The Hartland Community Chorus (HCC) was organized over 30 years ago as the chorus for the variety shows and primarily performed show tunes and other non-classical music. In the late 1990s, the focus of the HCC was expanded dramatically to include different types of music and to challenge the singers as they had not been in the past. Since that time, the Chorus has grown from a group of approximately 20 people to a committed group of about 50 singers. The annual holiday concerts have become one of the most popular programs in the area and we regularly feature music by classical composers, accompanied by professional or semi-professional instrumentalists. The Chorus often presents concerts in the spring featuring classical and other music. Members of the HCC regularly perform with other choral groups in the Upper Valley including The Handel Society, Springfield Community Chorus, Bel Canto Singers, Thetford Chamber Singers, Cantabile, and Full Circle.
Rehearsals for the holiday concerts begin in mid-September and occur every Tuesday evening in Damon Hall from 7:00-9:15 PM. The concerts each year are on a Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2:00. There is no admission fee but we ask that people bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Hartland Christmas Project.
Photos taken by Juliet Charney at Damon Hall, Dec.12, 2010.