Arundel Vocal Arts Society - All Voices Are Special!

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Welcome, one and all! We look forward to kicking off our 35th Season on September 6th, 2017 at our new rehearsal home, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 461 College Pkwy in Arnold. Rehearsals run from 7:30-9:30 on Wednesdays. Membership dues of $125 and the cost of music for the concert are the only expense. If you love to sing and can learn music, you are welcome to join our merry group. 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.

Sunday, December 3rd at 3pm is the date and time of our invigorating Fall/Christmas concert; Eastport United Methodist Church is the place. Gospel Music and Spirituals are our focus, featuring Gospel Mass by Robert Ray, accompanied by a jazz trio (piano, bass and drums). We are honored to have The Gospel Travelers, an acapella men’s group with an enthusiastic following in the Annapolis area, join us. They will regale us with their favorite pieces, interspersed with rousing spirituals by AVAS. We invite you to join in the foot-tapping, hand-clapping and swaying that is sure to be a part of this exciting program. A sumptuous reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

AVAS will then repeat part of this program for the Ginger Cove Retirement Community on Wednesday, December 6th.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to once again perform Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, this time joined by the choir of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (James Fitzpatrick, director) with the Londontown Symphony Orchestra (Anna Binneweg, conductor). Paired with Copland’s Canticle of Freedom, music director JoAnn Kulesza will conduct AVAS in the second half of each of these LSO concerts on January 27th, 7:30pm at Heritage Baptist Church, Forest Drive in Annapolis and on January 28th, 3pm at Southern H.S., Harwood, MD. Come and revel in the incomparable sounds of the collaboration of orchestra and chorus. Appreciative eyes and ears are MOST welcome!

The Community of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church graciously hosts AVAS’ Spring Concert on Saturday, April 28th at 7pm. The Elements of Life is the theme of this evening, with songs about the earth, water, fire, air and others. St. Margaret’s provides an intimate setting for 'getting in touch with' these basics. You’re sure to breathe more deeply and feel the ground beneath you more consciously as we quench your musical thirst and set your soul on fire!!!

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 use 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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