Chili Tuesday on Jan 22: Fundraiser for Mountain Melody

Chili Tuesday is happening January 22nd at the Moke Hill Town Hall!! Doors Open at 5:30 pm.

Chili Tuesday Poster
Chili Tuesday on Jan . 22

A delicious chili dinner will be served to warm up this January night, along with Cornbread, Tangy Cole Slaw, a Vegetarian Chili option, and Dessert. Wine and Soft Drinks will be available as well. There will also be some fine items offered for a silent auction as another way for you to give back and end up with something nice for yourself or a loved one. Tickets for the dinner are $20 for adults, $15 for children under 12. For more info, contact Bonnie Miller at 209-768-5325

Proceeds from the event go to benefit Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus to help them get to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in March of 2019. Mountain Melody has been asked to join an exclusive international women’s choir to perform at this legendary venue, and they are thrilled to be representing the California Gold Country Region. Mountain Melody has been invited by Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) to participate in this exciting event.

There will be 15 singers from the chorus making this trip, many who have been in the chorus since its inception in 2005, under the artistic direction of founder Julia Shelby.

Mountain Melody is looking forward to this event with great anticipation, and as always, we are so grateful for the support we have and will continue to receive.


“Mountain Melody received this invitation because of the high quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the high quality of their audition recording. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York.

These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.” 

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY

If you can’t make it to Chili Tuesday, but would still like to help Mountain Melody, please go to the gofundme page.

Mountain Melody at Carnegie Hall in March of 2019

Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus is invited to sing in NYC at Carnegie Hall in March of 2019!! We have been invited by Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) to participate in this exciting event.

We are thrilled to be representing the California Gold Country Region as ambassadors of Song!

We are asking for community support to help us with the costs of purchasing music, airfare, accommodations and participation in this international women’s chorus.

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states: “Mountain Melody received this invitation because of the high quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the high quality of their audition recording.

It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”

We are looking forward to this event with great anticipation, and as always, we are so grateful for the support we have and will continue to receive.

For some of our recordings, please take a look at these links:

Thank You to all who donate—we are so grateful for your support!!

Mountain Melody Is Going to Carnegie, NYC

“Mountain Melody is going to Carnegie Hall in 2019—an amazing opportunity to sing on the iconic stage with a 200 member women’s chorus and orchestra!”

I received a phone call from a representative from Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) informing me that she had heard us on line and was quite impressed with us. She was calling to invite Mountain Melody to participate in a performance of Magnificat- Music for Women’s Voices at Carnegie Hall in the spring 2019. We will be part of an international women’s chorus. I brought this idea to Mountain Melody and we accepted. So, my contact sent our online performance to the audition committee and we were given a formal invitation to participate in this international concert.

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, the artistic director and principal conductor of DCINY wrote a letter of acceptance to me and this some of what he said about Mountain Melody: “in recognition of your dedication to musical excellence, due to the high quality of your audition recording it is with great pleasure that I extend an invitation to you and Mountain Melody…”

In the press release (which we will use in the future as time draws near) Dr. Griffith states ” Mountain Melody was invited because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers…not only do these musicians represent high quality of music and education but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”

Needless to say, Mountain Melody is excited to be invited, especially when this was literally dropped in our laps out of the blue. We look forward to representing Calaveras County to the rest of the world!

“Julie Shelby Artistic Director”

Please support our trip and Donate any amount.

Marisa Miller at Frog Jump 2017!

Marisa MillerMountain Melody’s own Marisa Miller will be belting out the tunes at Frog Jump 2017!!!
Another finalist–note the fancy “loving cup” she is holding—she will be performing popular Broadway melodies and other favorites in her beautiful soaring soprano voice!!

As well as being a fabulous singer, she is also a real life Disney Princess!!
🙂
(No lie!)

Frog Jump 2017: Musical Entertainment

Tari Takara and Grace Baker from Mountain Melody

Tari Takara and Grace Baker
from Mountain Melody

Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee
Frogtown Main Stage
2465 Gun Club Road
Angels Camp, CA
May 21, 2017, 1 to 4 pm

Grace Baker, and Tari Takara (of Mountain Melody) as part of their winnings from the “Calaveras Has Talent” talent show in 2016 (they made it to the finals) will be performing at Frog Jump 2017.

They will be bringing their special brand of Old Timey Music and signature lush harmonies and ukulele strumming to the Frogtown main stage in Angels Camp.

Joined by local musicians Jeremiah Heath on Guitar and David Sackman on Chapman Stick, they will be featuring tunes by Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Bettie Boop and more!

Please come out for a fun and family friendly day on May 21, at the fair!

A Star Spangled Summer!

Mountain Melody has had a wonderful summer of singing “The Star Spangled Banner” in the beautiful Sierra foothills and surrounding areas.

We started out singing on May 29th at the Hotel Leger in Mokulmne Hill to kick off their Backyard Barbeque and Blues music series for the summer.

Then we did the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Mokulmne Hill 4th of July Parade. We have done this event for several years now, and it is always a good time and a lovely small town event.

During the summer we also recorded the version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that we perform.

We were invited to sing for the Stockton Ports baseball team and we had fireworks during and after the performance! Lots of great comments from the fans who really enjoyed our singing!

So now, we will start to send our recording out to other local baseball teams to get ready for baseball season 2017!

Here is the Calaveras Enterprise, July 5, 2016 video.