Calendar

2012-2013 Season
Fall/Winter

UPDATED 12/31/2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013, 7:30 pm
Symphony Under the Stars: Cheapeake City Park
VSO musicians are back from summer vacation and tuning up to entertain you with enticing free outdoor concerts! Bring family and friends; bring picnic baskets, beach chairs and blankets. Discover for yourself why the premier Virginia Symphony Orchestra is in the top ten percent of symphony orchestras in the nation. Chesapeake City Park, 900 Greenbrier Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Cantabile Project Auditions
The Cantabile Project will hold auditions for the New Triad for the Collaborative Arts Master Class on September 14, 2013 at Chandler Hall at ODU. Other classical singing opportunities included in these auditions will be:
Master Classes presented by Katherine Hammond, Head of the Theatre Department of ODU
Recitals based on the lives and songs of Gustave Mahler and Robert and Clara Schumann

Please visit our website at www.cantabileproject.org for information and an application or call Karen Hoy at (757)353-2865. These auditions are open to all classical solo singers. Cantabile Project has extended its application due date to Sept. 3, 2013. Application fees and letters of recommendation are no longer needed. Go to www.cantabileproject .org for additional information about recitals and master classes opportunities for singers.

BYOV Auditions for 2013-2014 Season
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia is holding auditions for Symphony Orchestra (Helen Martell, conductor), Concert Orchestra (J. Aaron Hardwick, conductor) Junior Strings/String Orchestra (Christina Morton and Brad Shedd, conductors) and Junior Wind Ensemble - BYOV's newest ensemble for Band students in grades 6-9 (Doug Earlenbaugh, conductor). Auditions for Junior Wind Ensemble and Jr. Strings: September 30 at Norview Middle School. Email Sara Cramer at bayyouthorchestras@gmail.com to set up an audition. Audition information can be found on our website: http://bayyouth.org/audition/

September 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, September 3, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Cheryl van Ornam, Organist from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia
Thursday, September 5, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, September 7, 8 pm
Organ Recital
David Sinden, Organist from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, September 10, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Agnes French, Organist from Williamsburg
Thursday, September 12, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bonair Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, September 14, time TBA
Organ Recital
In Celebration of Marie-Claire Alain (1926-2013) Co-sponsored by the Tidewater Chapter, American Guild of Organists AGO members, Rebecca Davy, Kevin Kwan, Thomas Marshall & JanEl Will, Organists
Sunday, September 15, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in G of John Stanford Bruton Parish Choirs, Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, September 17, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 19, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, September 21, 8 pm
Flute & Harpsichord Recital
Tom Moore, Flutist & Beverly Biggs, Harpsichordist from North Carolina
Tuesday, September 24, 8 pm
Organ Recital
John Cannon, Organist from Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Estes Park, Colorado
Thursday, September 26, 8 pm
Guitar Recital
Five Hundred Years of Music for Guitar, Renaissance to Contemporary David Griggs, Guitarist & Composer from New York City, New York
Saturday, September 28, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Daniel Stipe, Organist from Trinity Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia
Historic Organ Recitals, Wren Chapel, College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on September 7 & 28Rebecca Davy, Organist
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on September 14 & 21Thomas Marshall, Organist

Friday, September 6, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday, September 20, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Rhythms on the Riverwalk
The Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown presents big band music in the Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series on the Yorktown riverfront. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Sept. 6: Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra; Sept. 13: Super Jazz Band featuring Conni Mann; Sept; 20: Glen Boswick and the Sounds of Swing Orchestra. Free. 757. 890.3500. www.yorkcounty.gov Riverwalk Landing Marina, 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690

Saturday, September 7, 2013, 11 am
TRADOC: Hampton Bay Days
The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band performs. Wine Street Stage, Hampton, VA

Saturday, September 7, 2013, 7:30 pm
Opera in the Park
Virginia Opera presents 5th annual Opera in the Park concert. Virginia Opera’s Resident Conductor Adam Turner will lead the cast and chorus of the Opera’s season opening production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff in a program featuring many of opera’s most beloved classics, including “The Toreador Song” from Carmen, “The Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre, and “Summertime” from The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns to provide musical accompaniment. Virginia Opera’s Community Musical Outreach Director, Dr. Glenn Winters—better known to audiences as Dr. Opera—will serve as emcee. Attendees will be able to pre-register for this year’s concert through Virginia Opera’s website. By doing so, each registrant will automatically be entered to win admission for four (4) to the Wells Fargo Private Bank VIP Tent. Details regarding the concert program, sponsors, raffle prizes, and additional activities are available at the Opera’s website at www.vaopera.org/park. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. A rain date is scheduled for the following Sunday evening, at the same time Free. Town Point Park, Norfolk

Saturday, September 7, 2013, 7:30 pm
Hillhouse Opera: An Evening of Opera Scenes
The Hillhouse Opera Company presents a concert of scenes from Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, Le Nozze di Figaro, Rigoletto, La Traviata and Die Zauberflote. Tickets are $20 and are available online at http://www.hillhouseoperacompany.org or at the door (cash or check only). For more information, please email hillhouseopercompany@gmail.com. First Congregational Church of West Haven, 1 Church Street, West Haven, CT

Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3 pm
Tidewater Music Teachers Forum Members in Recital
Come out and listen to some of Hampton Roads' finest musicians! Piano compositions by Bach, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Chopin, Dvorak and John Winsor. Visit http://tmtf.org Open to public & free of charge. Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

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Monday, September 9, 2013, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Andrew Pelletier, brass and percussion
F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series, with pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn. Andrew Pelletier, Grammy Award-winning soloist and chamber musician, regularly performs across the United States. He is a member of Southwest Chamber Music, with which he won a 2005 Grammy Award for Best Classical Recording (small ensemble category) and principal horn for the Michigan Opera Theatre (Detroit Opera House) and Ann Arbor Symphony. He was also the first-prize winner of the 1997 and 2001 American Horn Competition and has appeared as a soloist at the International Horn Society Annual Symposia many times. He has commissioned and premiered over 20 new works for the horn as a solo instrument. He has performed as principal horn for the Los Angeles Philharmonic under music director Gustavo Dudamel. Master class Sept. 10, 12:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall. Concert Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Chandler Recital Hall, of the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 6 pm
TRADOC: New Orleans Jazz Freedom Walk
The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band performs the New Orleans Jazz Freedom Walk Concert. Peninsula Town Center, 4410 E Claiborne Square, Hampton, VA 23666

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:30 pm
Summer’s End Spectacular VSOcean
From music of the stage and screen to the greatest "hits" from the world of classical music, the Virginia Symphony will help you close out the summer with an exhilarating evening of music you'll be humming all the way home. All Symphony by the Sea concerts in this series are free and open to the public. 31st Street Stage, 31st Street & Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday, September 20, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Rhythms on the Riverwalk
The Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown presents big band music in the Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series on the Yorktown riverfront. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Sept. 6: Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra; Sept. 13: Super Jazz Band featuring Conni Mann; Sept; 20: Glen Boswick and the Sounds of Swing Orchestra. Free. 757. 890.3500. www.yorkcounty.gov Riverwalk Landing Marina, 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 7 pm
Ambrosia Quartet
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Heart and Soul Fine Arts Series presents the Ambrosia Quartet. This dynamic ensemble will thrill you with their interpretations of the very best music written for string quartet, from classical favorites to the most recent compositions of celebrated contemporary composers. Currently, these talented individuals are violinists Simon Lapointe and Mayu Cipriano, violist Beverly Kane Baker, and cellist Rebecca Gilmore. All four are members of the Virginia Symphony, which has risen over the past decade to be ranked with the very best of the American orchestras. Chamber music ensembles require a rare chemistry to elevate their playing to a special realm. The Ambrosia quartet has the chemistry, achieves that elevation, and desires to share it with you. Since the inception of the ensemble, these exceptionally talented Virginia Symphony players have explored and programed string quartet works of Haydn, Hailstork, and Tschiakovsky in New Beginnings, Glazunov, Shostakovich, and Borodin in A Russian Celebration, and Beethoven, Shostakovich and Brahms in the prestigious Feldman Chamber Series programs. Works by Beethoven, Dixon and Brahms. Free-will offering ($10 for adults, $5 for students). For more information, gloriadeilutheranchurch.net or call, 757-851-2838 or email msunderland@gloriadei.net. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3 pm
Colors of the Organ
Colors of the Organ, a special recital will be presented by the Peragallo family (Organ builders of the now two year old organ at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Rd.). It will demonstrate many unique capabilities in luxurious bouquet of 62 ranks of pipes in this organ built/installed in 2011. The Peragallos will talk about organ history and demonstrate all parts of organ that make it special. Organist/builder John Peragallo III will feature music by Bach, Franck and Vierne. Come enjoy this unique view past the console and visible facade in Williamsburg's newest addition to the organ world in our community. Free admission. Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3 pm
Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams, and Cell Phones
The Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dora Marshall Mullins, violinist, will begin its seventh season at Foundry United Methodist church in Virginia Beach. The program will feature members of the orchestra as soloists in the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. Other works by composers Hofeldt, Vaughan Williams, and orchestra member, James Edwards will be presented. Free and open to the public. Foundry United Methodist Church, 2801 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach VA

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 4 pm
Victor Goldberg, Concert Pianist
Reformation Lutheran's 2013 - 2014 Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Lauded for his sophisticated combination of lyrical prowess, riveting intensity, and artful poise, the internationally renowned concert pianist, Victor Goldberg is widely considered one of the most accomplished artists of his generation. Offering a highly personal and individual approach to all the music he interprets, Victor Goldberg has been hailed by The Washington Post as a performer with “technique to burn.” Victor Goldberg has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Dvorák Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague, and the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai. Victor Goldberg is a full-scholarship recipient of The Juilliard School, Peabody Conservatory, Tel Aviv University, and the Manhattan School of Music, where he was the first pianist ever to be awarded the prestigious Artist Diploma in Performance. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 7 pm
ROARchestra: : Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Zoo
The Virginia Zoo’s events field will be transformed into a musical park so visitors can spread blankets or set up lawn chairs to enjoy the concert under the stars. Conductor Benjamin Rous will lead the orchestra in an evening of family favorites with animal themes from the Pink Panther to The Lion King. Gates Open at 6:00 p.m.; Concert Starts at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit virginiazoo.org or call 757-441-2374 ext. 253; Zoo Members and Symphony Subscribers: $5; Non-Members: $10; Ages 5 & Under: Free. All pre-purchased tickets for the June 7 show will be honored for the rescheduled concert. Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504

Monday, September 16, 2013, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort: Tell a Man or a Woman
The Norfolk Chamber Consort opens its 45th anniversary season with "Tell a Man or Woman...", a program featuring music by a great German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann as well as works and arrangements inspired by Telemann. The concert will open with Andrey Kasparov, Artistic Co-Director of the Norfolk Chamber Consort, conducting orchestral selections from Telemann's famous "Musique de table", immediately followed by "Musique de table" by the contemporary Belgian composer Thierry De Mey as performed by a trio of percussionists: David Walker, Dale Lazar and Dan Naquin. The second part of the concert will open with a performance by Caroline Scruggs, a young soprano from Christopher Newport University, who won the 2013 Lisa Relaford Coston Voice Competition last April. Guitarist Anibal Acosta will then be joined by recorder player Stephen Walsh and violist Anastasia Migliozzi in the performance of his arrangement of Telemann's Trio Sonata in C Major. The program will conclude with Ruth van Baak Griffioen and Bonnie Kim soloing in Telemann's Double Concerto for Recorder, Flute, Strings and Continuo, with its boisterous Gypsy finale anticipating Brahms's G Minor Piano Quartet. A pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov will start at 7:15 PM. A free post-concert reception will be provided by Crackers. Regular Season Subscription $75; Senior Citizen Subscription $65; Individual ticke ts available at the door prior to each concert. Individual tickets $22; Student tickets $9. Ticket sales starting at 6:45. Seats are unreserved. Phone 852-9072. Visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, Corner of Elkhorn Avenue and 49th Street.

ODU September Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble Performance
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, September 16, 2013, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
Under the direction of ODU faculty Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, opens its 45th season with works by Georg Philip Telemann in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts; Pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $22 general, $9 student; reception to follow the concert.
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Under the direction of Dennis Zeisler, Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:30 pm
The Invencia Piano Duo at 10!
Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn present an anniversary concert featuring the highlights of a career that has led to international recording success. Works by Chopin, Schmitt, Bowles and Gottschalk. Free and open to public. CD signing after the performance. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, September 30, 2013, 7:30 pm
Faculty Recital, Brian Nedvin and Stephen Coxe
With Mike Hall, trombone and Marlene Ford, French horn, Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 7 pm
TRADOC: Constitution Day Concert
The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band and Concert Band perform Constitution Day joint concert. Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8 pm
TENET: The Grand Tour at the Metropolitan Museum!
Go after-hours gallery-hopping in the Metropolitan Museum's reinstalled New European Paintings Galleries, 1250–1800, for an unprecedented encounter with music and art. Experience four different concerts in four different galleries by some of the world’s leading Renaissance and Baroque musicians, including Tenet, Dark Horse Consort, QuickSilver, and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour. The music illuminates the paintings (and vice versa) in this once-in-a-lifetime experience, revealing the magic and power of these galleries in a wholly unique way. Tickets to this event include Museum admission. Unreserved Seating $100. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11 am
Thomas Lindsay and Rebecca Davy Violin & Flute Duo
The spectacular Lindsay-Davy-Duo of Thomas Lindsay and Rebecca Davy will open the 50th Anniversary Season of the Williamsburg Music Club. Outstanding Williamsburg performers with far reaching experience and acclaim, Thomas Lindsay-violin and Rebecca Davy-piano will perform glittering international music at the Williamsburg Music Club's Grand Opening Event. On the program are all time favorites from the 1700s to the 1960s, including music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Kreisler and "60s' specials. The morning begins at 10 a.m. with Coffee and Conversation followed by the program at 11 a.m. The program is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Sylvia Lynn at 757-741-0006 or www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg.

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 12 noon
A World of Music: Tom Teasley World Peace Through World Percussion
Described by the Washington Post as “a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word,” Teasley is a three-time recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes grant for performances in the Middle East with indigenous musicians from Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Israel. He will perform on over a dozen instruments and discuss his collaborations with Middle Eastern musicians. All seats: $5. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building. Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, September 20, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Rhythms on the Riverwalk
The Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown presents big band music in the Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series on the Yorktown riverfront. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Sept. 6: Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra; Sept. 13: Super Jazz Band featuring Conni Mann; Sept; 20: Glen Boswick and the Sounds of Swing Orchestra. Free. 757. 890.3500. www.yorkcounty.gov Riverwalk Landing Marina, 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690

Friday, September 20, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 2 pm

No Exit
Adapted from the play by Jean-Paul Sartre, a chamber opera by Andy Vores, directed by Nathan Troup. The libretto for this opera is adapted directly from Jean-Paul Sartre’s play of the same name, which tells the story of three people who are ushered into a room in hell only to discover that there is no greater demonic torture than each other. This play coins the phrase “hell is other people,” and in this completely new production stage director, Nathan Troup and scenic designer Julia Noulin-Mérat have taken that to heart. The ensemble performs in the round with their audience surrounding them. Live Stream: Thursday, September 19, 8 pm. Talk-Backs (Meet the Composer), Sept. 20 & 21 (2 pm) after performance. Ticket Prices: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, and free for students with valid IDs. Purchase tickets from The Boston Conservatory Box Office online at www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets or by phone (617) 912-9222. The Zack Box at the Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215

William & Mary Music Department September Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8 pm
Department of Music Family Weekend Concert
Sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful sounds of the William & Mary Choir, Women's Chorus, Wind Ensemble and the Symphony Orchestra in W&M Hall. William & Mary Hall/Kaplan Arena,751 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Wren Building, Great Hall, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3 pm - 3:35 pm
Middle Eastern Music Ensemble
An Occasion for the Arts City Stage (across from the Williamsburg Regional Library)

Friday, September 20, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 2:30 pm

VSO: Opening Night with Midori
In his only concerto for violin, Brahms presents a formidable challenge for even the most virtuosic musician. World-renowned violinist Midori is sure to enrapture you as she effortlessly conquers the concerto once thought unplayable. The VSO will also perform Kabalevsky's energetic and assertive Colas Breugnon Overture as well as notorious scenes from Prokofiev's dramatic rendering of Romeo and Juliet. JoAnn Falletta, conductor | Midori, violin. KABALEVSKY - Colas Breugnon Overture, PROKOFIEV, Selections from Romeo and Juliet, BRAHMS, Violin Concerto. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org. Sept 20: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Sept 21: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk. Sept 22: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Friday, September 20, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 5 pm

LOV: Viva Verdi!
Viva Verdi! –a celebration the 200th Anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s Birth-- will open the 2013-2014 season in September. The program will feature great scenes from six Verdi operas, including Rigoletto, Macbeth, La Forza del Destino, Il Trovatore, A Masked Ball and Falstaff. The cast will feature nationally recognized Verdi baritone Grant Youngblood, who has appeared on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera and Virginia Opera; Soprano Mary Ann Stewart who has performed with Washington National Opera, Glyndebourne Opera and Bilboa Opera in Spain; and Tenor John Pickle who recently appeared with Los Angeles Opera, Minnesota Opera and Michigan Opera Theater. Stage Director Stephanie Vlahos is a graduate of Yale and The Juilliard School and has served as Theater Coach and Stage Director for the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program at Los Angeles Opera. The Lighting Designer is Jared Sayeg whose work has been represented throughout the United States on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Las Vegas and on international tours. The Scenic Designer is Gary Prianti who operates his own design studio, WP Show Services, out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Subscriptions for LOV's 2013-2014 season at $100 per subscription, which includes premium seating for all four presentations, 25% discount on Box Office prices, a 10% discount on Additional Single Tickets and Free and Flexible Ticket Exchanges. Single Tickets for individual performances at $35 per performance. For tickets and additional information about any of LOV's programs, call the LOV Box Office at (757) 446-6666. Sept 20: Oates Theater, Collegiate School, Richmond. Sept 21: The Kimball Theatre, Williamsburg. Sept 22: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach

Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 2013, 3 pm

The Garden of Martyrs
A new opera based on an incident .that transfixed our region two centuries ago: the murder trial of Daley and Halligan. Music by Eric Sawyer Libretto by Harley Erdman based on the novel by Michael C. White. Featuring Springfield Symphony Orchestra conductor by Maestro Kevin Rhodes. William Hite, Father Cheverus; Amy Johnson, Finola Daley; Alan Schneider, Dominic Daley; Keith Phares, James Halligan; Yvette, Chrystal E. Williams. In November, 1805, a young man named Marcus Lyon was brutally murdered on the turnpike in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, near Springfield. Two Irish Catholic laborers, Dominic Daley and James Halligan, were seen near the vicinity of the crime, and apprehended. The case became a huge sensation. The Garden of Martyrs musically dramatizes the last five days of the men’s lives. The protagonist is Father Jean Cheverus, a French immigrant priest who travels from Boston to Northampton to comfort the men—even though he believes them guilty. Cheverus’ journey of transformation, conveyed through soaring and lyrical music, rich orchestration, and a colorful cast of characters, is the heart of the opera. Combining the dramatic reality of these men’s final days with moments of reverie and magic, The Garden of Martyrs asks us to open our minds and hearts to outsiders among us. Visit www.gardenofmartyrsopera.com Box office 413 584 9032 ext.105. Academy of Music, 274 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Sunday, September 22, 2013, 4 pm
The Duncan & Danielle Band
Great Bridge Presbyterian Church 2013 - 2014 Candlelight Concert Series presents The Duncan & Danielle Band. Duncan & Danielle have written and arranged a body of music that speaks to people of all ages. People often say that they never know what Duncan & Danielle will do next, whether it will be hot flamenco from the 18th century or wailing electric blues-rock of the 21st! As a result, their fans range from one end of the social spectrum to the other. One thing that is constant, though, is that after a performance, everyone leaves feeling good, knowing that they just shared something very special and unique! 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 (across the street from the Chesapeake municipal complex), Chesapeake, VA

Sunday, September 22, 2013, 7:30 pm
Percussion Group Cincinnati: A Concert in Memory of William Defotis
Ewell Concert Series. Percussion Group Cincinnati performs classic and experimental music from America, Chile, Bali, South Africa and China in an entertaining, dynamic and sometimes humorous manner. Their instruments include marimbas, drums, gongs, prepared piano a computer, a deck of cards, newspapers and many other items that can be exploited for sound. As one critic put it, "No stone--or rather, no instrument, no potential for beauty--is left unturned here" (CD Baby). Founded in 1979, the trio is in residence at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. The ensemble has performed throughout America, Europe and Asia, including at the Shanghai International Spring Music Festival. This concert is in memory of William & Mary composer Bill DeFotis (1953-2003), 10 years after his premature death. $10/general public, $5/students, tickets at the door. Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Monday, September 23, 2013, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Stefon Harris and the Blackout Band Composer, Vibraphonist, Marimbist
Recipient of the prestigious Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, Stefon Harris’ passionate artistry, energetic stage presence, and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him into the forefront of the current jazz scene. He is widely recognized and lauded by his peers and jazz critics alike and is committed to both exploring the rich potential of jazz composition and blazing new trails on the vibraphone. Master class September 23, 1:30 pm. Concert Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Chandler Recital Hall, of the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk.

Monday, September 23, 2013, 7:30 pm
VWC Concert Series: The Alborada Trio: Homage to Ravel
Homage to Ravel features works by Schifrin and Ravel performed by Lee Jordan-Anders, piano, Jorge Aguirre, violin, and Jeffrey Phelps, cello. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building. Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, September 23, 2013, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours at Henry's Restaurant: Autumn in New York
NYFOS After Hours, a series of late night cabarets, blends past classic NYFOS programs with freshly created shows. The inaugural evening is a tribute to the season and a city full of opera, art song, musical theater and cabaret. The sextet of singers includes sopranos Corinne Winters and Lauren Worsham, tenors Kyle Bielfield and Ben Bliss, baritones John Brancy and Tobias Greenhalgh, with NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier, who hosts the evening on piano. What does autumn bring? For Corinne Winters and Steven Blier, it means making a recording of Spanish songs, which has been in the works for almost two years; for Kyle Bielfield, it's the release of a new CD the day after this concert; for Ben Bliss, it's moving to the city to join the Metropolitan Opera; for Lauren Worsham, it's starting work on a Broadway musical; for Tobias Greenhalgh and John Brancy, it's a return to the city after summer triumphs, and their first season in New York when they are not students. $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600. Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar.Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway, New York, NY (at 105th Street)

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, September 23, 2 pm – 3 pm
LifeLong Learning Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Saturday, September 28, 9: am
Alexander Technique Class with George Corbett
Ferguson A-183
Friday, October 4, 12 pm – 1 pm
Pope Chapel Chamber Music Series
Featuring Mary Sellen, organ Pope Chapel

Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival
Colonial America’s Music Rings Out Spark your love for the sounds of the 18th century with the Early Music Festival. It’s a four-day tribute to the melodic music of colonial America that includes rare music demonstrations and special performances. To Register: https://education1.williamsburgmarketplace.com/etrakwebapp/meetings.aspx Phone 1-800-603-0948 Fax (757) 565-8921; Mail Office of Conferences, Forums, and Workshops The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Post Office Box 1776, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-1776 Registration
Evening Concerts:
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7:30-9 pm
Palace Concert: From the Collection
Once again we have the rare opportunity to hear some of the fine stringed instruments in the Colonial Williamsburg musical instrument collection played by members of The Governor’s Musick. These instruments spend most of the year carefully stored and preserved and are brought out during this special series once a year. Featured will be an exceptional 18th-century violin, which has never been modernized or changed for modern play, a rare 16th-century viola and a robust sounding 18th-century violoncello. Also featured will be the 1758 Jacob Kirckman harpsichord that resides in the Palace. The candlelit ballroom is the setting for this special night of music. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers with the musicians following the program. Governor’s Palace Ballroom.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7:30-9 pm
The Wren Masters in Concert
The College of William and Mary’s faculty baroque ensemble will play music in the historic Wren Chapel featuring Colonial Williamsburg’s 18th-century English chamber organ that resides in the chapel year round and is perfectly suited to the space. Wren Chapel, campus of the College of William and Mary.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7:30-8:45 pm
A Capitol Concert with Peter Pelham
Michael Monaco, principal keyboardist, Colonial Williamsburg, in the guise of Peter Pelham, Williamsburg’s 18th-century organist, teacher, and gaoler, will recreate a concert given for Pelham’s benefit at the Capitol in June of 1777. He will be joined by Jane Hanson, musician, Colonial Williamsburg, in the guise of a music teacher and 1777 Capitol concert fellow performer, Ann Neill. Capitol, Hall of the House of Burgesses.
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:30-9 pm
A 75th Anniversary Palace Concert
The Governor’s Musick and friends will perform music reflecting 75 years of Palace concerts, first begun in 1938. Join us as we look back over a legacy begun with harpsichordist Ralph Kirkpatrick that continues to the present. Present and former members of the Governor’s Musick and guest artist Andrew Willis will perform music which has stood the test of time and fondly reminisce on the many years of music-making in the Palace. A reception with the artists will follow in the East Advance building. Governor’s Palace Ballroom.

Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:30 pm
The Invencia Piano Duo at 10!
Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn present an anniversary concert featuring the highlights of a career that has led to international recording success. Works by Chopin, Schmitt, Bowles and Gottschalk. Free and open to public. CD signing after the performance. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Virginia Opera: Verdi's Falstaff
He’s fat, old, lecherous and broke, yet Falstaff is one of the most endearing characters in literature. William Shakespeare’s aging knight comes to life in this effervescent Verdi gem, as his scheme to get rich by simultaneously wooing two wealthy married women backfires…badly. In a hysterical twist, Falstaff finds himself the victim of his own tomfoolery, and at the mercy of those he tormented. But there are still a few tricks to be played, and the prince of rascality always has the last laugh! Virginia Opera joins the worldwide celebration obgyf the Verdi Bicentennial with this First of Firsts production staged by internationally acclaimed director Steven Lawless. Conductor Joseph Rescigno returns to the podium after being praised for his “complete command” of The Valkyrie in 2011. Baritone Stephen Powell makes his company and role debut in the title role of our charming, yet devious “hero.” Weston Hurt, Ford; Elizabeth Caballero, Alice Ford; Amanda Opuszynski, Nannetta; Aaron Blake, Fenton; Courtney Miller, Meg Page; Ann McMahon Quintero, Mistress Quickly; Ryan Connelly, Dr. Caius; Jeffrey Tucker, Pistola; Jeffrey Halili, Bardolfo. 757.623.1223 (Southside) 757.877.2550 (Peninsula). 1.866.Opera.Va (1.866.673.7282). Email orders@vaopera.org
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, September 29, 2:30 pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:30 pm

Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.

Friday, October 4, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 2:30 pm

Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street,Richmond, VA 23219
October 11, 2013, 8 pm
October 13, 2013, 2:30 pm

Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 12 noon
Cosi fan Tutte
The Hermitage Museum & Gardens will host the Tidewater Opera Initiative's production of Cosi fan Tutte. This newly formed partnership brings the opera to the gardens of the Hermitage, providing the opportunity to experience the opera outside its usual setting. The Tidewater Opera Initiative is a newly formed organization dedicated to the development of local professional opera singers. Each year TOI showcases promising young opera singers in a full scale opera production. This year's inaugural production of Cosi Fan Tutte sold out quickly, even with the addition of a third performance night! Thanks to funding from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, the Hermitage is able to host an additional performance for all of those who were not able to get tickets to the initial shows. The title, Così fan tutte, is loosely translated into "Women are like that," suggesting that women are not eternally faithful. The opera's theme of fiancée swapping was often viewed as too risqué in the 19th and 20th centuries and was rarely performed. In the late 1980's renowned stage director, Peter Sellars, put a new spin on the comic opera by setting the stage in a seaside diner in the 1950's. Two sailors join in on a wager to determine if their fiancées, like all women, are fickle. They disguise themselves as visitors from oversees and each attempt to seduce the other's lover. Come to the Hermitage to discover whether the women will be faithful, or will be fickle.Enjoy Mozart's charming melodies and hilarious story with a cast of Tidewater's most promising young singers. Conducted by Scott Williamson of Opera Roanoke and directed by Alan Fischer of Governor's School for the Arts and featuring the GSA Opera Chorus. Starring: Shelly Milam-Ratliff as Fiordiligi, Suzanne Oberdorfer as Dorabella, Kathryn Kelly as Despina, John Holman as Ferrando, Marshall Severin as Guglielmo, Andrew Potter as Don Alfonso. There will be a cash bar and light refreshments will be available for purchase. Seats are limited. Tickets are $15 for members, and $25 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the www.thehermitagemuseum.org or at showtix4u.com Hermitage Museum and Gardens, 7637 N. Shore Road, Norfolk, VA

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 5 pm
TENET: Carlo Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories
To honor of anniversary of Carlo Gesualdo's death, TENET will perform nine responsories from his rich and moving collection of Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Under the guest musical direction of Eric Dudley, TENET will perform the works in groups of three resposories sung one voice to a part, divided by chamber organ improvisations. Presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. This concert is FREE! Christ Church, 84 Broadway New Haven, CT 06511

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 7 pm
CNU Outdoor Performance
Virginia Symphonoy Orchestra plays the lawn at Christopher Newport University. Rain location: Ferguson Center FREE and open to the public. Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 8:15 am & 11 am
WUMC: 4th Annual Celtic Worship
Williamsburg United Methodist Church presents its Fourth Annual Celtic Worship service. Participating ensembles will include the Sanctuary Choir, Chancel Choir, Women’s Chorus, and The Charles Wesley Singers. Highland bagpiper Gabe Stone will lead the opening processional playing “Amazing Grace” as the congregation and choirs sing all stanzas of this great traditional hymn. Other Celtic musicians include Timothy Seaman on hammered dulcimer, Peter Budnikas on guitar, and Ann Campbell Robinson on Celtic harp. This esteemed trio of local musicians, known as “Virginia Sky,” will be dressed in traditional Celtic kilts as they play a variety of Celtic instruments and lead our congregation in well-known Celtic hymns.The congregation will sing “The King of Love My Shepherd Is,” “Morning Has Broken,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “The Gift of Love,” and more hymns arranged by Richard Sowers, Director of Music Ministries. Rev. Dr. Bill Jones, senior pastor, will preach on the subject of “Wrestling with God Through Prayer. Associate Pastor Rev. Kay Barre will lead the church in the 4th century Celtic reading known as the Lorica Litany and other ancient Celtic readings, prayers, and litanies. Bring friends, relatives and neighbors to experience this one-of-a-kind Celtic Worship service 757-229-1771, www.williamsburgumcorg.org Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 5 pm & 5:30 pm
Organ Reccital/Choral Evensong
As the first event of Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, Organist and Director of Music Kevin Kwan will present a recital on the church’s historic pipe-organ, one of the largest in Hampton Roads. Music of Gerre Hancock, Grayston Ives, Gaston Litaize, and Charles Villiers Stanford. At 5:30 p.m., the Parish Choir will sing a special Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. Music of Stanford, Smith, and Bairstow. A sherry reception will follow. Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA

Monday, September 30, 2013, 6 pm
A Festive Evening of Song with Judy Kaye and Steven Blier to benefit the FSH Society
The event, organized by patients with FSHD (Muscular Dystrophy) and their families, will feature the celebrated musicianship of pianist Steven Blier and singer Judy Kaye set against the lush backdrop of the New York Botanical Garden. Steven Blier is the Artistic Director of the New York Festival of Song, which he co-founded in 1988. Blier has fought a personal battle with FSHD his entire adult life.Legendary singer and actress Judy Kaye will sing alongside Blier. Kaye’s four-decade career has included two Tony Awards for her work in Phantom of the Opera and Nice Work if You Can Get It. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The FSH Society, which provides millions of dollars in seed grants to pioneering research worldwide, creating an international collaborative network of patients and researchers. Ticket: $150 - $10,000. Visit http://www.fshsociety.org/pages/conEFestiveEvening.html New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., New York, NY 10458

Monday, September 30, 2013, 8 pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 8 pm

Shanghai String Quartet
Renowned for its passionate musicality and impressive technique, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world's foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres from masterpieces of Western music to cutting-edge contemporary works. The Quartet has a long history of championing new music and has premiered works by such composers as Krzysztof Penderecki, Chen Yi, Bright Sheng and Zhou Long. Their extensive discography includes more than 25 recordings, the most recent of which are the complete Beethoven String Quartets on Camerata. Weigang Li, violin; Yi-Wen Jiang, violin; Honggang Li, viola; Nicholas Tzavaras, cello. Sept 30: Feldman Chamber Music Society - Season Tickets: $125 Adult, $50 Student/Child/Music Professional. Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630. New Venue: Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. Please join us for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM, and post-concert complimentary reception with the musicians.Oct 1: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2013-2014 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Monday, September 30, 2013, 8
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 8 pm
Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #1
Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert Series 30th Anniversary Season, Janna Hymes, Music Director, presents a program featuring Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, with guest violinist Stefan Jackiw, as well as works by Stravinsky and Bizet. The Symphonia's 30 years of presenting excellence in music will be celebrated at a Gala on March 30, 2014, at Kingsmill Resort. Honorees at this occasion are Music Director Janna Hymes, observing her 10th year on the podium, and Kendall Kerby and Kent Harrell, long-time supporters of the Symphonia and many other worthwhile community endeavors. For more information contact us at info@williamsburgsymphonia.org or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org. Subscriptions: $170, $220. Single tickets are $54 or $44 and may be purchased by calling 757-229-9857. Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg.

October 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, October 1, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 3, 8 pm
Woodwind Ensemble Concert
Woodwind Ensemble from U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC) of Ft. Eustis in Newport News, Virginia
Saturday, October 5, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, October 8, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 10, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 12, 8 pm
Harpsichord & Flute Recital
Marilyn Candler, Harpsichordist from North Potomac, Maryland
Sunday, October 13, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Belfast Evening Canticles of Philip Stopford Bruton Parish Choirs, Rebecca Davy, Director, JanEl Will, Organist & Melinda McKenzie, Oboist
Tuesday, October 15, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 17, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 19, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Choir of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Westminster, Maryland, Emily Koons, Director
Tuesday, October 22, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 24, 8 pm
Baroque Flute & Harpsichord Recital
Aidan Feldman & Tonia Herren, Flutists, Rebecca Davy, Harpsichordist
Saturday, October 26, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, October 29, 8 pm
Harp Recital
International Harp Ensemble from Surrey, England, Luisa-Maria Cordell, Director
Thursday, October 31, 8 pm
Organ Recital of Toccatas
Rebecca Davy & Carina Sturdy, Organists
Historic Organ Recitals, Wren Chapel, College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on October 5 & 19 - Rebecca Davy, Organist
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on October 12 & 26 - Thomas Marshall, Organist

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12 noon
Kevin Piccini, oboist & Aaron Renninger, organist
The Trinity Organ Concert Series begins its third season. The FREE one-hour concert will feature guest artist Kevin Piccini, oboist, and Aaron Renninger, organist, performing a variety of classical pieces. Guests are encouraged to bring a “Bach’s” lunch and join the two artists tableside after the performance. Complimentary beverages will be served. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 2 pm
TRADOC: Urbanna Oyster Festival
The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s New Orleans Jazz Ensemble performs at the Urbanna Oyster Festival. Urbanna, VA

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:30 pm
TRADOC Band Chamber Music Series
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band. Brass Quintet 2, Trombone Duet, Flute and Guitar. Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

ODU October Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble Performance
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 4 pm
Student Performance Hour Chandler Recital Hall.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 4 pm
Student Performance Hour Chandler Recital Hall.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 4 pm
Student Performance Hour Chandler Recital Hall.
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: The Austro-German Tradition
Schubert's Overture to Die Zauberharfe, Mahler's Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, Mozart's Overture to Die Zauberflöte, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Featuring Dr. Paul Kim, ODU's new Director of Orchestral Activities, as conductor. Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Under the direction of Dennis Zeisler, Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
New Date: Monday, November 4, 2013, 7:30 pm
Monday, October 28, 2013, 7:30 pm

Agnes and Friends, Faculty Recital
This concert includes music composed and/or arranged by Rodrigo, Acosta, Poulenc, Coxe and Hailstork. Musicians on the program are Agnes Fuller Wynne, soprano, Anibal Acosta, guitar and Stephen Coxe, piano.Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 3 pm & 4 pm
Student Performance Hour & Young Artist Competition Wind/Percussion Preliminary Chandler Recital Hall.

