O Fortuna! Join the Hopewell Valley Chorus to Sing Carmina Burana This Season

We still have openings for new and returning members who would like to join us in rehearsing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, the featured piece for our 60th anniversary concert. The performance is set for Saturday evening, May 30. Described by Artistic Director Heather Mitchell as “luscious, beautiful, enthralling, exciting, powerful, fun, explosive and dramatic,” Carmina … More O Fortuna! Join the Hopewell Valley Chorus to Sing Carmina Burana This Season

Hopewell Valley Chorus’s Holiday Concert Features Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols”

The Hopewell Valley Chorus’s holiday concert, The Marvel of This Night, will feature A Ceremony of Carols, Benjamin Britten’s beloved setting of medieval carols, accompanied by award-winning Princeton harpist Elaine Christy. Also on the program are Eric Whitacre’s spirited and tender Five Hebrew Love Songs,” accompanied by violinist Chris McEwan;  Carl Schalk’s “Before the Marvel … More Hopewell Valley Chorus’s Holiday Concert Features Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols”

Chorus Launches Its 60th Season with Open Rehearsals, September 9 and 16

  Our fall program includes Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Five Hebrew Love Songs, by Eric Whitacre, to be performed the holiday concert, December 13, at St. James Church in Pennington, NJ.  The holiday concert will take place on Friday December 13 at St. James Church with dress rehearsal on December 11, 7 to … More Chorus Launches Its 60th Season with Open Rehearsals, September 9 and 16

Hopewell Valley Chorus Returns to Carnegie Hall to Sing the Schumann Requiem

In our third trip to Carnegie Hall, 30 Hopewell Valley Chorus singers joined the 100-member Masterwork Festival Chorus to perform Robert Schumann’s Requiem, Opus 148, described by one writer as elegiac, elegant, and otherworldly. Singing at Carnegie Hall never gets old, but this year’s concert, on June 17, topped the previous two, because we performed … More Hopewell Valley Chorus Returns to Carnegie Hall to Sing the Schumann Requiem

Viva l’Italia! May 10 Concert Showcased Choral Drama of Rossini, Verdi, Vivaldi, and Monteverdi

This spring we celebrated Italian composers of three musical genres. Late Renaissance and Early Baroque were heard through Monteverdi’s charming and spirited Cantate Domino. Vivaldi took through the heart of the Baroque era with his powerful, beautiful, feverish, and at times solemn Gloria. The Romantic genre was represented by the passion, fire, fury, subtlety, and gentleness … More Viva l’Italia! May 10 Concert Showcased Choral Drama of Rossini, Verdi, Vivaldi, and Monteverdi

Holiday Concert Will Include Local Art Show

The Hopewell Valley Chorus will present “Resounding Joy,” its 59th annual winter concert on December 14, at 7:30pm. Spanning centuries, continents, and musical traditions, the program offers both joy and serenity to celebrate the holiday season. The Hopewell Valley Arts Council will display works by local artists, painted on palettes sliced from the area’s fallen … More Holiday Concert Will Include Local Art Show

Choral Conducting Scholars Program

The Hopewell Valley Chorus is accepting applications for its Choral Conducting Scholar Program.  Applicants should be of high school age and have a strong interest in choral conducting or music education.  Accepted Scholars will be given dedicated rehearsal time to teach a piece of music to the Chorus. Each Scholar will have private score study … More Choral Conducting Scholars Program

Performing Haydn’s Creation at Carnegie Hall

On June 11, 13 singers from the Hopewell Valley Chorus sang Haydn’s “Creation” at Carnegie Hall as part of the Masterwork Festival Chorus, a collaborative, auditioned chorus of singers from across the country. This exhilarating experience was our second opportunity to perform at the legendary concert hall—two unforgettable experiences that we hope to repeat next … More Performing Haydn’s Creation at Carnegie Hall