Upcoming Performances

Happy Days Are Here Again, our annual spring show, May 14, 2022

The Harmony Hawks Chorus, 2022.

Happy Days Are Here Again!  Yes, they are!  The Cedar Rapids Harmony Hawks Barbershop Chorus is thrilled to be back on stage this year in concert Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m. at the Prairie High School Theater. 

The concert will include our traditional and patriotic tunes as well as contemporary and “happy” songs. Youth and local quartets will add to the entertainment.  Our featured quartet, Tapestry, is a district medalist and they will excite you with their ringing chords!

Note that the 400-seat theater is our venue this year, not the concert hall, so tickets are somewhat limited.

Tickets are on sale now online at this link. If that link does not work click www.ShowTix4U.com and in the Organization window search for Harmony Hawks, then click on the 03:00 p.m. performance.

Ticket prices are $15 for reserved seats, $10 for general admission, and $5 for students. Group ticket packages can be purchased by contacting Mary Huneke (319-550-4930) between the hours of 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday. This number is for group ticket purchases only.

Weekly Updates

Here is the current news for the week.

Update for May 16

A personal reflection on Saturday’s show From Gary Lindsay, webmaster. Those who saw me studying my music up to show time Saturday and at intermission might have already concluded that I did not feel totally ready to perform all our music. I had misgivings, some serious ones, and I don’t think I was alone in …

Show Day Information

UNIFORM Black tux, black pants, black vest, cummerbund, red shirt, black tie, black shiny shoes TIMELINE SATURDAY MAY 14TH 9:00 – School opens for set up, risers, podium etc. (those who volunteered) 9:45 – Chorus arrives 10:00 – Rehearsal and sound checks for chorus, VLQ and quartets 11:30 – Sound Check – Tapestry 11:30ish – …

Update: Show Week!

More news on COVID Larry has been told we have a second person who has tested positive, this weekend, for COVID. This person is not certain if he got it as a result of a Tuesday exposure or from somewhere else. We will still be going forward with the show this weekend. Just for fun …

About us

Harmony Hawks Chorus

The Harmony Hawks Barbershop Chorus is a community service chorus based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Men and boys aged 16 and older from across Eastern Iowa sing with us. We are affiliated with the Barbershop Harmony Society, and barbershop harmony lies at the heart of our repertoire that also includes patriotic, gospel, and popular music arranged as four-part acapella harmony.

Community Service:

Some highlights include:

  • Providing entertainment for Tribute to Heroes, the kickoff event for the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival
  • Raising money for charity in our annual Gospel Concert
  • Providing music for many Naturalization Ceremonies
  • Teaming up with choirs from College Community’s Prairie Point middle school in our annual spring show
  • Visiting area schools to demonstrate vocal technique and barbershop quartet singing
  • Sponsoring a Youth in Harmony Festival for 150 students 7-12

Our mission: to promote singing for a lifetime.

Our have members ranged in age from high school youth to senior citizens with over 60 years of singing experience in our chorus. By learning to blend our voices, we develop both our vocal skill and the bonds of friendship with each other. Singing invigorates us and keeps our minds sharp. Our mission includes reaching out to schools to assist them in bringing the gift of singing to their students.

Invitation:

  • If you are a male aged 16 or older who loves to sing, come to any rehearsal
  • We meet Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple, 616 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Come join us at one of our public performances
  • Call Jack Ray (319-360-6858), to visit rehearsal
  • To schedule a performance, contact Larry Hlavacek (larry.hlavacek@gmail.com)

Singing in competition:

The Harmony Hawks Chorus and quartets compete yearly in the Central States District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Preparing for contest sharpens our skills and raises the level of performance on all our songs.

2022 Harmony Hawks Board of Directors and Officers

  • President, Larry Hlavacek
  • Past President, Cliff Newman
  • Music & Programming VP, Larry Hlavacek and Bill Moss
  • Membership & Chapter Development VP, Jack Ray
  • Secretary, Ryan Ballentine
  • Treasurer, Al Huneke
  • Marketing & Public Relations VP, Gary Lindsay
  • Bill Moss, at large

2022 Spring Show Chairs

  • Tom and Barb Read, ‭(319) 360-3765‬, tomandbarbr@yahoo.com

Contact us:

  • Larry Hlavacek, Music VP,  larry.hlavacek@gmail.com
  • Gary Lindsay,  Webmaster, VP Marketing & PR 319-721-0781
  • Jack Ray, to visit rehearsal or for scheduling performances 319-360-6858, email at Jandbray04@netins.net