The Hilton Head Choral Society cordially invites the community to “The Many Moods of the Season,” its annual holiday concert, at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. 

Come celebrate the season through a variety of musical perspectives, cultures and traditions performed by the full chorus, guest soloists, and orchestra. 

This year’s program will celebrate a very traditional perspective of the many moods of the season as the Choral Society presents the Christmas portion of Handel’s classic, “Messiah,” along with Robert Shaw’s “The Many Moods of Christmas.” 

Classics from “Messiah” include “And the Glory of the Lord,” “For Unto Us a Child is Born,” and “Hallelujah Chorus.”

This performance will be taking the Choral Society back to its roots. More than 45 years ago, Martha Gregory organized the Hilton Head Choral Society and directed its first performance of the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 12, 1976.

The evening will commence with “Many Moods of Christmas,” featuring a variety of sentimental arrangements such as “Silent Night,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “What Child is This?” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.” It promises to be an inspiring evening of holiday music.

It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit with the Choral Society as they celebrate the joy and the nostalgia that the season brings. 

Tickets are available now online at For more information or for assistance placing your ticket order, call 843-341-3818 or email   

For the health and safety of all, ticket holders will be subject to any COVID-19 policy established by either Hilton Head Choral Society or First Presbyterian Church at the time of the concert. 

Hilton Head Choral Society is open to people who love to sing and who enjoy good fellowship. The Choral Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Dues are charged to partially cover musical expenses. 

The primary source of financial support comes from ticket sales, donors, program advertisers, concert sponsors, and grants. The Hilton Head Choral Society is a member of Chorus America, a national organization promoting the art of choral singing.