Hickory – Join Hickory Choral Society for their free outdoor Pops Concert on Sunday, May 20 at 6pm, Under the Sails in Downtown Hickory – Union Square. Bring your picnic and chairs as we enjoy a fun and lively concert of patriotic tunes, folk music, old movie favorites and a tribute to the military. This concert is sponsored by the City of Hickory and the Hickory Metro Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

“The City of Hickory is excited to have one of our Life. Well Crafted. brand partners, the Hickory Choral Society, performing, again, at The Sails on the Square on Sunday evening,” said Dana Kaminske, City of Hickory’s Communications and Marketing Manager. “We encourage the community to attend this unique, family-friendly event in Downtown Hickory…for free!

Pack a picnic and bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy the beautiful sounds of this local treasure. Hickory is fortunate to have the Hickory Choral Society here and performing for the community. This is an event that you won’t want to miss.”

Since the spring of 1978, the Hickory Choral Society continues to delight audiences with excellent choral music literature. The Hickory Choral Society provides this region with a series of exciting and well-attended concerts.

The all-volunteer group, made up of 110 singers from Catawba and surrounding counties, is well known throughout North Carolina for its annual Christmas Concerts. The group has also been noted for numerous concerts with the North Carolina Symphony, a concert at Lincoln Center in New York, and a trip that included concerts in Portsmouth and London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. The 2003 Christmas Concert was broadcast live statewide over UNC-TV and has continued to be rebroadcast on several occasions.

In May 2010 the Hickory Choral Society was honored to be part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.

In January 2013 they were pleased to be included in the Carnegie Hall, NYC performance of A Great And Glorious Victory by British composer/conductor Jonathon Willcocks. They returned to Carnegie Hall in January 2014 for the world premiere of a work commissioned in honor of their 35th Anniversary, Requiem For The Living by Dan Forrest – a noted composer, pianist, and music editor.

The Hickory Choral Society is an affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Photo: The Hickory Choral Society will give a free concert on Sunday