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 8 pm
TRADOC Band Chamber Music Series
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Woodwind Ensemble. Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Friday, October 4, 2013, 7 pm
Duo Pianists: Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyhsyn
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Heart and Soul Fine Arts Series presents Duo Pianists Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyhsyn . Free-will offering ($10 for adults, $5 for students). For more information, gloriadeilutheranchurch.net or call, 757-851-2838 or email msunderland@gloriadei.net. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669

Friday, October 4, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Signature Chorale
The program for Signature Chorale includes a variety of compositional styles in numerous languages. The Spanish carol, “Riu, Riu, Chiu” by Mateo Flecha el Viejo, will open the concert; it was also the first piece performed by the group thirty years ago. William Byrd’s “Haec Dies” and Hans Leo Hassler’s “Cantate Domino” will represent the Renaissance period of music and the earliest years from the Virginia Chorale’s repertoire. Also in the program, the singers will perform the Israeli folk songs “Hava Nageela” arranged by Maurice Goldman and “Lo Yisa Goy” arranged by Stacy Garrop. The second half of the program will highlight 20th Century American composers. Included in this portion of the concert will be Donald McCullough’s “When in the Presence of Music,” “Walk Together, Children” by beloved composer Moses Hogan, Jerome Kern’s “All the Things You Are” arranged by Stephen Kolb, and Carol Barnett’s arrangement of the American folk song, “Cindy.” In addition to some of the most notable pieces from the Chorale’s catalogue of songs, they will present two extended works for the first time. “Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing” was composed by British composer, Herbert Howells in 1963, in memory of President John F. Kennedy. This choral masterwork will be sung to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death. Eric Whitacre’s “The City and the Sea,” a setting of poems by E. E. Cummings, will be performed by the Chorale and guest pianist Stephen Coxe. From its fledgling days with volunteer singers who performed early music to its present status as a fully professional performing and educating ensemble, the Chorale has accumulated more than 800 pieces of repertoire, engaged hundreds of singers, recorded three compact discs, appeared on local and national radio broadcasts, launched a pre-professional education program for young singers, and performed internationally. In celebration of their 30th anniversary, the Chorale will present a series of five concerts during the 2013-2014 season in intimate, acoustically ideal venues across Hampton Roads. Season subscription: $100; Single tickets: $25. Students: $10. Download our order form at http://www.vachorale.org/uploads/1/3/1/2/13128276/web-orderform.pdf or call 757.627.8375. Tickets are also available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance.Oct 4: Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamburg. Oct 5: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Oct 6: Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, October 4, 2013, 12 pm – 1 pm
Pope Chapel Chamber Music Series
Featuring Mary Sellen, organ
Friday, October 4, , 2013, 7 pm
Vocal recital for “Music Major with Distinction” - Matthew Kelly, tenor
Charles Spurlock, piano Pope Chapel
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band Free and open to the public, general admission. Concert Hall.
Friday, October 11, 2013, 12-1 pm
Trible Library Chamber Music Series The Rotunda

Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8 pm
VSO Jazz Ensemble
Hampton Arts. Be transported to the height of the swing era with the best of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and more when the Virginia Symphony's "big band" presents JAZZ! Visit http://hamptonarts.net $25/$30. Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

The Met's Live in HD Opera on the Big Screen
Don't miss the Met's eighth season of operatic spectacle on the big screen. The 2013–14 Live in HD series of movie-theater transmissions kicks off on October 5 with the new production of Eugene Onegin, starring Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien. Tickets to all 10 transmissions go on sale Wednesday, August 21 at 10am local time in the U.S. and Canada. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information.
October 5, 2013, 12:55 pm
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky's fateful romance. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts. New Production.

October 26, 2013, 12:55 pm
Shostakovich's The Nose
William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich's opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. This brilliant hit staging returns with Paulo Szot reprising his acclaimed performance
November 9, 2013, 12:55 pm
Puccini's Tosca
Puccini's fast-moving operatic thriller is well served by an exceptional cast, led by Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi.
December 14, 2013, 12:55 pm
Verdi's Falstaff
An undisputed master of Verdi's final comic masterpiece, Music Director James Levine conducts Robert Carsen's acclaimed new production. Ambrogio Maestri sings the title role of the blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble. New Production.

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 7 pm
YAV Benefit Concert: Musicians for YAV
Young Audiences of Virginia Benefit Concert: Musicians for YAV. Come hear some of Hampton Roads finest musicians and help raise money for YAV's arts in education programs. For more information contact YAV at 757 466 7555. $10 donation at the door. Virginia Beach Christian Church, corner of Great Neck Rd. and Rose Hall Drive, Virginia Beach

Tenor Opening
Cantori Choral Ensemble has an immediate opening for a lyric tenor. Other singers in the 12-member auditioned ensemble include professional musicians with degrees in music who enjoy the challenge and camaraderie of singing in a small group. Music currently in rehearsal is for our Christmas concert, half of which is a cappella and in Latin, including works by Peter Philips, Sweelinck, Bruckner, and Lauridsen. Rehearsals are held in Williamsburg on Sunday afternoons. Information about Cantori can be had by visiting our web site: www.cantoriwilliamsburg,org To arrange for an audition, contact the director, Agnes French, at 757-345-6355.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, October 4, 2013, 12 pm – 1 pm
Pope Chapel Chamber Music Series
Featuring Mary Sellen, organ
Friday, October 4, , 2013, 7 pm
Vocal recital for “Music Major with Distinction” - Matthew Kelly, tenor
Charles Spurlock, piano Pope Chapel
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band Free and open to the public, general admission. Concert Hall.
Friday, October 11, 2013, 12-1 pm
Trible Library Chamber Music Series The Rotunda

Monday, October 7, 2013, 7 pm
TRADOC Band Chamber Music Series
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band. Trumpet Trio, Clarinet Quartet, Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, Brass Quartet. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 807 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton

Monday, October 7, 2013, 8 pm
Symphony Space presents Kurt Weill On Broadway
Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of One Touch of Venus, along with excerpts from other incomparable Weill scores, including Lady in the Dark, Street Scene, Love Life, and Lost in the Stars. Ted Chapin hosts a stellar cast including Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Judy Blazer, and Ron Raines, alongside winners of the Lotte Lenya Competition. Musical direction by Weill specialist James Holmes, stage direction by Richard Jay-Alexander. The evening's orchestra is Le Train Bleu with conductor Ransom Wilson. Award winners from the Lotte Lenya Competition include Analisa Leaming, Cooper Grodin, Maren Weinberger, Jacob Keith Watson, Richard Todd Adams, Zachary James, Doug Carpenter, and Justin Hopkins. Tickets on sale now! $47; Member $40; Under 30 (with valid ID) $25 Symphonyspace.org or 212-864-5400. Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NY

VBCO Auditions
The Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra is holding auditions for violins and violas on Tuesday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 15 between 6:30 – 7 p.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church. The VBCO is a volunteer chamber orchestra currently in its seventh season. Foundry United Methodist Church, 2801 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach Please contact Ms. Dora Mullins at 757.737.1998 to schedule your audition.

October 8 - 20, 2013, 8 pm
Baritones UnBound: Celebrating the UnCommon Voice of the Common Man (World Premiere)
In this brand new musical conceived by Broadway leading man Marc Kudisch, three dynamite baritones take the stage to give you a captivating musical tour of the baritone voice throughout history. From Gregorian chants to well-known arias by Mozart, Bellini, Wagner, show tunes by Stephen Sondheim, Paul Robeson, Rodgers and Hammerstein and popular music performed by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Elvis, Baritones UnBound: Celebrating the UnCommon Voice of the Common Man is a celebration of the baritone voice and its emergence as the revolutionary sound of the common man in one enchanted evening ringing with music, laughter and showmanship. To purchase your tickets with a $5 discount, please use the following promotional code: BUGC5. For more information or tickets visit www.artsemerson.org or call the Box Office at: 617.824.8400. Emerson/Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7 pm
TRADOC Band
Saint Bede Catholic Church welcomes the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band who will join organist Aaron Renninger in concert. The band will consist of various ensembles including a Woodwind Quintet, a Trumpet Trio, and a Flute and Guitar Duet. The concert will feature an assortment of classical pieces in addition to excerpts from Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony No. 3. Please join us for this FREE concert at the church. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:30 pm
TRADOC Band Chamber Music Series
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band. Clarinet Quartet, Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, Woodwind Trio. Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Friday, October 11, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3 pm

Great Texts and Beautiful Music
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of over 100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This next concert year (2013-2014) is our 83rd. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.html Oct 11: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607. Oct 12: Hampton Roads Academy, 739 Academy Lane, Newport News, VA. Oct 13: Smithfield Little Theater, 210 N. Church St., Smithfield, VA 23430

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 7 pm
TENET: UNO + ONE: CD Release
Come celebrate TENET's latest CD entitled UNO + ONE: Italia Nostra by the sopranos of TENET, Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn. This special occasion offers you a chance to hear works from the new CD performed live by the artists on the recording including Monteverdi's "Zefiro torna," "Soave libertata," "Ardo, e scoprir" many more with some surprises for those who attend! We hope you'll join us by raising a glass to the new recording! Tickets $50. http://www.tenetnyc.com Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 7 pm
Thomas Pandolfi, Concert Pianist
Reformation Lutheran's 2013 - 2014 Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally in the "Pops" genre, Thomas is considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Pandolfi earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees as a scholarship student. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3 pm

CBWE: Let’s Dance!
In 1998, local Virginia musicians Robert Arledge and (the late) Jim Paschall formed the Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble to allow the many exceptional local amateur, professional and semi-professional musicians to perform and share their musical expertise with the local community. Outstanding high school student musicians are particularly welcomed and allowed to hone their talents as they pursue a passion they will be able to enjoy the rest of their lives. One of the band’s traditions is to provide scholarships to deserving graduating student musicians that participate. Since inception, the Ensemble has become the Peninsula’s premier community-based performing group, currently including almost 60 musicians and focusing on symphonic works of American origin. Approximately eight performances are offered to the public at various venues on the Virginia Peninsula. The band operates as a non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. Bill Garlette, Music Director. Admission to most Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble performances is $5.00. Children 18 and under are usually free. Tickets are now available for purchase online. A limited quantity of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. To Order Tickers visit http://www.eventbrite.com/ Oct 12: Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr., Hamton, VA 23666. Oct 13: Mathews High School Auditorium, 9889 Buckley Hall Rd., Matthews, VA 23109.

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 2 pm
Organ Concert
Guest Organist & Composer: Dr. James W. Kosnik, Old Dominion University. Dr. Kosnik's choral commission will be performed. The Cathedral of Mary, 2107 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3 pm
Symphonicity El Camino Real
Symphonicity, the City of Virginia Beach’s own symphony orchestra, presents its first subscription concert of the 2013-2014 season, El Camino Real-the Road to Happiness.” Award-winning pianist Thomas Pandolfi performing the “Heroic” Piano Concerto of Rodrigo. In an all Spanish program, conductor David Kunkel leads the orchestra in “Capriccio espagnol” by Rimsky-Korsakov, “Danzas fantasticas” by Turina, and “Bolero” by Ravel. Season tickets for all five 2013-2014 Symphonicity concerts are still available. Patrons can purchase season tickets by calling (757) 671-8611 or by downloading the order form online at www.symphonicity.org. For single tickets, call 1-877-YNOTTIX, logon to www.Ynottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. Tickets range from $10-$40 For group rates, call (757)-671-8611. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3 pm
YRSO: Memories of Childhood
York River Symphony Orchestra, 2013-2014 Season Sounds of the Seasons. This concert evokes memories of childhood, both happy and melancholy. Conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff; assistant conductor, Clint Correll; mezzo-soprano, Lenora Wesley. Debussy - Children's Corner; Mahler - Kindertotenlieder, Songs 2, 3 & 4; Humperdinck - Miracle Suite; Hanson - Children's Dance from Merrymount Suite; Horner - Somewhere out There, from American Tail; Williams - Selections from Hook; Zimmer - Pirates of the Caribbean; Anderson - Pirate Dance. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Advance price tickets can be ordered online with PayPal, or from orchestra members. http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr., Hampton

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Virginia Chorale
Sundays at Four presents the Virginia Chorale, under the director of Charles Woodward, in the Chorale’s first visit to Smithfield. This all-professional ensemble will present its Signature Chorale program. A pre-concert begins at 3:30 featuring a local teenage ensemble. The Chorale’s program will include Renaissance gems, Israeli and American folk songs, Broadway tunes, and the local premiere of Take Him Earth for Cherishing, written by Herbert Howells in memory of JFK. The masterful close harmonies of Eric Whitacre’s style will also be sung by the Chorale in the acoustically fine Smithfield church with its Tiffany windows and hand-laid parquet floor. Call: 757 375-9140 for more information or visit www.sundaysatfour.org Series tickets are $45 adults. Individual tickets at the door are $20 adults, $5 for students. A reception follows the program. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 7 pm - 8 pm
In Celebration of Hymns
A celebration of our new Church hymnal Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal. All are invited for an evening of song featuring hymn selections presented by the Chancel Choir of Providence Presbyterian Church, Valetta Fellenbaum, director, John Dixon, organ; and the Bells of Providence Handbell Choir with special guests Stephen Carlson, trumpet and Patti Carlson, clarinet. An old–fashioned hymn sing, a time to enjoy old favorites and explore new treasures in the new hymnal. Refreshments and conversation will follow. For more information phone 757-420-6159 or visit www.provpres.org Providence Presbyterian Church, 5497 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 11 am
Jacqueline Schwab, Pianist
The Williamsburg Music Club is proud to present the PBS American Series pianist Jacqueline Schwab. She creates meditative and spirited arrangements on traditional and vintage tunes from Stephen Foster and Civil War song tunes from North and South, Victorian ballroom dance tunes, Scots and Irish songs and dance tunes brought over by settlers, hymns and spirituals, ragtime, Latin waltzes, tangos, Billie Holiday blues, contemporary-style Celtic and English traditional music. In addition to performing her enthusiastic improvisations, she interacts with and informs the audience about her specialized style. The concert begins at 11 a.m. preceded by Coffee & Conversation at 10 a.m. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, www.williamsburgmusicclub.org, or 757-741-0006. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg

Friday, October 18, 2013, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Young Men’s Festival of Song
An intensive workshop and great day of singing for male voices, grades 8-12, under the direction of Dr. Michael Trotta, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at VWC. No charge to singers; lunch included. (Individuals or full groups are welcome. Reservations are a must! 757-455-3282 or mtrotta@vwc.edu. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:30 pm
The Ingramettes
The Ewell Concert Series presents The Ingramettes, a gospel group. Founder Maggie Lee Ingram has delighted audiences for more than fifty years; in 2009, she received the Virginia Heritage Award for a lifetime of excellence in the folk and traditional arts. The Ingramettes, a Richmond-based ensemble, has performed at the Kennedy Center and at the National Folklife Festival. Their most recent album was nominated for the Independent Music Awards Best Gospel Album of 2013. This concert is co-sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity. The Ingramettes will also present a workshop, noon-1 p.m. on Friday, October 18th, in Ewell 151. Free admission and the public is invited. Free admission, no reserved seating. 221-1073 for more information. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, October 18, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 8 pm

VSO: A Tribute to Whitney Houston
Her voice inspired a generation and created iconic moments in our collective memory. Who can forget her 1991 performance of the "Star Spangled Banner" or the soaring notes of "I Will Always Love You" from The Bodyguard? Sadly, Whitney Houston left us too soon. Be there when the VSO POPS pay tribute to the unforgettable talent of the late Whitney Houston. Brent Havens, conductor; Sasha Allen, vocalist. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org. Oct 18: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 19: Harrison Opera House, 160 E Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, October 18, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2:30 pm

LOV: Broadway and Beyond
Lyric Opera Virginia presents Broadway and Beyond, a recital of Opera and Broadway Arias, Duets and Folk Songs. Featuring soprano Cristina Nassif, whose performances in the title role of Carmen have taken her around the world to London’s Royal Albert Hall and Johannesburg, South Africa; Canadian baritone and accomplished Opera/Crossover Artist Jonathan Estabrooks; and soprano Aundi Marie Moore, who was recently praised for her performances as Odessa Clay in Approaching Ali at Washington National Opera’s production at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and also appeared as Lady Thiang in LOV’s inaugural season production of The King and I. Subscriptions for LOV's 2013-2014 season at $100 per subscription, which includes premium seating for all four presentations, 25% discount on Box Office prices, a 10% discount on Additional Single Tickets and Free and Flexible Ticket Exchanges. Single Tickets for individual performances at $35 per performance, $15 for students and military. For tickets and additional information about any of LOV's programs, call the LOV Box Office at (757) 446-6666. Oct 18: The American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton. Oct 19: Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond Oct 20: Price Auditorium, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach

Friday, October 18, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2:30 pm
Monday, October 21, 2013

Opera Roanoke: The Magic Flute
Experience Mozart's genius in this new production of opera's favorite fairy tale. The Queen of the Night and the mysterious sorcerer Sarastro vie for the young initiates, Tamino and Pamina. With the hapless bird-catcher Papageno, the Queen's lively trio of ladies, singing spirits and dancing animals, The Magic Flute has been a favorite in every era, attracting fans of all ages. Opera Insights pre-curtain talk: one hour prior Tickets: Subscriptions: $22 - $106. Single: $25 - $115; by phone 540.345.2550. Oct 18 & 20: Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center, Roanoke. Oct 21: Lenfest Center, Washington & Lee University, Lexington.

