Mission Statement

The Helena Chamber Singers consist of singers in the Greater Helena area who are dedicated to rehearsing and performing quality choral music from around the world that represents a variety of musical periods and styles and is distinguished for its artistic excellence.

The purpose of the choir is threefold:

  1. DEVELOP artistry and musicianship in its members and in so doing provide an expressive outlet for them;
  1. PRESENT concerts that will be a means of enjoyment and contemplation for its audiences.
  1. SING in such an artistic and vocally appropriate way that the music will uplift and touch the hearts of its audiences as well as its members.

In order to achieve these goals, the Helena Chamber Singers are committed to weekly rehearsals that involve intensive and detailed work on high-quality choral music, with concentration on vocal tone quality (vowel uniformity and integrity), pitch accuracy, rhythmic precision, melodic contour, dynamic nuance, and clear textural expression (enunciation).

“My goal as the director of this the Helena Chamber Singers is to help the singers develop their artistic potential.  This means helping the choir members become more sensitive to the quality of the sound they make individually, more sensitive to the rising and falling nature of melody, more sensitive to the powerful and exciting force of rhythm, and more sensitive to the harmonic structure of music. I believe that musical expression must also be an integral part of the choral experience in order to achieve the stated goals of the choir.”  Dr. Michelson

The Helena Chamber Singers are always looking for capable and dedicated singers who are interested in singing traditional choral music.  INquiries regarding HCS membership should be directed to Dr. Michelson at (406) 459-8259 or skmichelson46@gmail.com.  For information regarding the Helena Chamber Singers, go to their website at www.helenachambersingers.com.