the community joined HDH on three songs. We were also joined by choruses from Rollan Melton Elementary and Reed High School and young dancers from Dance Unlimited. Two fabulous quartets, Free Range and Serafina, also performed crowd-pleasing holiday songs.
Many thanks to our enthusiastic audiences, sponsors, advertisers, friends and family for your support! We are also grateful for the generous support from the Nevada Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Reno Arts & Culture Commission, which helped make these performances possible.
Harmony in the Park -- A Celebration of Barbershop Music
Date Posted: Sun, Jul 31 2022
High Desert Harmony Chorus presented an exciting, crowd-pleasing show, "Harmony in the Park -- A Celebration of Barbershop Music" on July 16th at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno. Despite the hot July weather, a crowd estimated at more than 450 people filled the park, bringing chairs and blankets for this fun free evening of barbershop music.
In addition to HDH, the local men's Silver Dollar Chorus performed, as did two men's quartets, The Summertimers and Never Too Late, and Serafina women's quartet. The men's and women's choruses performed two songs together, "Lida Rose/Dream of Now" in traditional barbershop style, as well as a beautiful rendition of "America the Beautiful." Dancers were featured during "Lida Rose/Dream of Now" and HDH's "I Hope You Dance."
Before the show, HDH held an introductory workshop on barbershop music for willing audience members, both children and adults, who learned the "Mickey Mouse" tag which they performed on stage with HDH. The evening, presented as part of Artown, Reno's month-long celebration of the arts, was so much fun -- we were thrilled to be able to share the joys of barbershop music with our community!
Many thanks to our sponsors: City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Desert Wind Homes, and Suncrest Design and Construction!