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 2 pm
Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra (TIO), in residence at Saint Bede, opens its tenth season. The concert will feature the music of Mozart, including the beloved "Eine Kleine Nacht Music" and the virtuoso Rondo for solo violin and orchestra. All are welcome to attend this FREE concert For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1, 4 & 7 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 1 & 4 pm

5 Boroughs Music Festival Britten in Song: A Centennial Celebration
Our 2013-2014 season kicks off with a bang: a two-day, five-concert celebration of the vocal works of Benjamin Britten, who would have turned 100 years old this year! 5BMF is thrilled to team up with The Casement Fund Song Series and Brooklyn Art Song Society to present a dazzling roster of vocalists and pianists in five unique programs of Britten’s music. Day 1 of Britten in Song, presented in conjunction with the newly renovated Brooklyn Historical Society, comprises three distinct programs featuring 5BMF veteran artists as well as several new additions to our roster, including Jesse Blumberg, baritone and the Brooklyn Art Song Society. The celebration continues on Sunday, October 20th with two additional programs in Manhattan! October 20th in Manhattan! Our Sunday programs feature a stellar cast of singers and pianists, including special guest artist Malcolm Martineau and SongFusion. For details visit http://5bmf.org General admission $25, Students $15; Two-Day Pass: $90; Day One Pass: $60; Day Two Pass: $40. Visit http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ Oct 19: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, BROOKLYN. Oct 20: Engelman Recital Hall at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave, MANHATTAN

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 10:15 am
Choral Eucharist
Christ and St. Luke's Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert: Choral Eucharist for the Feast of St. Luke; Communion Service in E - Darke; O how amiable - Vaughan Williams; Locus iste- Bruckner. Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3 pm
USAF Langley Winds
First Presbyterian of Hampton Memorial Concert Series for 2013-2014. We begin our season with one of the chamber ensembles from the USAF Heritage of America band. The Langley Winds feature premier band artists performing on clarinet, flute, french horn, bassoon, oboe, and bass clarinet. They will present an enjoyable afternoon of patriotic and classical music, featuring works by Jean Francaix, Paquito D’ Rivera, and Lalo Schifrin. Visit www.firstpreshampton.org Free will offering. First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23669 (at the corner of Armistead Avenue and Victoria Boulevard, next to the main Hampton library).

Monday, October 21, 2013, 7:30 pm
Let's Get in a Mood for Halloween
The Norfolk Chamber Consort continues its 45th anniversary season with "Let's Get in a Mood for Halloween." The concert opens with organist Bradley Norris performing the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach. Contralto Sondra Gelb will then be joined by pianist and the Consort's Artistic Co-Director Oksana Lutsyshyn in their performance of "Death and the Maiden" by Franz Schubert and "Der Totenkranz" by Amy Beach. Following these performances, violinist Pavel Ilyashov will play "Danse macabre" by Camille Saint-Saëns, with the piano part arranged for organ by Lutsyshyn who will be accompanying Ilyashov. The first half will conclude with pianist and the Consort's Artistic Co-Director Andrey Kasparov performing "Mephisto Waltz No. 1" by Franz Liszt. The second part of the concert will open with a performance of "Songs and Dances of Death" by Modest Musorgsky. Contralto and Old Dominion University faculty Kelly Montgomery will be accompanied by Kasparov. The concert will conclude with "Suite gothique" by Léon Boëllmann as performed by Christ & St. Luke's new Music Director Kevin Kwan in his Consort debut. Pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov at 7:15 pm. Free reception by The Public House after the concert. Individual tickets $22; Student tickets $9. Ticket sales starting at 6:45. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072. Visit www.ncconsort.org Christ and Saint Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

ODU October Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble Performance
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 4 pm
Student Performance Hour Chandler Recital Hall.
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Under the direction of Dennis Zeisler, Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
New Date: Monday, November 4, 2013, 7:30 pm
Monday, October 28, 2013, 7:30 pm

Agnes and Friends, Faculty Recital
This concert includes music composed and/or arranged by Rodrigo, Acosta, Poulenc, Coxe and Hailstork. Musicians on the program are Agnes Fuller Wynne, soprano, Anibal Acosta, guitar and Stephen Coxe, piano.Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 3 pm & 4 pm
Student Performance Hour & Young Artist Competition Wind/Percussion Preliminary Chandler Recital Hall.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 7:30 pm
The Idan Raichel Project
Annie Sandler invites you to join her in a unique cultural experience. The Idan Raichel Project will perform in celebration of the success of our ACCESS the ARTS program.The Sandler Center's ACCESS the ARTS program provides the funding needed for students from Title 1 schools throughout Hampton Roads to attend a matinee show at the Sandler Center. These schools are now able to participate in the vital arts education programs offered by the Sandler Center as a result of this program. The Idan Raichel Project has become a global ambassador representing a hopeful world in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different ethnicities, cultures and languages. Idan Raichel, the architect of this unique project, is a keyboardist, producer and composer from Kfar Saba, a city near Tel Aviv. www.idanraichelproject.com/en/ Tickets: Please call The Sandler Center Box Office at 757-385-2787 for ticket information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 11 am
A World of Music: Barbara Chapman, 500 Years of Harp
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Principal Harp, Chapman performs repertoire for her instrument spanning a half-millennia. All seats: $5. Phone 757-455-2101. Monumental Chapel, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 2:15-3:45 pm
Chuck Redd Master Class
Internationally acclaimed drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd will give a Percussion/Vibraphone Master Class. Mr. Redd, a Yamaha artist, will be coaching W&M students. Jazz Times described Redd’s playing as “Exquisite!” Featured on over 75 recordings, Redd served as Artist-in-Residence at The Smithsonian Jazz Café in Washington, D.C. and was featured soloist in the finale concert at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival. He tours nationally at festivals and clubs and is on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Music. Free admission, public is welcome. Ewell Recital Hall (Ewell Hall is located on the Old Campus between the Sunken Garden and Jamestown Road. Entry is on the north side of the building), College of William & Mary

Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:30 pm
14th Annual Bach Festival
Join us for an evening of celebration with the music for J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach as performed by Kai Lin, organ and piano, Gregory Gardner, baritone, Ya-Ching Chen, flute, and Yun Zhang, violin. The program includes Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582, Cantata No. 56: Ich will den Kreuz-stab gernetra (“I with my cross-staff gladly wander”), Partita in A minor for Solo Flute, BWV 1013, Partita III in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006, Quia fecit mihi magna from "Magnificat", C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A minor for Solo Flute, H.562, J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 78: Recit: Die Wunden.... Aria: Nun, du wirst mein Gewissen stillen, and Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041. Reception immediately following in Trinity Church Social Hall. For more information, please contact Music Director Kai Lin at 757-456-0325 or church at 757-489-2551. A Free Will Offering will be received with proceeds benefiting Trinity Lutheran Church. Trinity Lutheran Church, 6001 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA

Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 4 pm

Stephen Armstrong & Friends in Concert
British music educator Stephen Armstrong is bringing his music students to Hampton Roads this fall. A Cambridge organ scholar, professor of piano and organ, and Artistic Director of the High Wycombe Choral Society, Armstrong has introduced extraordinary young artists to United States audiences for over 20 years, some of whom have gone on to international concert careers. Tour 2013 features three gifted 17-yr-old students: Vocalist Jonah Halton, a veteran of numerous concerts and musicals, most recently appeared as Jean Valjean in Les Misèrables; Pianist Chris Liang, a seasoned concert pianist with a design and technology emphasis; Pianist Tom Noyes has performed in many U.K. venues and is furthering his performance studies in London. Free admission/free will offering. 757.249.0374. Oct 25: Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. Oct 26: Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg. 757.229.4235. Oct 27: Hampton Baptist Church, 40 Kings Way, Hampton, 757.723.0707.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, October 25, 12 pm – 1 pm
Oktoberfest!
Brats and kraut and drinks available to purchase Trible Plaza between DSU and Library
Friday, October 25, 8 pm- 9 pm
Jazz Ensemble Swingdance Studio Theatre
Saturday, October 26, 9 am
Alexander Technique Class with George Corbett Ferguson A-183
Friday, November 1, 12pm – 1pm
Pope Chapel Chamber Music Series, featuring the Trumpet Ensemble Pope Chapel
Monday, November 4, 2pm – 3pm
LifeLong Learning Recital featuring the CNU Jazz Ensemble, Dr. Kelly Rossum, director Music and Theatre Hall
Thursday, November 7, 8pm – 9pm
Wind Ensemble Concert Concert Hall
Monday, November 11, 12pm – 1pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 11, 8pm – 9pm
Guitar Orchestra Concert Music and Theatre Hall

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 7:30 pm
Northern Neck Orchestra Fall Concert
The Northern Neck Orchestra presents its Fall Concert. Program: Mikhail Glinka: “Russlan and Ludmilla Overture”; Vasily Kalinnikov: Symphony # 1; Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2; Alexander Borodin: “In The Steppes of Central Asia”; Modest Moussorgsky: “Night on Bald Mountain” Tickets are $20 per adult; student tickets are free. Lancaster Middle School, School Street, Kilmarnock, VA.

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8 pm
San Francisco Jazz Collective
Each year, the SFJAZZ Collective performs new arrangements of compositions by a modern jazz master and new compositions by its members. For their 10th anniversary the band will revive their greatest hits from the last decade’s work including compositions by Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane. With their pioneering approach, honoring jazz history while championing the music’s up-to-the-minute directions, the Collective embodies SFJAZZ’s commitment to jazz as a living, ever-relevant art form. As soloists, composers and bandleaders, they represent what’s happening now in jazz. They also demonstrate that jazz has truly become an international language. Hailing from Puerto Rico, New York, Venezuela, Israel and New Zealand, the Collective’s multicultural lineup mirrors the explosion of jazz talent around the globe. These exceptional artists come together in the name of jazz as a constantly evolving, quintessentially modern art form. Miguel Zenon: Alto Saxophone; David Sánchez: Tenor Saxophone; Avishai Cohen: Trumpet; Robin Eubanks: Trombone; Warren Wolf: Vibraphone, Marimba; Edward Simon: Piano; Matt Penman: Bass; Obed Calvaire: Drums. Tickets: $47. Music & Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2:30 pm

VSO: Viva Italia!
The Virginia Symphony continues its 2013-2014 Classics Series with a concert celebrating music by two giants of Italian opera: Giochino Rossini and Giuseppe Verdi. Guest conductor Maximiando Valdés will lead the orchestra along with soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Karin Mushegain, tenor Robert Breault, bass-baritone Timothy Jones and the Virginia Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Robert Shoup. The program includes Verdi’s overture to La forza del destino, a short work known for its passion, drama and lyricism. Also by Verdi are familiar selections from Aida: the elegant “Prelude,” the splendid, ceremonial “Triumphal March” and the celebratory “Ballet.” Although Rossini is known best for his comedic operas and his infamous overture to William Tell, his reverent choral masterpiece, Stabat Mater, will be a glorious discovery for most audience members. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Oct 26: Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul's Blvd., Norfolk 23510. Oct 27: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3 pm
The Good Pennyworths: Love is but a Jest: Songs for Fools & Lovers
Serious composers have written songs about fools and lovers for centuries. If you’ve ever acted the fool to impress someone, or felt the fool when you haven’t, you know why composers can’t resist such rich themes. The Good Pennyworths, known for their witty musicality, have collected an irresistable program of these musical jests from across the ages, featuring works by Dowland, Ventadorn, Moulinie, Bataille, Rossini, Billings, Hopkinson, Billy Taylor, Sondheim and Simon & Garfunkel with fresh arrangements for combinations of voice, lute, Gothic harp. Maggie Finnegan (soprano), Kirsten Kane (mezzo), Christopher Preston Thompson (tenor and Gothic harp), Garald Farnham (baritone & lutes) www.goodpennyworths.com Freewill donation at the door - All are welcome. Phone (757) 357-3367 or visit www.HistoricStLukes.org Historic St. Luke's Church, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd., Smithfield, VA 23430

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 1:30 pm
Katie Luther The Opera
The premier of this one-woman opera celebrates the life and ministry of Martin Luther's wife, Katharina von Bora. In Katie Luther: The Opera you will meet the woman behind the man who reshaped the course of history forever. This is the true story of the Reformation from a seldom-seen perspective. Through Katie's eyes we see Martin Luther the family man, the husband and father. Marrying Christianity, the history of the Lutheranism, and the Arts, this is a personal tale told from inside the story. Katie Luther: The Opera was written by renowned composer Dr. Glenn Winters from Virginia Opera, with theological and historical input from a leading Lutheran scholar, Dr. Paul Schrieber. Together they created an original, inspired opera. This opera is sung in English and friendly to the modern ear and will be premiered simultaneously this October in 5 cities across America featuring 5 acclaimed sopranos, who have sung on some of the world's greatest opera stages, including The Metropolitan Opera, New York. The concert is part of the St. Cecilia Society series. Saint Marks English Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1900 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 4 pm
The Center for Sacred Music’s 2013 Fall Hymn Festival
Great is Thy Faithfulness. The Center’s annual fall hymn festival celebrates God’s constant presence. Dr. Craig Wansink, Professor of Religious Studies offers the afternoon reflection, with special music by The Celebration Ringers of Great Bridge Baptist Church and the Wesleyan Worship Choir. All singers are invited to be part of the chorus (music is provided). Rehearse the day of the hymn festival at 3:00pm To sing, call 757.455.3376 or email sbilly@vwc.edu. Great Bridge Presbyterian, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake

Monday, October 28, 2013, 12 pm
Monumental Concert: Horn, Oboe and Piano
The fall season and 32nd year of noonday concerts at Monumental UMC will begin on October 28th with an instrumental Trio - Horn, Oboe and Piano. The musicians will include Michael Stanley, Amanda Myers and Chi Yi Chen playing the Carl Reinecke “Trio in a minor, Op. 188”. This work is one of the finest examples of the Romantic Era trios written in 1887. The mastery of the writing of Carl Reinecke is apparent everywhere with the instruments working hand and glove throughout the work. The piano especially is used in a true chamber music style. The composer, Reinecke, excelled in virtually every musical field with which he was involved. The concert is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the concert for a fee of $5.00. For details call the church at 397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St. Portsmouth, VA

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7 pm
VCC: Sing for Joy!
Virginia Children’s Chorus and Portsmouth Public Schools present Sing for Joy!. Student Singers from Portsmouth Public Schools in grades 5 to 7 join the Virginia Children’s Chorus Choristers in this collaborative concert celebrating our work together this school year! For more information call Virginia Children’s Chorus at 440-9100 or visit the website: www.vachildrenschorus.org. Concert is free & open to the public; no tickets required. Woodrow Wilson High School, 1401 Elmhurst Lane, Portsmouth

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7:30 pm
Voice
Hampton Arts. Voice, the acclaimed British vocal ensemble from Oxford, England, performs at The American Theatre as part of their US debut tour. Formed in 2006, the trip explores the repertoire of Hildegard von Bigen and other early masters in the world of folk song arrangements and contemporary compositions. Both on recordings and in live performances, Voice engages in a wide range of unusual collaborations across musical genres. Visit http://hamptonarts.net $25/$30. Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Boston Camerata, Carmina Burana
Associated with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts from 1954-1974, the Boston Camerata was founded by Narcissa Williamson and directed in its early seasons by Anne Gombosi, Howard Mayer Brown, Daniel Pinkham and Victor Mattfeld. Camerata began selfproducing its own local concert series in 1974. From 1968 to 2008, Joel Cohen, now music director emeritus, directed the ensemble’s activities. The ensemble has maintained an extensive touring schedule across the United States and has participated in early music festivals at Berkeley, Calif., and San Antonio, in addition to many of the biennial Boston Early Music Festivals. Concert Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Chandler Recital Hall, of the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk.

Friday, November 1, 2013, 6-8:30 pm
Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Meet the artists of Opera in Williamsburg's production of IL TROVATORE, in town rehearsing for their November 6 and 8 performances. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For information please contact the Newtown Art Gallery at 757-229-5140 or info@operainwilliamsburg.org. Newtown Art Gallery, 5140 Main St., Williamsburg, VA 23188

Friday, November 1, 2013, 7 pm
A Subtle Message from Haydn & the Boys
The Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Ms. Dora Mullins presents the second concert in its seventh season. The program will feature Haydn’s Symphony No. 45 (Farewell) with guest wind players. Two short works by W.A. Mozart and J. Rutter will feature the Haygood choir accompanied by the orchestra and conducted by their music director, Keith Best. Ms. Mullins will perform her arrangement of Amazing Grace and Megan O'Reilly, a member of the orchestra, will perform Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. The program will be rounded out by the beautiful Rhosymedre by R.V. Williams, arranged for strings, oboe, and horns. For more information please contact Ms. Dora Mullins at 737-1998. The concert is free and open to the public. Haygood United Methodist, 4713 Haygood Road, Virginia Beach

Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:30 pm
Yoonjung Han, Pianist
The Ewell Concert Series presents South Korean pianist Yoonie Han. Winner of the Fulbright Concerto Competition, the Washington International Piano Competition, and Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, Ms. Han has been praised for her “flowing tones, poetic phrasing, and heavenly singing melodies” (Cincinnati Enquirer). A Steinway Artist, Yoonie Han has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. This concert will consist of piano works from the 19th century. Yoonie Han will also present a Piano Master Class, working with advanced William & Mary piano students, on Friday, November 1st, 12-1:30 p.m. in Ewell Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. Free admission. Phone 221-1073 for more information. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, November 1, 2013, 8 pm
Irish Chamber Orchestra
The Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) has gained a remarkable reputation as a fresh and vibrant force on the Irish and international music scene. It excels in a diverse repertoire ranging from classical to modern day masterpieces and new commissions. Leading the ISO is Virginia Symphony Orchestra Conductor, JoAnn Falletta, accompanied by soloists, Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway. An effervescent and exuberant figure on the podium, Falletta has been acclaimed by The New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation.” A living legend with the flute, Sir Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. One of the leading female flute soloists of the decade, Lady Galway brings to the audience her unique style and elegance. JoAnn Falletta, Conductor;Sir James Galway, Soloist;Lady Jeanne Galway, Soloist. Works by Harty, Mozart, Hammond and Mendelssohn. Tickets: Starting at $27. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christoopher Newport University, Newport News.

