Ashland Area Chorus Begins Spring Rehearsals January 14

Ashland Area Chorus Begins Spring Rehearsals January 14

1/8/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ashland Area Chorus, a non-auditioned mixed choir of about 65 singers, begins spring rehearsals on Monday, Jan. 14, with the Chorus meeting on Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building), room 242.

The Chorus is slated to perform Brahms “Requiem” with the Ashland University Choir and Ashland Chamber Orchestra on April 27, and Borodin's “Polovtsian Dances” with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra on May 4.

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 and encouraged. 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 at regular University choral concerts, with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra and for the Ohio Choral Directors Association. Recent appearances have included subscription concerts with the ASO (including “Carmina Burana,” Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” and the Verdi “Requiem”) and the summer pops concert in the park.  

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

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