Asheville Youth Choirs

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.

 

High School Chorale rehearsal

Rehearsals

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.

 

Asheville Youth Choir - Singing in the Park, Asheville, October 2015

Asheville Youth Choir – Singing in the Park, Asheville, October 2015

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 Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. (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:

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.

Concert Choir at the Asheville Poverty Forum October 5, 2016 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

“The Art of the Love Song” concert on November 1, 2016 with the Annie Moses Band at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Christmas Concert on December 11, 2016 with the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra at Central United Methodist Church.

Middle School and High School Choral in Concert with Wingate University Singers on February 19, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Asheville

Asheville Youth Choir at the National Cathedral, June 2015

Asheville Youth Choir at the National Cathedral, June 2015

If you would like more information, please call 828.254.7841 or email ayc@afta-fbca.net.  You are invited to follow us on Facebook.