TCS Arthur Raynolds

The Transylvania Choral Society is a volunteer community choir that prepares and presents sacred and secular music twice a year. Society members share their love of music in performances that entertain, inspire and inform. There are no auditions to become a member of the choral society.

Founded in 1975, The Transylvania Choral Society is a Community Performing Arts Chorus open to all vocalists within Transylvania County who are interested in performing choral music within a concert setting.

To learn more about joining TCS, see contact information at the bottom of this page.

Transylvania Choral Society


Peggy Bayne
Jacolyn Campbell
Judith Davis
Iris Deyman
Rosaleen Feeser

Katherine Gainer
Song Ae Grayson
Debra Greene
Sharen Hafner
Sarah Maveety
Janet O’Brien
Sofia Pandolfo
Jinks Ramsey

Elaine Raynolds
Joyce Stanwood
Kay Webb
Mike Anderson
John Austin
Chris Center
Pat Fearheiley
Jamie Gilson
George Lampe
Lawrence Lohr
Manuel Reyes-Otalora
Everett Schmidt
Mike Uhler
Linda Austin
Nancy Beale
Susan Blackwell
Andrea Brewer
Libby Brown
Karen Gleasman
Gail Hagler
Susan Hindman
Elisabeth Illig-Reyes
Kathleen Mallet
Casey Mesaeh
Barbara Meyer
Sue Null
Dorothy Oh
Emily Reasoner
Jeanette Schmitt
Jeannie Seiler
Ginny Simpson
Hannah Spear
Irene Timmins
Penny Williams
Barbara Boerner
Karen Bunn
Russ Chappell
William Grimm
Dick Seiler
Kevin Smith
Linda Uhler

Rehearsal Dates for Fall 2019:

We rehearse on fourteen evenings each season to prepare for our concerts. All rehearsals are held in the rehearsal room at the Porter Center. Fall rehearsals begin Tuesday, August 27th with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and rehearsal starting at 7:00 p.m.

If you missed our first session, you still have two chances to join for fall 2019. Attend September 3 and 10 starting at 7:00 p.m. to hear this magnificent new composition, “Christmas Oratorio,” by Bob Chilcott. On December 12, we will present the North American premiere of this new masterwork, and we hope you will be on stage with us!

Prospective singers may attend the first three full rehearsals (typically 90 minutes) before committing to sing for the entire season and holiday concert. There are no auditions to join the choral society. Please contact us (see below) for more information.

Performance Dates:

“Christmas Oratorio” and “Three Carols”
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
(concert attire: all black)

“Christmastime in Brevard” with Brevard Philharmonic
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
(concert attire: all black)