Friday, November 1, 2013, 8 pm
Turtle Island Quartet with Nellie McKay
Turtle Island Quartet is a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. The ensemble spans genres, including elements of folk, bluegrass, funk, and rock in their repertoire of inspired arrangements and original compositions. Joined by singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, and actor Nellie McKay, they present the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920s. Nellie's talents on piano, mallets, and ukulele combined with Turtle Island's famed innovative rhythmic techniques unleash an unprecedented range of possibilities. A healthy dose of original music, for which both Ms. McKay and the Turtle Island Quartet are renowned, round out this sweeping concert. Visit http://hamptonarts.net $25/$30. Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

Friday, November 1, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 11 am
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 8 pm

NYFOS: Ned is Ninety
Ned Rorem (Listen Here), the last of the great American song composers of the post-war era, turns 90 on October 23. NYFOS has enjoyed a long and fruitful history with Rorem, and marks this occasion with a musical birthday party. The program—tied together with excerpts from Rorem's famed diaries from New York, Paris and Nantucket—features highlights from his half-century career as a songwriter, along with music by his friends and inspirations: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, Theodore Chanler, Aaron Copland, Francis Poulenc, and Virgil Thomson. Mr. Rorem will be the guest of honor. Featuring Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Garland, baritone. Steven Blier, piano; Mich ael Barrett, piano $105-$150 Subscriptions for Entire Series $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets (available after August 1) $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. www.nyfos.org Nov 1: Brown University, Providence, RI. Nov 2: Masterclass, Brown University, Providence, RI Nov3: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. Nov 5: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, November 1, 12pm – 1pm
Pope Chapel Chamber Music Series, featuring the Trumpet Ensemble Pope Chapel
Monday, November 4, 2pm – 3pm
LifeLong Learning Recital featuring the CNU Jazz Ensemble, Dr. Kelly Rossum, director Music and Theatre Hall
Thursday, November 7, 8pm – 9pm
Wind Ensemble Concert Concert Hall
Monday, November 11, 12pm – 1pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 11, 8pm – 9pm
Guitar Orchestra Concert Music and Theatre Hall

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 4:30 pm
KOGVA: Greatness of God
A celebration of the "Greatness of God" will be presented by the King of Glory Choir. Directed by Miriam Hettler, this presentation is an opportunity to enjoy the best sense of God's Greatness through music, brief talks and a deeper understanding of “The Kingdom, The Power, and The Glory” of God. Take some time off from busy schedules to enjoy an hour of singing. Whatever the desire or the need, it’s a time to be inspired and lifted up to “higher ground.” The final presentation will be the singing of the “Hallelujah Chorus” for everyone to come and join in! Event is free with a basket available for donations towards the church music program. www.kogva.org King of Glory Lutheran Church and School, 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, 23188

November 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.
Saturday, November 2, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Bob Jones University Chorale from Greenville, South Carolina, Warren Cook, Director
Tuesday, November 5, 8 pm
Harpsichord Recital
Dr. Allen Shaffer, Music Director & Organist Emeritus of Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk, Virginia
Thursday, November 7, 8 pm
Voice & Organ Recital
Steven Lancaster, Baritone & Kevin Vaughn, Organist from Elkhart, Indiana
Friday, November 8, 8 pm
Choral Concert
William & Mary Botetourt Chamber Singers & Women’s Chorus, Dr. Jamie Bartlett, Director
Saturday, November 9, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Clarke County High School Chamber Choir from Berryville, Virginia, Ryan Keebaugh, Director
Sunday, November 10, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Canticles of Thomas Tallis, William & Mary Schola Cantorum, Wes Dunnavant, Director & Allen Blehl, Organist
Tuesday, November 12, 8 pm
Harpsichord Recital
Dr. Allen Shaffer, Music Director & Organist Emeritus of Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk, Virginia
Thursday, November 14, 8 pm
Chamber String Concert
William & Mary Gallery Players, Susan Via, Director
Saturday, November 16, 8 pm
Early Music Concert
William & Mary Early Music Ensemble, Ruth van Baak Griffioen, Director
Tuesday, November 19, 8pm
Choral Concert
Douglas Freeman High School Festival Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Amy Hruska, Director
Thursday, November 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, November 23, 8 pm
Early Music Vocal & Instrumental Concert
MIRA, Raven Hunter, Director
Tuesday, November 26, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Cheryl van Ornam, Organist from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia
Thursday, November 28, 8 pm
Thanksgiving Day Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, November 30, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Ross Ellison, Organist & Dr. Anita Renfroe, Harpsichordist from Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Historic Organ Recitals, Wren Chapel, College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on November 2, 16, 30Rebecca Davy, Organist
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on November 9Thomas Marshall, Organist
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on November 23Allen Blehl, Organist

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 2 pm
Year of Faith Choral Concert
Come join us as choirs from Saint Bede (Williamsburg), Saint Olaf (Norge), and Saint Joan of Arc (Yorktown) will present a concert celebrating the conclusion of the Year of Faith. Adult choirs, children’s choirs, and instrumental music will be featured. All are welcome to attend this FREE concert at . For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3 pm
Thom Robertson, organ recitalist
Sundays at Four will present organist, Thom Robertson, a Carrsville native, in an organ recital at Main Street Methodist in Suffolk to benefit the Nelson Linaburg Young Musicians Scholarship Fund. Sundays at Four created the Linaburg Scholarship to support deserving young musicians who have already proven their dedication and talent. Thom Robertson will share his talent with the community in memory of his teacher, Nelson Linaburg. And will include some of his teacher’s compositions on his program, as well as varied French repertoire, and works by Bach, and American composers. A reception follows the program. Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main Street, Suffolk

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3 pm
Virginia Children's Chorus
The Music Series at Freemason Street presents the Virginia Children's Chorus. The concert includes performances by the VCC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. No tickets required; donations will be accepted to benefit the Virginia Children’s Chorus. Call (757) 625-7579 for information or go to www.freemasonstreet.org Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E. Freemason Street, Norfolk

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3 pm
VSO: Ahoy Matey!
Will Associate Conductor Benjamin Rous be forced to walk the plank when a band of pirates takes over the concert? Find out when the PBJ season opener brings you the songs of the sea, including music from Pirates of the Caribbean and more - Pirate-style! Tickets $15 adults, $10 children. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Towne Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 4 pm
Remembrance and Hope
Ohef Sholom Temple presents Remembrance and Hope, a concert in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht - the Night of Broken Glass. Donald McCullough’s Holocaust Cantata and music by Neil Ginsberg and Louis Lewandowski will be performed by the Ohef Sholom Temple Choir, Charles Woodward, director; Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin; Rabbis Rosalin Mandelberg and Arthur Steinberg. Free and open to the public. 757.625.4295. Sinai Chapel at Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk

New Date
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 4 pm

Arte Musicale, String Trio
Reformation Lutheran's 2013 - 2014 Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Arte Musicale Trio, a versatile string ensemble with violinist, Arkady Heifetz, violinist and violist, Jena Chenkin and cellist, Dionne Wright, bring their excellence in musicianship to the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Violinist Arkady Heifetz is a member of the Williamsburg Symphonia and often plays with the Virginia Symphony and has held positions in the National Theatre for Opera and Ballet and in the Philharmonic Society National Symphony. Violist, Jena Chenkin is accomplished on violin and viola and is a member of the Williamsburg Symphonia. She performs often with the Virginia and Richmond Symphonies. Ms. Chenkin served as principal violist with the Racine and Waukesha Symphonies and performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, and the Florentine Opera Company. Cellist, Dionne Wright has performed in Bath, England, in the Soesterberg International Music Festival in Holland, as principal cellist of the Dublin Music Festival in Ireland and in the Bowdoin Chamber Music Festival in Maine. Ms. Wright has performed in sections of several symphony orchestras including the Williamsburg Symphonia, the Virginia Symphony, and the Harlem Symphony. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6 pm
Invencia Piano Duo
Complete works for piano solo by Paul Bowles (1910-1999) performed by pianists Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn in preparation for their next large-scale recording project that will include all works by Bowles piano solo and duo. Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, who together form the Invencia Piano Duo, have won high critical acclaim for its compelling interpretations of a vast and diverse repertoire. Hailing from Armenian and Ukrainian families, Kasparov and Lutsyshyn were educated at the Moscow State Conservatory before moving to Indiana University’s School of Music in Bloomington to pursue advanced studies. Kasparov and Lutsyshyn currently teach at Old Dominion University and are critically acclaimed recording artists. http://www.naxos.com/person/Invencia_Piano_Duo/97918.htm A free will offerings will be received. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach VA

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 7:30
Britten: War Requiem
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director. The Washington Chorus opens its 53rd season by celebrating the 100th ANNIVERSARY of the birth of Benjamin Britten with his monumental War Requiem. With the power of two orchestras, two choruses, and a trio of soloists, the epic War Requiem became an instant classic when it premiered in 1962 at the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral. What better way to honor the Britten centenary than with a performance of one of Western music's foremost masterpieces! Jessica Muirhead, soprano; Vale Rideout, tenor; Christopher Burchett, baritone; with the Children's Chorus of Washington, Joan Gregoryk, Music Director. Tickets: Single tickets go on sale September 9; For subscriptions call (202) 342-6221 or visit: http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/tickets Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington D.C.

ODU November Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble Performance
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 4:30 pm
James Kosnik Organ Recital
ODU music professor James Kosnik will present an organ recital in conjunction with the St. Andrew’s annual Fall Flower Festival. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1004 Graydon Ave., Norfolk.
New Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Monday, November 4, 2013, 7:30 pm

Agnes and Friends, Faculty Recital
This concert includes music composed and/or arranged by Rodrigo, Acosta, Poulenc, Coxe and Hailstork. Musicians on the program are Agnes Fuller Wynne, soprano, Anibal Acosta, guitar and Stephen Coxe, piano.Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7:30 pm
ODU Collegium Musicum and Madrigal Singers
Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 3 pm & 4 pm
Student Performance Hour Chandler Recital Hall.
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:30 pm
Young Artist Competition Final Round Chandler Recital Hall.
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3 pm
ODU’s University Concert Choir
Will perform in concert. Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 3 pm & 4 pm
Student Performance Hour Chandler Recital Hall.
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3 pm
ODU’s F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
Will perform “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1004 Graydon Ave., Norfolk.
Monday, November 18, 2013, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
Under the direction of Andrey Kasparov, features contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media, Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 3 pm & 4 pm
Student Performance Hour Chandler Recital Hall.
Monday, November 25, 2013, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Bass-baritone Position
Bass-baritone with experience singing Renaissance choral music needed. Contact Agnes French at 757-345-6355.

Music Director Position
The Unitarian Church of Norfolk (Unitarian Universalist) is currently in search for a Music Director. The position is available as of January, 2014. We are in search of a person with excellent choral skills, the ability to accompany the choir, with skills in different genre of music, and good organizational skills for coordinating music on non-choir Sundays. We have a good library created by Adolphus Hailstork, our director for 24 years, and Robert Brown, our director for 6 years. Our music ranges from classical choral works from Baroque to 21st century, from religious anthem to gospel, spirituals, and contemporary pop music.
This position is for a ten hour a week commitment with the choir singing twice a month and on special days--Christmas Eve, Easter and one fund-raising concert in the spring. The Music Director is responsible for coordinating musicians from within our talented congregation for the other two Sundays per month. The salary for this 1/4 position, September to mid-June is $9500.
Resumes should be sent to:
Unitarian Church of Norfolk
ATTN: Music Search Committee
739 Yarmouth Street
Norfolk, VA 23509
Questions and/or resumes can also be sent to music@ucnorfolk.org.

Virginia Chorale Special Holiday Offer
I am pleased to tell you of a very special holiday offer from the Virginia Chorale and invite you to enjoy our music at a discounted price.
Between now and December 5th, subscriptions can be purchased for the remaining four concerts of our 2013/14 season for $85 - that's a savings of 15% off single ticket pricing.
But wait... it gets better! If you purchased a single ticket for Signature Chorale, we'll give you full credit for that single ticket towards a full (five concerts) subscription purchase. That's $100 (full subscription price) minus $25 ("Signature Chorale" ticket): enjoy all five Chorale concerts of our 2013/14 season for just $75 more!
Our four remaining concerts offer an exciting array of glorious music, including: holiday favorites performed by the Chorale and harpist Barbara Chapman in A Season of Joy (Dec. 6, 8, & 14);
the mid-Atlantic premiere of Joby Talbot's mesmerizing Path of Miracles (Feb. 15 & 16);
a kaleidoscope of sounds in music for choir and percussion in Fascinating Rhythms (April 25, 26, & 27);
the monumental Requiem of Maurice Duruflé (May 31 & June 1).
Full information on each of these programs may be found on our website - vachorale.org.
You'll not want to miss a single minute of these amazing concerts! To enjoy great choral music performed by the Commonwealth's premier professional chamber chorus, and, at special pricing, please call our office and speak to Scott (757.627.8375). He looks forward to hearing from you and to helping you with your subscription purchase.
Next up in December is A Season of Joy. Barbara Chapman, principal harpist of the Virginia Symphony, joins the Chorale for Frank Ferko's Festival of Carols, works by Steve Heitzeg and Stephen Paulus, and the premiere of John Dixon's sparkling arrangement of the French carol Il est né. In addition, the Chorale's signature a cappella sound will be featured in works by Rachmaninoff and Rutter and popular favorites including The Christmas Song and The Twelve Days of Christmas.
The Virginia Chorale family and I thank you for your support and invite you to take advantage of these holiday subscription offers. We look forward to seeing you at A Season of Joy and throughout this anniversary year.
Cordially,
Chuck Woodward
Artistic Director

Remember and Rejoice
The I. Sherman Green Chorale, the Diehn Chorale of Old Dominion University, Schola Cantorum and the Eastern Virginia Brass join their talents for Remember and Rejoice, the Sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War with a World Premiere work by Adolphus Hailstork. The massive choral and brass premiere, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed, based on a text by Walt Whitman, is preceded by the last movement, "Epilogue: Cauldron of Peace", from Hailstork’s new brass trio, Ghosts in Grey and Blue. Mark your calendars for 7:30 p.m., April 28, 2014 at the historic and beautiful Attucks Theater, Norfolk. Tickets for this concert may be purchased through the Virginia Arts Festival box office at 757-282-2822.
This program is presented as part of the Virginia Arts Festival with the support of the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Norfolk Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Stihl, Inc. and the Eastern Virginia Brass Society.
Expenses remain. Miscellaneous costs for programs, risers, recording, etc. need to be met. Contributions may be mailed to: Eastern Virginia Brass, c/o Marlene Ford, 433 E. Plantation Rd., Virginia Beach, Va. 23454. We appreciate your continued support.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, November 4, 2pm – 3pm
LifeLong Learning Recital featuring the CNU Jazz Ensemble, Dr. Kelly Rossum, director Music and Theatre Hall
Thursday, November 7, 8pm – 9pm
Wind Ensemble Concert: Around We Go
Dr. Mark U. Reimer, conductor with guest composer Loris Chobanian of Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. 2013 Conversations with a Composer Concert Hall
Monday, November 11, 12pm – 1pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 11, 8pm – 9pm
Guitar Orchestra Concert Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, November 10, 4 pm
Amara String Quartet Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, November 13, 12 pm – 1 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Percussion Ensemble Concert Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, November 15, 12 pm – 1 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, November 15, 8pm – 9pm
Composer's Forum Concert Music and Theatre Hall
Saturday, November 16, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lecture Recital
Shannon Haines, piano Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, November 17, 12 am – Monday, November 18, 12am
Compose-A-Thon 2013 Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 18, 12 pm – 1 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 18, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Orchestra Concert Concert Hall

Monday, November 4, 2013, 8 pm
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 8 pm

Adaskin String Trio with Sally Pinkas, pianist
The Adaskin String Trio has won over audiences internationally with exuberant and stirring performances. Their playing has been hailed for “vigor, precision and stylistic certitude” (Charleston Gazette) as well as “spontaneity, intensity and charm” (Peninsula Review) and the Boston Globe praised them for “directing the listener to the heart of the matter.” This dynamic ensemble commands a large string trio repertoire ranging from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven to Dohnanyi, Rozsa, Villa-Lobos, Schnittke, and composers of today including commissioned works by Murray Adaskin, Robert Carl and David Macbride among others. In addition, the trio enjoys collaborations of the highest level with various artists. The trio and pianist Sally Pinkas have established themselves as powerful interpreters of numerous masterpieces from the piano quartet literature. Program: Herzogenberg: String Trio in A major, Op. 27 no. 1; Manuel: String Trio; Brahms: Piano Qartet, Op. 60, #2 in C minor. Nov 4: Feldman Chamber Music Society - Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630. New Venue: Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. Please join us for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM, and post-concert complimentary reception with the musicians.Nov 5: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2013-2014 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 8 pm
NYFOS: Ned is Ninety
Ned Rorem (Listen Here), the last of the great American song composers of the post-war era, turns 90 on October 23. NYFOS has enjoyed a long and fruitful history with Rorem, and marks this occasion with a musical birthday party. The program—tied together with excerpts from Rorem's famed diaries from New York, Paris and Nantucket—features highlights from his half-century career as a songwriter, along with music by his friends and inspirations: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, Theodore Chanler, Aaron Copland, Francis Poulenc, and Virgil Thomson. Mr. Rorem will be the guest of honor. Featuring Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Garland, baritone. Steven Blier, piano; Mich ael Barrett, piano $105-$150 Subscriptions for Entire Series $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets (available after August 1) $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. www.nyfos.org Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 2 pm
Year of Faith Choral Concert
The second concert of this season’s Trinity Organ Series presents Baritone Stephen Lancaster who will be joined by organist Kevin Vaughn performing a variety of classical works. Mr. Lancaster is a talented vocalist who has appeared in opera, concerts, and recitals. Mr. Vaughn, a gifted recitalist and accompanist, made a guest appearance with the South Bend Symphony and has performed solo organ recitals in Indiana, Illinois, and Virginia. Bring a friend and your “Bach’s” lunch and join the artists tableside after the FREE one-hour concert. Beverages will be provided. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:30 pm
Marcolivia - Violin Duo
Miller Studio Series. Violinists Marc Ramirez and Olivia Hajioff together form the violin and viola duo Marcolivia. They have toured and played extensively throughout the United States, Russia, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, England, Canada, Mexico and Japan. They have performed in many of the world's cultural centers, including New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, Moscow, London, Tokyo, and Mexico City. They have performed chamber music at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Ravinia e in Chicago, the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, and with chamber music notables including Leon Fleisher, Awadagin Pratt and Edgar Meyer. www.marcolivia.com Tickets: $20. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 8 pm
Friday, November 8, 2013, 8 pm

Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Opera in Williamsburg presents: Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi. Fully staged, with chamber accompaniment. In Italian, with English supertitles. Il Trovatore is one of Verdi's most popular operas. Its music is gorgeous. Opera in Williamsburg's superb international cast includes Mexican tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo as the mysterious troubadour Manrico, Israeli soprano Yasmine Levi-Ellentuck as his beloved Leonora, Argentinian baritone Gustavo Feulien as the love-obsessed Count de Luna, and Claudia Chapa from Texas as Azucena. Music director: Jorge Parodi. Stage director: Mathieu Guertin. Producer: Naama Zahavi-Ely. For more details please see www.operainwilliamsburg.org or email info@operainwilliamsburg.org General admission: $45 ($40 for seniors, military, teachers and faculty; $15 for students). Tickets available at www.operainwilliamsburg.org or at the Kimball Theatre. Kimball Theatre, 428 West Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg VA 23185

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8 pm

VSO: Gershwin and More American Classics
Benjamin Rous, conductor; Micah McLaurin, piano. BARBER School for Scandal; IVES Country Band March; IVES Unanswered Question; BARBER 2nd Essay; BERNSTEIN 3 dance episodes from On the town; GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Nov 7: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188 Nov 9: Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464

Virginia Opera: The Magic Flute
Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, continues its 2013-14 Season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’. This charming opera, a playful yet insightful exploration of the limits of loyalty and love, has been enchanting believers of all ages for over 200 years. This re-mounting, following a ten-year absence from the Virginia Opera season repertory, will be staged by the innovative director Michael Shell. Members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Minnesota, Mark Russell Smith. Tenor Matthew Plenk makes a triumphant return as the noble Prince Tamino, after his popular portrayal of The Mikado’s Nanki-Poo (2012). Following this production, Plenk is slated to perform the role at the Metropolitan Opera. Soprano Nadine Sierra makes her company debut as Pamina, the other half of this determined, lovesick couple. Sierra comes to Virginia Opera following major roles in recent seasons with Boston Lyric Opera and Florida Grand Opera. The quirky Papageno will be played by Baritone David Pershall, a former Virginia Opera Emerging Artist who recently wowed critics and audiences as Zurga in The Pearl Fishers. “As Zurga…baritone David Pershall radiated vocal confidence and decisiveness… his instrument was clear and strong,” said The Washington Times. The role of Sarastro will be performed by Bass Kenneth Kellogg, well known to Washington DC audiences for his work at Wolf Trap Opera and Washington National Opera. In another highly anticipated return, Soprano Heather Buck will play the visually and audibly compelling Queen of the Night, a familiar role to Ms. Buck, whose performances with the English National Opera had London’s The Times praising, “Heather Buck is quite a find as the Queen of Night: statuesque of bearing, surefire in the vocal stratosphere, and a powerfully ambiguous presence.” Ms. Buck made her company debut as La Princesse in its 2012 production of Orphée and, most recently, performed as the doomed priestess Leila to great acclaim in last season’s production of The Pearl Fishers. 757.623.1223 (Southside) 757.877.2550 (Peninsula). 1.866.Opera.Va (1.866.673.7282). Email orders@vaopera.org
Friday, November 8, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, November 10, 2:30 pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7:30 pm:

Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Friday, November 15, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, November 16, 2013 2:30 pm

Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, November 24, 2:30 pm

Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street,Richmond, VA 23219
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 2 pm

Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 1:30 pm
Suzuki Strings Bach Festival
The Bach Festival, hosted by The Academy of Music and the Suzuki Teachers Association of Hampton Roads, is an annual event featuring performances by students from all over the Tidewater region. The music of J. S. Bach (and his Baroque contemporaries) is performed by soloists, small and large groups. Christ and St. Luke’s, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 4 pm
Williamsburg Choral Guild: Beethoven Fantasy
Guest pianist William Hume joins the 85-voice chorus, chamber orchestra and six vocal soloists, under the direction of Jay BeVille, in a dazzling performance of Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” and Mass in C Major. Also on the program is Mozart’s “The Little Masonic Cantata,” sung by the men of the Guild with tenor and bass soloists. A pre-concert discussion begins at 3 pm (Dr. Joel DuBois, Executive Officer of Student Company at the U.S. Army School of Music in Virginia Beach), followed by the music at 4 pm. For more information, visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org or call 757-220-1808. Season subscription: $50; single ticket: $20 ($25 and $10 for students with ID, at the door). Warhill High School Auditorium, 4615 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg

The Hampton Roads Metro Band 2013 Fall/Winter Schedule:
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 retired 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 November 10, 2013, 2:30 pm
Veterans Day Concert aboard USS Wisconsin at Nauticus Downtown Norfolk (Concert is free with admission to tour the battleship)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6 pm
Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia Concert, St. Patrick School, 1000 Bolling Ave., Norfolk
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4 pm
Atrium Light of the World Concert (Christmas Tree Lighting), Chesapeake General Hospital, 736 North Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake
Saturday December 14, 2013, 7 pm
Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3229 MacDonald Rd., Virginia Beach
Sunday December 15, 2013 6:30 pm
Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Dr., Chesapeake

Monday, November 11, 2013, 9 am
TRADOC: Veterans Day Parade
The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Marching Band performs at the Virginia Beach Veterans Day Parade. Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:30 pm
Ambrosia Quartet & Bassist Chrisopther White
Violinists, Simon Lapointe & Mayu Cipriano; Violist, Beverly Kane Baker and Cellist, Rebecca Gilmore Phillips with Guest Bassist, Christopher White. The program includes Dvorak “American” String Quartet, Edgar Meyer’s Trio (Bass fiddling that is a must hear!!) and Dvorak’s “Bass” String Quintet, Opus 77. beccagilmore@yahoo.com, for more info. Visit www.ambrosiaquartet.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Ambrosia-Quartet Free and Open to the Public. Old Dominion University’s Chandler Hall, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk , VA

Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:30 pm
VWC Concert Series: The Amara Piano Quartet
Innovation joins tradition in this internationally known quartet which includes violist Jonathan Sturm, son of the late VWC Philosophy professor William Sturm, joined by Mei-Hsusn Huang, piano; Boro Martinic-Jercic, violin; and George Work, cello. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building. Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, November 15, 2013, 8 pm
Cantabile Project: The Measure of Our Years
The Cantabile Project will launch its premier season in with the recital “Measure of our Years”. Designed by New Triad for the Collaborative Arts, this unique program explores the journey of life from birth to old age as experienced universally in any culture and any time. If you love quality vocal music, good literature and captivating drama, you won’t want to miss this exciting program. The following day our artists, Jennifer Beattie and Adam Marks, will share their collaborative ideas and work with our talented, local singers. Jennifer and Adam have vast experience as recitalists and educators and have performed this program all over the country to rave reviews. Reception Following. Admission TBA. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, 49th Street & Elkhorn Ave., Old Dominion University, Norfolk

Friday, November 15, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 8 pm

University of Costa Rica Guitar Orchestra
The Guitar Orchestra was founded in 1982 by Mr. Luis Buzzed . Since its inception, the group has been characterized by the implementation and dissemination of Latin American music. Their repertoire includes renaissance, baroque, classical and symphonic music. The group has performed in Europe, the Caribbean, North and South America and throughout Central America. Currently recording features five CDs entitled, "Latin American Landscape," "In Time Dance", "Silent Night", "Water and Honey" and "Guitar Orchestra UCR-25 Years" which includes selections of topics Latin American classical Christmas music and Cuban and Costa Rican respectively. Tickets: $20 regular, $15 Students/Teachers/Seniors/Military. Nov 15: Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510. Nov 16: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 11 - 2:30 pm
Cantabile Project: New Triad Master Class
The Cantabile Project, a new vocal music initiative in Hampton Roads, presents a master class for local singers where our experienced recitalists will share their new ideas on vocal presentation. Open to the public. Suggested donation: $15. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, 49th Street & Elkhorn Ave., Old Dominion University, Norfolk

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 4 pm
VCC: Harvest of Song
Virginia Children's Chorus presents Harvest of Song. Enjoy a fall afternoon with the joyous sounds of the Virginia Children’s Chorus, featuring all our singers ages 6 to 18, directed by Carol Thomas Downing, Louisa Priore and Paul Putnam. This concert is made possible, in part, by the Portsmouth Museum & Fine Arts Commission. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, call 440-9100. Information also available at www.vachildrenschorus.org. Centenary United Methodist Church, 3312 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 7 pm
Brad Sherrill’s Red Letter Jesus
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Heart and Soul Fine Arts Series presents Brad Sherrill’s Red Letter Jesus . Free-will offering ($10 for adults, $5 for students). For more information, gloriadeilutheranchurch.net or call, 757-851-2838 or email msunderland@gloriadei.net. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669

Sunday, November 16, 2013, 8 pm
A Love Affair, The Orlando Consort
It’s been 25 years since The Orlando Consort first began sharing their love of medieval and Renaissance repertoire with audiences around the globe. Miller raises a glass to these ambassadors of early music with a program focused on Machaut’s extraordinary Le voir dit, the improbable (and possibly autobiographical) love story of an aging poet and his young admirer, widely considered one of the great works of the Middle Ages. In the second half of the program, the quartet traverses other favorites from their repertoire, including works by Dufay, Ockeghem, and Josquin. Ticket Price: $30-$40. To purchase visit http://www.millertheatre.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?nid=1605 Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th Street, NYC

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, November 11, 12pm – 1pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 11, 8pm – 9pm
Guitar Orchestra Concert Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, November 10, 4 pm
Amara String Quartet Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, November 13, 12 pm – 1 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Percussion Ensemble Concert Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, November 15, 12 pm – 1 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, November 15, 8pm – 9pm
Composer's Forum Concert Music and Theatre Hall
Saturday, November 16, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lecture Recital
Shannon Haines, piano Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, November 17, 12 am – Monday, November 18, 12am
Compose-A-Thon 2013 Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 18, 12 pm – 1 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 18, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Orchestra Concert Concert Hall
HOLIDAY HAPPENING TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Please call the Ferguson Ticket Office at 855- FERG TIX. Concert Date: Sunday, December 8, 4 pm Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts.

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, November 30, 2013, 8 pm

VSO: Beethoven's Fifth
The first four notes of Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony are so well known that it is often easy to forget that the symphony as a whole is much more than its stormy first movement. For the first time since 2007, the Virginia Symphony, under the baton of Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous, will present three performances of this monumental work in its entirety. “I'm so thrilled to be preparing Beethoven's Fifth,” stated Rous. “It's a piece that can cure you of the darkest mood. Experiencing it live is unforgettable.” Rous will also conduct Bach’s Concerto for Oboe d’Amore, featuring VSO Principal Oboist Sherie Aguirre as soloist. In keeping true to how Bach would have performed the piece, Rous will conduct from the harpsichord. “It will be my first time leading from the keyboard,” he stated, “and I’ve been practicing for months.” Also on the program is Stravinsky’s whimsical yet ominous Apollon Musagéte. Benjamin Rous, conductor | Sherie Aguirre, oboe. DVORÁK ,Serenade for Strings; BACH, Oboe d'amore Concerto; BEETHOVEN, Symphony No.5. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Nov 16: Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul's Blvd., Norfolk. Nov 23: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Nov 30: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Bellissima!: Creation
Bellissima! Women’s Choral Ensemble presents the Fall 2013 Concert Series, Creation. Suggested Donation $5. 757.468.0631 www.bellissimachorale.org
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 4 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1301 Colley Avenue, Norfolk
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 7pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach

Monday, November 18, 2013, 8 pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 8 pm
Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #2
The Williamsburg Symphonia’s 30th Anniversary Season continues with a program featuring works by Mozart, Theofanidis, Bach and Schubert/Mahler. Composer Christopher Theofanidis’s “Muse” was inspired by Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; performed together, they illustrate the continuing thread from great masterpieces to contemporary music. Also on the program are Mozart's Divertimento for Strings in D major and Schubert's String Quartet in D minor ("Death and the Maiden"), arranged for string orchestra by Mahler. Masterworks Concert performances, under the baton of Music Director Janna Hymes. Single tickets are $54 and $44 and may be purchased by calling 757-229-9857. For more information contact us at info@williamsburgsymphonia.org or go to www.williamsburgsymphonia.org. Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, November 18, 12 pm – 1 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 18, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Orchestra Concert J. Lynn Thompson, conductor Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 18, 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Uncommon Ground Vocal Jazz Ensemble Music & Theatre Hall
Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saxophone Quartet Concert
James Richmond, director Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Junior recital - Megan Buhmann, soprano Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, November 24, 3 pm – 4 pm
Fall Choir Concert
CNU Choirs, Chamber Choir, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus. Dr. Lauren Folwer-Calisto, director. Concert Hall
Sunday, November 24, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Senior Recital - Charles Spurlock, piano Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, November 24, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phi Mu Alpha's American Music Recital Gaines Theatre
Monday, November 25, 12 pm – 1 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, December 6, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Trible Library Chamber Music Series
Featuring the Woodwind Quintet and Flute Choir The Rotunda
Friday, December 6, 8 pm
Saturday, December 7, 8 pm

Opera CNU
Presents two one-act operas: The Impresario, Music by W.A. Mozart, New Book and Translation by Greg Thompson. Amahl and the Night Visitors, Music and Book by Gian-Carlo Menotti Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, December 8, 4 pm – 5 pm
Holiday Happening Concert Hall
Monday, December 9, 7 pm – 8 pm
Faculty Recital - Christopher Mooney, baritone Pope Chapel

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11 am
WMC: William and Mary Early Music Ensemble
William and Mary Early Music Ensemble performs for the third concert of the Williamsburg Music Club's 50th Anniversary Year. The William & Mary Early Music Ensemble performs Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music using reproductions of period instruments. W&M students who have mastered some modern instrument learn to play its historic ancestor or counterpart: pianists explore the harpsichord, string players take up the viola da gamba or vielle, wind players learn renaissance reeds and wooden, keyless baroque flutes and oboes, brass players encounter the cornetto or serpent or sackbut. The group, now in its twentieth year, is led by its founding director, Dr Ruth van Baak Griffioen. This year the ensemble is exploring baroque music for various combinations of recorder, baroque oboe, baroque flute, viola da gamba, and harpsichord, including works by Bach, Handel, Telemann, and several of their contemporaries. The event begins at 10 a.m. with Coffee & Conversation, followed by the program at 11 a.m. The Concert is free and open to the public. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 7:30 pm
Ani & Ida Kavafian with Jonathan Feldman, pianist
Violinist Ani Kavafian enjoys a prolific career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician and she has played virtually all of America's leading orchestras. Ani's sister, violinist and violist Ida, internationally reputed to be one of the most versatile musicians today, has electrified stages as a recitalist and soloist with major orchestras across the globe. Performing together, the Kavafian Duo boasts an impressive resume of recitals and performances with many national symphonies, recordings of the music of Mozart and Sarasate, and appearances on television. Pianist Jonathan Feldman, critically recognized as a leading chamber musician and accompanist, has performed on four continents, A graduate of Juilliard, Jonathan now chairs the school's collaborative piano department and regularly appears in summer festivals. Visit http://hamptonarts.net $25/$30. Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 11 am
A World of Music: Anthony Hailey, The Sounds of Africa
Educator and performer, Hailey demonstrates African instruments and explains their uses for communication and entertainment. All seats: $5. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7 pm
Harvard Memorial Chapel Guest Organist Concert
Guest Organist & Composer: Dr. James W. Kosnik, Old Dominion University. The Memorial Church, One Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

Friday, November 22, 2013, 12 pm
The Hardwick Chamber Ensemble
The Hardwick Chamber Ensemble will present a program that will include the following works: Beethoven: Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon, WoO. 27, No. 1; Igor Stravinsky: L’histoire du Soldat for clarinet, cello, and piano.; Alec Wilder: Sonata No. 3 for Horn and Piano; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Sinfonia for Trombone and Piano.; John Winsor: Caribbean Sunset for violin, clarinet, cello, and piano. Performers will include Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; Dionne Smith, cello; John Winsor, clarinet; Marlene Ford, horn; Robert Ford, trombone; and Jeanette Winsor, piano. Free and open to the public. Phone 757-424-4277 for more information. Pungo Auditorium, Tidewater Community College 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach

Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:30 pm
VWC Concert Series: Cantus
The “premiere men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare) and winne of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America, this 9-member a-cappella ensemble presents a celebration of our unique and rich identity in A Place for Us. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $15-adults and $8-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building. Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:30 pm
Eya, Ensemble for Medieval Music
Ewell Concert Series. A women’s vocal trio, Eya sings selections from the 12th through 15th centuries. Eya’s haunting sounds and fresh and inspired interpretations forge new points of connection between contemporary audiences and the medieval repertoire. Eya is the recipient of the 2013 Greater D.C. Choral Excellence Award for Best Specialty Groups: Early Music. Free admission. Call 221-1073 for more information. Great Hall, Wren Building, College of William & Mary, College Corner (Richmond Road & Jamestown Road), Williamsburg

Friday, November 22, 2013, 8 pm
Bela Fleck
Béla Fleck is often considered the world’s greatest banjo player. Others claim that Fleck has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. If you are familiar with Fleck, you know that he just loves to play the banjo, and can play it in almost any setting! Brooklyn Rider is the superb young American string quartet famous for stretching boundaries well beyond the point where lesser groups would snap. Their collaborators range from Yo-Yo Ma to Suzanne Vega to Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man; they’ve recorded everything from Persian folk music to Debussy with grace, spirit, vigor and profound insight. Together they will play original compositions by both Fleck and the quartet as well as some classic bluegrass for good measure! Tickets: $57. Music & Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.

