Symphony & University Singers honored in Best of C-VILLE 2019

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music would like to thank C-VILLE, for supporting the arts and classical music in Charlottesville.  In the first year of the Best of C’VILLE’s new Classical Music category, The Charlottesville Symphony took top honors & UVA University Singers were the runners-up.


Best of C-Ville 2019
Classical music group
Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia

A symphony orchestra, like any performing arts group, needs to know its audience in order to succeed. Charlottesville embraces its classical-music ensemble for its impressive range and emphasis on accessibility and community engagement. Aficionados can get their Mozart, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky fix, while more casual listeners can revel in concerts like Pops at the Paramount: The Music of Harry Potter. The orchestra’s musicians make appearances in local schools, and one violinist, a second-year UVA student, was selected this year to play with The Who (yes, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey) in front of an audience of 25,000 near Washington, D.C. It’s this kind of talent and reach that makes the CSO at UVA a winner. •

Congratulations to Music Director Benjamin Rous and the orchestra's talented musicians. Thank you to everyone who voted for the Charlottesville Symphony and put us over the top!Experience the excitement for yourself -individual tickets for the entire 2019-20 season go on sale at the UVA Arts Box Office on Tuesday, September 3, at 12:00 noon. Subscriptions for the 2019-2020 season are currently available from the Symphony office. View all the 2019-2020 Symphony concerts


Best of C-ville runner-up logo

Best of C-Ville 2019
Classical music group
Runner-up: UVA University Singers

The UVA University Singers’ classical chorale skill has put them in great demand. Founded in 1957, the primarily student group has performed in halls from New Orleans to New York City, in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and on tours to Italy, Switzerland, and even Russia.

Congratulations to Michael Slon, Director of Choral Music and Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, and to all the University Singers.  Thank you to everyone who voted for the University Singers.  Find out more about the UVA University Singers at


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