Arundel Vocal Arts Society - All Voices Are Special!

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Preparations for the 2016-2017 season have already begun! Rehearsals commence on Wednesday, September 7th at the Severna Park Community Center from 7:30-9:45. Our weekly evening of choice is Wednesday, with Saturday rehearsals as part of the process; as members come well rested, these Singin' Saturdays bear much fruit. Those begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at 1pm. High School students who are at least juniors are welcome as well as adults of every age. Membership dues are $100 for the year, with members purchasing their own music. Concert dress is tuxedo for the men and long black for the women, adding red bow ties/scarves to celebrate the Christmas season, and colorful bow ties and scarves for our Spring performance.

Our Holiday concert takes place on Sunday, December 4th, 3:00pm at Eastport United Methodist Church, 926 Bay Ridge Avenue in Annapolis. The first half features Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, an absolutely glorious work, after Gaudete sets the Holiday mood. Conrad Susa's Christmas Garland provides the focus for the second half.

For the Spring singfest, we return to the intimate space of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church,1601 Pleasant Plains Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409. An Homage to Leonard Bernstein is the theme; the date is May the 6th, 2017, Saturday evening, with downbeat at 7pm. The exciting Chichester Psalms is the main work, with excerpts from West Side Story and Candide adding to the Bernstein feast.

YOU can be a part of this exciting season. The only requirements are a love of singing, a voice and a winning attitude. AVAS is a group of 24-36 voices, so every voice counts as an important, audible cog in the wheel of sound!

Won't you join the AVAS family--as a member, a donor, or an audience member? We value the contribution of every single fan of choral singing!

For further information about joining AVAS, contributing to AVAS, or for tickets to our concerts, please contact us using our contact form.

Who We Are

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.

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.

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