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The Asheville Choral Society celebrates the human spirit with “The Music of the Living.”

Celebrate the strength of the human spirit with the Asheville Choral Society’s season closer, “The Music of the Living.” In what promises to be an unforgettable evening of indescribable expression, this program pulls from a variety of genres  – from pop to classical composers to spirituals.

Curated and directed by Dr. Melodie Galloway, artistic director for the ACS and chair of the UNCA Department of Music, “The Music of the Living” brings to life the unspoken things in our hearts that make us all human. Uplifting selections include the rousing spirituals “I’m Gonna Sing ‘Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart” and “Lord, If I Got My Ticket,” as well as Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living.” Additional works include the music of Norman Dello Joio, Aldo Finzi, and the Grammy-winning a capella group Pentatonix.

The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The location will be Central United Methodist Church at 27 Church Street in downtown Asheville. Tickets for “The Music of the Living” can be purchased at or by calling 828.232.2060. Advance tickets are $20 for adults ($25 at the door) and $10 for students.

Generous sponsors of the concert include the Asheville Women’s Medical Center and Groce Funeral Home & Cremation Service. This program is funded in part by the N.C. Arts Council’s GRASSROOTS ARTS PROGRAM through the Asheville Area Arts Council.

About the Asheville Choral Society

The Asheville Choral Society has garnered a reputation as one of Asheville’s premiere music organizations, praised for the versatility, originality, and challenging nature of its programming. Made up of some 100 volunteer, auditioned singers ranging in age from 18 to 80, the ACS is in its 39th season. The group was founded in 1977 by Dr. Robert P. Keener, Music Director Emeritus, who led the group for its first 23 seasons.