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U.Va. Chamber Singers to Close Season April 25 with Free Concert

The University of Virginia Chamber Singers will give a free concert April 25 at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St. in Charlottesville. The ensemble’s spring program, given jointly as part of the church’s “Music on Park Street” concert series, is entitled “Modern Mystics” – an exploration of the music of Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Morten Lauridsen and John Tavener. 

Works on the program include Pårt’s “Magnificat” and “The Beatitudes,” Tavener’s “The Lamb,” Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium” and works sung by the Chamber Singers during Glass’s recent U.Va. residency.

Several guest artists, including First Presbyterian organist and music director Jeremy Thompson, will join the chorus. 

Founded in 2005 and led by U.Va. faculty conductor Michael Slon, the U.Va. Chamber Singers is an ensemble drawn from the University Singers and performs a wide variety of music for chamber choir, ranging from early music to contemporary compositions.

Parking is available adjacent to the church.

For information, call 434-924-3052 or click here.

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