Asheville Youth Choirs are community choirs open to children and youth in Kindergarten – 12th grade. The Asheville Youth Choirs include the High School Chorale (grades 9-12), the Middle School Chorale (grades 7-8), the Concert Choir (grades 3-6) and the Prelude Choir (grades K-2). These choirs sing in area churches, civic functions, seasonal concerts, and summer tours, offering the opportunity for children and teenagers to come together to transverse the false boundaries of school choice, race, family structure, or socio-economic status to create friendships and share goodness and light to our community and beyond.
Rehearsals are from 3:00-4:10 p.m. on Sundays at First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak Street Asheville, NC. Following each rehearsal, there is a time for refreshments and friendship, concluding at 4:30 p.m. The choirs are led by Clark Sorrells, Robert Summerell, Karen Sorrells.
How to Join AYC
Auditions for all Asheville Youth Choirs are held prior to the fall and spring semesters. The next scheduled auditions will be in January 2018. (Current members of AYC do NOT need to re-audition.)
Once you have completed your audition and received an invitation letter, please go to AYC 2017-18 Enrollment to complete your membership in the choir.
AYC performances are free and open to the public.
Past concerts have included church worship services in both the fall and spring, and Christmas Concerts at the Basilica of St. Lawrence, First Presbyterian, and Central United Methodist in downtown Asheville. In 2016 AYC performed with the Annie Moses Band at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. In 2015, Asheville Youth Choir was the featured choir at the YouthCue Nation’s Capital Festival of Youth Choirs at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.