Basic membership info

Ready to join ACS for the 2020-2021 season? Click below to get started. ACS's 2020-2021 season will begin online with video content and live Zoom rehearsals, so you may register for membership even if you have moved away from Asheville, or if you are not in the Western North Carolina area.

ACS's leadership is dedicated to reducing barriers to inclusion, so if a modified or reduced membership payment option would empower you to join us, please contact our executive director, Laurel Ahrnsbrak at laurel@ashevillechoralsociety.org. 

Fall 2020 Rehearsals 

In the fall of 2020, rehearsals will be held on Monday nights, remotely via Zoom, with accompanying online learning resources.

Typical Rehearsals

Regular rehearsals are Monday nights throughout the concert season, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.. 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. 

Dress Rehearsals 

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.) 

Concerts 

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. 

Chorister Costs 

Singers are asked to pay dues of $100 per season and to purchase their music, usually $30-$40 per concert. Financial assistance is available. Full-time students are exempt from dues. Fall 2020 music costs are free, as we will focus on music available freely to all. 

Concert Dress 

Each chorister may choose one of these concert dress options: 

  1. Black tuxedo with white shirt, black bow tie, cummerbund or vest and black shoes and socks. 
  2. 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.