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UVA University Singers Concert Tour 2019: Ottawa, ON, Canada


UVA University Singers Concert Tour 2019: Ottawa, ON, Canada

The University Singers are excited to be singing as part of the 5:00 PM worship service at Paroisse Saint François d’Assise in Ottawa.

The University Singers, the University of Virginia’s flagship choral ensemble, will be on tour this May 2019 appearing across the Northeastern U.S. and Canada. The ensemble will present a program of a cappella and accompanied works featuring Ēriks Ešenvalds’ “Only in Sleep” on a text by Sara Teasdale, Chesnokov’s “Spaseniye sodelal,” Eric Whitacre’s “Water Night” and “little man in a hurry” (co-commissioned by the group), music by Canadian composers, and traditional songs arranged by Stephen Paulus, Nathaniel Dett, and Moses Hogan. The Chamber Singers will also appear, singing selections including Ben Folds’ “The Luckiest.” The Singers look forward to sharing their music – join us for a performance at one of this year’s tour venues!

Led by UVA faculty conductor Michael Slon, The University Singers is UVA’s premier choral ensemble, and recently joined the Charlottesville Symphony on the steps of the Rotunda to perform at UVA’s Bicentennial Launch Celebration before an estimated crowd of 20,000. This past fall, the University Singers gave the regional premiere of Bernstein’s Mass at the Paramount Theatre, the group’s largest concert project to date. In recent years, the Singers have also performed for Les Misérables creators Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil during their UVA residencies, sung for the 2016 UVA Holiday video (which received more than 400,000 views on social media), and taken a two-week concert tour of England, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Austria.

Students in the University Singers come from UVA's six undergraduate schools, including Arts and Sciences, Education, and Engineering, as well as several of the University's graduate and professional schools. While approximately 25-30% are music majors, the ensemble is open to any student by audition, and is a for-credit curricular class. Together, members enjoy an esprit de corps that arises from the pursuit of musical excellence, and the camaraderie the singers develop offstage.

A freewill donation will be taken at most of the tour concerts. For more information please call (434) 924-3052 or visit:

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