Hampshire Young People’s Chorus was founded in 1999 under the auspices of the Hampshire Choral Society. The choir’s roster currently includes nearly 40 children ages 8-16 in two age divisions – Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.

The Young People’s Chorus has performed widely, including appearances with the Young@Heart Chorus, Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble, UMass University Chorale, Amherst College and Smith College Orchestras, Pioneer Valley Symphony and Amherst Ballet. The group has participated in numerous choral festivals and has hosted children’s choirs from Worcester, Boston, Chicago and the Czech Republic. The Chamber Singers toured to Philadelphia in 2011 and Chicago in 2013, and they placed first in the children’s choir division of WGBY’s Together In Song choral competition four years in a row.

How can my child join?

The Chorus rehearses on Tuesdays in Amherst. Auditions are held in June, September and January. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the director at hampshireypc@gmail.com