|Type of event:||Performance|
|Venue:||Church Parking Lot - audience remaining in cars in one section, audience sitting outside of their cars in a separate area.|
WHEN: Saturday, June 12th at 3pm and 7pm. Parking lot will be open a half hour before the concert begins. Rain date, Sunday, June 13th at 7pm only.
WHO: Somerset Hills Harmony Chorus, Gimme Four quartet featuring Tim Waurick, East Coast Sound chorus, Cohesion quartet, and the Hunterdon Harmonizers chorus joined by the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers – over 80 singers!
WHERE: Pluckemin Presbyterian Church parking lot, 279 Route 202-206, Pluckemin, NJ
COST: Free, donations welcome
DURATION: One hour and fifteen minutes
In one of the most difficult times for choral music, Somerset Hills Harmony has persevered with innovation and vigor to keep the arts alive. On June 12th they present “Harmony Rising”; possibly the first fully live public choral concert of 2021 in New Jersey and in the New York metro area.
Somerset Hills Harmony has thrived during the pandemic by reinventing the chorus rehearsal. The group partnered with choruses the Hunterdon Harmonizers, the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers and East Coast Sound with their safe “Hot Rods and Harmony” drive-in rehearsals. This triumph of the arts over a global health crisis was featured in the New York Times and on the NBC Sunday TODAY show.
The Harmony Rising concert represents a lifting of the veil of silence that the pandemic laid upon live performing arts. The event brings over 80 singers together, proud to share the awakening of harmony in a safe atmosphere for singers and audience alike.
Audience members are welcome to enjoy the concert from the comfortable and safe environment of their car by tuning in to the concert over the FM radio or to sit beside their vehicle and listen via loudspeakers.
The performing groups have selected a repertoire of music to transport you to a carefree place. Enjoy moving Broadway tunes, pop classics from the 60’s to today and harmonic ballads from Adele and Elvis Presley. Choral music enthusiasts will enjoy the full sound of multiple choruses, and contemporary a cappella fans can delight in songs you would hear in the “Pitch Perfect” movies.
The event is free to the public and is perfect for a family day out or date night. To cover the costs of the event the group will welcome donations with a suggested amount of $20 per vehicle.
Current CDC, state and local COVID-19 guidelines will be observed. If you will be enjoying the event from outside of your vehicle, please honor the social distancing comfort of those around you. The chorus requests that anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or that has been in close contact with anyone infected with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event remain home.