Mountain Melody begins their performance schedule in 2016 with an appearance at the Sac Sings! The Sacramento Choral Festival 2016 in Sacramento, CA.
They perform in the evening concert on April 23rd.
Find out more at the sacsings.org homepage.
On January 10, 2016, Mountain Melody will kick off the Calaveras Arts Council Ovations Concert Series at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. The concert starts at 3pm, and tickets are available at the Ovations Ticket page:
Here is a recent review of Mountain Melody’s Winter Concert Series (December 6 performance) from our friends at Sac Sings:
The Sacramento Choral Calendar
(click on the link listed above)
Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus
Winter Phoenix Rising – December 6, 2015
by Diane Boul
Please click on this link to buy a Winter Phoenix Rising Tee Shirt(s) from Mountain Melody.
Hurry, this offer ends on November 17!
Thank you from Mountain Melody!
Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus Presents Our Winter Concert Series: “Winter Phoenix Rising–Up From The Ashes of the Butte Fire”
The human voice is an instrument with the power to uplift, calm, soothe, excite and move us in a very visceral way. When you gather together many voices, singing different parts arranged in a piece of music, that impact is amplified and taken to another level. The women in Mountain Melody will move you with the beauty of their voices, their “special blend” of harmony and their soulful sound.
Director Julia Shelby is the guiding hand behind Mountain Melody, after forming the chorus in 2005, with a small group of friends who enjoyed singing together. The chorus has grown in size, and with the addition of Marge Biagi-Castro on piano, the music has become even more sophisticated.
All the individual voices work diligently to produce the richly resonant and harmonic tones, highlighting the versatility of the ensemble. With their diverse musical backgrounds, each singer adds a special flavor to the music. The selection of songs spans many genres, including popular songs, Broadway melodies, classical, jazz, and folk songs.
We are sure you will enjoy the program, because it is with great joy that we create and share our music with you.
Please visit the Events page to see our holiday concert schedule:
Blue Mountain Radio
KQBM 90.7 FM
“Every Woman’s Hour” hosted by Kat Everitt
November 4, 2015, 12 to 1 pm
Interview with Mountain Melody’s director Julia Shelby, Tari Takara and friends
This is a special season for Mountain Melody, as it is the culmination of our ten year anniversary, and also a time for coming together and celebrating our community of singers, with four of our members losing their homes in the devastating Butte Fire in September.
As these members look forward to rebuilding their homes and lives, all of us can find “comfort and joy” in the beautiful music in this holiday program.
The rich tradition of sacred choral music is represented in the mysterious and reverent a capella “Hymn to the Theotokos,” the rousing carol “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and a medley of much loved Christmas tunes in “Carols Three.”
More crowd pleasers include: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas,” and the lovely “Beautiful December.”
There is truly something for everyone in this delightful program of seasonal songs, showcasing the beautiful blend and harmonious voices of the Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus.
Please join us at one of our performances.
Calaveras Community TV Interviews Julia Shelby
Review of Our May 3rd Performance at Ayrael Vieux Winery
A couple of newsworthy items for Mountain Melody: Part One.
Our May 3rd performance at Ayrael Vieux Winery was reviewed by Diane Boul of The Sacramento Choral Calendar. Just click on this link to read the review that is entitled Mountain Melody’s Women’s Chorus: A Decade of Song – May 3, 2015.
Thanks again to our friend Mike Taylor at the Sierra Lodestar for the awesome article Ladies’ voices make spring shine!
Click on the article’s title so you can read it for yourself!
We have a couple of performances this week— Saturday at Pardee with the Moke River Project, and Sunday at Outer Aisle.
Come hear us sing!