South Hadley Chorale

Effective date for entry: 11/15/2013

Contact information

Mailing address:12 Roundelay Road
South Hadley, MA 01075


The South Hadley Chorale was founded in 1984 as the South Hadley Community Chorus to celebrate Bach’s 300th anniversary. Under the direction of the founder, Dr. Barbara Conant, Bach’s Mass in B minor was performed in the inaugural year. We now rehearse each year starting in October and, in March, perform with orchestra and soloists a concert consisting of one or more classical masterworks. Our members are drawn from South Hadley, Massachusetts and surrounding Pioneer Valley communities.

Over the years we have performed a variety of major choral works by Bach, Beethoven, Bizet, Brahms, Bruckner, Dvorak, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rutter, Schubert and Vivaldi. We continue to welcome new singers. While there are no auditions, most of the men and women have had some choral singing experience.

We have been most fortunate to have been able to perform at Mount Holyoke College each year, with programs ranging from Bach and Mozart to Rutter and Bernstein. In addition, the chorale presents a Holiday Program in December at Loomis Communities Retirement Village in South Hadley.

The South Hadley Children’s Chorus takes part in our March concert along with appearances in a number of public concerts throughout the year.

Music Director:Jonathan Harvey
Year founded:1984
Number of Singers:80
Voice parts:Adults, mixed

  • No auditions required
  • Dues required

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Last updated: 2013-11-15 21:19:02U

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