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 enjoy the challenge and friendship found in creating beautiful music, thereby making a positive impact in 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, and Deborah Kloos.

 

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, June 1, 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.  Also be sure to download and read the AYC Handbook.  This contains important information on schedules and expectations for the choirs.

 

 2016-17 Season

Spring 2017:
  • March 5, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – AYC Concert Choir in worship at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Asheville
  • March 12, 2017, 10:45 a.m. – AYC High School Choral in worship at Trinity United Methodist Church, Asheville
  • March 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – AYC Middle School Choral in worship at Abernethy United Methodist Church, Asheville
  • April 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – AYC Middle and High School Chorales lead  in worship at First Baptist Church of Asheville
  • May 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – AYC Concert Choir and the Nashville Children’s Choir at First Baptist Church of Asheville
  • June 4, 2017,  7:00 p.m. – AYC Festival Concert at First Baptist Church of Asheville

These performances are free and open to the public.

Past Concerts:

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

 

Previous Seasons

Past concerts have included church worship services in both the fall and spring, and Christmas Concerts at the Basilica of St. Lawrence and First Presbyterian in downtown Asheville. 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.

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.