In-person rehearsals of the SHC will start on Wednesday, October 12 and continue until mid-March.

Singers will rehearse using social distancing guidelines.

The Board of Directors will continuously monitor the guidelines relative to the pandemic. Adjustments may be made during the season if advisable.


25th anniversary concert held March 14,2010

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.

We are pleased to announce that Alexandra (Alex) Ludwig will return for her fifth year as conductor and music director for the 2022-2023 season.

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. Please contact us for information about how to become a member.

Our Mission

The South Hadley Chorale’s mission is to promote choral music in the Pioneer Valley by providing singers of all ages with the opportunity to sing and perform choral repertoire that emphasizes the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods while also considering more recent works.

Our Objectives

The Board of Directors of the South Hadley Chorale wishes to affirm that Black Lives Matter.

We are inclusive and welcoming to all who wish to sing with us.

Music is heard with the ears, understood with the mind and felt with the heart.