Ashland Area Chorus

Ashland Area Chorus to begin 2023-24 season next week

Published on Aug. 23, 2023

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Area Chorus, a community-based mixed choir of 40-50 singers, will start its 2023-24 season next week and is still accepting new members.

Weekly rehearsals for the chorus will be held on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 28. They will take place in room 242 of Ashland University’s Center for the Arts.

“The AAC will perform a program of beautiful music (at) the AU Fall Concert Oct. 29 and participate in the annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 10,” remarked Ron Blackley, director of choral activities at AU.

The AAC is open to the entire Ashland community and beyond. Singers have come from Richland, Medina, Wayne, Holmes and Crawford counties as well. Previous choral experience is helpful and encouraged. While there are no strict age limits, singers under 18 must be approved by the director.

The AAC performs at regular AU concerts, with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra and for the Ohio Choral Directors Association. Recent appearances have included subscription concerts with the ASO and the summer pops concert in the park.

Current members are encouraged to ask their talented friends to attend the first rehearsal and make a vocal contribution to this fine musical organization. For further information, please contact Ron Blackley, at or 419-289-5114.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.