Charlottesville Symphony and UVA University Singers Family Holiday Concerts
Grounds of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904
- Presented By: Charlottesville Symphony Society
- Dates: December 5, 2021
- Location: Old Cabell Hall
- Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
- Price: $20-$47 for adults; $11 for students
Following a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia and the UVA University Singers join forces once again to present Family Holiday Concerts on Saturday, December 4, at 8:00pm and Sunday, December 5 at 3:30pm. Michael Slon, director of UVA's premiere vocal ensemble and music director of the Oratorio Society of Virginia, will conduct both performances at Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.
Through the years, these concerts have become an eagerly awaited holiday tradition. This year’s one-hour program is brimming with festive favorites for concertgoers young and old: Carol of the Bells, a new twist on Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas from “Meet Me in St. Louis,” Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves, “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah and more.
Charlottesville Symphony Substitute Concertmaster Jeannette Jang and Principal Second Violin David Sariti will be featured as soloists in the Pastorale movement of Arcangelo Corelli’s
Christmas Concerto. The orchestra will also perform “Hannukah Freylachs,” a compilation of cheerful melodies arranged by Charlottesville Symphony Music Director Benjamin Rous. And the University Singers will offer several a cappella selections.
The Charlottesville Symphony’s 2021-22 concert season is made possible by a major grant from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.
The University of Virginia requires that masks be worn at all times inside Old Cabell Hall, regardless of vaccination status.
Free parking is available in the UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet Street South. The Charlottesville Free Trolley stops at McCormick Road near the UVA Amphitheater, in close proximity to Old Cabell Hall, which is wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are $20-$47 for adults and $11 for students, and may be purchased at the University of Virginia Arts Box Office, (434) 924-3376, 12:00-5:00pm, Tuesday through Friday in the lobby of the UVA Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road, or online at www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.