UVa Chamber Singers

directed by Michael Slon
April 22, 2016 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall
$10 General / $5 Student / Free for UVA Students who reserve at least 24 hours in advance

The UVa Chamber Singers invite the UVa and Charlottesville communities to their spring concert – Friday, April 22nd, at 8:00 pm at Old Cabell Hall on the grounds of the University of Virginia.  The performance’s theme is “Chorus plus One,” and features works for chorus with solo accompanying instruments.  Guest artists will include Daniel Sender (violin), Jeanette Zyko (oboe), and Matthew Burtner (composer).  The concert will include Whitacre’s beautiful Five Hebrew Love Songs, Chatman’s cycle There is Sweet Music Here, Telemann’s Psalm 117, and Gjeilo’s “Evening Prayer.”  In addition, the program includes the world premiere of UVa faculty composer Matthew Burtner’s “Palladian Echoes.”  Tickets are available at the UVa Arts Box Office: www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu or (434) 924-3376. 

Founded in 2005 and led by UVa faculty conductor Michael Slon, the UVa 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 and Aeneas, Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, Allegri’s Miserere, Copland’s In the Beginning, standards by Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and the Beatles, and new music by Meredith Monk (with the Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble) and Matthew Burtner.  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 the spring of 2012, they participated in a workshop with Peter Phillips, director of the world famous Tallis Scholars, and in spring 2015 were heard on tour in European cities with the University Singers. 

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. 

For more information visit us online:

www.music.virginia.edu/chamber-singers

www.music.virginia.edu/usingers

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda.  (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change. For more information please call the McIntire Department of Music at 434.924.3052.

Address

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

Email: music@virginia.edu