Arundel Vocal Arts Society - All Voices Are Special!

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After a very successful and spirited Fall concert, the second half of our ’16-’17 concert season begins on Wednesday, January 11th, with our first rehearsal. An Homage to Leonard Bernstein is the title of our Spring program. The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth, but undoubtedly, all music organizations will be programming Bernstein then. We thought we’d get a ‘jump’ on the festivities before everyone saturates the airwaves! The nucleus of our presentation is the extraordinary Chichester Psalms, supported by medleys from West Side Story, numbers from Candide and some of Lenny’s lesser known works. This concert will be presented twice, first in the "sister-space" of the Severna Park Community Center, HOLY GROUNDS, on Saturday, May the 6th at 7pm, and again the following afternoon, Sunday, May 7th, 3pm, at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. We invite you to experience a performance "up close and personal" in one of these intimate spaces. Hope to see you there!

The Severna Park Community Center is our rehearsal home on most Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30. Three Saturdays–2/4, 3/1, and 4/8–are included in our schedule, with members more rested and ready to work. Membership dues of $125 and the cost of music for the concert are the only expense. 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.

YOU can be a part of this exciting concert. The only requirements are a love of singing, a voice, and a winning attitude. AVAS is a group of c. 24 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 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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