Three quartets from the chorus are having fun today delivering Singing Valentines to some lucky recipients in the area. This activity is both a service to the community and one of our major fundraisers for the year.
This is the final Thursday rehearsal before the Spring Show. The evening will be Director’s Choice all night. Below are the songs in the order of performance.
1) I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
2) I Wanna Hold Your Hand
3) Love Letters
4) Daddy Sang Bass
5) I Wish You Love
6) Isn’t She Lovely
7) Help From My Friends
8) Things are Looking Up
9) Patriotic Medley
10) Armed Forces Medley
11) America the Beautiful Overlay
When: Thursday, April 26
Arrive 7:00 p.m.
Sing around 7:30 p.m.
Where: Solon High School
600 5th St, Solon, IA 52333, USA
Uniform: Wear your blue short-sleeved Harmony Hawks shirt, black pants, black shoes (not patent)
Chapter quartets and/or Bohemian Red may perform a song
If time permits, we will rehearse after the pre-show concert.
The annual Cookie Festival hosted by the Old Capitol Chorus is scheduled for 7-9 p.m., Thursday, May 3 at the Robert Lee Community Center in Iowa City. Let’s all plan to meet at the SRT at 6:10 p.m. and car pool down. Meet
6:00 Bohemian Red VLQ, County Corridor, Profound Sound – practice transformations and songs
7:00 Chorus Rehearsal
I missed the call, but here’s what was discussed:
We recognized two members for their renewals last week. Bob Kerdus has been a Harmony Hawks for 20 years, and a reliable tenor, singing in numerous quartets, both organized and ad hoc. He has also served as Chapter President, VP for Marketing & PR, VP Music & Performance, and VP Chapter Development/ Membership, and District Marketing VP. Bob has 12 Man of Note Awards. Gary Lindsay, has 21 years of membership and five Man of Note Awards, including (proudly) Bob.
We will try this new way of getting you the update each week, here through our website. I hope this eliminates the formatting issues that we’ve been encountering.
- I Wish You Love
- I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
- Director’s Choice
- America the Beautiful
- Armed Forces Medley
- Daddy Sang Bass
- I Want to Hold Your Hand
- Isn’t She Lovely
- Love Letters
- Patriotic Medley
- Things Are Looking Up
- With a Little Help (with solos)
After last Tuesday rehearsal: Lost – Gary Lindsay’s white tie. Found – A pair of shoes, and Elvis wig, and a pair of funky sunglasses. Please claim this week.
Thank you for your sales efforts, and please wrap up all your accounts by the end of this week.
Here is the link for ordering an 8 X 10″ print of the photo we took last week. They are $15 each, and you can bring a check (made out to Harmony Hawks Chorus) to rehearsal to give to Al Huneke, or use the Payments link on this website. A low res, watermarked copy of the photo is available on the order form. Thank you again for all of you who dressed in uniform for the photo last Tuesday. We looked great!
The post card mailers have gone out to your ticket contacts, so now is the time for you to reach out and call them to urge them to order their tickets. The best way to order online is to follow the link on this website. To order by phone, call ShowTix at 1-866-967-8167.
We have posters available is you have a place to post. Get them at rehearsal Thursday.
Mary Aldrich is coordination ushering for the HH Spring Show on April 28. This is a matinee and will start at 3:00 pm. She needs six helpers and needs to know by Thursday so we can get your names in the Program. Show-up time for ushers will be 2:40 pm. Please contact Mary at 362-1587 or at email@example.com if you can help.
Last week we celebrated the renewals of George Grovert (18 years) and John Roltgen (48 years). Thank you to both these loyal Harmony Hawks!
The Harmony Hawks present “Make America Sing Again,” a playful poke at contemporary politics, featuring the Harmony Hawks Chorus and our chapter quartets. One show only, 3 p.m. April 28 a the Concert Hall at Prairie High School, 401 76th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids. Two guest quartets highlight this show, and both are district champions. BoomTown from eastern Kansas won the gold medal in 2014, and Cedar Rapids’ own SwitchBack won it in 2015. Also joining us on stage will be Prairie Middle’s A Few Good Men. One show only, 3 p.m. Sat. April 28 at the Concert Hall at Prairie High School, 401 76th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids. Tickets are $5 for students high school age and under, and $20 for adults. Reserved seats are available online at this link. General admission tickets will be available at the door, check or cash only.
A quartet from the Harmony Hawks will deliver a singing Valentine, a card and a floral gift to your special someone on Valentines Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. The cost is $45 for delivery anytime on Valentines Day, or $60 for delivery within a 20-minute window that you specify.
Order now, by submitting the secure form below or call Bob Handley at 319-329-1894 to order this special gift for a memory that lasts a lifetime.
The chorus and our ensembles will perform several times this month. Thursday, Dec. 14 the chorus will perform in Van Horne as part of the Benton Community Christmas Show. The next day our ensemble, Aged 2 Perfection will sing at the New Citizens Ceremony 1:30 p.m. at the Federal Courthouse in Cedar Rapids, and on Thursday Dec. 21, we will be caroling at various locations in the area.
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Balance the left and right channels of your stereo so your voice part on the learning recording is loud enough to be easily heard above the other 3 parts.
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Thursday, June 23 will be a special night dedicated to inviting men of all ages to experience the excitement and fun of four-part men’s harmony. Whether you get a specific invitation from one of our current members, or just decide on your own that you’d like to see what Barbershop Harmony is all about, you’ll feel welcome! We’ll show you what happens in a rehearsal, learn a tag to sing in a small group, and see a demonstration of how we learn our music. If transportation is an issue, we’ll pick you up! RSVP to Jack Ray [Jandbray04@netins.net] or just stop by. There will be cookies!
Busy summer on tap for the Harmony Hawks
The chorus is reaching out to singers in the area including high school and college students home for the summer to prepare and sing with us at two upcoming events.
The first is Wednesday, July 22 and Sunday, July 26 (same program, two nights), where we will join the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band for an outdoor program. The Sunday evening performance will be at the McGrath Amphitheatre along the Cedar River downtown. We have a few specific songs we will be working on during the first half of our rehearsals.
The second event is Saturday, September 12 where we will join Orchestra Iowa at Brucemore. The two songs we will perform are Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and a new arrangement of March of the Men of Harlech. We’ll learn this music, but will be able to use sheet music to sing from for that show. In addition to our regular rehearsals, we will rehearse twice with the orchestra before the concert.
This is a special opportunity for male singers in high school or college choirs to keep singing for the summer, and to perform for of family and friends. Please join us as we will work on this music EVERY Thursday night this beginning now, 7-8 p.m. (the first half of our rehearsal), at the Scottish Rite Temple, 616 A Ave. NE.