Est. 1978


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.

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Art of Compassion

We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Hickory on October 28, 2023, as a part of our work to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and dementia in our community.

The Hickory Choral Society is excited to be a part of Art of Compassion. Our Fall Concert will feature a performance of Robert Cohen's, "Alzheimer's Stories." We hope that experiencing this work inspires attendees to be more aware of people with dementia in the community and the caregivers who care for them, as well. 


We're serious about the vocal arts.

Our Mission

To transform lives through performance, support of music education, and the advancement of social harmony in the North Carolina Foothills and beyond.


Our Vision

Inspiring, Educating, and Connecting Through Song


The Latest


July 2023 Newsletter

July 4, 2023

2023 Choral Camp


May 2023 Newsletter


Hundred-Plus Harmony

Years of Weaving a Musical Masterpiece.

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.


We would love to hear from you.

828.322.2210 • [email protected]
Our office is open  M-Th  10 AM - 2 PM 

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