HCE Portrait by Susan Check
The Hardwick Chamber Ensemble
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its
objectives are to foster the community's appreciation of classical
chamber music and cultivate understanding, taste, and love of music.
It was formed in 1988 as a performing ensemble for Young Audiences of
Virginia, Inc. The HCE has performed assembly programs for thousands
of Virginia's school children. They have also performed in over 200
concerts for colleges, universities, and other presenting organizations
throughout Virginia and, occasionally, in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia,
and elsewhere. The HCE has received grants from the arts commissions of
Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach and from the Virginia Commission
for the Arts.