Now in our 8th year, Celebration Singers of Asheville is an auditioned community chorus for young singers ages 2nd GRADE) - high school) who are talented and committed to excellence. Founded by Artistic Director Ginger Haselden in 2007 as a 501(c)3 non-profit educational charity and officially endorsed by the Asheville Lyric Opera Vocal Arts Program, Celebration Singers of Asheville presents two concerts a year and sings by invitation with the Asheville Lyric Opera, Asheville Choral Society, Transylvania Choral Society, choir festivals, senior citizen communities and local/statewide civic events. In April 2012 we performed in Carnegie Hall and in April 2013 we performed with The Modern American Music Project in the opera DEAD MAN WALKING. In March 2014, 9 members participated in an auditioned national choir sponsored by American Organization of Kodaly Educators in Atlanta, GA.
Canti Dolci - for young singers 2nd grade - 5th grade
Canti Spiritu - grades 6-7-8
NEW THIS YEAR! Women's Ensemble for older girls with choir experience
November 15, performing for wedding at Biltmore Estate
November 21, Biltmore Town Square Tree Lighting
December 14, WINTER CONCERT "Winter Lights" First Congregational Church, 4:00 p.m.
April (date tba) 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
May 17, SPRING CONCERT "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" by Charles Davidson First Congregational Church, 4:00 p.m.
"It's America" was performed by the combined choirs of Abernethy UMC, Biltmore UMC and Oakley UMC.
Four choirs came together on September 13th
Hear us on BILLY JONAS' upcoming CD
CONTACT US AT firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 230-5778 -- Ginger Haselden, Artistic Director
Celebration Singers of Asheville strives to ignite a lifelong love of singing by nurturing the full expression of each individual's potential for artistic and personal excellence by emphasizing healthy vocal technique, expressive singing and music literacy, while simultaneously engendering growth of discipline, responsibility, teamwork, self-confidence and self-esteem.
"For it is futile to offer children music by which they are bored, or that makes them feel inadequate or frustrated, which may set them against music forever" -- Benjamin Britten
Join Us - Auditions--next auditions will be January 8, 5:30 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., downtown Asheville. Prepare a song and bring sheet music. Tuition for year $100--includes printed music. Scholarships available. We are all about music education and performance fun!
TUITION ONLY $100 FOR ENTIRE YEAR! includes print music, rehearsals, performances, music education, FUN!
Celebration Singers at Piedmont Invitational Children's Choir Festival,
Winston-Salem, NC, March 2013 Having fun in New York City, March, 2012
See the review in CVNC http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=6515
April 2012 - with Asheville Choral Society at Carnegie Hall
Support Us - Donations are welcome and are tax-deductible. Celebration Singers of Asheville is a 501 (c) 3 educational charity. Mail checks to Celebration Singers of Asheville, 35 W. Black Oak Dr., Asheville, NC 28804. We are currently looking for corporate sponsors as well as individual donors.
Performance Partners - In prior years we have performed with Asheville Lyric Opera Christmas Concert, Asheville Choral Society (4 tiimes), Transylvania Choral Society, and Biltmore Town Square Holiday Tree Lighting, The Modern American Music Project DEAD MAN WALKING opera
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QUOTES FROM SINGERS:
"Thank you so much for teaching me new songs and being so nice!" (Elle - 2013)
"---surely you delight in the launching of your C.S. fledglings into young adulthood. You play a huge role in their self-image and poise." (Founding grandmother- 2013)
" It's a real pleasure seeing those smiling faces, and hearing the beauty of their singing!" -- Jeff Byrum -- December, 2013
"What a thrill to catch you and your group on WLOS this morning! Seeing those beautiful faces and hearing their pure voices lifted my spirits - you are doing such important work in the world!" Gwen Roberts May, 2014