The mission of The Harford Choral Society is to establish a trained chorus of singers to share the pleasures of classical music with the Harford community, to present choral concerts, and to support music education in schools and in individual achievement through awards and scholarships. In partnership with Harford Community College, The Harford Choral Society is training voices of the future in choral music.
The Harford Choral Society, Inc. is a non-profit, community chorus located in Harford County, Maryland. Its membership consists of approximately 40 voices drawn from Harford, Cecil and Baltimore counties.
The Society's repertoire ranges from classical choral works by Bach, Brahms, Handel, Haydn, Mozart and others to more contemporary composers such as Vaughan Williams, Rutter, Britten, Copland, and Bernstein, as well as works composed by local artists. When the program warrants, the group performs with an orchestra and professional soloists. HCS has worked with the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Conservatory Instrumentalists and members of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. The chorus also performs special programs for local groups, hospitals and assisted living facilities.
The Harford Choral Society is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and by the Harford County Government through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board.