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Join Us on Mother’s Day for
A Celebration of Great Choruses

On Mother’s Day, May 14, the Oratorio Society will contine its 50th Anniversary celebration with A Celebration of Great Choruses. The concert will feature many of the best-known choruses from our fifty-year history. Among the choruses being performed will be “Selig sind” from Brahm’s A German Requiem, “He, watching over Israel” from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and “Dona nobis pacem” from Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Bring your mother to celebrate her day with an afternoon of memorable music!

The concert will be at 4:00 pm, Sunday, May 14, at the University of Virginia’s Old Cabell Hall. Tickets are $25 and $15 (Student) and are available through the UVa Arts Box Office, from any Oratorio Society chorus member, or by phone at (434) 295-4385.

Together in Song

A Celebration of Great Choruses

May 14, 2017 • 4:00 pm
Old Cabell Hall,
University of Virginia

Tickets: $25, $15 (Students)
Tickets available through the UVa Arts Box Office, from any Oratorio Society chorus member, or by phone at (434) 295-4385.

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Oratorio Society Auditions
Monday, March 27,
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Auditions for the Oratorio Society’s final concert segment of the 2016-2017 season will be held Monday, March 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Municipal Arts Center, 1119 5th St SW, Charlottesville. Interested singers of all voice parts are encouraged to audition. For further information and to schedule an audition, click here.

News & Views

Amy Beach: First Lady of American Music

When asked to identify leading American female figures in the arts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most culturally literate people could only produce a few names from what was still largely a man’s world: Edith Wharton for literature and Mary Cassatt for the visual arts among the select few. Amy Beach (1867-1944) belongs on this list for her many contributions to American music, and at the start of the 21st century she is finally getting the recognition that she richly deserves.

Born Amy Marcy Cheney to upper middle class parents in New Hampshire (her father, Charles Cheney, had forebears who were abolitionists and women’s suffragists), young Amy was a child prodigy, able to sing 40 different songs by age one. She wrote her first pieces for the piano at age four, before beginning formal study with her mother Clara, a talented pianist herself, at age six.   
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You can access all the posts in the News & Views blog by clicking here.

Dedicated to musical excellence, The Oratorio Society of Virginia enriches, inspires, and educates the community through regular performance of choral masterworks that express the best of the human spirit.

The Oratorio Society is affiliated with the McIntire Department of Music.

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The Oratorio Society of Virginia is partially supported by
the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

The Oratorio Society’s Media Sponsors for 2016-2017 are WMRA and WVPT.

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