Star Harmonies was created in March 2012 by Allison Barr and her two children Aimie and Jak, with the main focus being our adult choir, The Liv’n Harmony Singers, and our Musical Theatre Workshops for kids, Star Harmonies Experience.
It soon became apparent that Star Harmonies was something VERY special, and there were lots of exceptionally talented kids in West Lothian who wanted more than just holiday workshops.
In August 2012, Star Harmoneez Musical Theatre School was born where our stars of today AND the future can come on a Tuesday night and explore their talent. Kids aged 4-18 can learn the 3 aspects of Musical Theatre-Singing, Dance and Acting, and combine them performing at various concerts and events throughout the year as well as our big show around April/May time each year.
The Liv’n Harmony Singers adult choir with a difference where the emphasis is on fun, friendship and singing, is still going strong on a Thursday night in The Black Bull Function Suite, Mid Calder.
We are delighted to announce we have become a Private Ltd Company -Star Harmonies Ltd SC565029 also with the appointment of Aimie as Co-Principal and Director form 1st July 2017.
Little Starz and Baby Harmoneez are one-off Baby and Toddler sessions for little ones where they will be introduced to singing, dance, movement, rhyme and rhythm and basic drama skills through acting out Nursery Rhymes using a variety of musical instruments, ribbons, puppets and props. Look out for our one-off sessions advertised on Facebook and on our website.
Musicianship & Theory Classes, Musical Theatre exams and One-to-One Singing, Musical Theatre, Dance and Drama lessons are also available. Contact Allison on 07545178310 for more information.
Unfortunately a few things took a back seat from August 2014- Spring 2015 as sadly, in February 2015, Allison’s son Jak became the brightest star in the sky after losing his short battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer aged 15. Jak insisted that ‘Star Harmonies MUST continue ‘ and so we are more determined than ever to continue to build our Star Harmonies family in honour of Jak to ensure that our motto that everyone is a star and deserves a chance to shine is at the fore of everything we do once more.
With this in mind we have adopted Team Jak Foundation, SCO45586.
Established by Jak before he died to support children and young people
with cancer and their families, as our chosen Charity for Life.
This means we will support Team Jak practically by performing at events, helping out at collections and fundraisers, continue to raise awareness for the aims of Team Jak and Jak’s Den, and collect duvets and gifts for children in hospital throughout the year.
Jak's voiceover which he recorded a few days before he died will also be played at every Concert and Show to ensure he remains a firm part of our Star Harmonies family.