Outstanding music program receives special invitation

Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced today that the Hershey Community Chorus have been invited to participate a performance of John Rutter’s Magnificat on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance is planned to take place on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall under the baton of DCINY Artistic Director, Dr. Jonathan Griffith. These outstanding musicians will join with other choristers from around the world to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Dr. Griffith will serve as conductor of the performance and clinician for the residency.

Why the invitation was extended

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states: “The Hershey Community Chorus received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of their audition recording.
“It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”
The singers will spend 5 days and 4 nights in New York City in preparation for their concert. “The singers will spend approximately 9-10 hours in rehearsals over the 5 day residency,” says Griffith. “Not all of the time is spent in rehearsals, since there is so much history and culture to see in New York City.
However, the performance is the primary purpose for their visit to the city.” Members of the community are encouraged to give financial support in sending these singers to New York by contacting Lee Boltz via email at elboltz@comcast.net.

Conductor Jonathan Griffith

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, conductor, co-founder, and artistic director of Distinguished Concerts International New York, is an active conductor, educator, lecturer, and consultant. His conducting credits include the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City; Manhattan Philharmonic and New England Symphonic Ensemble, both in performances at Carnegie Hall; Nova Amadeus Orchestra, Italy; the European Symphony Orchestra, Spain; Bohuslava
Martinu Philharmonia and Philharmonia Chorus; Virtuosi
Pregensis Chamber Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, and Dvorák Chamber Orchestra, Czech Republic; Bialystok State Philharmonic, Poland; and several regional orchestras and choruses in the U.S. As the conductor of the world premiere of Earnestine Rodgers Robinson’s The Nativity in Carnegie Hall, he was featured in an interview which aired on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and also appeared in two recent documentaries about Ms. Robinson and her music— “Hidden Treasure” and “Sounds of a Miracle”.
During the summer of 2007 he conducted his ensemble, the Jonathan Griffith Singers, in performances of Verdi’s Requiem at two historic venues in Italy—the Church of Santa Marie Sopra Minerva in Rome and the Cathedral Duomo in Pisa. He made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in 1989. His 45+ Carnegie Hall appearances include the U.S. premieres of BBC’s Planet Earth documentaries, and the Master Musicians of Joujouka and most recently was heard on television in The Last Enemy (Magnus Fiennes), The Passion (Debbie Wiseman), and Planet Earth (George Fenton).

DCINY Productions

Founded by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is the leading producer of dynamically charged musical excellence. With its unforgettable concert experiences in renowned venues, empowering educational programs, and its global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of performance.

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The Hershey Community Chorus will perform its Spring Concert, The Road Less Traveled” on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 7:30 pm, in First United Methodist Church, 61 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey and again on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 3:00 pm, in Grace United Methodist Church, located at 433 East Main Street, Hummelstown, PA.  This concert has many unusual selections for the Chorus with music featuring some unusual vocal techniques and compositional ideas.  Nothing wild or crazy, but each piece has something unique and appealing.

Admission to these concerts is $18.00 for adults and $15.00 for seniors over 65, students 6-11 and group sales.  Children under 5 are free.  Tickets are now available from any Chorus member, calling 508-4400, or emailing requests to info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org.

The Hershey Community Chorus, under the direction of James Hoffmann, performs concerts for the Christmas holiday season and again in the spring.  Under Mr. Hoffmann’s direction, the Chorus has focused on offering a wide variety of quality, shorter choral works and thematic concerts, often engaging guest musicians to enhance the variety of the performances.  Membership to this non-audition chorus is open to all.

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Hershey Community Chorus
Phone: (717) 439-6482
Email:  info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org
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The Hershey Community Chorus will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale on Tuesday, May 1, 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 $8.00 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 info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org 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 18, 2018, at 7:30 pm and again Sunday, December 20, 2017, at 3:00 pm, in Grace United Methodist Church, located at 433 E. Main Street, Hummelstown.  This year’s spring concert, titled “The Road Less Traveled” will feature some unique vocal techniques and compositional ideas.  Nothing wild or crazy, but each piece has something unique and appealing.

More information about the Chorus and this concert can be found on its website, www.HersheyCommunityChorus.org or by calling Chorus Executive Director, Lee Boltz, at (717) 439-6482.

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For Immediate Release

The Hershey Community Chorus is looking to add new members to its ranks. Once again the Chorus is offering a free, no-obligation test drive to anyone who might be interested in joining.

The first test drive will be on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7 PM at the Hershey Free Church, when the Chorus holds its first rehearsal for its 2018 Spring concert. Another test drive will be held the following Monday, January 29, at the same time and place. The Hershey Free Church is at 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown. New members can register for the upcoming season right after the rehearsal. The registration fee is $30.00 which helps cover the cost of music and other expenses.

