A Lifetime of Song
The Hudson Community Chorus was formed in 1988 by Caroline (Corky) Buhler, a long-time Hudson resident and Frank Longstreth, a faculty member at Western Reserve Academy to promote choral singing in the area. From its inception, the chorus has hired artistic directors to ensure a high standard of performance. Seed money was provided by area benefactors.
The chorus performs two or three concerts a year celebrating the seasons with traditional pieces as well as music from new composers. Among the highlights of the past 34 years are the Northeast Ohio Premiere of Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo, performances of John Rutter's Gloria and Magnificat, and selections from Bernstein's Candide under the direction of the renowned Robert Page.
The Hudson Community Youth Chorus was started in September 2014 as a treble chorus for youth in 6th through 12th grade and is under the umbrella of the Hudson Community Chorus.
The Hudson Community Children's Chorus was started in September 2015 and is for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in Hudson and the surrounding communities.
Celebrating its 34th season in 2022, the chorus is managed by a volunteer board of directors led by President, Kathy Sluzewski.