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Kai Lin CD/DVD
New CDs of Kai Lin's Organ Improvisations, Opus 98, and DVDs of Kai Lin's Composition Concert (Kai’s piano & other musicians) have been released. CD is $15 and DVD is $22. The CDs and DVDs are available to be ordered now from Kai Lin at 757-456-0325 or kailinoh2013@gmail.com.

James Weaver (1958-2015)
James Frederick Weaver, nationally and internationally known bass-baritone soloist and expert in the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and other 17th and 18th century oratorio masters, died suddenly Monday May 4 of an aortic dissection. He was 57. He studied music at the University of Michigan and earned a degree certificate in vocal performance from Amsterdam's Sweelinck Conservatory in 1987, studying with the renowned bass and baritone vocal specialist Max van Egmond. For the past 30 years he frequently performed with many of the best orchestras and chamber ensembles in North America and Europe. Locally, he thrived and relished his nearly 27-year tenure as director of music and director of the Chancel and Youth choirs at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. For the complete obituary visit www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net/memsol.cgi?user_id=1578408

Williamsburg Choral Guild Summer Sings
Join members of the Williamsburg Choral Guild to experience open-reading sessions of two choral masterworks directed by outstanding conductors, with guest soloists and piano accompaniment. The audience is the chorus! All tickets $10. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door; registration at 7:00, singing at 7:30. At Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists, 3051 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Handel, Four Coronation Anthems
Dr. Robert Taylor conducting, and Wei-Li Suen, pianist
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Haydn, The Creation
Dr. Erin Freeman conducting, and Laura Candler White, pianist

BYOV Concert Orchestra Director Opening
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia Announces the Opening of the position of Concert Orchestra Director starting June 2015. The Concert Orchestra is a full orchestra that meets Monday nights at Norview High School in Norfolk from September to May. Concert Orchestra performs three to four concerts throughout the year and performs a combination of original and arranged works for orchestra, Grade V-VI. Members are public school, private school and homeschooled children and are selected by audition. Conductor needs to have experience conducting and rehearsing full orchestra (full string section and full winds, brass and percussion). Obligations include preparing for and conducting weekly rehearsals, attending staff meetings and board meetings, and participating in June and August auditions. Send a letter of interest, current resume, three references and a sample video of you conducting by May 20 to: Helen Martell, Music Director, Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia to Music.byov@gmail.com A few candidates will be selected to conduct a live audition in June. For more information about Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia see our web site: www.bayyouth.org

BYOV Spring Auditions
Bay Youth Orchestras spring auditions for the 2015-2016 season. Wind Ensemble, Concert & Symphony Orchestra: Monday, May 18, 5 pm – 9 pm, Tuesday, May 19, 5 pm – 9 pm. Junior String & String Orchestras (age limit 9th grade rising): Monday, June 1, 5 pm – 9 pm, Tuesday, June 2, 5 pm – 9 pm, Saturday, June 6, 10 am – 4 pm. Audition applications: bayyouth.org. Email: bayyouthorchestras@gmail.com (757) 618-1800.

May Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, May 19, 8 pm
Youth Orchestra Concert
Peninsula Youth Orchestra, Rebecca Nixon, Director
Thursday, May 21, 7:30 pm
Virginia Arts Festival Sacred Concert Cosponsored Event: Celebrating Bruton’s 300th Anniversary
Cantus, Men’s Ensemble Tickets available through Ticketmaster
Saturday, May 23, 8 pm
Choral Concert
One Voice Chorus, Dr. Lynn Atkins, Jr., Director
Tuesday, May 26, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Ryan-Michael Blake, Organist from Trinity Episcopal in Portsmouth, Virginia
Thursday, May 28, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, May 30, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Virginia Choristers, Lynelle Edinger, Director
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
May 23Thomas Marshall, Organist
May 30Rebecca Davy, Organist

