Messiah Sing-In 2023

Tuesday, December 5 - 8:00 PM

The UVA Department of Music presents the 56th annual Messiah Sing-In on Tuesday, December 5th at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall. The Sing-In is conducted by Michael Slon, UVA’s Director of Choral Music, and benefits the University's choral ensembles.

Join Charlottesville community members as well as singers from the University Singers, the UVA Chamber Singers, the Virginia Glee Club and the Virginia Women's Chorus, as they fill Old Cabell Hall with Handel’s glorious music! Singing participants for the event sit in sections arranged according to vocal part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), the orchestra sits on stage, while non-singers are encouraged to listen from the Loge and Balcony. Copies of the vocal score will be available for those who do not have their own, and orchestral parts will be made available in advance for instrumentalists. 

This year the orchestra will include members of the Charlottesville Symphony and other local professionals as principals. *Community members interested in joining the orchestra are asked to sign-up in advance at the following site:

Messiah Sing-In 2023 Orchestra registration

For more information, please visit

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 Professor Michael Slon. Come sing or play your hearts out!

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and may be purchased at the UVA Arts Box Office, (434) 924-3376, or online at Tickets will also be available at the door.

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.

Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.

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Old Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Event Type


UVA Music Department

Date / Time

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


(434) 924-3052
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