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You may register to audition anytime between July 8, 9AM, and September 10, 9 PM by selecting a ticket. The auditions will take place at 6:30 PM on September 9 at the Northampton Senior Center, unless you will be notified otherwise.
Our Fall concert will be on Sunday, November 23 at 3 PM at Abbey Chapel. We will be singing Mozart's Solemn Vespers (K. 321, Dominica) which we sang 12 years ago in 2002. The dress rehearsal will be on Saturday morning, November 22. Rehearsals are generally on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street in Northampton. However, our first rehearsal will be on THURSDAY September 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Unless there are too many auditioners, the auditions will begin at 6:30 on September 11 and you will receive an email with a scheduled time. Thank you for your interest in the Hampshire Choral Society!
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Hampshire Choral Society
The Hampshire Choral Society is a 160 voice amateur choir that rehearses in Northampton, Massachusetts, and performs in Hampshire County. Our members are a mix of ages and experience levels; we are committed to remaining a community organization. Nonetheless, we work hard to produce a sound worthy of the great compositions we sing. As former director Carol Gotwals wrote in her twenty-fifth year at HCS, (the society’s thirtieth anniversary), “our success is measured by the enthusiasm with which the chorus works, and the quality of the end result.”
Now, over thirty years later, under the baton of Allan Taylor, our mission remains the same — to create beautiful music, and to have fun doing it. Mr. Taylor is an accomplished concert organist and harpsichordist, and directs Novi Cantori, a professional chamber choir. He combines a dry wit with a passion for music, and is a joy to sing for.