The Star, ID, Chapter, Star Harmony Chorus, is a brand-new chorus for women of all ages in the Treasure Valley. The seeds of Star Harmony were planted in January 2020. Then COVID shut the world down. Several of us decided to keep getting together to sing, and most times it was just 4 of us, but it didn’t matter… we wanted to sing! Over the span of a year, as restrictions loosened up, our group outgrew the living room we were rehearsing in, and we knew it was time to "do something!"
We met with 2 barbershop friends in September 2021 and asked them to direct us. Of course, we had no money to pay them, but they accepted! Matt Hart is a self-described “barbershop nerd” and sings with The Boise Chordsmen. He also sings baritone in Sound Byte quartet, and was the tenor in 2019 district quartet champ, RagTag. Robyn Whitmore is the only orchestra teacher in her district and teaches grades 6-12 at two middle schools and one high school. She also sings lead in Clover, a competing quartet in Sweet Adelines Region 13. She is a talented musician and a very busy gal! They both bring lots of knowledge (and humor) to our group and we are so happy to have them.
Our charter members have over 160 years of barbershop experience and include singers from both International and Regional champion choruses and quartets. In February of 2022 we chartered with 12 members, and now have 25… and we can pay our directors! We were fortunate to find a wonderful rehearsal space, The Center at the Park, Kleiner Park, Meridian, ID, and we rehearse each Wednesday, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.