TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON – The Hunterdon Harmonizers will perform in the annual “Music Under the Stars” concert series on July 22.
The event was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
“We are delighted to participate,” said Rusty Williams, one of the Hunterdon Harmonizers.
The show will take place at Deer Path Park and begin at 7 p.m. This is an outdoor stage, so guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Guests can bring their own food and have a picnic while enjoying the show, but alcohol is not allowed. Free entry.
The Hunterdon Harmonizers will be joined by Ovation, Somerset Hills Harmony and SATB. All are barber quartets and a cappella groups and have a wide variety of genres prepared.
Additionally, the Hunterdon Harmonizers are planning to dedicate a song from their program to the recently deceased Somerset Patriots owner Steve Kalifer.
For more details on the concert series and to check for rain delays, visit the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Division website at co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/concertseries.htm.
Preparing for this concert during a pandemic created a new set of challenges.
“We’ve been working to prepare for this since June of last year and we haven’t been able to meet in person so we met in our cars,” said Williams.
Williams said the members would each sit in their own car and sing into a microphone. Their voices would travel through the microphone, through a switchboard, and be heard over the radio in other members’ cars. This allowed them to sing in real time while keeping a safe distance.
The first time the group met in person to practice singing was last week, and they made sure to practice in a large space with constant air circulation to protect all members.
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