Haydenville, MA

Penny Shultz, Choral Director


“Shut de Do’r” by Randy Stonehill
Genre: Traditional spiritual

Watch a video clip from this ensemble’s director.

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  1. Fantastic group of energentic uplifting singers

  2. Hilltown Chorus rocks!

  3. What a joy.

  4. What a good looking group of kids. Having a great time.

  5. Wow, great singing! Thanks Hilltown!

  6. I’ve always admired the energy and achievement of the Hilltown singers. They perform such fun songs, and Penny Shultz draws such great spirit from her singers. Wonderful diction, nice use of solo groups, singing in parts and in tune! Congratulations! And best wishes from the South Hadley Children’s Chorus.

  7. Fantastic! I had the opportunity to dance to the group’s performance of this song at Northampton’s First Night with the Dance Generators, and I am stoked to see it broadcast on TV in all its glory!!! CONGRATULATIONS, you have my vote for sure!!

  8. Cool accompaniest!!

  9. Yeah Singers and yeah Penny! Super job! Love the “look” and the sound. And I agree, excellent accompanist.

  10. Fabulous song and group! Check them out!!!

  11. Great singers! Great chorus! Great Penny! I am glad that more folks will see our fun treasure supported at a really terrific little public school! Love it!

  12. The coolest!

  13. I miss being part of Penny’s chorus so much, and seeing the next generation coming out of Hilltown, it’s something special.

  14. Congratulations on a fabulous performance, you have my vote!
    Yes, cool accompaniest and awesome director!!!

  15. I love this Chorus!

  16. Wonderful spirit, superb music — Thanks!

  17. He is definitely the best!

  18. Beautiful music and beautiful children.

  19. Jennifer Gottlieb April 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm


  20. Keep on singing!

  21. Hooray ! ! What a beautiful rainbow group ! ! I have tears in my eyes, smile ear-to-ear and a leap of joy in my heart for the uplifted music of the Hilltown children. Hooray for Penny too, the bestest chorus director ever. Much love!

  22. Fabulous beat and voices. Penny Shultz has taken the chaotic energy of a bunch of rambunctious kids and channeled it into something beautiful and surprising. You have my vote. The colors of their outfits just help the words pop — Shut De Door! Keep out De Devil!

  23. Great sound — but I also love how alive & vibrant these kids are!

  24. Really enjoyed the children’s performance! They were GREAT!!

  25. What a great performance! The energy and talent shine through!

  26. Loved the Hilltown Childrens Chorus! They brought some sunshine to the day and a smile to my face.

  27. love the sound, love the colors, incredible direction, and what an accompaniest!
    thanks for spreading the joy!

  28. Hi — I’m really impressed with these young singers and their director did a great job getting these youngsters to perform in a professional manner.

  29. Hilltown Singer, you rock! This was so much fun to watch and I hope to see you guys perform LIVE one day! WAY TO GO!

    Kate, Burlington, VT

  30. yahoo hilltown! you have my vote!

  31. Yes for Hilltown! That children’s choir rocks!

  32. Sarissa Markowitz April 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Hilltown Chorus was AWESOME!! Incredible job!

  33. What a fabulous performance! Great job Hilltown Singers!

  34. Hilltown chorus was the best by far!!!!

  35. LOVE IT! Go Charter School! Let’s hear more!

  36. animated, fun, mesormizing, love the kids and the choral director! Great harmony- unlike all the others. Unique

  37. Go Hilltown Charter School!!!

  38. Great job. Hilltown Charter school rocked. Keep up the good work.

  39. What a great looking group! Direction, Piano, Chorus… The Best I have seen in this competition!
    Kudos Hilltown Cooperative Charte Public School!!

  40. xo Jim!

  41. Amen!

  42. Lillian Tobin- Schrems April 9, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    thank you sooooo much for being that cool accompaniest!!!!!!!!!!
    🙂 😀

  43. Lillian Tobin- Schrems April 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    thank you! 🙂 😀 😛 B-)

  44. Awesome group. Penny is truly inspiring for the kids. She has reached outside the box to find a rich and unique repertoire for a children’s chorus. Great work to you all.

  45. Great song- wonderful energy. What a nice arrangement- so intersting,it keeps you one your ears!

    great job Hilltown.

  46. Great song- wonderful energy. What a nice arrangement- so intersting,it keeps you one your ears!

    great job Hilltown. yeah Penny.

  47. The three treasures of Hilltown, Penny, the Chorus, and the children! The generous spirit of the entire community is expressed here.


  49. Marguerite McGrath April 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Makes me wish I’d stayed at Hilltown ^_^ You guys are awesome!!!!!!!!!

  50. Karen Kelly Becker April 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Wonderful–the energy is contagious!

  51. Karen Kelly Becker April 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Wonderful–and the energy is inspiring!

  52. Karen Kelly Becker April 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    WONDERFUL–and I love the energy!

  53. Adorable! Brilliant singing and I love all the colorful outfits. Great job!!!

  54. Magnificent, brilliant, uplifting. What bold song from young voices. I am full for the day. Thank you.

  55. Fantastic group. Full of energy and passion.
    Excellent job.

  56. Great job! Make our hearts feel joy.

  57. AMAZING! Such energetic children, and this is always fun to see! ;D You have my vote!

  58. great job lots of energy

  59. excellent job!!! love the colorful outfits – fun!

  60. I thought this was a really advanced performance for such a young group of musicians. Excellent !!

  61. Great harmonies! Enjoyed listening!


  • This program is sponsored in part by:

    Additional support is provided by: A grant from The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts from the Raymond E. and Mildred G. Clark Foundation Fund and the Members of WGBY.