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.
To the Iowa City Old Capitol Chorus annual “Cookie Festival”.
Thursday, May 14 @ 7 -9:30 pm.
Iowa City Robert A. Lee Recreation Center – Social Hall (upstairs) – regular place
Cookies and drinks will be provided by the OCC. If you want to bring something to share, you know I won’t stop you!
If you have a quartet or small group that would like to entertain for us – you may do so at the end of the evening. We have the hall until 10 p.m..
We look forward to having you. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email, call, or text :
Director – Iowa City Old Capitol Chorus
319-321-6788 (call or text)
The Harmony Hawks Barbershop Chorus is proud to announce their 65th annual show, “Double The Harmony,” a show doubled-up with great a cappella music from the Harmony Hawks and their quartets, SwitchBack, A Few Good Men from Prairie Point, and the Metro Mix Chorus from Iowa City. The featured group on the show is Double Date, the 2014 World Mixed Quartet Champion from St. Louis. Emceed by Andy Peterson, the show will be presented on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the amazing Concert Hall at Prairie High School.
Tickets are on sale NOW at www.ShowTix4U.com or by phone toll free at 1-866-967-8167.
Chorus members are urged to submit their orders from our new uniform sweaters. These will be used at all our informal chorus and VLQ appearances in cooler weather in place of the short sleeve blue polos. They will be the same color and sport an updated Harmony Hawks logo.
Our wives and significant others can order matching sweaters, a dri-fit quarter zip, available in women’s sizes.
To order complete this form and click the Submit button.
The chorus and our quartets and small groups will be very active in the community this holiday season. Look for us at the following locations:
- Dec. 2, Tuesday – Quartet at Meadow View Retirement Home.
- Dec. 4, Thursday 6:45 PM Chorus Cedar Rapids Art Museum (Company Holiday Party) Dress tuxes are the uniform. The songs we plan to sing are:
- I Feel a Song Coming On
- Down on the Corner
- Harmony Medley
- Jingle Bells
- Angels we have Heard
- Hark the Herald
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas
- This Little Light
- I Want to Hold Your Hand
- Dec. 6 Saturday 1:00 PM VLQ Nativity Scene at Latter Day Saints Church (4150 Blue Jay Drive NE) Dec. 6 Saturday
- Dec. 11 Thursday 6:00 PM Chorus Mercy Hospital (Use 10th Street Entrance)
- Dec. 12 Friday 6:30 PM VLQ Meadow View Retirement Home (Christmas Party)
- Dec. 13 Saturday 2:00 VLQ Heritage Nursing Home
Dec. 18 Thursday 6:30 PM Chorus Lindale Mall —- Center Court —- Near water fountain
The dress for all sing-outs besides Dec 4th at the Art Museum, is festive (colorful).
Re-live the excitement of last week’s Gospel Concert with Lynda Smith’s great photos. Click here to view the photos on SmugMug.
A great DVD recording of the 2014 Spring Show is available from Blue Sky Productions. The cost is $25. Order your copy here.
The Harmony Hawks Chorus presents our annual Gospel Concert 7 p.m. Friday, November 7, at the New Covenant Bible Church, 3090 N Center Point Rd, Cedar Rapids. This annual fall tradition brings together many outstanding vocal & instrumental groups and soloists performing a variety of gospel and religious music. The Harmony Hawks chorus will anchor the show performing our Gospel and patriotic songs.
Admission is free with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. A free-will offering benefiting the Salvation Army of Eastern Iowa will be taken. For more information, please contact Wendell Aldrich at 362-1587. We hope you’ll join us this year to experience a fun and inspirational evening.
Chorus Members: If you signed up to sing at the airport tonight for the return of the Honor Flight, please remember to be there by 9:00 in the airport lobby area dressed in your blue shirt, black slacks and black shoes.
Here are the songs we are doing and the order we will perform them:
- I Feel A Song Coming On
- Down On the Corner – leads be ready to sing the 4th verse in case Cal and Ralph aren’t there
- Pretty Woman
- This Little Light
- I Want to Hold Your Hand
- Patriotic Medley
- God Bless America
Join the chorus and our special guests at our annual spring show. One show only, Sat. April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the beautiful Concert Hall at Prairie High School. Tickets available starting Dec. 23 at ShowTix4U.com or by phone 1-866-967-8167.