The University Singers under the direction of Michael Slon, present their spring concert on Friday, April 17th in Old Cabell Hall at 8:00pm.
The University Singers is the flagship chorus at UVA, and recently gave acclaimed performances of Handel’s Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, Beethoven’s Symphony #9, and Bach’s St. John Passion in Charlottesville. In the past few years, the group has also sung for Les Misérables creators Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil during their UVa residency, performed before 20,000 at the 2017 UVA Bicentennial Launch Celebration, and taken a two-week concert tour of England, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Austria. Founded in 1957, the group performs a cappella and accompanied choral literature ranging from chant to major choral-orchestral works, and the works of contemporary composers – including premieres of works by Stephen Paulus, Forrest Pierce, Judith Shatin, and Eric Whitacre. Recent United States tours have taken the group to Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Charleston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Providence, and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. For more information visit: http://music.virginia.edu/usingers.
Founded in 1957, the group became a primarily student ensemble soon after UVA began admitting women in 1970, and celebrated their 60th anniversary with the 2017-2018 season. Recent repertoire has included Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9, Bach’s Mass in B minor and St. John Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, the Verdi Requiem, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, as well as premieres of works by Stephen Paulus, Forrest Pierce, Judith Shatin, and Eric Whitacre. Recent United States tours have taken the group to Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Charleston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, Virginia Beach, and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., as well as the campuses of other American universities for collaborative concerts. The group has also been heard on previous European tours in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Russia, and Switzerland. Recordings include a CD of Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore. In past years, highlights have included concerts and workshops with Bobby McFerrin and Meredith Monk, a performance for Hillary Clinton, a performance for the 2010 VMEA Conference, and frequent collaborations with the Charlottesville Symphony. Last summer, the University Singers toured in Northern United States and Canada on their biennial concert tour following graduation in May 2019.
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.
For more info visit: www.music.virginia.edu/usingers or www.music.virginia.edu To make a gift visit: http://forms.hoosonline.virginia.edu/usingers or contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more about the Bicentennial performance: https://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-ushers-its-third-century-historic-celebration. To see the University Singers promotional video, visit: https://youtu.be/BDe08BXEFjI
Tickets are $15 General , $13 UVA Faculty & Staff, $5 Students and Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance. 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.
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View the University Singers new promotional video.