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.

Hershey Community Chorus Begins Christmas Concert Rehearsals

Hershey Community Chorus Will Host Open House

The Hershey Community Chorus will host an open house on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. in the Community Room on the lower level of The Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society, located at 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey.  All are welcome. This is an opportunity to meet some of the current members and hear about the upcoming Christmas season concerts.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Hershey Community Chorus has been entertaining Hershey and the surrounding communities since 1934.  Each year the Chorus presents at least two major concerts in the Christmas and spring seasons in addition to other appearances in Hershey and the surrounding communities.  Chorus archives and recordings will be available for review.

This year the Chorus will be presenting its Christmas concert, Harps of Gold on Friday, December 14, 2018 and Sunday, December 16, 2018.  The Chorus rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00 pm until 9:15 pm in The Hershey Free Church, 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown.  Registration will be held at the Open House and from 6:30 pm until 7:00 pm on Monday, August 27, 2018.  The rehearsal on August 27, 2018 is a “test drive” for new members to decide if the Chorus is right for them. Membership fee is $30.00, non-refundable, to help cover the cost of music.

New members are extremely welcome, in all voice parts.  The Chorus is truly a community organization with members from throughout the central Pennsylvania area.  No auditions are required to become a member, just a desire to sing and belong to a great group of people.  More information can be obtained by calling 717-508-4400 or emailing for information to