COME SING WITH US!

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Love to sing?  Would you love to sing with a chorus? The Harford Choral Society welcomes new singers.

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Rehearsals

Mondays
7:00 - 9:30 pm

Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, Maryland
Joppa Hall 112 (J112)

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Membership & Dues

The Harford Choral Society welcomes both singing and non-singing members. Dues are $60 each semester or $110 annually plus the cost of music.  Students participating for college credit at Harford Community College are exempt from dues.

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Concert Dress

Ladies are advised to opt for an all-black outfit, radiating classic sophistication, while gentlemen are anticipated to select either a tuxedo, black suit, or dark-colored suit to achieve a coordinated and refined appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Singers need not be trained vocalists, but are expected to be able to read music, and should be prepared for the following audition elements:

  • pitch-matching
  • a short prepared piece, such as an art song or aria, a hymn melody or other musical passage consistent with standard choral repertory
  • sight-reading of an extract from a choral score

The Director holds auditions on Monday evenings prior to the regular 7:00 p.m. rehearsal time. Auditions are held at Harford Community College, Joppa Hall J112.

We present two full concerts per season,as well as occasional smaller-scale runout performances. Recent repertory has included Handel's Messiah, Rutter's Gloria, Gabrieli's In ecclesiis, Mozart's Requiem, masses by Haydn, and Orff's Carmina burana as well as numerous smaller-scale pieces ranging from the 16th century to commissioned works.

New members will encounter a welcoming atmosphere. The director provides a creative repertoire as well as encouraging and challenging rehearsal sessions. Rehearsals provide a balance to the workaday world by easing the burden of stressful days and lightening the hearts of those who participate. Rehearsals are enjoyable, filled with good humor and balanced by laser-like work in our process of making music. Participants depart from rehearsal vocally invigorated and refreshed. The Harford Choral Society has openings for all voice parts. To schedule an audition with the director, complete an email request below.

Rehearsals for Spring 2024 semester begin Monday, January 8, 2024 at 7:00 pm. If you want to sing with us, it's not too late to join!

Rehearsals are held at Harford Community College, Rm J112 (Joppa Hall 112). Joppa Hall is located at entrance #4 off of Thomas Run Rd.

What Others Love About Singing With Us!

I enjoy the chorale.  It has been something that has enriched my life greatly."

Barbara Z

I love singing with HCS.  My week just doesn't seem complete without a rehearsal practicing some of the best Choral music.

Nina M

As a music educator and choir director I find singing in HCS very satisfying and fulfilling.  Choices of music are always good and our singers are the best!

Emily A

I truly enjoy the entire process. At the beginning of the semester we are introduced to new works and by concert time we are making beautiful music! It's a very rewarding experience.

Noreen D

Make some friends and a few memories.

Complete this short form to express your interest in scheduling an audition to join the Harford Choral Society.

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