CDs Now Available!

Check out our catalog of concert CDs here: https://hickorychoralsociety.org/buy-music/ Our latest CD of music from the Late Spring concert, featuring the premiere of Dan Forrest’s Ubi Caritas, will be available shortly–check back tomorrow!  

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Composer Dan Forrest Visits HCS Rehearsal for Ubi Caritas

Dan Forrest, the composer of Requiem for the Living, visited Hickory Choral Society on Monday May 16th. HCS commissioned Dan Forrest to write Ubi Caritas, which will premiere this Sunday May 22, 2022 in concert. Ubi Caritas is in honor of J. Don Coleman and his many years of service founding and directing Hickory Choral Society.…

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Noteworthy Newsletter Opus 44 No. 3 May 2022

Included in this issue of Hickory Choral Society’s Noteworthy newsletter are: And Let There Be Immeasurable Joy! Getting to Know New Singer Timothy Penn The Hickory Choral Society Celebrates Music Education! Hickory Choral Society Children’s Camp Coming June 20 – June 24, 2022 Expressions of Gratitude from the HCS President   Reflections from Dan Forrest…

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Getting to Know New Singer Timothy Penn

After bouncing around the planet for six decades, it has been a great pleasure to finally land in such a welcoming community and be able to get back into one of my great passions: singing in harmony with others. I was born in Boston, but grew up in Southern California. I was always in whatever…

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And Let There Be Immeasurable Joy!

In 2019 when HCS singers presented founding conductor Don Coleman with a retirement gift of a newly commissioned piece by Dan Forrest, Don didn’t want the piece to feel like a memorial and had one request: “I’d prefer the music to be joyful and not a dirge.” Nearly two years later Forrest began the project…

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The Hickory Choral Society Celebrates Music Education!

Our Early Spring Concert was a celebration of music education and music educators. Our Artistic Director, Dr. Ryan Luhrs, shared the podium with four Hickory Choral Society (HCS) singers who also are music educators: Justin Johnson (South Caldwell High School), Jessica Cockroft (Hickory High School), Grant Logan (St. Stephen’s High School), and Renee Shatley (Lenoir-Rhyne…

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Hickory Choral Society Children’s Camp Coming June 20 – June 24, 2022

It’s time for our annual Children’s Summer Choral Camp. If you know of a rising 4 – 6 grader who loves to sing, we want them! They may apply by completing the application online at hickorychoralsociety.org, calling Denise at the HCS office, or by talking to their elementary music teacher to receive an application. Tuition…

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Expressions of Gratitude from the HCS President

We are so grateful to YOU! There are so many of you to thank for our beautiful Early Spring Concert that emphasized music education and music educators. ● Our Contributing Members – Some of you have supported us for many years. Whether you’re a long-time member or a newer one, we love looking out and…

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Reflections from Dan Forrest

One of the biggest “breaks” in my career was when Don Coleman took a chance on a young composer in 2012 and commissioned the first large-scale major work he’d write. Requiem for the Living was the result, and after its premiere in Hickory, NC in 2013, the work has gone on to be performed hundreds…

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2nd Annual Golf Classic Highlights

2022 Golf Classic collage

The Second Annual Hickory Choral Society Golf Classic was a wonderful success on Monday April 25th as another beautiful, sunny day greeted our golfers and volunteers at Catawba Country Club. We are so very thankful to all our players and sponsors that allowed us to raise $20,000 as they gathered to show their commitment to…

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