HICKORY — The Hickory Choral Society will hold auditions for the 2019 - 2020 season on Monday evening, July 22. Openings are available for sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. Know that reading musical scores is important.

Be prepared to sing the first verse of “America” (“My Country Tis of Thee”). You may choose to sing a second selection but it is not required.

Bring two copies of your music. Accompaniment will be provided. If you are interested in joining this group of singers, call the Hickory Choral Society office at 322-2210 to set up an audition time. Auditions require no special preparation.

Founded in 1978, the Hickory Choral Society provides this region with a series of well-attended concerts. The all-volunteer group, made up of 110 singers from Catawba and surrounding counties, is well known throughout North Carolina for its annual Christmas concerts. The group has also been noted for numerous concerts with the North Carolina Symphony, a concert at Lincoln Center in New York, and a trip that included concerts in Portsmouth and London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Hickory Choral Society season runs from mid-August through the spring. Regular rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Arts Center at 243 Third Ave. NE, Suite 2-N, in Hickory.

The Hickory Choral Society is an affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

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