On Tuesday, January 24, we begin rehearsing for our next concert, which will be on June 4, 2023, at the Fine Arts Center, on the UMass campus. The music will be Rossini’s Petite Messe solenelle, an extraordinary choral work by a composer best known for his comic opera. By turns serious, playful, expressive, and dramatic, this music is both challenging and very appealing, and quite fun to sing.

Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM at the South Congregational Church, 1066 South East Street, in Amherst. The only prerequisite for joining is that you have prior experience singing in a choir or chorus, and we invite you to contact us if you are interested in joining. We have openings for all voice parts, but (like most choruses) we especially need tenors and basses.

We want everyone to feel as safe as possible during rehearsals and at the concert. Proof of vaccination is required. Masks are not mandatory, but singers may wear masks if they wish.

For further information email us using this link.

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.