Chamber Singers

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.  Recent performances have included Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas, Copland’s In the Beginning, Allegri’s Miserere, Byrd’s Mass for 5 voices, 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 master class 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.

Students interested in auditioning for the Chamber Singers should sign up for a University Singers audition.  

Students can also fill out this interest form: https://goo.gl/forms/utfIN7eUukg1mNO82

For more info visit: www.music.virginia.edu/usingers

To make a gift visit: http://forms.hoosonline.virginia.edu/usingers

Address

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

Email: music@virginia.edu