This preview has been provided by the Asheville Choral Society.

Artistic Director Dr. Melodie Galloway and the Asheville Choral Society will perform “Stage and Screen: Music of Struggle and Triumph” on Friday, May 1st at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Both performances will be at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Asheville. 

Whether you are a Musical Theater aficionado, or you have no idea who Stephen Sondheim is, this concert has something for everyone and will appeal to people young and old alike. “It’s extremely memorable and has something everyone can relate to,” states Dr. Galloway. Asheville Choral Society will be performing pieces from Broadway hits such as West Side Story, Into the Woods, and Les Misérables. “I have wanted to program the concert version of Les Misérables for a long time and we have the talent in the group to do it,” Dr. Galloway remarks. “It’s a great musical production, as everyone knows, and now with the recent movie version of Into The Woods, it seemed like a perfect match.”

Asheville Choral Society will be joined by Cantaria, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Asheville, to sing “If I Loved You” from Carousel and “Testimony” by Stephen Schwartz which was originally written for the It Gets Better Project.  “Truly embodying the concerts title ‘Music of Struggle and Triumph,’ this song is really about anyone who feels that they don’t fit in. It’s really about personal acceptance and has a powerful message of not missing out on life,” explains Dr. Galloway. “It’s the music that we carry with us after the performance. This whole concert is a message of hope that we all need today.”

Tickets for the performance of “Stage and Screen: Music of Struggle and Triumph” can be purchased on the Asheville Choral Society website at or by calling (828) 232-2060. They are $25 for adults and $10 for students.

This is the last concert in the 38th season of the Asheville Choral Society, which will return in the Fall with their next season.