Fall Concert Postponed

We are sad to announce that our Fall Concert orginally scheduled for Sunday, September 26 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Safety is our most important priority. We don’t want to endanger singers, intstrumentalistis, or audience members given the current surge in positive cases and hospitalization rates in our region. The choir will…

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Meet Member at Large – Gail Summer

Music has always been an escape for me. Unlike some others in the Choral Society, I have no professional training or degrees in music; I have instead immersed myself in every opportunity I could that allowed me to sing and learn from those experiences. I started singing in church as young as kindergarten, and have…

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Meet Linda DiCianni – HCS Treasurer

I grew up in New Jersey in a home where my father would sing while playing either the piano or guitar – both by ear since he could not read music. We didn’t have much growing up, but we did have music. My parents wanted my 2 older brothers, older sister & me to learn…

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Meet Nancy Toy – Secretary of the Board

I have always loved to sing since preschool chorus at my church growing up and had an accomplished pianist and percussionist mother who encouraged my sisters and me to sing and take music lessons from an early age. One of my earliest memories is going with her to a Messiah sing at our local college,…

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Past President’s Ponderings…

“Try something new.” “Be adventurous.” “Think outside the box.” These are just a few of the catch phrases bantered about in leadership discussions, books, conferences. Many times, I’ve heard someone in leadership suggest we “quit trying to beat a dead horse.” The 43rd season of the Hickory Choral Society was anything but typical. Along with…

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President’s Ponderings…

We’re approaching the end of our 43rd year. It was unique in every way! We are very much looking forward to returning to in-person singing as we resume rehearsals in August. As I write this, Covid cases are resurging so our concerts, while in person, will continue to look a little different from those in…

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Notes from the Artistic Director…

In 2014, Hickory residents voted in favor of a $40 million bond measure that would fund multiple city revitalization projects to improve infrastructure and economic development. According to its website, the city also secured an additional $50 million grant to “expand and enhance the urban trail system known as the Hickory Trail.” Seven years later,…

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“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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