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  • High Desert Holiday Show - 2023
  •  Date Posted: Sat, Apr 6 2024

    High Desert Harmony Chorus welcomed more than 40 community members to our Guest Chorus this fall to sing with us at our annual "High Desert Holidays" show on Sat., Dec. 16, 2023! Together with the Hug High School Choir, we had nearly 75 singers on stage for our final three numbers, ending with "Let There Be Peace On Earth." It was truly a memorable experience.

    More than 300 audience members attended the show at the beautiful new Hug High School Theater. Students were involved in every part of this show, including running the lights, sound, video recording and photography. They did an amazing job and were fantastic to work with! 

    In addition to High Desert Harmony and the Guest Chorus, Free Range quartet, the Hug High School choir, and dancers from "Around the Stage" added their unique take on the season with beautiful renditions of holiday classics.

    Many thanks to Emcee Malary Engstrom, James Meservy, Director of Choirs and Orchestras at Hug High, and our sponsors, donors and supporters. This program was made possible with generous support from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    A video recording of the show is available here.

  • 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.

    You can listen to the performance here!