Friday, November 22, 2013, 7 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 4 pm

TENET: ODES: A Celebration of St. Cecilia
Celebrating Five Years! TENET joins forces with Sebastian Chamber Players to perform ODES: A Celebration of St. Cecilia with works by Henry Purcell and a special performance of Benjamin Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. ODES to be performed include Raise, raise the voice, Laudate Cecilium, and Welcome to all the pleasures. This program will take place on St. Cecilia's Day (November 22) with a repeat performance on November 23, 2013 at Connecticut College. Tickets $20 - $50. www.tenetnyc.com Nov 22: St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 . Nov 23: Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 8 pm
GSA Orchestra Mahler Symphony No. 1
The Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra, Jeffrey Phelps, Conductor with the Virginia Commonwealth University Orchestra, perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. $15 adult/$5 student. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2 pm
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3 pm

5 Boroughs Music Festival: Brasil Guitar Duo
A 2006 winner of the prestigious Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Brasil Guitar Duo‘s (Douglas Lora and João Luiz) innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works. he Duo will present a program including works by Rameau, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Villa-Lobos, Gismonti, Lobo, and Pereira, as well as original compositions and arrangements by Douglas Lora and João Luiz. Tickets start at $15 and are available online and at the door. For more details including venue info, tickets and more, please visit us at www.5BMF.org. Nov 23: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place, STATEN ISLAND. Nov 24: Pregones Theater, 571-575 Walton Avenue, BRONX.

Virginia Handbell Consort: Holiday Traditions
The Virginia Handbell Consort proudly presents their Winter 2013 concert series, "Holiday Traditions". They will be performing "O Hanukkah", Leroy Andersons "Sleigh Ride", "I Wonder as I Wander" and many more.
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 8 pm
Arts Council of the Eastern Shore
Franktown United Methodist Church
7551 Bayside Road, Franktown, VA 23354. For details, call 757 302-0366

Sunday, December 1, 2013, 6 pm
Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church
1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, call 757 595-6531

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 3 pm
Richlands Citizens for the Arts
Richlands Middle School Auditorium
195 Learning Lane, Richlands VA 24641. For details, call 276 963-4278

Saturday December 14, 2013, 7 pm
Reformation Lutheran Church
13100 Warwick Blvd, Newport News VA 23602. For details, call 757 249-0374

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 5 pm
Old Donation Episcopal Church
4449 North Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455. For details, call 757 497-0563

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Bohemian Delights
Symphonicity Continues its 33rd Anniversary Season with Bohemian Delights, featuring Curtis Institute cellist, Oliver Aldort. Mr. Aldort will perform the monumental Cello Concerto of Dvorák. Maestro David Kunkel will lead the orchestra in The Moldau of Smetana, and conclude with the Symphony No. 1 of Czech composer Zdenek Fibich. Individual Tickets: $19 - $40. Individual tickets can be purchased through the Sandler Center website or by calling 1-877-YnotTix. Student Groups (10 or more), & Military (active duty & dependents, must present ID) Prices: $10 - $15. Student Rush $10. Available 15 minutes before the concert begins Group Tickets: Please call Wendy Young (757) 671-8611 for information on purchasing group tickets. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Monday, November 25, 2013, 12 noon
Chi Yi Chen Organ Concert
Monumental Noon Day Concert will feature Chi Yi Chen in an organ concert. Ms. Chen received a Bachelor of Church Music from Tainan Theological Seminary and College majoring in piano performance and a M.M. degree in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College. She is the current Choir director and organist at Monumental UMC, Portsmouth. The concert is free and open to the public . For details call 397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St Portsmouth, VA 23704

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 7 pm
BYOV: Opening Concert and Art Auction
Bay Youth Orchestra of Virginia 2013-2014 Season: Art in Music. Our String, Concert and Symphony orchestras perform masterworks, anchored by the Symphony's rendition of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Before the concert, attend a silent auction of music-themed art to benefit BYOV. Your concert ticket includes entrance to the auction. 5:30, silent auction; 7:00, concert. Tickets: Adults/$11; Students/$7. http://bayyouth.org/tickets/ Harrison Opera House, 160 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, December 1, 2013, 5:30 pm
A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols
The Parish Choir will lead a candle-lit service of Lessons and Carols in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge. Composers will include Ord, Poston, Barry Rose, and Wood, in addition to hymns for the Advent season. Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA

Sunday, December 1, 2013, 5 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 5 pm

Cantori Choral Ensemble: The Shining Night
Cantori Choral Ensemble announces its 2013 Christmas Concerts, The Shining Night . The concert features traditional sacred Christmas texts dating from the 10th, 15th, 16th, and 20th Centuries, Latin texts for Christmas Day and texts from Piae Cantiones. Composers whose music will be sung include Peter Philips, Jan Sweelinck, Anton Bruckner, Morten Lauridsen, and John Rutter. Half of the concert consists of a cappella pieces. Organ and piano accompaniment for the others will be provided by Norman Elton. CANTORI members hold degrees in music and/or have extensive vocal training and choral experience. Singing in the ensemble are: Sopranos Ginger Barr, Rebecca Hartt, Claudia Kessel, and Shannon Smith; Altos Judy Alexander and Mary Stutz; Tenors Bruce Burch and Dan Waddill; Basses Scott Bumbaugh, Joe Dellinger, and John Kunkle. The Conductor is Agnes French. Both concerts are free. An offering will be received in support of Cantori. Doors open at 4:30. For information, call 757-345-6355. www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org Dec 1: St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 612 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Dec 8: Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, 8300 Richmond Road, Toano, VA 23168

December 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, December 3, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concer
St. Gertrude High School Honors Ensemble from Richmond, Virginia, Lisa Fusco, Director
Thursday, December 5 8 pm
Holiday Choir & Orchestra Concert: Sing for Joy
Music of Ferko, McDowall, Patriquin & Chilcott Bruton Parish Choirs & Orchestra Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Saturday, December 7, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Wesleyan Singers from North Carolina Wesleyan College, Jesse Shearin, Director
Tuesday, December 10, 8 pm
Holiday Handbell & Organ Concert: Ring for Joy
Tarpley Ringers of Bruton Parish, Rebecca Davy, Director with JanEl Will, Organist
Thursday, December 12, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Manassas Community Chorale from Manassas, Virginia, Becky Verner, Director
Friday, December 13, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church Choir from Vinton, Virginia, Josh O’Dell, Director; Brandon Mock, Accompanist
Saturday, December 14, 8 pm
Holiday Organ Recital
Eric Bowman, Organist from St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Charles Town, West Virginia
Tuesday, December 17, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
One Accord Choir from First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, Philip Mitchell, Director
Thursday, December 19, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Salisbury Presbyterian Church Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Mark Patterson, Director; Laura Candler White, Accompanist
Saturday, December 21, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Judy Fiske, Director
Thursday, December 26, 8 pm
Christmas Organ Recital & Carol Sing
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, December 28, 8 pm
Christmas Organ Recital
Kyle Lively, Organist from Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Uniontown,Pennsylvania
Sunday, December 29, 9:15 & 11:15 am
A Service of Lessons & Carols
Bruton Parish Choirs Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, December 31, 8 pm
Holiday Organ Recital
Kyle Lively, Organist from Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Historic Organ Recitals, Wren Chapel, College of William & Mary
10:00 am on Dec 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 31Rebecca Davy, Organist
10:00 am on Dec 6, 10, 13, 20, 24, 27, 30, Thomas Marshall, Organist

Tidewater Community College Chorus: Come sing with us!
The Tidewater Community College Chorus welcomes community singers, ages 18 - 80+. We are a mixed voice choral ensemble class open to all TCC students and community singers. A 1 cr. hr. fine arts elective, we rehearse Monday and Wednesday mornings on the TCC Norfolk campus. We have no audition or other prerequisite requirements (although some choral singing experience is helpful). We are excited spring semester to be partnering with the choirs of Virginia Wesleyan College in a performance of "Requiem" by John Rutter. Concerts, accompanied by chamber orchestra, will be presented on both TCC and VWC campuses. We'd love to have you sing with us for this special event. Please register for MUS 137 - Chorus at any TCC registration center. Rehearsals begin Monday, January 13. Senior citizens may qualify for tuition reduction - see a counselor at any TCC registration center for information. For information about TCC Chorus and this semester's program, email dwarren@tcc.edu.

Virginia Chorale Young Singers Project Ensemble Auditions
Now celebrating its 15th season, Young Singers Project offers a unique opportunity for select high school students from across the region to be mentored by the professional singers of the Chorale in an intensive rehearsal and performance process. Students are selected in a highly competitive audition process to work side-by-side with members of the Chorale under the direction of a prominent guest conductor.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto, associate professor and director of choral studies at Christopher Newport University, will conduct this year's YSP ensemble. Dr. Fowler-Calisto holds a Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Choral Conducting with a cognate in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy. At CNU, she conducts the Chamber Choir, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus, and teaches conducting, choral literature, and secondary methods for choral music education majors. She is a frequent guest conductor for high school, college, and middle school honors and festival choirs throughout Virginia, nationally, and internationally.
Auditions will be held December 1-3 across Hampton Roads. All students selected for participation will be awarded full tuition scholarships thanks to generous grants from the Macy's Foundation, the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, and the MICASU Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation. For further information and to register for an audition students should visit www.vachorale.org/education.

Symphonicity Auditions
Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach will be holding auditions for all voice parts of its chorus on Saturday, November 16, 2013. These auditions will be in preparation for its annual choral concert on February 16, 2014 at 3 PM at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts at Town Center in Virginia Beach. The works being performed are “Schicksalslied” by Brahms and “Polvtsian Dances” of Borodin. Please contact George Gillespie, Symphonicity Chorus Manager, at 437-1422 or hgg8993@cavtel.net, to schedule an audition or for more information. Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, provides a challenging performance experience for area musicians and fills a need for low cost, quality concerts in the community. Symphonicity, formerly known as the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra, was formed in 1981, under the baton of its current Music Director and Conductor, David S. Kunkel. Symphonicity is a resident company at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Town Center of Virginia Beach. For more information, visit www.symphonicity.org

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Virginia Chorale Young Singers Project Ensemble Auditions
Now celebrating its 15th season, Young Singers Project offers a unique opportunity for select high school students from across the region to be mentored by the professional singers of the Chorale in an intensive rehearsal and performance process. Students are selected in a highly competitive audition process to work side-by-side with members of the Chorale under the direction of a prominent guest conductor.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto, associate professor and director of choral studies at Christopher Newport University, will conduct this year's YSP ensemble. Dr. Fowler-Calisto holds a Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Choral Conducting with a cognate in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy. At CNU, she conducts the Chamber Choir, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus, and teaches conducting, choral literature, and secondary methods for choral music education majors. She is a frequent guest conductor for high school, college, and middle school honors and festival choirs throughout Virginia, nationally, and internationally.
Auditions will be held December 1-3 across Hampton Roads. All students selected for participation will be awarded full tuition scholarships thanks to generous grants from the Macy's Foundation, the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, and the MICASU Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation. For further information and to register for an audition students should visit www.vachorale.org/education.

Monday, December 2, 2013, 7:30 pm
Old Dominion University Composers Recital
Come hear an evening of new music composed by current and former composition students of Old Dominion University. Many different styles and instruments are represented in these up-and-coming young composers’ delightful, sinister, tranquil, and exhilarating creations! ***Nearly every piece on the program is a world premiere!*** Featured composers are JP Allgood, Adelaide Coles, Morgan Hatfield, Manny Hernandez, Thomas Joseph, and David Nguyen. Their compositions will be performed by local artists and ODU students. There will be one short intermission. Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, Elkhorn Avenue and 49th Street, Norfolk

Monday, December 2, 2013, 8 pm
Feldman Chamber Music Society: Simon String Quartet
The Simon String Quartet is a special group of four seasoned performers whose passion for chamber music infuses their collaboration with energy and dynamism. Led by Fiona Simon, a member of the New York Philharmonic, its members each combine careers in chamber music and orchestras, and as soloists and teachers. Although currently based in New York, where they individually perform with some of the most distinguished ensembles in the area, their performing careers have taken them to many different parts of the world. Violinist Fiona Vanderspar-Simon; Violinist Sebu Sirinian; Violist Lisa Suslowicz; Cellist David Bakamjian. Program includes: Schubert: D.703 (Satz) in C Minor; Shostakovich: #6; Beethoven: Op. 131 in C# Minor. Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630 http://feldmanchambermusic.org/ New Venue: Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. Please join us for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM, and post-concert complimentary reception with the musicians.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 8 pm
Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg: New York Chamber Soloists
Acclaimed as an outstanding ensemble of distinguished virtuosi, performing widely diverse repertoire in creatively programmed concerts, the New York Chamber Soloists have maintained a unique niche in the chamber music world for over five decades. This twelve-member ensemble of strings, winds, and keyboard can increase to as many as twenty with the addition of guest artists, giving it the flexibility to offer many works that are seldom heard due to the unusual instrumental combinations for which they were written. Our 2013-2014 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 8 pm

NYFOS: Cubans in Paris, Cubans at Home
Cuban music took the world by storm in the 1920s and 30s, and found a special welcome in Paris. This program straddles the concert hall, the nightclub, and the theater with music by Alejandro Garcia Caturla, Ernesto Lecuona, José Mauri, Gonzalo Roig, and Eliseo Grenet. The show will also present songs by Moises Simóns, including excerpts from his rarely performed 1934 operetta Toi C’est Moi. The show stars a trio of powerfully communicative singers: Jeffrey Picón and Ricardo Herrera, who make long-awaited returns to the NYFOS stage; and favorite Corinne Winters, who is also scheduled to release an album of Spanish songs with Steven Blier in 2014. Steven Blier, piano; Michael Barrett, piano. Leonardo Granados, percussion Dec 3: Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA. Tickets $40 for the public, $20 for Reston residents. Nov 5: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC. $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets. $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. www.nyfos.org

ODU December Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble Performance
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Choir and Jazz Ensemble
Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 3 pm & 4 pm
Student Performance Hour Chandler Recital Hall.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7, 6:30 pm
ODU Annual Madrigal Banquets, Russia and Eastern Europe
The Madrigal Banquets feature a full meal with performances by the Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum. Tickets: $20 Students; $33 ODU Faculty, Non-ODU Students or Group (6 or more); $38 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

December 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, December 3, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concer
St. Gertrude High School Honors Ensemble from Richmond, Virginia, Lisa Fusco, Director
Thursday, December 5, 8 pm
Holiday Choir & Orchestra Concert: Sing for Joy
Music of Ferko, McDowall, Patriquin & Chilcott Bruton Parish Choirs & Orchestra Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Saturday, December 7, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Wesleyan Singers from North Carolina Wesleyan College, Jesse Shearin, Director
Tuesday, December 10, 8 pm
Holiday Handbell & Organ Concert: Ring for Joy
Tarpley Ringers of Bruton Parish, Rebecca Davy, Director with JanEl Will, Organist
Thursday, December 12, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Manassas Community Chorale from Manassas, Virginia, Becky Verner, Director
Friday, December 13, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church Choir from Vinton, Virginia, Josh O’Dell, Director; Brandon Mock, Accompanist
Saturday, December 14, 8 pm
Holiday Organ Recital
Eric Bowman, Organist from St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Charles Town, West Virginia
Tuesday, December 17, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
One Accord Choir from First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, Philip Mitchell, Director
Thursday, December 19, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Salisbury Presbyterian Church Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Mark Patterson, Director; Laura Candler White, Accompanist
Saturday, December 21, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Judy Fiske, Director
Thursday, December 26, 8 pm
Christmas Organ Recital & Carol Sing
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, December 28, 8 pm
Christmas Organ Recital
Kyle Lively, Organist from Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Uniontown,Pennsylvania
Sunday, December 29, 9:15 & 11:15 am
A Service of Lessons & Carols
Bruton Parish Choirs Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, December 31, 8 pm
Holiday Organ Recital
Kyle Lively, Organist from Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Historic Organ Recitals, Wren Chapel, College of William & Mary
10:00 am on Dec 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 31Rebecca Davy, Organist
10:00 am on Dec 6, 10, 13, 20, 24, 27, 30, Thomas Marshall, Organist

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 12 noon
St. Bede Trinity Organ Series
A program of organ and violin will be presented by Aaron Renninger, organist at Saint Bede, and Wanchi Huang, violinist and Full Violin Studio Teacher at the James Madison University School of Music. Bring a friend and your “Bach’s” lunch and join the artists tableside after the FREE concert. Complimentary beverages will be served. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Cantus in All Is Calm
Acclaimed as "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States" (Fanfare), Cantus is internationally known for its trademark warmth and blend, and its engaging performances that range from the Renaissance to 21st Century compositions. The Washington Post has hailed their sound as having both "exalting finesse" and "expressive power" and refers to their music making as "spontaneous grace." As one of the nation's few full-time men's ensembles, Cantus has grown in prominence with its distinctive approach to creating musical arrangements and is frequently heard on public radio. Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs for a cappella voice, All Is Calm recalls the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers in no man's land on Christmas, 1914. Visit http://hamptonarts.net 2:30pm, $20; 7:30pm, $40 (Special Event). Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7 pm
St. Bede Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
St. Bede’s adult, youth, and children’s choirs will help lead you in preparation for the birth of Christ in assembly sung carols, Scripture readings, and choral music. Bring a friend to this annual tradition. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Friday, December 6, 2013, 6 pm
TRADOC: Holly Dazzle
The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Brass Quintet performs at the Holly Dazzle concert. Center at Oyster Point, 701 Town Center Dr., Newport News, VA 23606.

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 11 am
Friday, November 6, 2013, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:30 pm

VWC Concert Series: A Wesleyan Christmas
Traditional sounds of the holiday season with the Virginia Wesleyan Singers, the Wesleyan Chorale, brass, and soprano Billye Brown Youmans under the direction of Dr. Michael John Trotta. Co-sponsored by VWC’s Center for Sacred Music. All seats: $5. Reservations are a must! Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building. Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, December 6, 2013, 10:30 am - 1 pm
Symphonicity League Holiday Open House and Luncheon/Fashion Show
Join the Symphonicity League for its Annual Holiday Open House and Luncheon/Fashion Show. This home in Linkhorn Park will be decorated by the Linkhorn Park Garden Club. Luncheon follows at the Princess Anne Country Club. The event benefits Symphonicity and the Linkhorn Park Garden Club Tickets are $35 each. Call Carol Simons at 428-1923 for more details and to order tickets.

