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!
High Desert Holidays - December 2021
Date Posted: Mon, Dec 27 2021
After a year's hiatus in 2020, High Desert Harmony Chorus was thrilled to present "High Desert Holidays" again on December 12, 2021! We presented two shows, which were held at The Theatre, a beautiful, newly refurbished performance venue in Reno.
HDH's Holiday Guest Chorus (ten talented ladies from the community) joined the chorus on three songs, and two school choirs (Elizabeth Lenz Elementary Honor Choir and Damonte Ranch High School's Piu Mosso Choir) also gave amazing performances. Two quartets (Ransom Notes and Free Range) rounded out the fun and festive shows.
It was wonderful being back in front of an enthusastic live audience! The video is available here