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
HDH Assistant Director Search
Date Posted: Thu, Aug 12 2021
High Desert Harmony is looking for an Assistant Director to help in developing and educating women in singing four-part a cappella harmony in a supportive atmosphere for all stakeholders. Chorus leadership and general membership, including the Assistant Director. will support one another through a positive, respectful relationship in every effort to promote the musical quality of High Desert Harmony Chorus. This paid position is appointed by and reports to the Musical Director.