Mark your calendars. “Harmonix” has booked it’s first summter-time concert! Yes, it’s true. Through a series of recent performances and referrals, our five-man acapella singing group has been invited to give a concert in the Bountiful City Park on Friday, August 15 at 400 North and 200 West in Bountiful.
Since our non-Christmas repertoire is somewhat limited, we have been busily preparing a bunch of new music. According to gentleman invited us to sing after hearing us at a gig for the Sons of Utah Pioneers, this free summer concert series attracts about 100 attendees who sit on blankets in the park. And they want us to perform for a whole hour, from 7:00 to 8:00. Yikes! That’s a lot of time to fill!
Since we’re all so busy, we only have time to meet once a week during the lunch hour. We’re meeting twice a week from now until the show. We have much work to do, but we’re making some good progress. We’re planning to sing some 50’s classics like “In the Still of the Night,” “Duke of Earl” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” along with some patriotic/sacred music like “America the Beautiful,” “O Home Beloved,” and “Come, Come Ye Saints.” We’ll also do a few numbers with my guitar and then sing two new Billy Joel pieces that we’ve been working on: “Lullabye” and “And So It Goes.” They are awesome arrangements and we’re excited about how they are shaping up.
Over the next two weeks, we have to coordinate our clothing, choreography, staging and sound system set-up. It’s been a lot of work to get ready, but it’s well worth it. We need things like this that push us to expand our repertoire and really polish that which we have.
Click here for an Davis County Clipper article on the concert series that mentions our group at the end. We’ll have our own article, complete with pictures, on August 14. So if you’re looking for a fun, free concert put on by some guys who love to sing, come and join us!