Harmony Falls Chorus kicks off this year’s Lake County Hometown Music Series at Christ Episcopal Church in Willard on September 17th



The opening concert of this year’s Lake Country Hometown Music Series at Christ Episcopal Church in Willard, NY will feature the Harmony Falls Chorus of Trumansburg on Saturday, September 17th , 6:30 PM in the church, 1392 Main Street in Willard.  The Chorus is under the direction of Karen Trotter and will be singing a variety of pieces ranging from today’s ballads, to favorite hits from the past, popular tunes, patriotic songs, and even jazz.  The concert is free thanks to a grant from the Delavan Foundation and will be followed by a make your own ice cream sundae reception in the Parish Hall.

Harmony Falls is a group of fun-loving, extra-ordinary women who love to sing, laugh, and share their joy of singing a cappella in the barbershop style with the community. Some members have a little musical background, but most just have a love of singing. The barbershop style of singing lends itself to “singing by ear” and the songs from any era.   The basic song and its harmonies are embellished by the arranger to make it more interesting, fun to sing, and entertaining for audiences. Harmony Falls is a chapter of Harmony Inc., an international women’s barbershop organization. As members of Harmony Inc. they participate in educational events as well as a yearly competition and convention. First formed in the 1980s, Karen Trotter joined the chorus as director in January, 1990.christ-church-episcopal-willard

“We are very excited to be starting this season with the women of Harmony Falls.” stated Judy Simmers, a Vestry member at Christ Church.  “I have heard them before and know it will be a fun evening of tight harmonies and ringing chords.”


Made possible through a grant from the Nelson P. Delavan Foundation, The Lake Country Hometown Music Series at Christ Episcopal Church showcases local musical artists to draw people to Willard for an evening of community/family entertainment.  Christ Episcopal Church traces its roots to the 1880s and the growth of the Willard Psychiatric Hospital. The building on Main Street across from the hospital grounds dates from 1896.  It holds Sunday services weekly at 9:30 AM and can be found on Facebook (WillardChristEpiscopalChurch).  For further information on the series or the church please contact Ave Bauder at 607-896-9819 or Bauder@cornell.edu.