Weekly Update – September 24, 2018

Rehearsal Plan for Thursday

6:30 Bohemian Red – Down to the River to Pray
7:00 Chorus Rehearsal

  • Songs:
  • It Is Well With My Soul
  • Patriot Medley
  • If God Didn’t Care
  • Lord, Listed to Your Children
  • Gospel Medley
  • I Believe
  • Daddy Sang Bass
  • I Feel a Song Coming On
  • Love Letters
  • TAG: Sleepy Time Down South

Urgent action needed

Review your list of ticket contacts so we can mail invitations late next week for the Gospel Concert. Look over your list and email Cal Birkey with updates. [email protected]

Young Men In Harmony is October 5

We will not be performing as part of the event, but we would like people to come watch the young men perform. Here is the entire schedule:

  • When: Friday, October 5
  • Where: Kelly Truax’s classroom, Prairie Point Middle School
  • 12:30- 4:30 Clinic with John Hayden as clinician, assisted by our guest quartet, Minor Details, and Harmony Hawk board members and section leaders.
  • 4:30 – 5:00 Pizza meal
  • 5:15-5:45 – Mini concert featuring Minor Details and the boys singing their two songs. Chorus members, we would like you (and spouses) at the mini-concert as our audience.

Central State District Contest

  • October 12-13. St Charles Mo.
  • Venue: St. Charles Convention Center
  • Headquarters Hotel: Embassy Suites

Download a copy of the schedule here: Schedule
We will perform somewhere between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

New Citizen Ceremony is October 26

This is a date change from previous announcements.

Guest night is October 18

Please contact guests and invite them to the rehearsal. If you need us to send invitations, please get us the addresses Thursday night.

Gospel Concert is Friday,  November 9

The New Covenant Bible Church will again host the Best of Cedar Rapids, Gospel Concert. The chorus will perform and anchor the concert, so all hands on deck for this performance!

Plan now to attend the Northern Pines Harmony Brigade

What is a Harmony Brigade?

Here is the explanation:”A Harmony Brigade rally is an invitational weekend for good quartet-level singers who are vocally capable, committed to learning challenging arrangements, and who are prepared to enjoy success in rally activities. The charts are of championship caliber, somewhat challenging, and would be beyond the ability of less experienced men. It is not a chorus-oriented event. About four months before a Brigade rally, registered participants receive music and a part dominant learning CD for the songs to be used in the rally. Quartets are formed by random draw at the rally and each member is obligated to “hold” their own part without further rehearsal.”

The Northern Pines Harmony Brigade’s eXtreme Quartetting weekend will be held February 22 to 24, 2019! Registration for 2019’s brigade is open! For information and registration go to www.nphb.org.

From Milestones: Dave and Karen Bryant’s 60th Anniversary

Dave & Karen are celebrating their 60th Anniversary

This Gazette notice appeared in Sunday’s Milestones. Chorus members are invited to help Karen & Dave celebrate by sending a card to them at 4018 Lakeview Dr. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.







Membership Renewal

One of the most experienced quartet men in our chapter, Greg Koenigs has been a BHS member for 25 years and a Harmony Hawk for 23 years. Greg has been a member of five registered quartets, most recently Boulevard. Greg’s leadership in our chorus has been very valuable, and he has served as an at large board member and for the past three years as Music & Performance VP. Greg has two Men of Note.