Ashland Area Chorus Resumes Rehearsals

3/16/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Ashland Area Chorus, a non-auditioned mixed choir of about 60 singers, announces the second part of its spring season. The rehearsal schedule begins on Monday, March 22, with the Chorus meeting on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building), room 242.

The Chorus is open to the entire Ashland community and beyond:  singers have come from Richland, Medina, Wayne, Holmes and Crawford counties as well. Previous choral experience is helpful, but not required. While there are no strict age limits, singers under 18 must be approved by the director. There is no cost to the singer.
The AAC has performed in regular AU concerts, with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, and for the Ohio Choral Directors Association. Recent appearances have included subscription concerts with the ASO (including Mendelssohn's Elijah and the Verdi Requiem) and the summer pops concert in the park. On April 17, the AAC will perform several opera choruses with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. Singers will need to begin on March 22 in order to participate in this concert.

Current members should encourage their talented friends and neighbors to attend the first rehearsal and make a vocal contribution to this musical organization. For further information, please contact the Ashland University Director of Choral Activities Dr. Ron Blackley at rblackle@ashland.edu<mailto:rblackle@ashland.edu> or (419) 289-5114.

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