Grants for Unifour School Music Teachers

Calling all area school music teachers! Part of the mission of the Hickory Choral Society is to support and further the education of choral music. J. Don Coleman Endowment grants are now available for the purchase of choral music by school music teachers located in the Unifour counties of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba counties,…

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The Journey for Choral Excellence

“Let all the singing be done for the love of good music…” -A.J. Showalter & Edward Roberts As we begin our 44th season, we wish to share our journey for choral excellence with you, our patrons. We are eager to sing under the direction of our esteemed Conductor, Dr. Luhrs. The privilege and honor to…

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Golf Classic

Click Here to Play With Us! Calling all golfers far and wide – as well as those that don’t golf but like to have fun and support HCS! We will be hosting our 2nd Annual Golf Classic on Monday, April 25th at Catawba Country Club in Newton, NC. All tournament proceeds will be used for…

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March 20 Concert to Highlight Hometown Composers and Music Education

In 2019 the Hickory Choral Society joined 17 other choirs from around the country to commission a new choral piece from Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo. The result, “Roots,” is a folk music-like setting of a new text by Charles Anthony Silvestry. The lyrics, including lines such as “where love is strong and roots grow deep,”…

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Hickory Choral Society Holds Auditions for New Singers

Audition

  Hickory Choral Society will hold new singer auditions on January 12th and 13th, 2022. Email or call the HCS Office to schedule an audition. [email protected] or 828-322-2210. Openings are available in all sections: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass.   Since the spring of 1978, the Hickory Choral Society has delighted audiences with a diverse…

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Make our Music Part of Your Christmas Eve

Make us a part of your Christmas Eve! On Friday, Dec. 24th, tune in to Big Ways on 105.9 FM or WNNC on 101.3 FM for music from your very own choral society. Happy listening! Here are all the details:   Big Ways 105.9 FM and 630 AM 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th…

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Christmas Concerts 2021: Notes from the Artistic Director

Since 1907, huge crowds have gathered at New York City’s Time Square to celebrate the transition into a New Year. But the annual Ball Drop tradition has a predecessor.  Many would gather at churches such as Trinity Wall Street to hear the church bells ring at the stroke of midnight. In fact, this centuries-old tradition…

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