Through the power of choral performances, Heart of the Triad Choral Society embraces and encourages a welcoming environment built on diverse programming, networking, and outreach.
Heart of the Triad Choral Society
HTCS is a non-profit community choir made up of singers from all over the Piedmont Triad.
Our season runs August - May with two major concerts as well as various events throughout the year.
All who love to sing are welcome to join! No previous musical knowledge is necessary.
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Welcome to the 2022-2023 Season for H.T.C.S! We are so very excited for our performances this season, as this will be our first FULL year of concerts since 2019!
We faced a great deal of challenges last year and we learned alot as an organization, but we were incredibly proud of what we were able to accomplish, and that we were still able to grow.
H.T.C.S hopes to see you all, at our performances this season!
For more information on the upcoming Events or Signup for HTCS, please click the contact button below!
Mark and Pat Thompson
How long have you been a member of Heart of the Triad Choral Society, and what made you join?
Mark and I became members of Heart of the Triad during their fall session of 2021. Since Covid has universally limited singing, we appreciated the opportunity to use our musical gifts in the safest way, while following the CDC precautions.
2. What is your singing/musical background? (How did you first start singing/playing an instrument etc)
Seems like we have always been involved with music. Mark has sung in various church or choral groups and played trumpet in high school. I followed the same path, but my focus was piano. As a child, I participated in the opera Carmen and learned about opera. We have both sung in college or community choral groups that toured in Europe and Scandinavia. Music is part of our DNA.
3. What type(s)/genre of music do you enjoy most?
We love all genres of music. Anything with notes and measures! Classical, traditional church, jazz, contemporary, swing, a cappella, gospel. Rap is a bit of a challenge.
4. Do you have a favorite composer, singer, band etc.?
We grew up listening to our parent’s big band music. Our favorite bands and singers are anything from the 40’s to the 80’s. We love hearing harmonies.
5. What other activities do you enjoy besides singing?
Is there anything outside of music? Ha! Mark is an avid golfer and sports follower. For me, it is anything at the moment. I’ve done a variety of crafts, but my favorite is looking for music for my ladies’ ensemble, Downtown Sound.
6. Where do you live in the Triad (town or community)?
7. Share something interesting about yourself that people don’t necessarily know.
In addition to singing at our church, Mark and I both started singing a cappella barbershop style music 20 years ago. He sings with Triad Harmony Express and Spare Parts Quartet. I sing with Downtown Sound, Carolina Style Chorus, Song of Atlanta Chorus and Scenic City Chorus (Chattanooga). (Now you see why I don’t have time for hobbies. Ha). We have found singing a cappella music challenging and rewarding. Hearing the pure blend of voices in close harmony can cause goosebumps all over.
8. Add anything special that you feel needs to be mentioned about yourself, or your singing experience with HTCS.
It has been wonderful to be with other singers and muddle through the restrictions brought on by Covid. We have enjoyed getting to know other singers with the same heart for singing. And, the expert guidance and direction from Carol Earnhardt has been extraordinary.
This was such an amazing accomplishment and virtual performance by everyone who participated!