Ashland Area Chorus Welcomes New and Returning Members

Ashland Area Chorus Welcomes New and Returning Members

12/19/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Area Chorus (AAC) welcomes new and returning members to its first rehearsal of the spring 2018 semester scheduled for Monday, Jan. 8, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts at Ashland University. Rehearsals continue until April 23 on subsequent Mondays.

In its 19th season, the AAC is dedicated to a mission of learning great music and singing it beautifully. The chorus is open to all singers from Ashland and surrounding counties and includes Ashland University faculty, staff and students as well as other singers from the wider community. Though no formal audition is required for membership, AAC members must be pitch accurate (sing 'on key') and be able to learn and perform their parts successfully. Previous choral experience is helpful. 

This spring, the chorus will perform at the Ashland University Winter Choral Concert on Sunday, March 25, with the AU Choir, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus. AAC will also sing selections from Handel’s Solomon with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 28.

Membership in AAC is open to all adults. Students still in high school may also participate with the permission of the school’s director. A nominal membership fee of $25 for adults and $15 for students is requested and payable by the fourth week of rehearsals to continue participation in either ensemble for the semester. The membership fee is payable at the Ashland University Box Office via phone at 419.289.5125 or online at www.ashland.edu/music by clicking on the "Buy Tickets & Memberships" icon. 

For further information, contact the Chorus’ director Libby Slade at eslade@ashland.edu or (419) 685-5460.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###