In 1981, Dewitt Tipton gathered a small but enthusiastic group of vocalists to serve as a complement to the thriving Asheville Symphony Orchestra. For 25 years, the Asheville Symphony Chorus grew in both membership and fans and inspired a new generation of classical music buffs with its performances of hundreds of choral tunes born from every century. The ASC will kick off its season and celebrate its quarter-century anniversary with a special retrospective performance. “We want to celebrate our journey together by publicly acknowledging those people who are responsible for the ASC to have arrived at this point, and by singing single movements from choral [and] orchestral masterworks that we sung along the way,” says Music Director Michael Lancaster. Bach to Bernstein: Our 25th Anniversary Celebration will take place at Arden Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. $22/$15 youth. ashevillesymphonychorus.com. Photo by Bistra Hristova
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