NOTE TO SINGERS
Rehearsal will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, this week, due to the election at the senior center.
Hampshire Choral Society 62nd Season
Our next concert will be at 3:00 pm on November 23, 2014, at the Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
The major works on the program will be Handel’s Chandos Anthem No. 11, Let God Arise, and Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, K.321, with chorus, soloists, and chamber orchestra.
For this concert we will again be joined by the Young People’s Chorus of the Hampshire Choral Society, directed by K.C. Conlan. The two groups will combine to sing several pieces at the end of the concert.
On May 17th, at 3:00 pm, the Hampshire Choral Society will present a special concert: the first area performance of the first major choral work written by an American composer, John Knowles Paine’s Mass in D. This wonderful and exciting work has lain in obscurity for years, hardly ever performed due to the lack of accurate and legible performing materials. Now available in a scholarly modern edition, the Hampshire Choral Society is pleased to be able to bring this masterpiece back to life for area music lovers.