Basic membership info
Regular rehearsals are Monday nights throughout the concert season, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., at the First Baptist Church at 5 Oak St. in downtown Asheville (enter the rear parking lot from Charlotte St., near the intersection with College St.) The expectation is that choristers will attend all rehearsals possible. Anyone missing three or more rehearsals may be asked to withdraw from singing that concert. A few extra, optional rehearsals may be offered, usually on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Attendance is encouraged, but not required.
Either two or three dress rehearsals are scheduled the week of each concert. These rehearsals are from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and attendance is mandatory. ("Dress" rehearsals do not require concert attire.)
ACS usually presents three concerts each season, with one performance on Saturday evening (depending on venue, some concerts may have two or three performances, including on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon). Our performance venues include the Central United Methodist Church on Church St., Trinity Episcopal Church on Church St., and the Diana Wortham Theatre on Pack Square, Asheville.
Singers are asked to pay dues of $85 per season and to purchase their music, usually $30-$40 per concert. Financial assistance is available. Full-time students are exempt from dues.
Each chorister may choose one of these concert dress options:
Black tuxedo with white shirt, black bow tie, cummerbund or vest and black shoes and socks.
Long sleeve, plain, all-black floor-length dress OR long sleeve black top plus black floor-length skirt OR loose black dress slacks in lieu of skirt. Black tights or socks and shoes. 18” string of pearls to complete one of these ensembles.
Black music folder
All singers must have their music in order and in solid black folders or binders for all dress rehearsals and performances.