Who We Are
Harmony4Women is a special acappella chorus based in Central Oregon. Our members are women and teen-age girls, from beginning to experienced singers. Our chorus assembles in September and learns to sing acappella harmony of contemporary music for eight weeks. Harmony4Women performs for the public at a special benefit concert. Our 2015 Benefit Concert is November 21.
Why We Sing
It’s fun, educational, different, inspirational and energizing. The H4W mission is to raise awareness and funds for four non-profit organizations that serve women and educate, nurture, support and inspire Central Oregon. Our year-long community outreach culminates with a benefit concert.
Since 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been the nation’s leading voice advancing education and equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW offers grants and awards, nationally, and the Bend Branch, founded in 1931, gives scholarships to COCC students continuing their educations in a 4 yr. program, through their Charles and Helen Weil Scholarship Fund, and it offers middle school girls an introductory program in STEM fields, science, technology, engineering and math, toward preparing them for careers in these fields, in partnership with the Girl Scouts of America.
Soroptimist International, founded in 1921 for business and professional women, is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Locally the group supports projects including a Community Baby Shower for low income families, hats, gloves and “soap bunnies” for Head Start children, support of local shelters housing women and families, advocacy and support for victims of human trafficking, and economic project support, such as “Bras for a Cause”.
Grandma’s House of Central Oregon provides safe shelter to homeless and/or abused pregnant & parenting teen mothers and teen mothers choosing adoption for their babies. Grandma’s House promotes self-sufficiency and teaches individual responsibility while encouraging pursuit of healthy, positive lifestyles.
Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus is an educational performing chorus that teaches vocal production, acappella harmony, singing, stage presence and performing to Central Oregon women and girls. Under the direction of award-winning Connie Norman, Bella Acappella is the nucleus of the Harmony4Women sound. Bella members serve as mentors to the community singers, providing support and encouragement and helping them have a positive memorable experience on stage. Facebook | Bella Acappella Harmony
Harmony4Women Welcomes two new Partners
With unprecedented excitement, the Harmony4Women Leadership Team announces the addition of two new partner-organizations to the Harmony4Women Team. Joining Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus and Grandma’s House will be long-time Bend women’s non-profit groups, American Association of University Women (AAUW), Bend Branch, and Soroptimist International of Bend.
Who We Serve
Harmony4Women facilitates the building of community among women of all socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
Harmony4Women fosters cooperative working relationships and synergy between three non-profit organizations that serve women and their unique challenges and needs.
The Harmony4Women experience brings the largest ensemble of women from our six surrounding cities onto one stage to celebrate a journey rich in possibility.
A Cause Worth Celebrating
After our year-long effort to address the difficult, complex and seemingly insurmountable issues women face daily in Central Oregon, Harmony4Women–in collaboration with three non-profit organizations, our volunteers, supporting businesses, and our singers–produces what is in fact one of the most enriching fund-raising concert experiences in the region. This event is a celebration of that journey.
We Sing For Our Sisters.