2022-Spring_HCYC--_DSC2065-small.png

Hudson Community Youth Choruses

Through collaboration and hard work, the choruses strive to connect every singer to the joys of lifelong choral singing.

Who We Are

Vision-  To develop a lifelong love of singing for youth in Hudson and the surrounding communities

Mission-  To make a difference in the lives of youth by: learning the finest quality choral music through musicianship training in vocal technique and to experience the joy of shared musical harmony.   

The Hudson Community Youth Chorus was established in September 2014 under the auspices of the Hudson Community Chorus.  The Youth Chorus is for treble voices, girls from sixth grade through twelfth grade and boys from sixth grade to voice change. 

The Hudson Community Children's Chorus began in September 2015 and is for third, fourth, and fifth graders in Hudson and the surrounding communities. 

HCYC & H3C Membership

The Hudson Community Youth Chorus and Hudson Community Children's  Chorus welcomes all students from Hudson and the surrounding communities who love to sing and have an interest in developing their vocal skills.

 Non-audition voice assessments are held for new singers. Our Youth Chorus works on expanding vocal range and technical skill, sight singing, and ear training. 

Hudson Youth Choruses members singing in a winter concert

We work as a team to perform a diverse and challenging repertoire, collaborate with our adult choir, and perform in the community.  Our Children's Chorus works on singing fundamentals through music games and friendship. Choristers will learn to sing in head voice and be introduced to solfege and sight singing, as well as perform in the community in two main concerts a year.   

Fees are  $75 per term or $120 per year and are due when rehearsals start. Scholarships are offered so that all interested singers are able to join the choir regardless of ability to pay. 

Rehearsals

Children's Chorus Rehearsals are held on Mondays from 5:00 to 6:10pm

Youth Chorus Rehearsals are on Mondays from 5:45 to 7:00pm
Rehearsal Location at Christ Church Episcopal, 21 Aurora St., Hudson, Ohio.  

Hudson Youth Choruses News

Artistic Staff

Mario Buchanan

Assistant Artistic Director
Hudson Community Youth and Children's Choruses

a1-04036-edit_edited.jpg

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).  Mario also works part time at a music distributor in Cleveland, Cliff Hill Music, where he assists customers around the world in ordering sheet music.  He is also Dean of the Akron Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO).