The Bigger Picture: Raising Their Voices

October 6, 2022 By Anne E. Bromley, Anne E. Bromley,

The University Singers filled Carr’s Hill, the home of University of Virginia President Jim Ryan, with song Thursday evening, opening this semester’s “Arts on the Hill” series.

Directed by faculty conductor Michael Slon, the University’s flagship choral ensemble’s 90-plus students performed for a crowd of more than 100 UVA faculty and staff members, students and guests.

The University Singers have entertained for more than six decades, including a cappella performances, accompanying orchestras and in a 2016 UVA holiday greeting video.

Arts on the Hill, an ongoing collaboration between UVA’s offices of the President and the Executive Vice President and Provost, features artists from the UVA faculty and student body, as well as visiting artists from around the globe.

The program started in March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Subsequent performances were shared virtually, as students, faculty members and guests sent in performances that they filmed at home. A year ago, the program resumed in-person under a tent at Carr’s Hill, while this year brings people back inside.

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