Messiah Sing-In 2021

54th Annual
December 7, 2021 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall (limited tix) & Virtual Livestream
$10 for the general public and $5 for students

UPDATE 12/2/21:  A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW.  THERE WILL BE NO TICKET SALES ON THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT.

Michael Slon

The UVA Department of Music presents the 54th annual Messiah Sing-In on Tuesday, December 7th at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall and will be simultaneously livestreamed.  The Sing-In is conducted by Michael Slon, UVA’s Director of Choral Music, and benefits the University's choral ensembles. 

This year due to the pandemic, the event will be held as a limited in-person event with a simultaneous livestream.  Join the singers, Professor Slon, and pianist Deke Polifka (who will serve as this year’s orchestra) to enjoy Handel’s glorious music!

Through the years – and even a virtual version during the pandemic – the UVA Messiah Sing-In has remained a simple and joyous event, relying on the University and Charlottesville community to come together to sing and perform one of the greatest oratorios ever written.  The event remains one of the first in the nation, started in 1968 by Professor emeritus Donald Loach, who led the event for 50 years before passing the baton to Michael Slon.  Singing participants for the event sit in sections arranged according to vocal part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), and copies of the vocal score will be available for those who do not have their own. 

Masks are required in Old Cabell Hall, and while not required, a vaccination is recommended to attend this event. 

Deke PolifkaORCHESTRA:
*NB: This year, we will not have an on-stage orchestra.  We hope to return to this next season, and invite those who might normally play to buy tickets to either sing or listen in the audience.

TICKETS
Tickets may be purchased starting at noon on 12/2/21 at the UVA Arts Box Office, (434) 924-3376, or online at https://artsboxoffice.virginia.edu/  There will be no tickets available on the night of the event.  Advance sales only.

LIVESTREAM LINK:   Join the singers, Professor Slon, and pianist Deke Polifka from the comfort of your home to enjoy Handel’s glorious music!  https://bit.ly/messiah-2021-livestream

VOCALISTS:
An online choral score is available here: https://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/d/d7/IMSLP343283-PMLP22568-IMSLP11870-Handel_Messiah_Schirmer_1912-bars.pdf

INSTRUMENTALISTS:
And for those who would like to play along from home, orchestra parts can be found here: https://imslp.org/wiki/Messiah,_HWV_56_(Handel,_George_Frideric)

The event is sponsored by the UVA University Singers, and benefits the university’s choral ensembles.  As always, join us to sing your hearts out!

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic Lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda.  Parking is available in the Central Grounds Parking Garage, or in the lots off University Avenue at the University Corner.  Handicapped parking is available in the C1 parking lot or in designated spaces on McCormick Avenue.

For more information please call the UVA Department of Music at (434) 924-3052.

All events are subject to change.

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

Email: music@virginia.edu