Hickory Choral Society Hosts Auditions for New Singers | Local news
Special for the News Herald
HICKORY – The Hickory Choral Society will be hosting auditions for new singers on January 6.
Email or call the HCS office to schedule an audition. firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-322-2210. The overtures 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 repertoire of excellent choral music. The Hickory Choral Society brings an exciting and well attended concert series to this region.
The all-volunteer group of about 100 singers from Catawba and surrounding counties are well known throughout North Carolina, especially for their annual Christmas concerts. The group has performed extensively with the North Carolina Symphony and traveled extensively, performing at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City, Portsmouth and London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland.
In April 2019, the Hickory Choral Society completed a concert tour of Austria and the Czech Republic, performing in Salzburg, Vienna and Prague. The founding conductor of the HCS, J. Don Coleman, retired at the end of 2019. Following nationwide research, Dr. Ryan Luhrs of Lenoir-Rhyne University, became the artistic director / conductor.
After more than a year of rehearsals and virtual-only performances due to the global pandemic, the HCS fall concert was outside in downtown Hickory. The Christmas concerts were indoors with 50% concert capacity and all were socially distanced and masked according to pandemic protocols. The Hickory Choral Society is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.