Seating for all 2021 Christmas Concerts is limited to 50 %.

Seating Reservations: Click Here     Seating for all 2021 Christmas Concerts is limited to 50 %. People may not get their seat of choice. Every other row closed. For specifics, see below. Masks will be required for everyone in attendance at every performance. Masks will be available at the door for those who forget.…

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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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Get to Know: Member at Large Pierson Shaw

I was born in Winston-Salem, NC but grew up in in the eastern part of our state in Greenville. Growing up, my dad, who loved classical music, would play LPs on his mother’s old 78 RPM recordings of Enrico Caruso. Mom, while not a serious aficionado, always appreciated the music. My fraternal grandmother had been…

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Walking Together

There are many words to describe the conclusion of our 43rd season. In the word cloud above, the words “Walk” and “Together” capture our journey to our first in-person concert in over a year. As the notes from the orchestra began and our voices sang in unison “I Hear America Singing”, our anticipation, excitement, and high…

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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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Welcome Back to Indoor Singing!

And welcome fall! Members of the Hickory Choral Society began practicing together in person — outdoors, masked, and physically distanced six feet apart — in August. The cicadas voiced their harmony fortissimo. They appeared to be unable to adjust their volume. Undeterred, we singers forged on through heat, humidity, often overgrown grass, little creatures that…

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Fall Concert Sunday, October 24 at 5PM

The Hickory Choral Society Fall Concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 24 at 5 PM Under the Sails on Union Square in Downtown Hickory. This concert was originally scheduled for September 26 and was postponed as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Selections The concert titled “Walking Together” will open with André Thomas’s “I…

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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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