In-person rehearsals of the SHC will start on Wednesday, October 11 and will continue until our mid March major concert on March 24, 2024.

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 welcome Anita Anderson Cooper as our interim conductor.

This year we are taking part in The South Hadley Cultural Council Festival that is scheduled for the weekend of October 7th and 8th. Our half hour to forty minute program will be composed of short, light works by such composers as Alice Parker and Rollo Dilworth. Prepartion for this will commence on September 13th. The rehearsals for our major concert in March will begin on October 11th. Singers are encouraged to take part in both events but may sing in just the major March concert.

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.