Melissa Martin's blog
On Saturday, Feb. 24, Carolina Harmony had the privilege of being coached by Lori Lyford, director extraordinaire of the amazing (and multiple International champion) Scottsdale Chorus. We started the day by singing a surprise "Happy Birthday" to Susie, our director, and then discovered that Lori's birthday was only a few days away, so we sang it again.
Lori is a joy to work with. She's a phenomenal teacher and an excellent singer; in addition, she bounds around the room with the energy of someone mmnnmmph years her junior. And she's funny; we spent the day laughing while learning.
We're busy now working to integrate the skills she taught us, and we can't wait for her to return to work with us again in May.
Twelve members of Carolina Harmony also sing in one of our five registered Sweet Adeline quartets. Three of those quartets will be competing for the first time at the 2018 Sweet Adelines Region 14 competition in Concord, North Carolina, on Friday, March 23: Sky High, Game of Tones, and Viva!
Two of those quartets have organized a "Friends and Family" performance at Nickelpoint Brewery on Saturday, March 10, at 3:00 pm. We're looking forward to hearing them!
This Valentine's Day, Carolina Harmony is trying something different. We're going to be singing at senior living centers at mealtimes; in between, we'd like to spread some joy at hospitals, rehab centers, cancer treatment centers, and nursing homes, and we're asking you to help support this effort.
To support us, visit https://www.gofundme.com/CHCValentunes. Donate as little or as much as you want, and suggest places you'd like us to sing. We'll send a quartet to as many as we can, offering a Valentine song to people who may need someone to brighten their day.
Our last rehearsal for 2017 is on Tuesday, December 5. Rehearsals will resume on Tuesday, January 2, and we'll be jumping right in to start preparing for regional competition (March 22-24).
The year-end holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for most singing groups, and Carolina Harmony is no exception. Four of our five holiday performances are for private events, but we hope you'll join us at Whispering Pines for their event supporting Toys for Tots on Friday, December 1, at 7:00 pm. We're going tro be providing the entertainment. More information will be posted here soon.
An easy way to support Carolina Harmony Chorus is to do your Amazon shopping through our Amazon Smile link. Any purchases you make on Amazon when you use this link to enter will earn us a small percentage of your purchase dollars as a donation. Thank you for your support!