Resonance, vowel tunnel, diphthong, breath control, phrasing, flamboyance, and consistency are but some of the keywords we took away from our retreat! We were so excited and inspired by our time with Betty Clipman who led us to sing at another level. Now to bring those skills and energy back...more
We had an inspirational day of coaching with Jim last Saturday! It was so exciting to work together to tighten chords and choreo and polish our repertoire.
Lyn Ertle, Hickory Tree Chorus tenor, stands a statuesque 5’ ?”, but packed into this small frame is a wealth of talent and grit.
Lyn joined HTC in the late 70's, and after spending a short time as lead, switched to tenor after singing in a fun quartet and discovering how much...more
Last night, we had the pleasure of meeting and listening to performances by our 2017 Scholarship winner, Bailey Grey. She is a graduating senior from Livingston (NJ) High School and has been involved with music since she was a child, joining the cast of the Mary Poppins National Tour at age 10...more
Our installation dinner (where we honor the service of all from our prior year and 'install' the new leadership for next year) was more fun than ever! Cass was a wonderful emcee keeping us guessing and laughing thru a game of 'Know your Management Team.' We acknowledged the service of all the...more
We are thrilled that our newest quartet, Take Note!, will be performing with the Morris Music Men at a fundraiser for the ECLC, a non-profit organization providing an array of services for adults with developmental disabilities in Chatham on Saturday, April 1, from 4 - 6pm. Click...more
This winter has been so exciting and productive! Our Free A Cappella Workshop in January attracted more than a dozen participants to sing and learn about us. Carolyn and the MAP team created rehearsals geared to every level.. and we are so thrilled that since then almost half have become new...more
Janene DePalo was having a lot of fun directing high school musicals, but she really wanted to have as much fun as the student stars she directed. So in 2007, she looked around the local musical landscape and found a place to grow with Hickory Tree Chorus. She’s been singing...more
A wonderful time was had by all as we sang to our hearts content at the Morristown music and arts festival… In spite of the drizzly weather, passersby stopped by to enjoy our music and even offered marriage proposals to each and every one of us…lol!.. now that makes for a memorable night!
MADELEINE RAE ROSENTHAL
Madeleine Rosenthal is a graduating senior from Westfield High School. She has been involved in chorus since elementary school, and this year was President of chorus, which comprised six ensembles. Madeleine has been a soloist in her...more
The Hickory Tree Chorus has closed applications for its 2016 Scholarship. Qualified high school senior girls with good academic records and exceptional talent in vocal music are encouraged to apply next year. Check our website early 2017 for more information.