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10 am
WMC Grant-in-Aid Winners Concert
The Grand Finale of the Williamsburg Music Club's 51st Anniversary Year will feature performances by outstanding winners of the Spring Grants-in-Aid Auditions. Featured Junior Winners: Caleb Song - piano, Elizabeth Gallant - voice, and Edric Han - piano. Senior Winners: Tara Davy - voice, Haidar Barbarji - trumpet, and Hannah Ceriani – viola. The student winners performances will be followed by the 11 a.m. Installation of New Officers and Appreciation of retiring officers. Members, guests, performers and audience members are invited to the buffet salad luncheon at noon. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Performances will begin promptly at 10 a.m. As always, our program is presented free as a gift to the community. Detailed information may be found on the web-site at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. Bruton Parish Church Hall, 222 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 pm

The nine-member men's vocal ensemble Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the21st century. The Washington Post has hailed the Cantus sound for its "expressive power" and "spontaneous grace." Choose from performances in historic churches in Portsmouth or Williamsburg, with acoustics beyond compare, to hear this ensemble's soaring harmonies in the ideal setting! Tickets $30. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). May 20: St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 . May 21: Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert IV: Andre-Michel Schub, piano
"Pianistically flawless," said The New York Times of André-Michel Schub, who has repeatedly performed with the world's most prestigious orchestras. Hear Schub perform beloved and varied works in this intimate setting with Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players, showcasing breathtaking repertoire. André-Michel Schub, piano; Debra Wendells Cross, flute; Sherie Lake Aguirre, oboe; Michael Byerly, clarinet; Kimberly Gilman, horn; Laura Leisring, bassoon; Barbara Chapman, harp. Mozart - Quintet for Piano and Winds K. 452; Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango; Poulenc - Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano in C, FP100. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: A Concert of Another Sort
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental and Vocal Music Departments present a varied program of chamber, vocal, and symphonic works. Scheidt: Galliard Battaglia; Milhaud: La cheminée du Roi René; Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 50; Scriabin: Prélude in B Major, Op. 11, No. 11; Glass: Étude No. 15; Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”; Schubert: Shepherd on the Rock, Caroline Landrum, soprano; Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Aria (Cantilena), Andrea Gadzinski, soprano; Haydn: Symphony No. 83 in G Minor “La Poule”. Tickets $15 General / $5 Students. Visit showtix4u.com or purchase tickets at the door. The Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, Old Dominion University, 4810 Elkhorn Avenue, Norfolk.

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, May 22, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday 23, 2015, 2pm

Guerilla Opera: Pedr Solis
Pedr Solis is based on The Tower, a short story by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who also wrote several libretti for composer Richard Strauss, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis. A world premiere opera by Per Bloland, Libretto by Paul Schick, Stage direction by Allegra Libonati, Julia Noulin-Merat, scenic designer. Pedr Solis is 70 minutes in duration, sung in English and scored for soprano, mezzo-soprano, countertenor, baritone, violin, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, and electronics. Aliana de la Guardia, soprano; Kent O’Doherty, saxophones; Mike Williams, percussion. "Sometimes, it takes a punk-rock mentality to breathe new life into a 350-year-old art form."The Boston Phoenix. $15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH / FREE to students with valid I.D The Boston Conservatory Box Office: (617) 912-9222 (Weds-Fri, 12-5 p.m.) or visit www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets for more information. http://guerillaopera.com Zach Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215

Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert V: Quicksilver Ensemble
Quicksilver Ensemble brings together America's leading historically-informed performers to explore the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period. Described as "drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres," (Early Music America) and praised for "impeccable, soulful playing" (The New York Times), Quicksilver is sure to entice in this historically appropriate setting in Williamsburg, performing music by Neri, Bertali, Castello, Fontana, Weckmann, Kerll, Vierdanck, and others. Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, violins and directors; Greg Ingles, trombone; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; Avi Stein, harpsichord; Charles Weaver, theorbo and guitar. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8 pm
The Handel + Haydn Society
Step back in time...and hear music of the 17th and 18th centuries, performed on period instruments, in the historic setting of Williamsburg! The Handel and Haydn Society players represent the forefront of historically informed performance. Their program in Williamsburg will include Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5 and Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello. "Beautifully balanced strings, crisp attacks, and fine wind playing" (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Ian Watson, Director and Harpsichord. Tickets $50, $35; RESERVED THEATER SEATING. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 8 pm
McGegan conducts Handel
In the world of superstar conductors, there is none so engaging as Nicholas McGegan. As he embarks on his fourth decade on the podium, McGegan, hailed as "one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation" (London Independent), is also recognized for his revelatory explorations of music of all periods. His approach to period style — intelligent, infused with joy and never dogmatic — has led to appearances with major orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Chicago and St. Louis Symphonies, and the Cleveland and the Philadelphia Orchestras. Now this world-renowned conductor inspires the Virginia Symphony to new heights as he conducts two of the most popular of Handel's works, the jubilant Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, as well as arias from Handel's operas Giulio Cesare, Orlando and Teseo. Don't miss this spectacular finale to Festival Williamsburg. Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Amanda Forsythe, soprano. Tickets $50, $35; RESERVED THEATER SEATING. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Monday, May 25, 2015, 7 pm
Mark Hayes’ Requiem
Director Billye Brown Youmans and the Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Choir have been invited to participate in a performance of Mark Hayes’ Requiem on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. Composer/Conductor Mark Hayes will lead the performance and will serve as the clinician for the residency. Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states: “The Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers and the exceptional recommendation given by Mark Hayes. Mark Hayes is an award-winning concert pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. His personal catalog, totaling over 1,000 published works, includes work for solo voice, solo piano, multiple pianos, orchestra, jazz combo, small instrumental ensembles, and choruses of all kinds. Members of the community are encouraged to give financial support in sending these singers to New York by contacting Billye Brown Youmans at (757) 547-4706 or via email at music@gbpres.org. For more information on tickets, group sales or other special offers, please contact us at 212-707-8566 Ext. 307, or BoxOffice@DCINY.org. Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, New York City

Monday, May 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
Memorial Day with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
Come out and enjoy great food and the best of Americana music played by an extraordinary ensemble of musicians as you celebrate this proud holiday. Gates open at 5:00 PM Concert 7:30 PM. .ree and open to the public. City Center at Oyster Point, 701 Town Center Dr #100, Newport News

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: Senior Recitals
The Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer-Chair, presents the Senior vocal students in recital. Tickets: $5. www.showtix4u. Dalis Black Box Theatre, GSA Building, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Friday, May 29, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: 88x2
Pianists Stephen Coxe and Rebecca Raydo join the Chorale in music accompanied by piano four-hands. Music of Aaron Copland and Johannes Brahms, William Averitt's The Dream Keeper, and Mack Wilberg's exhilarating arrangement of the American folksong Cindy bring our 31st season to a rousing finish! Tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. May 29: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. May 30: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. May 31: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Virginia Symphony Summer Concerts
The Virginia Symphony announces its annual summer concert schedule, taking place across Hampton Roads. Once again this summer, the Virginia Symphony will perform at outdoor venues in Virginia Beach, Gloucester, and Newport News. “We’re delighted to continue to serve our friends and neighbors throughout Hampton Roads by presenting these wonderful free outdoor programs,” stated VSO President and CEO Karen Philion. “These concerts are made possible by our generous community leaders, business partners, colleagues, and, of course, the tens-of-thousands of music lovers who join us each year.”
Friday, May 29, 2015, 8 pm
VSO Presents Jazz: Free outdoor concert in Smithfield at Smithfield Times Gazebo - Presented by Smithfield Arts
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8 pm
Free outdoor concert in Gloucester at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital - Presented by the Cook Foundation
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 7 pm
Indoor ticketed concert in Onley at Nandua High School - Presented by the Arts Council of the Eastern Shore
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 6 pm
VSO Presents Jazz: Free outdoor concert in Newport News at City Center at Oyster Point - Presented by The City of Newport News
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at the 31st Street Stage - Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival
Thursday, July 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at the 31st Street Stage - Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival
Thursday, August 20, 20215, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at the 31st Street Stage - Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Havana Nights 19th Annual Benefit by the Bay
Arts Enter, Cape Charles presents Havana Nights, 19th annual Benefit by the Bay to support the Arts! Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, our 2015 presenting sponsor. Champagne, dinner, dancing, raffle and auction. Tickets $100; Sponsorships that include event tickets are available. Call to reserve your table: 757.331.2787. Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, 500 Marina Village Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310

Schola Cantorum: Springtime in Paris
Schola Cantorum of Virginia, Inc. concludes its 19th season with its 2015 Spring Series, Springtime in Paris. Imagine yourself at a sidewalk cafe in Paris this spring: a lilting mélodie, an accordion playing....ah! Paris! Once again the singers of Schola Cantorum of Virginia partner with the instrumental ensemble Leigheas in a concert of romantic French musique and rousing cabaret numbers to delight your senses! Plan your musical tour with us this spring as we bring you old favorites and soon-to-be new ones. À bientôt! Additional information can be obtained through our web site, www.scholacantorumofva.org or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ScholaCantorumofVAInc. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. We invite you to join us at the following venues:
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 514 S Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23669
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
Second Presbyterian Church, 7305 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23505
Sunday, June 7, 2015, 5 pm
Old Donation Episcopal Church, N. Witchduck Rd., 4449 N Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1 pm
Saint Bede: Youth to Youth Concert
Youth to Youth Concert: Recognized winners in the annual Williamsburg Music Club "Grants in Aid Competition" will perform and speak about the value that the study of music has had in their academic, artistic, and social development. Performing will be pianist Edric Han (11), vocalist Tara Davy (15), and violist Hannah Ceriani (17). This free concert brings attention to the artistic achievements of area youth and serves as an inspiration for families to the potential of music in the lives of their children. For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4 pm
GBPC: Virginia Children’s Chorus
Virginia Children’s Chorus with VCC Alumni Ms. Paige Porter In an afternoon concert to benefit the VCC Scholarship Fund. Recognized as “Hampton Roads’ premiere children’s chorus!” Join us for a joyful afternoon of music by this exceptional children’s chorus. Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For information, please call: 757-547-4706 or visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA

Monday, June 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 7:30 pm

GSA: Shostakovich 10
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department- Jeff Phelps chair, presents the GSA Orchestra performing the Shostakovich 10th Symphony. Tickets: $15 / $5 www.tccropercenter.org TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 12 pm
Saint Bede: Trinity Organ Series
Horn player J. Michael Stanley will be joined by organist Aaron Renninger in the sixth and final concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series performing a variety of classical works. All are invited to bring lunch and meet the artists following the FREE concert. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 7 pm
Great Atlanta Girls’ Choir
The Greater Atlanta Girls’ Choir touring ensemble. The 28-member high school group will perform a wide range of styles including jazz, folk, and classical selections. Jennifer Piacente, artistic director, in her 18th year with the ensemble, has led them on performance tours throughout the United States and Europe. Samples of the girls’ music are available at www.atlgirlschoir.com/music/ Free and open to the public. Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach

TRADOC Band Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park
The 83rd annual season of Music Under the Stars begins Thursday, June 4 at beautiful Magnolia Park on the banks of the James River on Fort Eustis. Come enjoy the sounds of the TRADOC Band throughout the summer every Thursday night at 7 PM through August. Please join us this summer for Music Under the Stars! A season vehicle pass is not required in order to attend the Music Under the Stars summer concert series, but having one for your vehicle will save you time entering the Fort Eustis gate. Visit http://www.tradoc.army.mil/band/MUTS/muts.asp to get your RAPID ACCESS Vehicle Pass. For inclement weather and other information visit: www.tradocband.com
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band: 83rd Music Under the Stars Opener
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band: 240th ARMY Birthday Concert
Thursday, June 18, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Rock: American Visions
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band: Classics and Favorites
Thursday, July 2, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band: Independence Day
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7 pm
Jazz Combo: Jazz'n It Up
Thursday, July 16, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Rock: Rock Legends
Thursday, July 23, 2015, 7 pm
Arsenal Brass: Brass By the Bay
Thursday, July 30, 2015, 7 pm
R&B Jazz Ensemble: A Swingin' Evening
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band: Marches & Symphonic Standards
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band: Re-living the Dream (Alumni Concert)
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 7 pm
Patriot Thistle: A Night at the Opry
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture

Friday, June 5, 2015, 7 pm
Alex Bosworth Jazz
Trinity Lutheran’s newest concert series features Ms. Alex Bosworth, a jazz artist from New Orleans. Alex has performed at many of New Orleans’ finest music venues and regularly performs in New York City and abroad. She was a featured artist at the Prague PROMS Jazz Festival, has been a part of the Cannon Club Music Series in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has recently released her much anticipated debut album of original compositions. Suggested donation of $15 per person. Proceeds benefit Trinity Lutheran Church and School and CNU's Donald E. Golden Endowed Music Scholarship fund. Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 7 pm
The Christ and St. Luke’s Parish Choir has hidden talents that you won’t hear on a Sunday. Join us for an amazing evening of Cabaret music from the 20th century. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with cocktails and large silent auction featuring art, jewelry and numerous treasures. Dinner and show will follow. Proceeds from this event benefit the Choir’s tours to NYC and England. Free-will offering. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org This event will take place at Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk

Virginia Chorale Auditions
The Virginia Chorale announces auditions for singers of all voice parts for its 2015/2016 season. Auditions will be held in Norfolk on Sunday, June 7, and in Richmond on Monday, June 8. Auditions must be scheduled by Friday, June 5. The Virginia Chorale is a fully-professional choir of 18 singers, drawn from around the Commonwealth. Singers receive a stipend for each rehearsal and concert. Recognized for its innovative programming, the Chorale’s repertoire is wide-ranging — from Renaissance and Baroque motets, to extended masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. Repertoire for the 2015/2016, 32nd season includes Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year (area premiere), and works by Latvian composer Erik Ešenvalds. To register for an audition, please visit www.vachorale.org/auditions.html. For further information on auditions or on the Virginia Chorale, please call the Chorale office at (757) 627-8375.

Hampton Roads Metro Band 2015 Spring/Summer Concert Series
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a former U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org
Sunday, June 7, 2015, Time TBA
Spring Concert
Free. Indian River Middle School, 2300 Old Greenbrier Rd., Chesapeake
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 3 pm
Summer Concert
Free. Marian Manor, 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach
Sunday, June 21, 2015, Time TBA
Free. Town Center Plaza, 222 Central Park Ave., Virginia Beach 23462
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 4 pm
Fourth of July Celebration Free. Mount Trashmore, Virginia Beach
Sunday July 19, 2015, 3 pm
Free. Miles Memorial United Methodist Church, 9450 Granby Street, Norfolk
Sunday, August 9, 2015, Time TBA
Free. Marian Manor, 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach

Williamsburg Choral Guild Summer Sings
Join members of the Williamsburg Choral Guild to experience open-reading sessions of two choral masterworks directed by outstanding conductors, with guest soloists and piano accompaniment. The audience is the chorus! All tickets $10. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door; registration at 7:00, singing at 7:30. At Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists, 3051 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Handel, Four Coronation Anthems
Dr. Robert Taylor conducting, and Wei-Li Suen, pianist
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Haydn, The Creation
Dr. Erin Freeman conducting, and Laura Candler White, pianist

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 7 pm
Symphony Air Show Flying Proms
In England, The Flying Proms is a beloved tradition that showcases the beauty of vintage aircraft flying maneuvers accompanied by live music performed by a symphony orchestra. This unique show comes to the United States, courtesy of the Military Aviation Museum. We are pleased to have Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, as the orchestral partner for the 2015 Flying Proms. The first half of the evening’s entertainment will feature music from movies and television featuring some of the museum’s rare aircraft in flight. The second half will feature the symphony playing patriotic music culminating with a fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks. Gates open at 3 pm; concert begins at 7 pm. Spectacular fireworks finale by Zambelli Fireworks. $35 General Admission – Lawn; $20 Youth 6-18. Purchase tickets: www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/flying-proms.html www.flyingproms.com. (757)721-7767. Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach 23457

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 10:15 am
Anglican Heritage Celebration
Christ and St. Luke’s. Our program year closes with a celebration of our Anglican heritage. The choir will sing favourite hymns, and the service will be followed by a high tea. Ladies are encouraged to wear hats! Free-will offering. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 3 pm
Monday, June 15, 2015, 5:30 pm

Music and Medicine Mini-Lecture Concert
Sentara Music and Medicine Center cordially invites you to attend a Music and Medicine Mini-Lecture Concert. Prisca Benoit, French Concert Pianist, Artist-in-Residence; Vahn Armstrong, Concert Master, Virginia Symphony; Chuck Woodward, Director, Virginia Chorale; Dr. Kamal Chémali, Sentara Neurologist, in a program of works by Beethoven, Schubert and Debussy. Admission is free. Open to the public. RSVPs Appreciated. 1-800-SENTARA. (1-800-736-8272) by Friday, June 12, 2015. June 14: Matinée program begins at 3 pm, reception 4:30. Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk, VA. June 15: Program begins 5:30 pm, reception - 7 pm. Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 West Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 3 pm
Guest Artist/Organist Concert: James W. Kosnik
Buxtehude: Praeludium in G; Scheidemann: Es spricht der Unweisen Mund; Bruhns: Praeludium I n g; DeGrigny: "Ave maris stella; Kosnik: "for Katie Bach; Prelude 7 Fugue in C Major, BWV 545. Our Lady Help of Christians, 4125 Union Road, Buffalo New York 14225

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 7 pm
Saint Bede: Symphony Orchestra Concert
The Symphony Orchestra of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras (GNOYO) will present a concert of music under the direction of Dr. Jean Montes. For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 3 pm
Holman & Holman in Concert
Soprano Shannon Jennings Holman and tenor John Holman with collaborating pianist Charles Woodward. The program will include popular selections from opera, as well as art song and sacred music. The Holmans are frequently heard in the area. He is a core member of the Virginia Chorale, and she has performed roles with the Virginia Opera (most recently the lead in VO’s production of HMS Pinafore), Opera Orlando, Ash Lawn Opera, and performed at the Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts during two summers (2012-2013), to mention a few. Suggested donation: $10 which will support the church’s music ministry. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. For further information, call 757-496-2620. Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach

Monday, June 29, 2015, 7:30 pm
5BMF: Ekmeles
5 Borough Music Festival’s 2014-2015 season concludes with the exciting vocal talents of EKMELES! These master interpreters of avant garde vocal music, led by director and baritone Jeffrey Gavett, will join with musicians from TILT Brass and the loadbang ensemble in a thrilling program of works for brass and voice. Pre-concert discussion at 6:30 PM $25 General Admission. Visit www.5BMF.org for program details, artist info, venue directions and more! DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 340 W. 37th St., MANHATTAN

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Terrific Teen Talent
The eighth annual Terrific Teen Talent program showcasing six of the area’s finest teenage musicians. Free-will offering. Website: www.sundaysatfourva.org or www.smithfieldarts.orgor call 757 375-9140 for more information. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 8 pm
My Next Mistake
Join mezzo-soprano Mary Charlotte Elia and pianist Sharon Foxwell for an evening of love songs featuring works by Caccini, Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Ravel and Strayhorn and concluding with a tribute to a few favorite contemporary pop songs. A fun program for both art song aficionados and friends new to the genre, this recital will strive to provide a more immersive experience through projection, dance, and other surprises. For more information call 757-348-3925 or visit http://igg.me/at/mynextmistake Free and open to the public. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA.

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