The Hopewell Valley Chorus is accepting applications for their 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 Scholar Program
This fall the chorus is rehearsing for “Deck the Halls,” a program of sacred and secular winter holiday music. Please see our Repertoire page for details. (Concert date: Friday, December 15.) While membership for this season is closed, all who love to sing are welcome to join us next season, with open rehearsals set for … More “Deck the Halls”
Earlier this year, members of the HVC made their debut in CARNEGIE HALL, New York City. On March 11, 2017, they performed W.A. Mozart’s cherished and famed Requiem, K. 646. Auditioned singers from all over the country came together to rehearse and perform this masterwork under the baton of Dr. Bruce Chamberlain, Director of Choral Activities at … More We practiced, practiced, practiced…
The May concert offered a lively spring mix of jazz, swing, and contemporary music along with songs from the American folk and spiritual traditions. Drummer Gian Lombardo, who was awarded an honorable mention by the Chorus’ Scholarship Committee, accompanied the chorus in two songs on the program. Prior to the concert, this year’s Hopewell Valley Scholarship … More Americana: The Rhythm of Life
On April 2, at our 18th annual Spring into Song, five local vocal groups performed their finest songs — choral, a cappella, folk, sacred, and secular: Hopewell Valley Chorus, Trenton Children’s Chorus, Vox Nova, The Trentones (TCNJ), and Soulfege (Westminster Choir College). Free-will donations totaling more than $5,000 will support 15 Spring into Song Summer … More 18th Annual Spring into Song!
Who dunnit? Find out on March 25 at an interactive murder mystery dinner and fundraiser presented by the Hopewell Valley Chorus. Enjoy dinner, a performance and door prizes. Click on the poster for more details! When: Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Upper Titus Room at Pennington Presbyterian Church, Pennington Tickets: $60 per person … More March 25: Dinner Theater Offers Murder Mystery as the Main Course
For the chorus’s 57th holiday concert, Solstice, From Darkness into Light, Artistic Director Heather Mitchell, DMA, created a program outside the traditional holiday repertoire, featuring themes of peace, light, love, and serenity. Among the songs performed were two pieces by Randall Thompson, “Nowel,” and “Alleluia;” Brahms’s “In Stiller Nacht;” Rachmaninoff’s “Ave Maria;” Whitacre’s “Seal Lullaby,” Stroope’s … More Holiday Concert, Solstice: From Darkness into Light, December 2, 2016
Through the generosity of musicians and audience at the HVC’s 17th annual Spring into Song, seven members of the Trenton Children’s Chorus participated in the Westminster Choir College Middle School Summer Vocal Institute. Seen here with two additional TCC participants, they brought down the house with songs in four languages, by composers from Mozart to Irving … More Spring into Song Scholarships: A Summer Success Story
The Chorus hit another one out of the park with its annual performance of the National Anthem at Hopewell Valley’s Night Out with the Trenton Thunder.
AN AIR OF SPRING: Friday, May 13 Dr. Heather Mitchell directed a gorgeous program that drew a standing ovation. Selections included Italian art songs, English songs of love and loss, and three powerful African-American spirituals with Mezzo soloist, Melissa Hicks. Chorus pianist extraordinaire, Stefanie Watson, performed “April,” from Three Sketches for Piano, No. 1 by Frank … More The Spring Season