The Oratorio Society presents Christmas at The Paramount 2021

** An Affiliated Event
December 18, 2021 - 2:30pm
The Paramount
$10 - $45
December 18, 2021 - 7:30pm
The Paramount
$10 - $45

Entry to all public events at The Paramount Theater requires proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative PCR test OR proof of a negative antigen test professionally administered within 72 hours prior to the performance date and time, along with valid photo ID. Additionally, masks will be required for all individuals inside the Theater, regardless of vaccination status, except while actively eating or drinking in their seats.

For more information regarding this policy update, click here.

Returning to Live Performance

It is with great joy and gratitude that The Oratorio Society of Virginia returns to public life for its annual favorite, Christmas at The Paramount, nearly two years to the day after its last performance.  Join Music Director Michael Slon and 60 of our community’s finest singers for this beloved Charlottesville holiday tradition.

This year’s concert will feature excerpts from Antonio Vivaldi’s timeless and joyful Gloria, as well as music from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stirring and powerful All-Night Vigil.  The concert will also offer holiday works from Virginia’s own Adolphus Hailstork, Abbie Betinis, and more. In keeping with this event’s tradition, The Society will also perform an assortment of familiar seasonal favorites and will be joined on stage by an orchestra and soloists.  We hope you will bring your whole family to the historic Downtown Mall to join in the community spirit of Christmas as The Oratorio Society steps onto the stage once again.

Please note that the current Early Bird ticket prices will end on Tuesday, November 30.  Starting on Wednesday, December 1, ticket prices will become the following:

  • $10.00 – Student
  • $27.00 – Standard
  • $34.00 – Silver Circle
  • $52.00 – Gold Circle

The Oratorio Society of Virginia strives to inspire, enrich, and engage communities in Central Virginia and beyond through the transformational power and joy of choral music. By embodying this vision statement into each of its activities, this Charlottesville-based ensemble has garnered the loyalty and respect of an audience well beyond its city limits.  Bearing its dual reputation for a professional sound and community spirit, The Oratorio Society enters its 54th season of poignant, energetic music-making with the promise of many more to come.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! The Paramount Theater is pleased to bring diverse programming to the stage and screen. The Theater does not provide advisories about subject matter for events, as sensitivities vary. Not all events may appeal to, or be appropriate for, every person. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows offered in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets. For further questions, please contact the Box Office at 434.979.1333 or at, 10AM-2PM Monday – Friday + 1 hour before events.


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