Carolina Concert Choir announces new accompanist, September auditions

Press release from the Carolina Concert Choir:

The Carolina Concert Choir of Hendersonville is pleased to announce the appointment of Ned Tipton as its new accompanist for the 2018-2019 season. Ned, a pianist and organist, along with the choir, will be under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Michael Lancaster.

Ned Tipton has enjoyed a distinguished career. After receiving his Bachelor of Music in Piano and his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, he became the Interim Director of the Robert Shaw Institute at Emory University. Later, Ned served as Canon for Music and Organist at the American Cathedral in Paris for 21 years. In similar capacity, he served at St. John’s Cathedral in Los Angeles until 2017. After moving to Asheville in 2018 to be with his family, Ned began work as Director of Music at Grace Episcopal Church.

For over 30 years, the Carolina Concert Choir has provided the Hendersonville community with quality, professional choral performances. The choir looks forward to continued growth and excellence under the leadership of Dr. Lancaster and Mr. Tipton.

The choir invites you to join them for their winter concert on Friday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December, 1 at 3 p.m. Rehearsals will begin September 17 at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville.

For anyone interested in joining the choir, auditions will be held September 10 from 3-8 p.m. To schedule an audition, contact Dr. Lancaster at

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