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.

The Hershey Community Chorus will host an open house on Monday, January 15, 2018 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 80 years, since 1934. Each year the Chorus presents at 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 at The Hershey Free Church located at 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown.  The spring concert, “The Road Less Traveled”, is scheduled to be performed on Friday evening, May 18, 2018 and again on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2018, at 3:00 pm, in Grace United Methodist Church, 433 E. Main Street, Hummelstown.

Registration will continue on Monday, January 22nd and Monday, January 29th at 6:30 pm with a full rehearsal starting at 7:00 pm both evenings.  Interested persons will be able to “test drive” the Chorus during these two rehearsals before joining.  Registration for membership is $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) 439-6482

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Hershey Community Chorus
Phone: (717) 439-6482