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The Hickory Choral Society presents the annual Christmas Concerts at Corinth Reformed Church, 150 16th Avenue Northwest in Hickory, NC on December 7, 8, and 9, 2012. Friday and Saturday evening concerts begin at 8:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday afternoon concerts begin at 3:00 PM. An interactive “Cookies and Carols” Children’s Concert will be performed at 11 AM Saturday morning.  All concerts are free and open to the public. For membership and other information call the Hickory Choral Society office at 828-322-2210.

This year marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Hickory Choral Society.  Selections for the Christmas Concerts include selected works from The Messiah by G. F. Handel and works by:  Jeffrey L. Ames, David Cherwien, John Ferguson, Nancy Grundahl, Robert A. Hobby, Lara Hoggard, John Rutter, and Mack Wilberg.

From the spring of 1978, the Hickory Choral Society continues to delight audiences with excellent choral music literature. The Hickory Choral Society provides this region with a series of exciting and well-attended concerts.  The all-volunteer group, made up of 110 singers from Catawba and surrounding counties, is well known throughout North Carolina for its annual Christmas Concerts at Corinth Reformed Church in Hickory.  They have also been noted for numerous concerts with the North Carolina Symphony, a concert at Lincoln Center in New York, and a trip that included concerts in Portsmouth and London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland.  The 2003 Christmas Concert was broadcast live statewide over UNC-TV and has continued to be rebroadcast on several occasions.  In May 2010 the Hickory Choral Society was honored to be part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.  In January 2013 members of the Hickory Choral Society will perform in Carnegie Hall, NYC with Jonathon Willcocks.

A special invitation is extended to the public to attend these special Christmas concerts which have become a tradition with audiences in the Catawba Valley. The Hickory Choral Society is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

243 3rd Avenue NE
Suite 2-N
Hickory, NC 28601

Jean Krapfel
HCS Office Manager 828-322-2210