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About the Chorus

In the Beginning:

The year was 1959. A group of enthusiastic music lovers from Taunton and Raynham decided it was time to have a civic chorus. Founders of the group included Frank E. Cann, business manager, and his wife Priscilla Cann who were members of the Neponset Choral Society. There were 15 charter members who joined together for the first rehearsal on September 10th.

Our Music:

During much of the 1960’s much of the music sung by the chorus was classical music- Handel’s Messiah, Brahm’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria to name a few.
Throughout the decades, as society changed, so did the music, along with the tastes of the music directors. Tunes from Broadway shows, Hollywood movies, and pop culture emerged on TCC programs.
In the midst of the Pandemic, TCC collaborated with the Old Colony History Museum to bring music and fun to the community with an Evening Garden Party.

Our Music Directors

Meet the Staff


Chris Hoskins

Music Director

Chris Hoskins

Chris is a lifelong Rehoboth, MA resident, and has been affiliated with the Taunton Civic Chorus for years as an instrumentalist as well as working on several musical endeavors throughout the Southeastern MA/ Rhode Island area. In 2021 he became the chorus's assistant director then took over the director's position in 2022.  Chris is currently in his final year at Rhode Island College where he is pursuing a degree in music education.

Jameson "J.J." Ward

JJ grew up in Swansea, MA, and has also been connected to the chorus for several years as an instrumentalist for our concerts. In 2022 J.J. became the chorus's assistant director and our primary piano accompanist.  J.J. is also currently in his final semester at Rhode Island College pursuing a degree in music education.


Jameson "J.J." Ward

Assistant Music Director

Our Board of Directors

Keeping us on Key

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Deborah Garnet



Joan McKenna



Martin Berry


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Barbara Quill

Board Member

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Heidi Fiore

Web Master

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Veronica Briggs

Board Member

Pattijean Horton

Board Member


Joy Windle

Board Member

Robert Dykeman

Board Member

Diane Keating

Board Member

Mailing Address

TCC at P.O. Box 217

East Taunton, MA 02718

Rehearsal & Performance Address

Berkley Congregational Church

13 S. Main Street

Berkley, MA 02779



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