A message from the HTCS board of directors | Originally published in the Kernersville News
Heart of the Triad Choral Society: The Music Will Go On!
As the Coronavirus pandemic changes our country’s landscape arts organizations have not been exempt from its effects. Heart of the Triad Choral Society, Kernersville’s own nonprofit volunteer community choir, has been forced to conclude their spring semester early. This has meant the cancelation of “Vain and Raging! - Music of Beethoven and His Contemporaries,” our choral concert to be held in conjunction with Winston Salem’s “Beethoven Rocks Winston Salem” concert series celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. The board wants to thank our Interim Artistic Director, Jonathan Sidden, for teaching and preparing us singers for this classical program so well. There is a slight chance that we could still perform this wonderful concert in the fall.
HTCS has also indefinitely postponed their 5th Annual Sing into Spring Silent Auction Fundraiser. Originally scheduled for March 13th, the silent auction boasted items generously donated by individuals and businesses throughout the Triad and beyond. Items include: paintings from local artist Richard Hedgecock, jewelry from Ellington Jewelers and Windsor Jewelers, two tickets to the Biltmore House, even a racing tire autographed by Richard Petty from the Richard Petty Museum - just to name a few! The choir hopes to reschedule the event for the fall to give you a chance to bid on these items and many more. Stay tuned for more details.
Despite uncertain times, Heart of the Triad Choral Society remains excited about the future. We are happy to welcome Carol Earnhardt back as our Artistic Director for the next season, and she shared with the board that she is already choosing some pieces for our Christmas Concert. “One thing that this crisis has emphasized is the importance of arts in our culture,” says president, Micah Brewer. “We believe that music has the power to enrich our community and change lives. We eagerly anticipate the day we get to share our music with you again.” And Brigitte Woloszyn, the Director of Outreach added, “Stay tuned! The music will go on to heal and inspire our suffering communities.”