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Concerts & Events


Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

2019 Spring Concert: A Celebration of Women and the University

Poster promoting the Virginia Women's Chorus's Spring 2019 concert, "A Celebration of Women and the University." The concert features the world premiere of "Bluebell" by Ola Gjeilo and takes place Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1 PM in Old Cabell Hall. The poster has a generic image of a diverse group of women along the bottom and flowers along the other borders.

The Virginia Women’s Chorus presents A Celebration of Women and the University on Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The concert will highlight women artists, including composers, arrangers, and lyricists. Additionally, short vignettes highlighting distinguished women in UVA’s history will be presented by prominent women at the University throughout the concert.

This concert will feature the world premiere of Bluebell, an original work composed by the popular contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo, commissioned by the Chorus with funding from the Jefferson Trust. The work, in two parts, will be accompanied by (professional) harp, a string octet, and clarinet. Gjeilo says this about his work: “The Bluebell is set to excerpts of two poems by Emily Brontë, both about the bluebell. She has been any of my favorite writers ever since I read Wuthering Heights as a teenager and later discovered her poetry; I love the gentle but knowing melancholy of a lot of her works, and her deep connection to the beautiful Yorkshire moors.”

Taking place on Jefferson’s birthday, the concert will commemorate not only the University’s Bicentennial but also the important role women have served in its history. As the oldest women’s musical ensemble on Grounds, the Chorus is honored to participate in the community’s celebration by sharing this lovely music. We hope you will be able to join us for this momentous event! 

From vivacious percussion to ethereal wine glasses, from a cappella to numerous instrumentalists, from the sweet strains of Sing Me to Heaven to an upbeat popular African song, this concert delivers and promises to delight the audience! Come see the Chorus create magic with the Arabic world-fusion piece Sih’r Khalaq, which literally means creative magic!

Tickets are $18 for general admission, $12.50 for seniors (65+), and $5 for students. They may be purchased through the UVA Arts Box Office using this link (or call 434-924-3376) or in the lobby of Old Cabell Hall thirty minutes prior to the concert. The Virginia Women’s Chorus is affiliated with the McIntire Department of Music.

Come and enjoy this special concert that is guaranteed to inspire long after the music ends!

In addition to the Jefferson Trust, the Chorus is grateful to the UVA Parents Fund, the Vice Provost for the Arts, and the UVA Office of the Dean of Students for assistance with producing this concert.

Logo of the Jefferson Trust and the text "An initiative of the University of Virginia Alumni Association".
Logo of the UVA Parents Fund.
Logo of UVA Arts.
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Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Singfest

The Virginia Glee Club presents Singfest, an evening of vocal power and charitable action.

Performances from the Harmonious Hoos, the Flying Vs, Academical Village People, the Virginia Belles, Hoos in Treble, Virginia Gentlemen, the Virginia Sil’hooettes, the Virginia Women’s Chorus, and the Virginia Glee Club.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online, on the Lawn Feb 11-14, and at the door on the night of the show! Proceeds from this aca-mazing concert go to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Be there to show your support for UVa student vocal groups and to help our community members in need. Contact publicity@virginiagleeclub.org for more information.

Colorful poster promoting Singfest, presented by the Virginia Glee Club. The event takes place Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8 PM in McLeod Hall. Tickets are purchasable for $5 at virginiagleeclub.org, and the proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
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Dec
1
3:30 PM15:30

35th Annual Candlelight Concerts

Step into the wonder and celebration of this glorious season with the Virginia Women’s Chorus! Professional harpist, Anastasia Jellison, will accompany the Chorus for the centerpiece of the concert: Gustav Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 26. Often called Charlottesville’s best-kept secret, the Candlelight Concerts welcome many returning listeners each year who leave imbued with the spirit of the season. These concerts often sell out, so purchase your tickets early to ensure seating at St. Paul’s Memorial Church on University Avenue.

Purchase tickets for Saturday’s concert through Eventbrite

Adults: $18

Seniors (65+): $12.50

Students: $7.50

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Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

35th Annual Candlelight Concerts

Step into the wonder and celebration of this glorious season with the Virginia Women’s Chorus! Professional harpist, Anastasia Jellison, will accompany the Chorus for the centerpiece of the concert: Gustav Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 26. Often called Charlottesville’s best-kept secret, the Candlelight Concerts welcome many returning listeners each year who leave imbued with the spirit of the season. These concerts often sell out, so purchase your tickets early to ensure seating at St. Paul’s Memorial Church on University Avenue.

Purchase tickets for Friday’s concert through Eventbrite

Adults: $18

Seniors (65+): $12.50

Students: $7.50

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Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Family Weekend Choral Showcase

Join the University Singers, UVA Chamber Singers, Virginia Glee Club, and Virginia Women’s Chorus for the traditional Family Weekend Choral Showcase on Friday, October 26th at 8:00 pm in Old Cabell Hall on the Lawn at the University of Virginia.

The Virginia Women’s Chorus is conducted by KaeRenae Mitchell, the Virginia Glee Club is led by conductor Frank Albinder, and the University Singers and UVA Chamber Singers are directed by UVA faculty conductor Michael Slon. 

