Who We Are
Harmony 4 Women 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 vocals of contemporary music for eight weeks. Harmony4Women performs for the public at a special benefit concert. Our 2014 Benefit Concert is November 22 at Tower Theatre.
Why We Sing
Our mission is to raise awareness and funds for three 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 is a non-profit, faith-based home and outreach that provides safe shelter to homeless and/or pregnant, parenting and adopting girls between the ages of 12 and 19.
Bella Acappella is an educational and performing chorus for women and teens.
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.