Celebrate Christmas at the Hilton Head Choral Society’s annual “The Sounds of Christmas” concert on at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. This holiday concert, with full chorus and orchestra, celebrates the joy, the magic, the essence of the season as the Choral Society celebrates its 45th season.

This Christmas concert is the beginning of the 2021-2022 season and considered one of the signature events of the holidays for our community and visitors alike.

First Presbyterian Church, beautifully adorned for Christmas, will set the stage for an evening of traditional carols, holiday tunes, and the lyrical “Christmas Oratorio” of French composer Camille Saint-Saens. The full chorus, guest soloists, pipe organ, and orchestra will present an inspiring evening of holiday music.

Seating is limited and proof of vaccination is required.

Tickets are $15 to $40 and can be purchased by calling 843-341-3818, visiting hiltonheadchoralsociety.org, or emailing tickets@hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.

The season continues in the spring.

The HHCS’s April 1, 2022, concert celebrates the Choral Society’s 45th season of music making and the 20th year for Artistic Director, Tim Reynolds. As the group commemorates Reynold’s final season, this is a chance to celebrate the long history of the Choral Society’s musical heritage and look back at the last “Twenty with Tim.” It promises to be an evening to remember.

Visitors and locals alike won’t want to miss the annual “America Sings!” concert on May 29, 2022. An island Memorial Day weekend tradition, this celebration of the American spirit will pair the chorus with the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet. The program will also include a guest speaker and an all-American musical tribute to the men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present.

All concerts will take place at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head.

Tickets for the entire season are now available online at hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.                                                                             

The Hilton Head Choral Society was founded in 1975 to perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah.”  The current repertoire includes classical and contemporary works, pops, and seasonal favorites, performed with professional musicians and soloists. The HHCS is open to people who love to sing and who enjoy good fellowship.

The HHCS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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.