Purchase tickets through UVA Box Office

Adults: $10

Students: $5

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Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

3rd Annual Women Against Violence Benefit Concert: Imagine

Recognizing the power of music to unite and uplift, the Virginia Women’s Chorus is presenting the 3rd annual Women Against Violence concert Saturday, September 29. This concert, entitled “IMAGINE”, will feature a wide variety of music – folk, pop, classical, and more – shared by musicians from the university and area communities. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) will receive profits from this benefit concert.

Several popular a cappella groups, solo musicians, and the Virginia Glee Club will be joining the Chorus in offering reflective and uplifting music.

Contemporary popular music favorites include Imagine, specially arranged for this concert by the Director of the Virginia Women’s Chorus, Katherine (KaeRenae) Mitchell. Singers from the university and the community will raise their voices in the collaborative gospel piece, Still I Rise. This finale, based on the poem by poet laureate Maya Angelou, salutes the strength and determination to persevere through adversity and life’s difficulties.

Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite and at the door. Student tickets are $6 and general admission is $12.

We hope to see you Saturday, September 29, at 8 PM in McLeod Hall. Be a part of this annual event at UVA and walk away inspired. Imagine all the people living for today, living life in peace, and sharing all the world!

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Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Singfest

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The Virginia Glee Club presents Singfest-- a collaborative concert with a variety of vocal groups from the University of Virginia.

Performances by the Virginia Gentlemen, HiT, the Virginia Belles, AVP, the Harmonious Hoos, the Virginia Sil'Hooettes, the Flying V's The Gleemen, the Virginia Women's Chorus, and the Virginia Glee Club

$5 General Admission-- all proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

34th Annual Candlelight Concerts

Step into the wonder and the celebration of this glorious season with the Virginia Women’s Chorus, harp, and candlelight. The centerpiece of the concert, A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28, by Benjamin Britten is sure to delight. Professional harpist, Anastasia Jellison, will accompany the Chorus in this popular work. Anastasia currently teaches at the University of Virginia and four other universities in Virginia. Come and be greeted by the reverence of the darkness of winter, with the promise of the return of light. The beauty of the University Chapel, along with the lovely singers and their exquisite music, will soothe and inspire all listeners for the days ahead.

A processional sets the tone for this concert, with music ranging from medieval to contemporary. A closing candlelight circle with the young women singing Stille Nacht allows the beauty of true multi-dimensional surround sound. The glorious beauty of harp, strings, flute, percussion, and keyboard will accompany the Chorus as the singers take you on a journey with echoes of medieval times and ethereal and vivacious arrangements of familiar carols.

These concerts often sell out and it is advised that tickets be purchased early to insure seating in the Chapel. Tickets for Friday, December 1, at 8 PM may be purchased here; and Saturday, December 2 at 1 PM here. Online ticket sales will end 24 hours before each concert. Tickets may be purchased at the door if available. Student and Senior tickets are $7.50; General Admission is $17.50. Parking is available in the U.Va. Central Grounds Parking Garage located on Emmet Street and along the streets by the Chapel. The Chapel is accessible to all and handicap parking is available directly across the street.

Often called Charlottesville best-kept secret, these concerts welcome many returning listeners each year who leave imbued with the true spirit of the season.  Accolades come from many concertgoers and include comments such as this: “The concert was stunningly beautiful, sensitively programmed and a musical treat of the highest order.  It really was quite amazing.”  

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Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

34th Annual Candlelight Concerts

Step into the wonder and the celebration of this glorious season with the Virginia Women’s Chorus, harp, and candlelight. The centerpiece of the concert, A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28, by Benjamin Britten is sure to delight. Professional harpist, Anastasia Jellison, will accompany the Chorus in this popular work. Anastasia currently teaches at the University of Virginia and four other universities in Virginia. Come and be greeted by the reverence of the darkness of winter, with the promise of the return of light. The beauty of the University Chapel, along with the lovely singers and their exquisite music, will soothe and inspire all listeners for the days ahead.

A processional sets the tone for this concert, with music ranging from medieval to contemporary. A closing candlelight circle with the young women singing Stille Nacht allows the beauty of true multi-dimensional surround sound. The glorious beauty of harp, strings, flute, percussion, and keyboard will accompany the Chorus as the singers take you on a journey with echoes of medieval times and ethereal and vivacious arrangements of familiar carols.

These concerts often sell out and it is advised that tickets be purchased early to insure seating in the Chapel. Tickets for Friday, December 1, at 8 PM may be purchased here; and Saturday, December 2 at 1 PM here. Online ticket sales will end 24 hours before each concert. Tickets may be purchased at the door if available. Student and Senior tickets are $7.50; General Admission is $17.50. Parking is available in the U.Va. Central Grounds Parking Garage located on Emmet Street and along the streets by the Chapel. The Chapel is accessible to all and handicap parking is available directly across the street.

Often called Charlottesville best-kept secret, these concerts welcome many returning listeners each year who leave imbued with the true spirit of the season.  Accolades come from many concertgoers and include comments such as this: “The concert was stunningly beautiful, sensitively programmed and a musical treat of the highest order.  It really was quite amazing.”  

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