UVA Chamber Singers - Fall 2022 Concert

Music for St. Cecilia with special guest Three Notch’d Road
November 20, 2022 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall on the UVA Grounds
This concert is now open to the public. Tickets are no longer required.

The UVA Chamber Singers will join special guest Three Notch’d Road: the Virginia Baroque Ensemble for a concert featuring music written in honor of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music. The concert takes place Sunday, November 20th – 8:00 pm at Old Cabell Hall. Tickets 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.

Venerated in multiple religious traditions, Cecilia was an early Roman martyr, and later became the patron saint of music and musicians. Since the 16th century, numerous musicians and other artists have celebrated her in works, including John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Purcell, Handel, Charpentier, and UVA emeritus composer Judith Shatin. The program will include Purcell’s Welcome to All the Pleasures, Britten’s virtuosic Hymn to St. Cecilia (on a text of W.H. Auden), Howell’s “A Hymn for St. Cecilia” (on a text of Ursula Vaughan Williams), as well as an excerpt from Handel’s Ode to St. Cecilia and noted Hollywood composer J.A.C. Redford’s “Let Beauty be Our Memorial.” The Chamber Singers will be joined by soloists and the musicians of Three Notch’d Road.

Led by UVA faculty conductor Michael Slon and founded in 2005, the UVA Chamber Singers is a select ensemble drawn from the University Singers (UVA’s flagship chorus), and committed to broad programming perspectives, performs a wide variety of repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary compositions. In addition to a performance for the Governor and other distinguished guests at UVA’s 2017 Bicentennial Celebration, performances have included Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas (with Three Notch’d Road Baroque ensemble), programs of Latin American choral music, choral music from film and Broadway, and new music by Meredith Monk (with the Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble.) Other collaborations include concerts with the Staunton Music Festival, Victory Hall Opera (in a pioneering presentation of Poulenc opera scenes with deaf actors), the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival, and a 2022 presentation of Defiant Requiem (honoring the prisoners at Terezin who performed the Verdi Requiem) at the Strathmore Music Center with five other universities. They’ve sung in workshop with UVA Chamber Singers Peter Phillips and members of the Tallis Scholars, and in 2014, were honored to perform for composer Philip Glass. They’ve also been heard in major works, at VMEA, and on tour in the U.S. and Europe with the University Singers.

This concert is now open to the public.  Tickets are no longer required.

For more info visit : http://music.virginia.edu/chamber-singers and http://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 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.
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UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu