1 MISSION STATEMENT: 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.
history: Now in our 11th 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 ASHEVILLE CHORAL SOCIETY AND Asheville Lyric Opera, 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. November 2009 -- performed in Ashevillve lyric opera Christmas concert december 2010 -- performed with asheville choral soCIETY may 2011 -- performed with asheville choral society April 2012 -- performed in Carnegie Hall April 2013 -- performed DEAD MAN WALKING OPERA with The Modern American Music Project March 2014 -- participated in national American Organization of Kodaly Educators in Atlanta, GA. 2014 -- recorded 2 cd's with Billy Jonas for his new albums "BUILD IT BACK AGAIN" and "HAYBATA HOMEWARD" Dec. 2015 --Performed with Asheville Choral Society for Annual holiday candlelight concert jUNE, 2016 -- performed crescent city children's choir festival new oRleans March 4, 2017 Piedmont INvitational children's Choir Festival, Winston-Salem, NC mAY 27, 2017 -- PERFORMed IN CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT new york city
groups of singers:
Canti Dolci - for young singers 2nd grade - 5th grade
Canti Spiritu - grades 6-7-8 AND UP
Women's Ensemble - for older girls with choir experience
Here we are December 2015:
Location: rehearsals and concerts at First congregational church, 20 oak st. downtown asheville
What our AUDIENCE IS SAYING
from Chris, a parent, about the MLK, Jr. Concert: "what a phenomenal job you have done with those kids! The sound was so pure and beautiful. The concert was very meaningful."
from Angie, a parent: "The performance was excellent...children sounded like angels."