Chorus Update, Dec. 24, 2018: Merry Christmas!

This group of 18 Harmony Hawks performed Christmas Carols for the patrons at Lindale Mall, Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30. From left, Erik Sherard. Lee Thomsen, Cal Birkey, Larry Hlavacek Jim Sjostrom, Garth Beatty, Scott Wilcox, Jack Ray, Dale Norby. Al Huneke, John Roltgen, Gary Lindsay, John Hayden, Larry Aspleaf, Tom Read, Bob Handley, A.J. Berdecia, and Bill Moss. Photo by Connie Sjostrom.

Recap of last week

The chorus was busy last week with two caroling performances, Tuesday at Lindale Mall, and Thursday at St. Luke’s Hospital, and the New Citizens Ceremony at the Federal Courthouse.

The Lindale performance gave the chorus some good exposure. We sang well and handed out contact cards to several men who showed interest in visiting rehearsal. Connie Sjostrom made several Facebook live videos of the carols and you can check them out on her Facebook page.

Rehearsals resume Jan.

There will be no rehearsal Dec. 27. When we resume rehearsal Jan. 3, please invite guests to join us. We will be rehearsing some Valentines Day songs in preparation for Singing Valentines, and reviewing repertoire for inclusion in our show package.

Signup for Recognition Banquet

Our Recognition Banquet is January 5, Saturday night at the Cedar Rapids Country Club. The event honors the work of the chorus for 2018 and introduces the 2019 President and Board. We will name of 2018 Barbershopper of the Year, do some signing, thank our significant others and families for their support, and make some other presentations as well. The social hour will begin at 6 with dinner served at 7. Please RSVP using this form, or by emailing [email protected].