Singing in concert, like visiting the doctor, often requires opening your mouth wide when commanded by a man with a stick. Watch singers say "aahh" with today's Groupon to the Asheville Choral Society’s From Tribulation to Celebration: Finding the Divine Through Trial. Performances take place on Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. or on Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. at the Arden Presbyterian Church. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two adult tickets (a $40 value).
- For $10, you get two student tickets (a $20 value).
Guest conductor Michael Porter leads the Asheville Choral Society in the final performance of its 34th season, raising 100 volunteer voices in traditional and contemporary song. During the program, the large chorus, bolstered by guest soloists Amanda Porter (mezzo soprano), Beth DuRoy (soprano), and Carl Kimbrough (boy soprano), lend their voices to music as powerful as a bench-pressing xylophone. The concert commences with Bach's time-honored "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," which builds virtual fortresses with concrete German consonants, followed by selections of the contemporary composition John Brown. Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms concludes the evening, leaving patrons’ ears contentedly purring.