Do you miss singing in a choir? Are you in a choir but interested in exploring another singing style? Want to connect with others who like to sing and perform? Visit Greeley Harmonix. We audition members throughout the year.
Greeley Harmonix is based in Greeley but we sing pretty much anywhere in Northern Colorado. You may have heard us sing at the Johnstown Quilt Fair, for residents at Grace Pointe, for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's annual spring banquet, as an opening act for Kream of the Krop Big Band at the Festival of Trees, and we regularly perform at the High Plains Harmony Young Singers Festival in June, to name a few of our community performances.
How often does Greeley Harmonix rehearse?
Rehearsals begin the second week in January and end the second week in December. We have limited rehearsals in the summer to keep up repertoire and take community performances. Because we rehearse year-round singers normally attend as frequently as possible. Singers are asked to qualify on repertoire before our major, annual performances (listed bel0w).
What is required to audition?
Demonstrated ability to memorize a song, sing accurately, independently, in-tune, and in a manner that blends with other singers. If you have prior choir experience you have these skills. If you haven't sung in a choir, you would be introduced to these skills during our focused education sessions as you participate in rehearsals prior to your audition.
Do I have to be able to read music?
Reading music is encouraged and will help you learn faster, but not an audition requirement. Our style of a cappella singing depends primarily on good listening skills to be able to blend and tune. We provide learning tracks to help singers learn music.
Is there an age limit to be able to join?
The minimum age to be eligible to audition is 14 years.
How much time will it take to be a member of Greeley Harmonix?
We have lots to offer a singer. We have vocal education classes, performance classes, regional workshops and other ways to enhance your affiliation with Greeley Harmonix and Sweet Adelines International. We do want singers to come prepared to rehearsals. We provide a weekly calendar accessible on our website so you will know in advance what music to practice during the week.
These are our annual performances. We also book performances throughout the year, depending on availability of singers.
Sparkle! Christmas Concert and Silent Auction. Held the second Saturday in December, this is our largest concert and our primary fundraiser.
Sweet Adelines International Regional Competition and Convention. This three-day event is held annually each spring.
Spring Concert. Scheduled at various venues in our area usually in April.
High Plains Harmony Young Singers Festival. Held in June, the festival provides classes for young singers to experience four-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style. We are one of the hosts of this Festival, which culminates in a community performance combining all singers and guest choirs.
What does it cost to be a member of Greeley Harmonix and Sweet Adelines International?
We are a member chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Cost is about $20/month for chorus and SAI dues. The Sweet Adelines International Young Women In Harmony program provides a reduced cost for singers 25 years and younger.
What other singing opportunities are there?
As a member of Greeley Harmonix, you would also be eligible to participate in the regional High Plains Harmony Chorus (highplainsharmony.com). This is a larger, competition chorus with singers from around northern and eastern Colorado. High Plains Harmony rehearses four times per year and competes in Sweet Adelines International Competitions.
Sing with us and enjoy a uniquely American style of a cappella harmony.