Harmony4Women Calls for Acapella Singers

Harmony4Women announces an early registration for experienced and inexperienced singers who want to learn acappella harmony and participate in the 2016 Harmony4Women benefit concert. The schedule begins August 25 with the meet and greet Singers’ Kickoff Party at the home of Linda Gardner.

Educational rehearsals begin September 15 from 5:45-8pm and continue every Thursday until November 17 at the Bend Senior Center. This year’s program, Tis the Season, will be performed twice on November 19 at Summit High School.

Begun in 2009, Harmony4Women is a non-auditioned women’s community chorus that performs once a year to benefit four non-profit organizations, Grandma’s House of Central Oregon, Soroptimist International of Bend, American Association of University Women — Bend Branch and Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus. These organizations serve and educate local women and children. Throughout the year, these organizations collaborate to develop this educational benefit program and the net proceeds from the show that are divided equally between them.

Under the direction of Connie Norman, Harmony4Women is a fun, educational experience with well-developed rehearsals that include the techniques of four — part acappella harmony, vocal production, performance expression and stage presence. Award-winning Bella Acappella Harmony mentors the new singers. Music and part-specific learning CDs are provided to facilitate the learning process. Because the rehearsals are so engaging it is not unusual to have girls as young as ten in the chorus or families of three generations singing together for the experience.

To register for Harmony4Women, contact Nancy Ueland at nueland@bendcable.com
541-383-3142. The fee of $50 includes all educational materials

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