The Hershey Community Chorus will host an open house on Monday, January 14, 2019, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Community Room on the lower level of The Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society Building located at 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey. All are welcome. This is an opportunity for interested members of the public to learn more about the Chorus and to meet some of the current members. Light refreshments will be served. 

 The Hershey Community Chorus has been entertaining Hershey and the surrounding communities for over 85 years, since 1934. Each year the Chorus presents two major concerts, one for Christmas and the other in the spring in addition to other appearances in Hershey and the surrounding communities. Hershey Community Chorus archive files and recordings of previous concerts will be on display.

 Registration for membership in the Chorus will be available and new members in all voice parts are extremely welcome. The Chorus rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00 pm until 9:15 pm in the Auditorium of The Hershey Free Church located at 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown.  The spring concert, “I Wish I Was In New Orleans” with Guest Musicians, The Vintage Jazz Band, is scheduled to be performed on Friday evening, May 17, 2019, at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Hershey, 64 W. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey and again on Sunday afternoon, May 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM, in the Sanctuary of Grace United Methodist Church, 433 E. Main Street, Hummelstown. 

 Registration will continue on Monday, January 21st at 6:30 pm with a full rehearsal starting at 7:00 pm.  Interested persons will be able to “test drive” the Chorus during this rehearsal before joining.  Registration for membership is a non-refundable $30.00 which helps cover the cost of music and other expenses.

 The Chorus is truly a community organization. No auditions are required to become a member, just a desire to sing. RSVP to 508-4400 or email

 Point of Contact:  E. Lee Boltz, Executive Director
  Phone:                 (717) 508-4400

The Hershey Community Chorus will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, in the Mohler Senior Center located at 25 Hope Drive, Hershey, across from the Karn’s Market. Tickets for spaghetti with homemade meat or marinara sauce accompanied with tossed green salad, bread, butter, and beverage are $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. The dinner will be served from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm or until sold out. Take-outs are available.

Advance sale tickets are available from any chorus member, by emailing request to or by calling (717) 508-4400. Tickets will also be available at the door.  This fundraiser by the Chorus helps fund the upcoming Christmas Concerts which are scheduled on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 7:30 pm and again Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 3:00 pm, in Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 210 W. Main Street, Hummelstown.  Guest musicians for this concert are Harpist Ruth Hunter and Todd Grundon on Guitar.

More information about the Chorus can be found on its website, or by calling (717) 508-4400

The Hershey Community Chorus will be performing its Christmas Concert, “Harps of Gold”, in two churches this year.  On Friday, December 14, 2018, at 7:30 pm, The Hershey Community Chorus will perform in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 64 W. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey.  On the following Sunday, December 16, 2016, at 3:00 pm, the Chorus will give a second concert in the Sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main Street, Hummelstown.

Two new arrangements will be presented this year.  Virg Hostetler of Hummelstown, is writing a piece for choir and bassoon, a medley of Christmas carols and songs.  James Hoffmann, Musical Director of the Chorus, is writing an arrangement of “In the Bulb There is a Flower” for choir and harp.

Admission to these performances is $18.00 for adults, $15.00 for seniors and groups and $9.00 for children 6 to 12 Years of age.  Children under 6 are admitted free.  Tickets can be purchased from any Chorus member, by emailing request to or calling (717) 508-4400.