Hudson Community Chorus
We believe it is our responsibility to grow the choral arts in Northeast Ohio through developing an easily accessible, life-long program that encourage music education and appreciation for people of all ages while introducing and promoting a love of choral music in all its forms for both singers and audiences.
Who We Are
Mission - The Hudson Community Choruses are dedicated to excellence in singing, through sharing, preserving, and advancing the art of Choral Music in Northeast Ohio.
The Hudson Community Chorus, established in 1988, consists of an adult chorus that sings a wide variety of SATB music. We present two concerts a year in December and April/May and rehearse weekly on Tuesday evenings. The chorus offers singers of all levels of ability and experience the opportunity to perform quality choral music. No audition is necessary.
The Hudson Community Chorus welcomes all adults from Hudson and the nearby communities who love to sing and have an interest in developing their vocal skills.
No audition is required; all are welcome to join the chorus, regardless of experience or ability to read music. Solo and small ensemble opportunities are available in most concert seasons, and all members are invited to audition for these opportunities.
Fees are $40 per term or $75 per year, due by the third rehearsal. Scholarships are offered so that all interested singers are able to join the choir regardless of ability to pay.
Adult Chorus News
Nathan D. Duvuvuei
Nathan D. Duvuvuei, the 10th Artistic Director of the Hudson Community Chorus, brings a wealth of experience as a soloist, chorus member and conductor. He received his Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from The University of Akron and has performed with choral groups as a member and soloist at venues in the United States, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Hungary. He currently sings with the Cleveland Chamber Choir.
Duvuvuei served as Director of Choral Studies and the Music Department Chair of Ashland High School, Ashland, Ohio and taught at Miller South School, Akron's School for Creative and Performing Arts. In 2015, he was named the Fine Arts Leaning Specialist for Akron Public Schools. In 2019, he returned to his first love, the classroom, and continues as a Music Educator for the Akron Public Schools.
During his tenure as the longest serving Artistic Director in HCC's 34-year history, the chorus has continued to grow in size and in musical experience. He has introduced more contemporary choral literature as well as new interpretations of the classics.
He worked with composer/pianist Chee Hang See, to prepare the chorus for the debut of See's The Singers, commissioned to celebrate the Chorus' 30th anniversary season.
In 2019, Duvuvuei led the HCC Adult and Youth Choruses, two Akron high school choruses, along with a dozen professional instrumentalists and several soloists in the Ohio premier of composer Dan Forrest's seven-movement work, Jubilate Deo. It is the largest program presented by the Choruses to date.
Assistant Artistic Director & Accompanist
Photo Credit: Andrew Le
Mario Buchanan was named the Director of the Hudson Youth Choruses and Accompanist in the Spring of 2020. Mario is an active organist, conductor, and vocalist in the Northeast Ohio area. As well as his positions with the Hudson Community Choruses , he serves as Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson. At Christ Church, Mario oversees the entire music program from choosing music for services, playing services, directing the adult choir, and directing the Young Choristers program. Before his appointment at Christ Church, Mario was the Gibbs Music Intern at Christ Presbyterian Church in Canton, where he assisted Dr. David J. Kienzle in their dynamic music program. Mario is a graduate of the University of Akron where he was the last organ major to earn a Bachelors of Music in Organ Performance and studied primarily with Valerie Thorson and secondary with Nicole Keller. In addition to studying organ in college, Mario studied voice and remained active in various choirs throughout the area. Mario received the distinction of winning the 2014-2015 Concerto Competition at the University of Akron, the first organist to ever win the award. He performed Francois Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in G minor with the University of Akron Symphony Orchestra to great acclaim. He has had additional organ instruction with Todd Wilson, Marie-Louis Langlais (widow of Jean Langlais), James David Christie, and Craig Cramer. Mario is a Colleague (CAGO) of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and is a member of the Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA) and The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). He is also Dean of the Akron Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO).