Harmony Chorus does keep its members busy, too. “We perform
once every six weeks on average,” said Gail, “and
everything from singing the national anthem at a roller derby or the
opening of the Little League season, to putting on Christmas concerts
every year at Gloria Dei Lutheran church. And each year we
the Gold Coast Chorus (the male barbershop chorus) at a concert."
addition to their many performances, both the Seabreeze Harmony Chorus
and the Gold Coast Chorus provide Singing Valentines. Each
has several quartets they send out to perform for a small
This year the ladies even offered “Paddygrams” for
Patrick’s Day and sang Irish songs either in person or on the
Gail what she enjoys most about belonging to this fun group.
think it’s the sense of community, the opportunity to learn
about singing,” she replied. “And Sweet
International has a lot of resources for learning more about
singing. Several times a year we have a coach come work with
and we have opportunities to go to regional and national events where
we learn to become better singers.”
for group members are about $20 a month, and “we’re
doing fund raisers like having a booth at the Blackberry Arts Festival
and other events throughout the year,” added Gail.
scary is it to perform? “It wasn’t scary
at all for
me,” said Gail, “and most of our members have had
other experience like being in a church choir or something.
don’t have solos, so singing with a chorus tends to be pretty
advice for someone who might want to join the Seabreeze Harmony
Chorus? “I would just tell people to come down to
Senior Activity Center on a Tuesday at 6:15 pm and get right up on the
risers, sing with us, and have fun!” she replied.
Want to learn more about this great group? Call
them at 541-808-1773 or visit seabreezeharmony.org
on the web.
think people are always looking for something fun to do,”
Gail. “I would emphasize that the two things that
people to us are the opportunity to become better singers and have
camaraderie with other women. It’s a very fun group
make good friends. I’ve met people I would never
and now they’re very dear friends."