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2018-2019 Season

Full Chorus Concerts

*The Deepness of the Blue
Friday, October 12, 2018, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 4:00 PM

 A celebration of the music and poetry of African-American artists. This concert’s music includes beautiful melodies, driving rhythms and powerful messages – an evening of engaging music that highlights underrepresented artists and composers of color. The central piece on the program is William Averitt’s The Deepness of the Blue, a 5-movement setting of Langston Hughes’ moving texts on love and the struggle of the human experience. Other selections include Rosephanye Powell’s The Word was God, Anthony Trecek-King’s (current conductor of the Boston Children’s Choir) I’m Building Me a Home and the gorgeous Harry T. Burleigh arrangement of Deep River.

*Yuletide Candlelight
Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 4:00 PM

Join us for our annual tradition of music for the holidays! There will be something for everyone, including a children’s chorus and brass quintet. Featured musical numbers are family favorites like White Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Sleigh Ride and surprising version of Handel’s For Unto Us from the new collection by Paul Ayres: Messyah. You won’t want to miss it! Bring the family for a heart-warming evening of English carols, Winter Solstice songs, and holiday classics.

An Evening of Cabaret
Thursday, February 14, 2018, 7:30 PM

ACS is excited to present an evening of cabaret for Valentine's Day, featuring the full 100+ singer chorus, small group numbers, and solos, celebrating love and romance in song.

*Season Ticket Packages include admission to The Deepness of the Blue, Yuletide Candlelight, and Time in a Bottle.


Tempus Concerts

All of Us | Featuring Tempus
October 25, 2018, 7:30 PM 

Tempus kicks off our season with songs spanning genres and eras of choral music, yet designed to bring us all together. . 

Tempus Holiday Concert
December 15, 2018

Celebrate the holiday season with an intimate concert featuring selections from various backgrounds and traditions.

*Time In A Bottle: The Mozart Effect | Featuring Tempus 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:30 PM 

This unique performance is presented as part of the “Asheville Amadeus Festival” – a city-wide celebration of music and art presented by local artists and arts organizations. Tempus, our advanced small vocal ensemble, performs music of living composers, such as the hauntingly beautiful, My Very Own, by Susan LaBarr, and the mesmerizing, Ave Maria, by Mark Butler. These pieces are paired with Mozart’s Laudamus Te and a few of his bawdier drinking songs. Come share in a musical feast and “Forget the cares that bore us…” and let the ‘effects of great music’ lift you to that effervescent place!

 Private Events

Tempus is also available for intimate concerts at your charity or corporate event. Contact our executive director, Laurel Ahrnsbrak via email at or call (828) 367-7350.



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