The Arundel Vocal Arts Society (AVAS) is a community-based, nonprofit choral group dedicated to the performance of varied, mixed-voice music for the benefit, education, and enjoyment of its members and the surrounding communities.
AVAS has been providing outstanding performances of diverse choral music since 1983. We pride ourselves in the diversity of our programming, including classical masterworks, operetta, pops, folk music, lighter favorites and Broadway.
The chorus presents an annual series of two concerts and supports the creative environment of our community by collaborating with other local musical groups. AVAS membership is open to adults and it is the intent of the chorus membership to reflect the cultural diversity of the communities it serves.
2014-2015 Concert Series -- Save the dates!
Christmas Concert – December 7, 2014
Spring Concert – April 25, 2015
2013-2014 Concert Series
Spring Concert: Saturday, April 26, 2014, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Annapolis.
The theme of of our annual Spring concert was "Let's Dance," and all agreed it was "one of the most fun concerts ever."
The audience joined the singers in moving to the music, heeding the title of the classic Sway and moving side to side with the rhythm. The enthusiasm boiled over when young and old alike took to the aisles for a rambunctious rendition of YMCA.
One listener reflected on it at their church service the next morning: "Forgot to tell you that Sunday's sermon was about singing our joy and thanks to God, and your beautiful concert primed the pump. Fabulous!"
Other arrangements included a medley of "dance" music from Irving Berlin, the One Note Samba, rock and roll classics, Save the Last Dance for Me, and a fun vocal version of Offenbach’s overture to Orpheus in the Underworld, commonly called Can-Can. Although we didn't actually have a chorus line, who knows what surprises await in future concerts!
"...the concert was so joyful and beautifully done!"
Christmas Concert: Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3 pm, Eastport United Methodist Church, Annapolis.
With Londontowne Symphony Orchestra: Sunday, January 12th, 2014, 3 pm, Calvary United Methodist Church, Annapolis.
For more information, please go to our Concerts page.
All programs of the Arundel Vocal Arts Society are made possible in part by support from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, and the Maryland State Arts Council.