High Desert Harmony Celebrates "High Desert Holidays"
Date Posted: Sun, Feb 17 2019
High Desert Harmony celebrated the holiday season in grand style on Dec. 10, 2018 with "High Desert Holidays," at McKinley Arts & Culture Center in Reno. We were thrilled to have a sellout crowd on hand to enjoy holiday favorites sung in barbershop style, as well as the enthusiastic musical offerings of Reno High School's women's chorus and Echo Loder Elementary School's honor choir.
High Desert Harmony was joined for three songs by our first-ever Holiday Guest Chorus -- 14 ladies from the community who rehearsed with us for five weeks prior to the show to get a taste of the fun and excitement of barbershop music. It was wonderful having these enthusiastic ladies on stage with us. In fact, several of these ladies returned for our Guest Night on Jan. 21st, interested in learning more about HDH. We are so glad to have them join us again!
HDH was honored to be invited to sing the National Anthem at the University of Nevada’s Women’s Basketball game on Jan. 12th. It was a thrill for us to be part of the excitement of collegiate basketball!
High Desert Harmony Performs at Artown
Date Posted: Fri, Sep 7 2018
Every July, Reno becomes Artown, and High Desert Harmony was thrilled to take part in this annual event once again. On July 30th, we presented an old-time radio show, complete with an emcee, funny commercials, call-in requests, light-up applause sign, and radio jingles. Our “Friends & Family” show was July 23rd, and both nights had big audiences and thunderous applause (thanks in part to that applause sign)! Our newest quartet, Sierra Sirens, debuted on July 30th, with Amy Fleming (tenor), Alana Ridge (lead), Jenny Carr (baritone), and Daria Tavoularis (bass).
In addition to all the work before our Artown show, we also performed in May outside of Mountain Music Parlor during Reno’s Midtown Artwalk. The women of High Desert Harmony had a great time entertaining all who passed by.
High Desert Harmony - Most Improved Chorus
Date Posted: Sun, May 6 2018
High Desert Harmony won the medal for Most Improved Chorus at the Region 12 competition May 4-6. Choruses from Northern California, Southern Oregon and Northern Nevada were in town for the annual convention at the Nugget Resort and Casino.