2018-2019 Season

We are busy planning an ambitious 2018-2019 season, with even more great choral music, so watch this space for more information, coming soon.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our very successful 2017-2018 season. Our mission is to enrich our community with the transformational experience of remarkable choral artistry, and we are grateful for your enthusiastic response!

ACS Ensemble Group

The Asheville Choral Society proudly presents Tempus, a small group highlighting the transformational experience of live music. Tempus explores vocal blend and expression in new ways. To have Tempus sing at your event, please email info@ashevillechoralsociety.org

Previous 2017-2018 Concerts

The ACS gratefully acknowledges our 2017-2018 Season Sponsors:

Yuletide Candlelight:

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, 7:30 PM
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, 3:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, 7:30 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St., Asheville, NC

A new Asheville tradition, our third annual Yuletide concert of beautiful music and holiday favorites returns. We will present three performances in celebration of the holiday spirit, including the exciting Brightest and Best by Shawn Kirchner, selections from Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with children’s voices and jubilant Gloria in Excelsis Deo, by Jeffrey Ames, with brass and percussion. We’ll have The Boar’s Head Carol to usher in the season, Rutter’s Carol of the Magi and a medieval take on “Rudolph,” that will add much mirth! Join us for this concert for the whole family.

The ACS gratefully acknowledges the Sponsors for this concert:

Sing, Love, Dance!

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:30 PM
Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church St., Asheville, NC

This performance features special guests, the Carolina Day Children’s Choir and professional orchestra. The act of coming together in song inspires love, understanding and much joy. The music of Bach, in Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen, and Dan Forrest’s global expression of unity, in seven languages, with his Jubilate Deo -- we’re in for a treat: "Sing for joy, dance in gladness, shout for joy, all the earth!"

The ACS gratefully acknowledges the Sponsors for this concert:

ACS: Alive and Kicking

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 7:30 PM
Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church St., Asheville, NC

The Asheville Choral Society presents music from Broadway, past and present. Over one hundred singers and soloists will bring back your favorites with a range of emotions, from longing to hope to joy! We'll feature the great hits from Broadway musicals including "Carousel", "Oklahoma", "South Pacific", "Porgy and Bess", "The Music Man", "Oliver", "Man of La Mancha", "Godspell", and, yes: "Hamilton"!

Throughout 40 seasons of singing together, ACS is inspired by how the act of coming together in song evokes love, laughter, understanding, and even joy! And this concert has something for everyone, including a few surprises!

Click here to purchase individual tickets - Adults: $25, Students: $10

The ACS gratefully acknowledges the Sponsors for this concert, including Presenting Sponsor AC Hotel & Capella on 9:

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Our History

Our Story

The Asheville Choral Society (ACS) has been inspiring and enriching audiences in Western North Carolina since 1978 with remarkable choral music at the highest artistic level. The…

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Melodie Galloway holds a Master’s degree from Florida State University in Vocal Performance and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her…

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