We invite you to join us for our spring concert!

June 4, 2023, 3:00pm, at the Tillis Concert Hall, Bromery Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst

The program will begin with a new work by Clifton (Jerry) Noble, Hope, a setting of Emily Dickinson’s poem of the same name. This was composed for and dedicated to the Hampshire Choral Society, in recognition of the retirement of director Allan Taylor.

The major work on the program will be Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. If you’ve never heard this work, you’re in for a treat. The music is by turns exciting, witty, and evocative. The soloists will be Junko Watanabe, soprano; Justina Golden, mezzo-soprano; Marc Winer, tenor; Peter Shea, baritone. We will perform the original version, accompanied by two pianos and harmonium.

We hope you’ll join us for an exciting and rewarding afternoon.

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 the Pioneer Valley, directed by Allan Taylor. Our singers come from throughout the Western Mass. and Connecticut areas, with a wide variety of musical backgrounds.