HCS Values

Houston Choral Society (HCS) is a not-for-profit professional-quality civic chorus that serves the greater Houston area. Our mission is to present outstanding choral music that enriches the soul and advances the choral arts to Houston area audiences and beyond. Our unique culture and values support this dynamic organization.

Rooted in classical choral traditions, we passionately represent a wide variety of choral music in all its forms as a means of educating and fostering a love of this art.

We strive for the highest level of excellence in our artistic performances and in the ongoing management of the organization. 

We value and encourage diversity and inclusion within our membership, leadership, repertoire, partnerships and vendors. Discrimination of any kind is not tolerated. 

We strive to create a sense of community within our organization by offering opportunities to participate and lead, and with our surrounding community via outreach and partnerships.

We believe in providing a range of opportunities for our singers, appropriate to their abilities, as large and small ensemble participants as well as soloists.

We believe in creating a safe and accessible environment that fosters the enrichment of all participants’ lives by removing barriers to music making and enjoyment.