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Just when we dared to hope we could return to singing in person in January 2022, the Omicron variant arrived. High COVID-19 community transmission rates in Hampshire County persisted into mid-December 2021, with indoor masking and social distancing requirements unchanged. Our rehearsal and concert spaces are not available to us yet. For these reasons, Hampshire Choral Society’s Spring 2022 semester plans remain on hold.

Our board of directors and music director meet regularly via Zoom. We will continue to watch for changes in our local public health situation. Once conditions improve, we look forward to welcoming our current members as well as new singers to enjoy the choral music we love.

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.