Chamber Singers Fall Concert 2021

Featuring Choral Music from the Broadway Stage
November 19, 2021 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall
$10/$9 UVA Faculty & Staff/ $5 students/ Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance

The UVA Chamber Singers return to the stage with a fall concert featuring Choral Music from the Broadway stage on Friday, November 19th at 8:00 pm in Old Cabell Hall.

Come hear music from beloved shows such as Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George, and Dear Evan Hansen – and composers including Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Kern, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, and Pasek and Paul.  The program will also include several solo selections, and additional staging by UVA faculty emeritus director Bob Chapel.  Tickets are available at  https://artsboxoffice.virginia.edu/ | 434 924-3376, and UVA students can reserve free tickets in advance.  The Singers look forward to sharing their music with you!      

CONCERT PROGRAM

Led by UVA faculty conductor 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 2017 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, Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, Lauridsen’s Mid-Winter Songs, Glass’s Three Songs, Burtner’s Palladian Echoes, a program of choral music on film, 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, and have collaborated on multiple occasions with Three Notch’d Road, Charlottesville’s professional Baroque ensemble.  In 2012, they participated in a workshop with Peter Phillips, director of the world famous Tallis Scholars.  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.  More recently, they have performed with the musicians of the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival for Peteris Vasks’ Plainscapes, and Victory Hall Opera (in a pioneering presentation of Poulenc opera scenes with deaf actors), and were heard in performances with the University Singers on their May 2019 Northeast U.S.-Canada concert tour.  The 2019-2020 season included a program of Latin American Choral Music, and a virtual appearance in UVA’s Arts on the Hill series. 

Tickets for the concerts are $10 general/ $9 UVA Faculty & Staff/ $5 students/ Free for UVA Students who reserve 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 those who can not attend the concert in person, it will be broadcast live and the recording will be availble until Monday.

For more info visit : http://music.virginia.edu/chamber-singers and http://music.virginia.edu/usingers

Auditions: Auditions for the University Singers & Chamber Singers take place at the beginning of each semester.

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 Road, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. 

Gifts can me made to UVA Choral Music by visting their donation page.

Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.
All events are subject to change. 

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P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

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