Tidings of Comfort and JOY! “God rest ye merry, gentlemen let nothing you dismay…” opening words from the familiar Christmas carol. As we move forward on the musical journey in the age of COVID, many or most of us might feel a bit dismayed. Music, and especially singing, is my respite, a distraction from the…

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Stand Together: Hickory Choral Society Fall Concert 2020 Togetherness is hard to come by these days. We are physically isolated in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, ideological conflict is spreading through our families, community, and nation. In response, and joined by area high school choral students, the Catawba Valley Community College…

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The Hickory Choral Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Ryan Luhrs has been chosen as their new conductor, following the retirement of founding conductor, J. Don Coleman in December, 2019. Dr. Luhrs is the Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory. He directs the A Cappella Choir…

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