This year’s Spring concerts, entitled “The Road Less Traveled”, features many unusual selections for the Chorus accompanied. Rehearsals are Monday evenings 7 – 9:15 PM, at the Hershey Free Church.  Dress rehearsal is Tuesday, May 15th at the First United Methodist Church of Hershey.  Concerts are Friday, May 18th, 7:30 PM, at First United Methodist Church of Hershey and Sunday, May 20th, 3:00 PM, at Grace United Methodist Church in Hummelstown.

The Chorus is a non-audition group and welcomes all voice parts. If you think you’d like to sing, please drop by, meet the members and get answers to your questions. For more information, call (717) 508-4400 or email info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org.

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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 info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org.

Point of Contact:  E. Lee Boltz Executive Director
E-mail: info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org
Phone:  (717) 439-6482

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The Hershey Community Chorus will present its Christmas Concert,Gloria Hallelujahon Friday, December 8, 2017, at 7:30 pm, in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, located at 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, and again on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 3:00 pm, in the Sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 West Main Street, Hummelstown.

The chorus is under the direction of James Hoffmann.  The program will feature both sacred and secular selections.  Guest musician for these concerts is organist Dan Umholtz.

Admission  is $18.00 for adults and $15.00 for students 6 to 11 years of age and seniors over 65.  Children under the age of 6 are free.  Tickets can be purchased from any chorus member, by emailing to info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org, calling (717) 508-4400 and at the door the day of the concert.

The Hershey Community Chorus will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 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 $8.00 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 info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org 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 8, 2017, at 7:00 pm and again Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 3:00 pm, in Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 210 W. Main Street, Hummelstown. Dan Umholtz will be the guest musician accompanying the Chorus in this year’s concerts. More information about the Chorus can be found on its website, www.HersheyCommunityChorus.org or by calling Chorus Executive Director, Lee Boltz, at (717) 439-6482.

The Hershey Community Chorus is looking to add new members to its ranks. Once again the Chorus is offering a free, no-obligation test drive to anyone who might be interested in joining.

The first test drive will be on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7 PM at the Hershey Free Church, 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown, when the Chorus holds its first rehearsal for its 2017 Christmas concert. Another test drive will be held the following Monday, August 28, at the same time and place. The Hershey Free Church is at 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown. New members can register for the upcoming season right after the rehearsals. The registration fee is $30.00 which helps cover the cost of music and other expenses.

This year’s Christmas concerts, entitled “Gloria Hallelujah”, features many new selections for the Chorus a cappella and accompanied by organ.  This year’s guest musician for this concert is Dan Umholtz, well-known local organist.  Rehearsals are Monday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:15 PM, at the Hershey Free Church. Concerts are Friday, December 8th and Sunday, December 10th.

The Chorus is a non-audition group and welcomes all voice parts. If you think you’d like to sing, please drop by, meet the members and get answers to your questions. For more information, call 508-4400, 4329-6482, or email info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2017

Hershey Community Chorus Announces Spring Concert
The Hershey Community Chorus will perform its Spring Concert, “America Sings” on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 3:00 pm in The Grace United Methodist Church, located at 433 East Main Street, Hummelstown, PA.  This concert of Americana music will feature Klinger McFry Band, known for its range of music including bluegrass, Cajun, rock, celtic, swing country, gospel and mariachi, as guest musicians.

Admission to these concerts is $18.00 for adults and $15.00 for seniors over 65, students 6-11 and group sales.  Children under 5 are free.  Tickets are now available from any Chorus member, calling 508-4400, or emailing requests to info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org.

The Hershey Community Chorus, under the direction of James Hoffmann, performs concerts for the Christmas holiday season and again in the spring.  Under Mr. Hoffmann’s direction, the Chorus has focused on offering a wide variety of quality, shorter choral works and thematic concerts, often engaging guest musicians to enhance the variety of the performances.  Membership to this non-audition chorus is open to all.

Email: info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org to unsubscribe to this email list.

Hershey Community Chorus
Phone: (717) 439-6482
Email:  info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org
HersheyCommunityChorus.org

The Hershey Community Chorus will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in the social hall of The First United Methodist Church located at 64 W. Chocolate Ave, Hershey. Tickets for spaghetti with homemade meat or marinara sauce accompanied with tossed green salad, bread, butter, and beverage are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. The dinner will be served from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm or until sold out. Take-outs are available.

Advance sale tickets are available from any chorus member, by emailing request to info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org or by calling (717) 508-4400. Tickets will also be available at the door.

This fundraiser by the Chorus helps fund the upcoming Spring Concert which is scheduled on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 3:00 pm, in Grace United Methodist Church, located at 433 E. Main Street, Hummelstown. Klinger McFry Band will be the featured musicians in this year’s concert.

More information about the Chorus can be found on its website, HersheyCommunityChorus.org, or by calling Chorus Executive Director, Lee Boltz, at (717) 439-6482.