Perfect Harmony Women’s Barbershop Chorus recently performed for the Brookfield Assisted Living residents. The chorus members were excited about being able to perform again. We invite women of all ages and voice ranges to experience Barbershop singing. The chorus meets every Monday 3:30-5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall of the Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista (enter at the North door). To attend, you MUST have had at least the first dose of the Covid vaccination. No previous experience or try outs are required to join. For more information or to schedule the chorus for your entertainment, call Karen Frankenfeld, Director 479 876 7204. www.perfectharmonybv.com












Bella Vista Weekly Vista Article  April 14, 2021

Perfect Harmony Ready to Sing
by Rick Harvey     April 14, 2021 

Karen Frankenfeld is keeping her fingers crossed and her voice ready.

The longtime director of the Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus is hoping she and her ensemble of 20 local residents can soon get back to doing what they love to do most – entertain the area with their voices.

"We are very anxious to get going again," said Frankenfeld, who created Perfect Harmony in 1999 when she was asked to start a women's barbershop chorus in Bella Vista after a previous chorus, Sweet Adeline, lost its director.

Like most other groups, Perfect Harmony had to stop doing rehearsals and performances for much of 2020 due to covid-19. While they took advantage of outdoor spaces to distantly get together and sing songs on occasion, things haven't been the norm for more than a year.

"We tried to get together outdoors and sing, but it didn't last long," Frankenfeld said. "We tried to do it about once a month to keep our voices going, but then it got colder and didn't work out very well."

Frankenfeld said about 12 to 14 members of the group brought lawn chairs and sat outside at Highland Christian Church, the location of their regular indoor rehearsals.

"We sang old songs that we knew," she said, "We couldn't really learn anything new without a piano or anything.

"It was good to see one another and sing, but we really haven't been together for quite a while."

That will hopefully change April 19 – the target date to return to indoor rehearsing and the first step to Perfect Harmony returning to normal.

"Our group communicates through email and I've told them we were shooting for the 19th," Frankenfeld said. "The church will have a meeting and they have to give us approval to use the space."

If all goes as planned the group will begin rehearing soon – with one big rule.

"I've told our members they can't come unless they've had their covid shots," Frankenfeld said. "Plus, we will still be spacing out and will clean and disinfect everything when we are done."

With rehearsals to start soon, Frankenfeld said Perfect Harmony could possibly get back to doing performances as early as June.

"I would think we could possibly sing at nursing homes and places like that," she said. "Provided the location approved us coming in."

One highlight for the group during this difficult year was last December when a handful of Perfect Harmony members visited The Plaza and Concordia, two local retirement communities and sang outdoors to fellow chorus members who were watching from their balconies.

"Some members, for whatever reason, couldn't participate so we went to where they were living and sang some carols," Frankenfeld said. "They were most appreciative. They even informed their neighbors, and many others came out on their balconies as well."

In a typical year, Perfect Harmony will perform year-around for various clubs, organizations and events in Bella Vista, Bentonville and Rogers. In addition to giving free concerts the group gives back to the communities by helping to support local charities.

The chorus's portfolio includes classics from the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's, modern pop, seasonal songs, patriotic, gospel and novelty numbers.

"This group means the world to me," said Frankenfeld. "It's an excellent outlet for us to enjoy one another and make a new connection and support one another. We're all a little older and need a lot of support."

And hopefully soon that support will include a hug.

"That's right," she said. "We are the kind of touchy-feely type."

Frankenfeld said the group is always welcoming new members and there are no try-outs or no previous musical experience necessary to join.

For more information about Perfect Harmony, Frankenfeld can be reached at 479-876-7204. The group also has a Facebook page, and its website is www.perfectharmonybv.com.







The Weekly Vista captured Our Beautiful Ladies in full voice as they shared their Christmas Spirit in song Caroling to our Members at home.  Oh, how we love them!   Merry Christmas!







Our Beautiful Ladies shared their Christmas Spirit and Carols with members at their homes!







Our 2019 Holiday Celebration at Bella Vista Country Club filled with Laughter and Song

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Christmas came to Allen's Grocery (see videos under video tab)





Christmas at the Plaza




A little Christmas Spirit from the 20th Anniversary Celebration!





It's Christmas "Sing Out" time and our beautiful Ladies are inspiring all they greet with a smile and a song!



26th Annual English Tea




Concordia



Warming up at Autumn Place



Warming up at Benton County Senior Center


Later that day enjoying each others company!

Ann and Sally

Barb and Mary Lou

Joyce E. and Jane

Sara Jean, Marty, and Sue

Shirley, Karen and Linda

Zanetta, Cheryl and Susan



Some pictures of our lovely ladies!

                                 Leads  2019                                                                      Basses 2019

Tenors 2019

Baritones 2019





Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus recently performed for the residents of Green Acres Assisted Living and two of the House of Three residents in Rogers. 



For more information or to schedule the chorus for your entertainment, call Karen Frankenfeld, Director 479 876 7204. Find us on Facebook or www.perfectharmonybv.com





Rehearsals