Celestia Performing Arts Association, Inc.

Celestia Performing Arts Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 1884

  Horsham, PA  19044



1. When and where does Celestia rehearse?

Celestia’s fall season runs from mid-September through mid-December (Holiday concert).

Celestia’s spring season runs from mid-January through mid-June (Themed concert – changes each year).

Celestia rehearses on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Horsham.

2. What type of music does Celestia sing?

Celestia specializes in singing popular music of all types, Broadway, Screen, Popular, Oldies, Patriotic & Holiday. We strive for a variety of music in our programs to please all in our audiences. We also always include an a cappella number in each Concert as well as solos/duets when appropriate. So, if you like to sing barbershop style, you will want to be part of that group.

3. Are there auditions?

There are no auditions – Celestia’s main goal is to give back to the community by performing music for all tastes and ages and have fun while we are doing it.

4. Do I have to know how to read music?

This is not required, but it doesn’t hurt. Frequently, there are members who do not read music!

5. How often does Celestia perform?

Typically 4-5 Holiday concerts in December and 5-7 Spring themed concerts from mid-May to mid-June.

6. Where does Celestia perform?

At Retirement Communities, Community events and at varying venues for our public concerts.

7. What is the dress code for our concerts?

For Holiday concerts: Black pants, Black shoes (closed toes) and plain black tops with Holiday scarves for women provided by Celestia.

For Spring Concert: Black pants, Black shoes (closed toes) and plain white tops (shirts for men) with pastel scarves for women provided by Celestia – HOWEVER, this may change in the future. Changes will be announced.

8. How much are dues?

Dues are $40/semester plus music costs and a small fee to cover the cost of shipping, sales tax, etc.

(If this is a problem for you, please let us know--we will assist in some way.)

9. Why are dues needed?

To cover a portion of Celestia’s expenses which include practice space rental, storage space rental, insurance, professional fees, postage, audio equipment, venue fees, ASCAP, etc.

10. What type of fund-raisers does Celestia have?

In the past, for fall, we have sold candy, pies and first aid kits. Also, we typically encourage members to purchase inexpensive tribute ads that appear in the program at our concerts. In addition we have begun seeking corporate sponsorships. Carol, our former President has further information on this as well as Individual Donor Ads in our Programs.

At our spring public concert, we have had raffles on a variety of items including gift cards, jewelry, food items, etc. Sometimes, we do a 50/50 at practices. Each year, it may be different!

Members are encouraged to sell as much as they can but there are no individual goals and no obligation to sell.

11. How else can I get involved?

We have a variety of committees including fund-raising, equipment set-up, refreshments, recruiting etc. – We encourage members to sign up for one of these committees. We encourage suggestions and comments!

12. What else should I know about Celestia?

Celestia is a 501© (3) Non-Profit corporation with Officers and a Board of Directors. Donations are tax-deductible!

Current Officers and Board of Directors are:

President…..............Barbara Zieper

Vice President.….....Mary Porter & Music Librarian

Treasurer........…......Carol Bonnet

Secretary…..............Clare Marshall, Recording Secretary

Member-at-Large.….Alex Ramirez, Executive Advisor

Member-at-large…...Barbara Millar,  Newsletter/Website/Flyers/Recruiting

Artistic Director…....Meghan McGinty 

              (Non-Voting Member)


Non-Board Member:

Archivist…................Mary Brown 


The Board of Directors meet a minimum of four times a year.

13. Celebration – Celestia has an “annual Dinner” each year held at the end of our Spring Concerts in mid-June!