The Harmony4Women Concerts are set for November 22 at 2 and 7pm at the Tower Theatre. The Community Benefit Chorus has been performing in Bend since 2009. The music is uplifting and stories heartwarming: a girl, now a teen, born to a mother living at Grandma’s House performing on stage with Grandma’s House’s director.
It’s a multi-generation story: granddaughter, mother, grandmother, performing together in familial and musical harmony.
This year a nearly blind woman, a former Sweet Adeline singer and her granddaughter are in the chorus, singing with learning CDs and the director’s help in practices. Director Connie Norman has previously worked with blind singers.
Performance expenses have historically been paid by grants and sponsorships, while the fundraising end is supported by ticket sales, silent auctions, friends donations and a Giving Tree of local business gift cards. These proceeds go to the four partnering non-profits for their work with women, girls and families in Central Oregon.