Adventures in Harmony

About Adventures in Harmony:

Since its inception in 2015, Adventures in Harmony continues to build momentum year after year.  This event is a daytime clinic and evening showcase performance for local high school students led by a master conductor.  The event alternates annually between soprano/alto and tenor/bass singers, with the cost of venue, sheet music, and clinician provided by the chorale.

This opportunity has gained the attention of music educators in the greater Holland/Lakeshore area.  Holland Chorale adult singers mentor the students at the clinic and perform in the evening showcase. Reactions from students and adult participants have been very favorable and enthusiastic.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, we are thrilled to be able to offer Adventures in Harmony again this fall! The event returns on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 for soprano/alto voices under the leadership of Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams, Director of Choral Activities at Western Michigan University (https://wmich.edu/music/directory/adams).  

Information on past Adventures in Harmony clinics is below:

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ADVENTURES IN HARMONY 2019

DeWitt Auditorium, Zeeland
This year’s event features hundreds of young tenors and basses under the direction of Professor Mark Stover, conductor of the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club and Associate Director of Choirs.  The evening showcase will include magnificent music by the mass chorus, the men of the Holland Chorale and other special guests!

Video from Showcase Concert

Zion’s Walls – Aaron Copland

Gamaya – Paul John Rodoi

She Moved Through the Fair – arr. Timothy Takach

Grace – arr. Mark Hayes

Young Women’s Edition 2018 – Octoaih2018ber 3, 2018

This fourth edition of Adventures in Harmony was led by Dr. Gabriela Hristova, Associate Professor of Music at University of Michigan – Flint.Singers from 4 area of high schools will spent the day learning from this outstanding conductor and performer, and concluded  with a giant performance in the evening! The evening showcase included the mass choir, and other very special guest performers from all over West Michigan! The event was free for our audience, but donations were accepted to support this wonderful program.

Video from Showcase Concert

Mama Who Bore Me – arr. Lisa DeSpain

So Fair and Bright – Bob Chilcott

Young Men’s Edition – 2017
Held October 4, 2017

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Videos of Performance

Stand Tall O Man

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Young Women’s Edition – 2016
Held on September 28, 2016

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Videos of Performance

Lean on Me

 Radiant Sister of the Day

Young Men’s Edition 2015
Held on September 30, 2015

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Video during workshop

Performance Video