Now in our 7th year, Celebration Singers of Asheville is an auditioned community chorus for young singers ages 7-14 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.
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 9, 2014, 5:30 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., downtown Asheville. Prepare a song and bring sheet music. Tuition for pro-rated for half year $50--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
NEW THIS YEAR! Saturday chorus retreat: Place/date First Congregational Church Sept. 21st 10-2:30 SUCCESS!
Biltmore Park Town Square Tree Lighting - Nov. 22nd, 5:30 - 8:30 Wear red, black, green old fashioned clothes--meeting place to be announced -- SUCCESS!
Asheville Choral Society Benefit for Habitat for Humanity - Dec. 6th, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church (rehearsals for this on Monday 6-7 p.m. First Baptist) SUCCESS!
See the review in CVNC http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=6515
Winter MUSICAL -- December 15th, 4:00 p.m. First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St., Asheville
no admission charge, donations accepted at the door.
sponsored by MACY'S
Dec. 17 6- 7:30 POLAR EXPRESS PARTY at THE HOP on Merrimon Ave. -- Wear your pajamas!
March 20-22, 2014 National OAKE Children's/Youth Chorus, Atlanta, GA (All CS who auditioned made it in! kudos!)
Concert -- May 18, 2014, 4:00 p.m., First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St., Asheville
(Refreshments following concert)
May (date TBA) 8:30 a.m. 6th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Black Mountain Golf Course
Ginger's famous Breakfast burritos, snacks, beverages,
Barbecue lunch from State St. Barbecue
Prizes and trophies
WELCOME! AND DONATIONS APPRECIATED!
Rehearsal Calendar: Every Thursday evening at First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St. Downtown
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Canti Dolci (ages 7-10) 6:45 - 7:45 Canti Spiritu (ages 11-14) Youth Ensemble rehearses as needed
FIRST REHEARSAL FOR 2013-14 SEPTEMBER 5TH GETTING TO KNOW YOU PARTY!
no rehearsals Oct. 31, Nov. 28, Dec. 19 & 26, Jan.2 and Asheville City Schools spring break ?
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
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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