Profound Sound quartet ready to roll to deliver Singing Valentines, Feb. 14, 2018.
A quartet from the Harmony Hawks before delivering Singing Valentines, Feb. 14, 2018. The members of the quartet are Larry Hlavacek, Lee Freie, Scott Wilcox and Steve Aldrich.
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.
The chorus pauses for a quick photo prior to performing the National Anthem before a professional basketball exhibition gave at the Five Seasons Center, Oct. 17, 2016.
Tom Read performs the part of Front Row Man in the 2014 Spring Show “I Feel a Song Coming On.”
The chorus sings under the direction of John Hayden on the stage of the Concert Hall at Prairie High School.
Let America Sing Again!
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.
Join us Nov. 11, 7 p.m. at the New Covenant Gospel Church for the Best of Cedar Rapids Gospel Concert.
The Harmony Hawks Chorus presents our annual Best of Cedar Rapids, Gospel Concert 7 p.m. Friday, November 11, at the New Covenant Bible Church, 3090 N Center Point Rd, Cedar Rapids. This annual fall tradition brings together many outstanding vocal and instrumental groups and soloists from the Cedar Rapids area preforming a variety of Gospel and religious music.The Harmony Hawks Chorus will anchor the show preforming 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 will join us this year to experience a fun and inspirational evening.
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.
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.
Listening Step—While following your voice part notes on the sheet music (if you do not read music, follow the notes visually by contour), listen to your part without singing 2 to 4 times through depending on difficulty. Listen extra times to places that seem tough or that do not seem to match what you see on the sheet music.
[The recording and sheet music are pre-checked and should match—if you do find an error, please notify the music committee.]
Doo-doo-doo Step—Sing “doo-doo-doo” on your part 2 to 4 times through. Learn to match the pitches and rhythms of the learning recording. Set the recording louder than your “doo-ing” and let it lead your learning. Again, “doo” extra times on the tough places. If there’s a place too tough to get from the recording, see your section leader—do not “shrug-off” and rehearse mistakes. On the final doo-ing pass, set the sheet music aside and let the recording lead your ears to the right pitches and rhythms.
Muscle Memory Step—Stand and silently mime the song 2 to 4 times through with the recording. Breathe and support as if actually singing. Form vowels and consonants with lips and tongue as if you were singing a perfect rendition. Silently create the physical throat and larynx formations for accurate pitches and freely produced tone as if singing a perfect unison duet with the recorded voice. On the final muscle memory pass, set the sheet music aside and let the recording lead your ears to the right muscle memory patterns.
Full Singing Step—Put it all together and fully sing with the recording. Let the recording continue to lead your learning on the first run-through or two. Then, on successive reps, gradually shift the channel balance on the stereo until you are tuning your voice to the other three parts quartet-style.