Sing With HCS

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Haywood Choral Society(formerly the Haywood Community Chorus) has a long and proud history of presenting classical and contemporary music to local audiences. Membership in the chorus is open to the Haywood Community at large, ages high school and older. Anyone with serious interest in choral music is welcome to join the chorus. Some of the music selections can be challenging; therefore, the ability to read music is helpful, though not mandatory. The chorus performs two concerts a year, but members sign on for one season and renew their membership each subsequent season. A Christmas concert is scheduled for the first Sunday in December with rehearsals beginning in early September; a spring concert is scheduled for the first Sunday in May with rehearsals beginning in early February. Occasional concerts in the community may be performed during the year, but participation is strictly on a voluntary basis


Fall season begins Tuesday September 12th, 6:30 -8:30 PM Membership dues are $40.00. Holiday concert is December 3rd, dress rehearsal December 2nd.For fall season you MUST preregister. Email us at


are held every Monday night during the season from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Waynesville First United Methodist Church Choir rehearsal room, 566 s. Haywood St. Waynesville 28786. Sectional rehearsals are held from 6:30-7:00 PM before regular rehearsals, alternating weekly between Tenors and Basses and Sopranos and Altos. The schedule for sectional rehearsals, as well as rehearsal notes are emailed to members early each week. Please note:  the first rehearsal for September 2023 is a TUESDAY, Sept. 12th. All subsequent rehearsals will be on Monday evening, 6:30-8:30.

Dress Rehearsals

 are held the Saturday before a scheduled Sunday concert performance and are mandatory. Dress for the concerts is all black – long pants/skirts and long-sleeved shirts, and black shoes.


is vital to learning musical selections, becoming acquainted with the director’s expectations, and learning to blend with a large group of voices. No more than 3 rehearsals may be missed in a season without prior approval from the director. Members are expected to study and rehearse their music between Monday night rehearsals and are asked to warm up prior to rehearsal. All rehearsals begin promptly at the scheduled time.

Singing together is a wonderful experience of community. Joining together with fellow music lovers, learning new music, singing familiar pieces, and making friends are what choral music and Haywood Choral society is all about.

Current membership fees are $40.00 per season, which helps to pay for music.  Scholarships are available upon application. All interested singers please send a membership request to 

For more information about the chorus, visit our website, look us up on Facebook, email us at, or call Publicity Chair, Laura Schnabel at 828- 557-9187.