Chamber Singers Fall Concert

Choral Music on Film

Friday, November 10 - 2017

The UVA Chamber Singers present an evening of Choral Music on Film at Old Cabell Hall – Friday, November 10th, at 8:00 pm – programmed to coincide with the Virginia Film Festival.

Come hear choral favorites from movies including: La La Land, The Mission, The DaVinci Code, Young Victoria, Slumdog Millionaire, It’s a Wonderful Life, and more.  The program will also feature selections from several movie musicals, including Les Misérables and Sweeney Todd, along with Ben Folds’ “The Luckiest,” and several solo selections presented by UVA’s singers.  The music will be accompanied by projections on Old Cabell’s new large screen.

Tickets are available at the UVA Arts Box Office: www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu or (434) 924-3376.

Founded in 2005 and conducted by Michael Slon, the University of Virginia Chamber Singers is a select ensemble drawn from the University Singers, and performs a wide variety of music for chamber choir ranging from early music to contemporary compositions.  In addition to their performance for the Governor and other distinguished guests at UVA’s Bicentennial Cornerstone Celebration, recent performances have included Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, Byrd’s Mass for 5 voices, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas, Copland’s In the Beginning, Allegri’s Miserere, Pärt’s Magnficat, Glass’s Three Songs, Burtner’s Palladian Echoes, a program of English and Italian madrigals, and Bach’s Mass in B minor with the University Singers.  In addition, the group has performed popular standards by Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and the Beatles, a spoof concert of P.D.Q. Bach, and new music by Meredith Monk (with the Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble) and Eric Whitacre.  In 2010, the Chamber Singers made their first appearances at the Staunton Music Festival, including a performance with Grammy-award winning baritone Kevin McMillan.  In 2012, they participated in a workshop with Peter Phillips, director of the world famous Tallis Scholars, and have also collaborated with Three Notch’d Road, Charlottesville’s professional Baroque ensemble.  In 2014, they were honored to perform for composer Philip Glass during his UVA Arts Board Residency, and in spring 2015 were heard on tour in Europe with the University Singers, including for Evensong with the Jesus College Choir at Cambridge University.

 

Tickets for the concerts are $10 general/$5 students (UVA students may reserve a free ticket in advance), and are available at the UVA Arts Box Office in the Culbreth building, online at http://tickets.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu or by calling (434) 924-3376.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

 

Address

McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu