The Hickory Choral Society raised its collective voice for the first time in 1978, touching music lovers in the Catawba Valley with the spirit of song. Today, some 110 singers blend their voices in harmony, brought together by a common devotion to musical excellence. The work of the Hickory Choral Society is a testament to the belief that each person, regardless of station, should be allowed to share the divine, universal gift of music and its immeasurable rewards.
We're serious about the vocal arts.
To transform lives through performance, support of music education, and the advancement of social harmony in the North Carolina Foothills and beyond.
Inspiring, Educating, and Connecting Through Song
Since 1978, the Hickory Choral Society has excited, enthused, and entertained its audiences with rich, wonderful, and powerful choral music. We believe that our forty third anniversary season is going to be our best season yet!
The Hickory Choral Society builds its foundation around members who come together each Monday night to make the most inspiring choral sound in this area. The Society also relies on contributing members, and you, to underwrite its performances that feature premier works by new and exciting choral composers.
The tradition of excellence in choral music continues to thrive in our region with your support of the J. Don Coleman Education Fund. This fund provides grants which assist local public school music programs. In addition, the choral music of HCS is collected in the I.G. Hamlin and Paulette Lael Music Library. This library lends quality choral music to neighboring schools, colleges, and churches.
We invite you to support the Hickory Choral Society through attendance at our concerts and through your generous contributions. Click on “Donate” at the top of the page to give to the J. Don Coleman Education Fund, one of our designated Endowment Funds, or to support General Operations. Go to “Membership” to become a seasonal contributor with varied benefits depending on the selected level.