If we do say so ourselves, we're terrific! Need some evidence?
We are the 2023 Carolinas District Champion Chorus
We represented the Carolinas District at the BHS International Competitions in July, 2022, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and July, 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky., and will represent the district again in July, 2024, in Cleveland, Ohio.
We're not professionals--except our director, anyway. We're a family of like-minded individuals of many occupations and ages (from college age to 80+) who love to sing and perform, strive for excellence in what we do, and also enjoy socializing into the wee hours after our Thursday night rehearsals!
Want to know more? Attend a rehearsal and see for yourself!
HCA welcomes everyone of any race, sex, creed or background with a desire to sing solid harmony. A background in singing is great but not required. Although helpful, the ability to sight-read music is not a requirement for joining: we use pre-recorded learning tracks of our entire repertoire.
We rehearse in the auditorium at Croasdaile Village, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, Durham, NC 27705. However, please contact us (see email address at the bottom of the page) before visiting; Croasdaile requires some form of chorus identification for entry to the complex, and also has regulations for parking locations. We'll be happy to give you the information you need!
COVID and Illness
Maintaining the health of our members is a paramount concern. As a result, we ask the following:
Guests are asked to self-test for COVID on the day of rehearsal. You are welcome to bring a negative test result with you, or we will provide a test kit when you arrive.
If you are not feeling well, please stay home and take good care of yourself. Please join us another time when you're feeling better!
It's a simple process for anyone who wishes to audition for membership in HCA.
You’ll be asked to sing a few vocal exercises and patterns that will help us determine your range, tone quality, and pitch accuracy & memory.
Then we will ask that you learn a short song in your specific voice part, which you will sing in a quartet when you are ready. Our director and music team will listen for correct words and notes, good vocal tone, your ability to sing your part independently, and how your sound will blend with the chorus. You will be allowed to use sheet music during the audition.
The final decision is made by the director in conjunction with the Music Team.