We wish things were different. The COVID-19 pandemic continues, forcing us to cancel Hampshire Choral Society’s Spring 2021 semester that would have begun in January.

We ache to sing, and miss each other keenly. When it is safe for large groups to gather indoors, and our rehearsal and concert performance spaces reopen, we’ll be together again.

Meanwhile, our board of directors and music director continue to meet regularly via Zoom. When the time comes, we’ll be ready to welcome you back. After such a long wait, we hope for a rush of returning members and new singers, all eager to enjoy the choral music we love.

If we are able to resume rehearsals in the Fall 2021 semester, we plan to prepare Vivaldi’s Gloria, with the performance on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

For the Spring 2022 semester, we hope to return to preparing Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, with the performance on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Hampshire Choral Society presented The Creation by Franz Josef Haydn in the Fine Arts Concert Hall at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on May 19, 2019. Photo by Jon Crispin

The Hampshire Choral Society is proud to provide a unique place for both professional and amateur musicians to create music together. We are a community chorus based in Northampton, directed by Allan Taylor. Our singers come from throughout the Western Mass. and Connecticut areas, with a wide variety of musical backgrounds.

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at the Northampton Senior Center. If you would like information about singing with the Hampshire Choral Society, please contact us at this address.