Friday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. {56 Broadway}

Call it an early weekend and catch this Friday afternoon performance by UNC Asheville’s ensemble group, the Asheville Singers, led by Dr. Melodie Galloway, music department associate professor and chair. They’ll perform a mix of contemporary styles and feature young composers’ works, including Daniel Elder and Eric Esenvalds (a celebrated Latvian composer who just recently appeared on the global music scene). The performance will also feature ensemble member Kyla Rohe’s own arrangement of “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

The Asheville Singers represent a diversity of fields of study, including chemistry, political science, English, art history, and more. Students must audition, and the group serves as an ambassador ensemble for the university. For the past 10 years, they’ve been invited to sing for the Holiday Open House Celebrations at the White House.