Celebration Singers of Asheville

Delight someone you love with songs and roses and chocolates and cards, smiles and tears and love this Valentine's Day AND support us!

                                                                                                                                                               "It was so nice to hear music other than "Jingle Bells"!  --a grandmother

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=667688720014350    (to hear our theme song)

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.   This fall we recorded with Billy Jonas for his new CD BUILD IT UP AGAIN.

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





                                                                               February 14th       Valentine's Day Love songs and Roses, Serenading Fundraiser -- 12 - 4 p.m. -- Party at THE HOP (PICK UP)                                                                                

                                                                               April 18th               7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Black Mountain Golf Course  (tee times tba)


                                                                               May 16th                10-12 a.m.   Mandatory dress rehearsal   (not really in performance attire--just a run-through of music)

                                                                                   "    17th              SPRING CONCERT "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" by Charles Davidson  First Congregational Church, 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                               (Singers arrive at 2:45--in performance attire)


 Hear us on BILLY JONAS'   new CD   Fall 2014   IT'S RELEASED!!!!!!



 CONTACT US AT celesingers@gmail.com 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 August 2015, 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!

Valentine's Day fundraiser 2012         

We made the promotional card for OAKE 2015
Lily Bates OAKE Eleme
ntary Choir 2014 with pony tail in middle row..   Fall issue of national magazine

                                                                                                     2014 Spring Concert  THE SOARING HEART

 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

Yes, Virginia The Musical, December. 2013

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/723313835/dead-man-walking-an-american-opera?ref=email                       See CS in action!

                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                             with Transylvania Choral Society, Dec. 2008
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"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