MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY

The Montgomery County Choral Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1972 to unite singers who celebrate their love of music and to share the joy of music through professional-quality performances and community outreach. Numbering some 30 members, the group has continued to grow steadily both in numbers and performance quality.  Presently, membership averages around 70 singers including young adults to retired persons, encompassing varied professions, and blending many levels of musical training and experience.  

 

Each concert season includes five performances in Conroe.  Ensemble groups provide musical programs for various community organizations. Professional musicians are employed for major concerts, producing an appealing blend of professional and amateur talent.  

 

Montgomery County Choral Society’s repertoire includes world class music of all genres.  In February 2016, Montgomery County Chorale Society joined with other choirs from across the United States to perform Dan Forrest’s five movement work, “Requiem for the Living” at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, LA.  In June, 2014, the organization performed “The World Beloved; A Bluegrass Mass” at Carnegie Hall with the bluegrass band Monroe Crossing.  More recently, the organization has performed works of up-and-coming composers such as “Trinity Te Deum” by Erik Esenvalds and “The Ground” by Ola Gjeilo.

 

Montgomery County Choral Society has a scholarship program for fine arts students who wish to pursue collegiate studies in vocal music.   The organization awards an annual scholarship to a graduating area high school fine arts student that meets the scholarship criteria.  The organization also partners with area schools for its concert performances as part of its music education outreach program.  This partnership offers additional learning opportunities for area children and youth to expand their knowledge in the different disciplines of vocal and choral music.  It also provides young people the opportunity to see how a quality community organization can bring support and enrichment to its community as well as foster its next generation of members.