“Walk On”

As the Hickory Choral Society continues to navigate choral singing in a pandemic, we’ve remained focused on what we can do to fulfill our mission of bringing quality choral music to the region and beyond. Although we are eager to resume in-person music making, we are grateful that our virtual performances have allowed us to connect with…

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May 3rd 2021 Press Release

The 1st Annual Hickory Choral Society Golf Classic was certainly a success on Monday, April 26. What a great day at Catawba Country Club! We had lofty goals when we started planning this event, but our Sponsors and Players blew through those goals and allowed us to surpass our wildest expectations. Thank You to ALL our…

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Mid-March 2021 Newsletter

Hickory Choral Society and Composer, Joshua Shank, Use Choral Music to Raise COVID-19 Funds Hickory Choral is set to give the world premiere of a new choral work by composer, Joshua Shank, in a nation-wide effort to raise money for professional musicians decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Boston-based composer, Joshua Shank, put together a group…

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March 2021 Newsletter

NOTES FROM OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Alleluia. It’s a word commonly used to express praise and joy. Handel’s chorus from Messiah bearing that name is Western classical music’s archetypical expression of jubilation. American Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia” was composed in 1940 in the context of World War II and can be described as introspective and mournful. Ralph…

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January 2021 Newsletter

Thank You HCS singers, staff and Board of Directors thank you, our contributing members, for your support of our annual membership campaign. We have reached sixty six percent of our goal, which is amazing considering this difficult time of pandemic and are overwhelmed by your generosity. You may still make your annual membership and help…

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December 2020 Newsletter

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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