Candlelight Concerts: A Ceremony of Carols

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: Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28. 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 we advise that you purchase your tickets early to ensure seating in the Chapel.

  • University Avenue at McCormick Road
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903

Region: University Area

In the late 19th century, community members raised funds to establish a non-denominational church on the University Grounds. The Gothic Revival building was designed by Charles Emmet Cassell of Baltimore, the chapel's cornerstone was laid in 1885, and the chapel was dedicated in 1889. The chapel's carillon was a gift of the Seven Society. The... more