Friday, December 6, 2013, 7 pm
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 5 pm

Williamsburg UMC 15th Annual Messiah
This year’s volunteer chorus, comprised of members of the WUMC church choirs and singers from churches throughout our region, will all be seated on the chancel with the orchestra directly in front of them. The chorus will be accompanied again by the Handel Chamber Orchestra led by conductor Richard Sowers, director of music ministries at the Williamsburg UMC and concertmaster Arkady Heifets. Soloists include Sarah Kate Walston, soprano; Bekah Hughes Davis, alto; Gary Sloan, tenor; and Chris Mooney, baritone. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the church office at 757-229-1771. Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road (across the street from the College of William and Mary), Williamsburg

Friday, December 6, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 4 pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8 pm

Virginia Chorale: A Season Joy
Barbara Chapman, principal harp of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Opera, joins the Chorale in joyous music of the holidays, including Frank Ferko's Festival of Carols, works by Rachmaninoff & Rutter, John Dixon's Il est né, and popular favorites including The Christmas Song & The Twelve Days of Christmas Subscriptions (remaining 4 concert programs of the 2013-2014 season): $85 (15% off single ticket price). Single tickets: $25. Students: $10. Phone 757.627.8375. Tickets are also available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance.Dec 6: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. Dec 8: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave., Norfolk Dec 14: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, December 6, 8 pm
Saturday, December 7, 8 pm

Opera CNU
Presents two one-act operas: The Impresario, Music by W.A. Mozart, New Book and Translation by Greg Thompson. Amahl and the Night Visitors, Music and Book by Gian-Carlo Menotti Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, December 8, 4 pm – 5 pm
Holiday Happening Concert Hall
Monday, December 9, 7 pm – 8 pm
Studio Recital
Featuring the students of Christopher Mooney. Selections from The Songbook of Roger Quilter. Pope Chapel

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:30 pm
CBWE: The Gift of Peace
Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble has become the Peninsula’s premier community-based performing group, currently including almost 60 musicians and focusing on symphonic works of American origin. Bill Garlette, Music Director. Admission to most Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble performances is $5.00. Children 18 and under are usually free. Tickets are now available for purchase online. A limited quantity of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. To Order Tickers visit http://www.eventbrite.com/ Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr., Hamton, VA 23666.

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 2 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 1:30 & 3:00 pm
Williamsburg Symphonia Holiday Pops 2013
The Williamsburg Symphonia, conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, will present its 2013 Holiday Pops concert during Grand Illumination Weekend. Featuring singer/songwriter Susan Greenbaum. Ms. Greenbaum’s recent performances at Williamsburg’s An Occasion for the Arts drew large and enthusiastic audiences. General admission tickets cost $25 and may be ordered by calling 1-800-HISTORY or visiting www.williamsburgsymphonia.org and clicking on the link to Colonial Williamsburg’s ticket ordering site. Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg.

The Hampton Roads Metro Band 2013 Fall/Winter Schedule:
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 retired 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
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6 pm
Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia Concert, St. Patrick School, 1000 Bolling Ave., Norfolk
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4 pm
Atrium Light of the World Concert (Christmas Tree Lighting), Chesapeake General Hospital, 736 North Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake
Saturday December 14, 2013, 7 pm
Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3229 MacDonald Rd., Virginia Beach
Sunday December 15, 2013 6:30 pm
Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Dr., Chesapeake

Virginia Handbell Consort: Holiday Traditions
The Virginia Handbell Consort proudly presents their Winter 2013 concert series, "Holiday Traditions". They will be performing "O Hanukkah", Leroy Andersons "Sleigh Ride", "I Wonder as I Wander" and many more.
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 3 pm
Richlands Citizens for the Arts
Richlands Middle School Auditorium
195 Learning Lane, Richlands VA 24641. For details, call 276 963-4278

Saturday December 14, 2013, 7 pm
Reformation Lutheran Church
13100 Warwick Blvd, Newport News VA 23602. For details, call 757 249-0374

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 5 pm
Old Donation Episcopal Church
4449 North Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455. For details, call 757 497-0563

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2:30 pm
VSO Holiday Brass
The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience a full-length concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays, performed by nearly twenty players from the VSO brass and percussion sections. With a variety of musical styles from classic to contemporary, you'll delight in the sounds of the season! Visit http://hamptonarts.net $25/$30. Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3 pm
YRSO: The Colors of December
York River Symphony Orchestra, 2013-2014 Season Sounds of the Seasons. Conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff; assistant conductor, Clint Correll; YRSO Chorus. The YRSO concert program includes Haydn’s “Christmas Symphony“, Scenes from “New England Suite” by Martin & Wilder, Evening Prayer and Dream Pantomime from Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel”. The YRSO chorus will present a group of three pieces including Sheldon’s “A Most Wonderful Christmas”. Other short works are included to round out the holiday spirit. A complete list may be found at www.yrso.org The pre-concert showcase will be presented by the Elliot Family Quartet from 2:15-2:45 p.m. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store. http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr., Hampton

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 4 pm
Handle’s Messiah Sing A-long
Hampton University Department of Music and the Musical Arts Society presents Handel’s oratorio Messiah Sing A-long. Featuring the Hampton University Chamber Orchestra (Director, Jerry Bracey) and the University Choirs Conducted by Mr. Omar Dickenson. With soloists Louise Toppin, soprano; Lenora Wesley , mezzo soprano; Brian Nedvin, tenor; Gregory Gardner, baritone. Ogden Hall Auditorium, Hampton University, Hampton

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 5 pm
Cantori Choral Ensemble: The Shining Night
Cantori Choral Ensemble announces its 2013 Christmas Concerts, The Shining Night . The concert features traditional sacred Christmas texts dating from the 10th, 15th, 16th, and 20th Centuries, Latin texts for Christmas Day and texts from Piae Cantiones. Composers whose music will be sung include Peter Philips, Jan Sweelinck, Anton Bruckner, Morten Lauridsen, and John Rutter. Half of the concert consists of a cappella pieces. Organ and piano accompaniment for the others will be provided by Norman Elton. CANTORI members hold degrees in music and/or have extensive vocal training and choral experience. Singing in the ensemble are: Sopranos Ginger Barr, Rebecca Hartt, Claudia Kessel, and Shannon Smith; Altos Judy Alexander and Mary Stutz; Tenors Bruce Burch and Dan Waddill; Basses Scott Bumbaugh, Joe Dellinger, and John Kunkle. The Conductor is Agnes French. Both concerts are free. An offering will be received in support of Cantori. Doors open at 4:30. For information, call 757-345-6355. www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, 8300 Richmond Road, Toano, VA 23168

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7 pm
ESC: Advent Lessons and Carols
Eastern Shore Chapel adult and youth choirs along with organist John Siderius and led by Choral Music Director Agnes Wynne will present an Advent Lessons and Carols Service. Compositions by Rutter, Biebl, Niles along with traditional Advent hymns and carols will be presented. Free will offering. Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7:30 pm
FPCVB Chancel Choir Christmas Concert
The Chancel Choir and Orchestra will present its annual Christmas Concert which includes Charpentier's "Midnight Mass for Christmas" with soloists Anna Sterrett, Kimberly Markham, Bonnie Lambert Baxter, Andri Gowens, Brent Hartigan, and Christopher Hanson. Other music includes seasonal favorites. Convenient free parking. Free. Free will donations accepted. Call 428-6332 for further information. First Presbyterian Church, Pacific Avenue and 36th Street, Ocean Front, Virginia Beach

ODU December Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble Performance
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Choir and Jazz Ensemble
Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 3 pm & 4 pm
Student Performance Hour Chandler Recital Hall.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7, 6:30 pm
ODU Annual Madrigal Banquets, Russia and Eastern Europe
The Madrigal Banquets feature a full meal with performances by the Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum. Tickets: $20 Students; $33 ODU Faculty, Non-ODU Students or Group (6 or more); $38 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Symphonicity Auditions
Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach will be holding auditions for all voice parts of its chorus on Saturday, November 16, 2013. These auditions will be in preparation for its annual choral concert on February 16, 2014 at 3 PM at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts at Town Center in Virginia Beach. The works being performed are “Schicksalslied” by Brahms and “Polvtsian Dances” of Borodin. Please contact George Gillespie, Symphonicity Chorus Manager, at 437-1422 or hgg8993@cavtel.net, to schedule an audition or for more information. Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, provides a challenging performance experience for area musicians and fills a need for low cost, quality concerts in the community. Symphonicity, formerly known as the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra, was formed in 1981, under the baton of its current Music Director and Conductor, David S. Kunkel. Symphonicity is a resident company at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Town Center of Virginia Beach. For more information, visit www.symphonicity.org

Monday, December 9, 2013, 7:30 pm
Britten/Poulenc Chamber Music Concert
Stephen Coxe and friends present a program at Christ and St. Luke’s Church celebrating the anniversaries of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and Frances Poulenc (1899-1963). Performers include Kevin Kwan, Organist and Director of Music, Brian Nedvin, Tenor, Suzanne Oberdorfer, Soprano, Jeffrey Phelps, Cello, Agnes Mobley-Wynne, Soprano, and Patti Watters, Flute. Benjamin Britten: Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria for Organ; selections from Folk Songs (The British Isles); Sonata for Cello and Piano. Francis Poulenc: Selected songs (C, Ce doux petit visage, Violin, Fleurs); the song cycle “Banalités” to poems by Guillaume Apollinaire; Sonata for Flute and Piano. Kevin Kwan also performs, in addition to the Britten, Olivier Messiaen’s glorious “Le banquet céleste”. Suggested Donation (at the door): $10/Students $5. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7 pm
TRADOC: Celebrate the Holidays!
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC). All are invited to attend this entertainment extravaganza. The holiday concerts are among the band's most popular performances. The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. For ticket information, please visit www.tradoc.army.mil/BAND/default.asp. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Friday, December 13, 2013, 7 pm
TRADOC: Concert Band Holiday Concert
The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Concert Band performs a holiday concert. Free and open to the public. Bethel Temple, 1705 Todds Lane, Hampton VA 23666

Friday, December 13, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, December14, 2013, 3 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3 pm
Friday, December 20, 2013, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3 pm
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 8 pm
Monday, December 23, 2013, 8 pm

A Family Festival of Carols
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of over 100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This next concert year (2013-2014) is our 83rd. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.htmlDec 13: To Be Scheduled. Dec 14: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 15: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669. Dec 20: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 2115 Cunningham Drive, Hampton, VA 23666 Dec 21: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607. Dec 22: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601Dec 23: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 5-6 pm
Debra Wendells Cross, flute and Barbara Chapman, harp: A Celtic Christmas
Debra Cross, flutist and Barbara Chapman, harpist offer a musical gift of peace and serenity this holiday season. Enter the candlelit sanctuary of historic St. John’s Episcopal of Olde Towne Portsmouth and enjoy the traditional carols of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Free and open to the public – All are Welcome! St. John's contact number: 757-399-4967. St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington St., Portsmouth, Virginia 23703

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7 pm
TRADOC Band Holiday Concert
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Concert Band. Free and open to the public. Regent University Communications and Performing Arts Center, Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort
Reformation Lutheran's 2013 - 2014 Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Virginia Handbell Consort is a group comprised of auditioned musicians performing on over five octaves of Schulmerich bells, five and a half octaves of Melody Chimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, and other percussion instruments. Concert repertoire includes spectacular selections of secular, classical, and sacred pieces which demonstrate a multitude of bell techniques currently being explored by composers. An all-time favorite of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series aficionado, the VHC will perform a Christmas program. Al Reese is the Musical Director and the VHC is a crowd-pleaser. Plan to arrive early to get a seat. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7 pm
TENET: Praetorius: In Dulci Jubilo
TENET celebrates the holiday season in a bicoastal collaboration with Bach Collegium San Diego and Dark Horse Consort. The three acclaimed ensembles join together to create a joyful noise performing works by Michael Praetorius and his contemporaries including “In dulci jubilo,” “Vom himmel hoch,” “Puer natus in Bethlehem,” and many more. Jolle Greenleaf, Molly Quinn, and Anne-Marie Dicce,sopranos; Luthien Brackett, alto; Matt Tresler, tenor; Paul Tipton, bass; Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, violins; Alexandra Opsahl, cornetto; Erik Schmalz, Nick Daley, and Mack Ramsey, sackbut; Hank Heijink and Daniel Zuluaga, theorbo; Ruben Valenzuela, chamber organ. Following the NYC performance, the ensembles head west to present the program on December 20, 2013 at St. James by the Sea in La Jolla, CA and December 21, 2013 at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets: $20-$50. http://www.tenetnyc.com Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street, New York, NY 10028

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7:30 pm
The Virginia Beach Chorale
The Virginia Beach Chorale, under the direction of Artistic Director Don Krudop and Assistant Director Liz Edler, will present its annual Christmas concert. The theme for this year's concert is "Somewhere in My Memory - Christmas Favorites of the Virginia Beach Chorale." Dr. Krudop asked the Virginia Beach Chorale members to choose their favorite holiday songs from the extensive repertoire from programs past. This proved to be a daunting task as the Virginia Beach Chorale is now in its 55th year. This year’s program is a virtual “greatest hits” of the Chorale’s Christmas programs. The Virginia Beach Chorale is delighted to welcome the Ocean Lakes Madrigals, under the direction of Bill Boardman, as their guest artists during this concert. The Madrigals will present several vocal selections and then join the Chorale for the finale. Tickets are $18 (adults), $15 (seniors/military), and $12 (students through high school). Call 757-385-2787 for tickets and information, or visit www.virginiabeachchorale.org. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8 pm
Virginia Chorale: A Season of Joy
Barbara Chapman, principal harp of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Opera, joins the Chorale, Charles Woodward, Artistic Director & Conductor, in joyous music of the holidays, including Frank Ferko's Festival of Carols, works by Rachmaninoff & Rutter, John Dixon's Il est né, and popular favorites including The Christmas Song & The Twelve Days of Christmas Subscriptions (remaining 4 concert programs of the 2013-2014 season): $85 (15% off single ticket price). Single tickets: $25. Students: $10. Phone 757.627.8375. Tickets are also available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach.

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8 pm
GSA Alumni Benefit Showcase 2013
The Governor’s School for the Arts presents Alumni Benefit Showcase 2013, featuring RJ Brown, Jordan Brunner, Matt Caplan, Mary Faber, Grant Gustin, Van Hughes, Barbara Quintiliani, Julian Wadsworth, Adrienne Warren and others. Talk Back with performers starts at 6:45 pm. Tickets: $25; Talk Back tickets: $5. www.showtix4u.com University Theatre, 46th Street & Hampton Blvd., Norfolk

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8 pm
New York Polyphony: Wondrous Birth
New York Polyphony returns with a diverse holiday program that offers an intimate and meditative take on the Christmas season. The imaginative repertoire spans nine centuries and ranges from popular early fare, including Victoria’s O magnum misterium and ancient carols, to newer repertoire, including a piece by New York Polyphony’s own countertenor Geoffrey Williams and the world premiere of a Miller Theatre commission from composer Andrew Smith. Also works by Tallis, Verdelot, Scott, Clemens, Pygott and others. Ticket Price: $30-$40. To purchase visit http://www.millertheatre.com St Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, 1160 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10027

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 7:30 pm

VSO Holiday POPS
Join us for a holiday tradition with your favorite music, served up only as the Virginia Symphony POPS! can do. There's no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by your hometown orchestra along with the inspirational voices of the Virginia Symphony Chorus. Bring the whole family for one of our great holiday traditions! Robert Shoup, conductor; Amanda Batcher, vocalist; Virginia Symphony Chorus; Virginia Children's Chorus; Other special guests. Tickets starting at $22. Dec 14: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 15: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 4 pm

HRMC: A Tapestry of Carols
The Hampton Roads Men's Chorus' holiday concert, A Tapestry of Carols, is a grand evening of some of our favorites from the past seven seasons as well as new arrangements that will bring in the holiday spirit "country" style. Traditional favorites including Silver Bells, Over the River & Through the Woods, & Do You Hear What I Hear? Light classics including Shepherds' Pipe Carol by John Rutter, Ave Maria by Javier Busto and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Randall Thompson. A medley for the holidays with songs by Holly Near, Amy Grant & Dolly Parton...AND our traditional carol sing-a-long to set the spirit right. We are also bringing back our wine raffle for the holidays! A case of wine, mixed reds & whites, valued at $120 will be available at BOTH venues. Raffle tickets will be available at the door at each venue and are 1 ticket for $5.00 or 5 tickets for $20.00. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20. at the door. If you order 7 or more days in advance of the performance, tickets will be mailed to you. Otherwise, tickets will be held at "Will Call" and can be retrieved the night of the performance. Save by bringing a group of 6 or more!! $10.00 per ticket when you advance order 6 or more! To order: http://www.thehrmc.org/virtuemart Dec 14: Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk Dec 15: Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 10:45 am
Gloria by Vivaldi
The Chancel Choir, soloists, organ, harpsichord, and strings will present this perennial masterpiece directed by Mary Matthews Garrett and accompanied by John Garrett, organist. For further information, call (757)-599-4230. First United Methodist Church, 10246 Warwick Boulevard (corner 0f Warwick and Main Street), Newport News

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 11 am
Selections from Handel’s Messiah
Selections from Handel’s Messiah with the Chancel Choir of Providence Presbyterian Church Valetta Fellenbaum, music director; John Dixon, organ. Telephone 757-420-6159; www.provpres.org Providence Presbyterian Church, 5497 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 (at the intersection of Providence Road and Whitehurst Landing Road in Kempsville)

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3 pm
Christmas at Historic St. Luke’s with The Virginia Brass Quintet
The Virginia Brass Quintet will present a Christmas Concert that the entire family will enjoy. The program consists of seasonal classics played by a newly organized quintet under the direction of Carl Stanley and a special Christmas reading by Judy Winslow. The Quintet will also accompany the audience during the singing of many Christmas Carols and Holiday songs. Tickets are available at Historic St. Luke’s Gift Shop and Isle of Wight Tourism Center: Adults $10 Students $5. Information: 757-357-3367 Historic St. Luke’s Church,14477 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield, Virginia 23430

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3 pm
VSO Jingle Bell Jam
Back by popular demand, we are offering a holiday concert designed especially for kids! Enjoy the music of the season, and maybe even an appearance by the jolly fellow from the North Pole! Tickets: Adult $15; Children $10. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23462

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3 pm
Virginia Choral Society Christmas Concert
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Heart and Soul Fine Arts Series presents the Virginia Choral Society, directed by Mr. James Powers, a community-based choral group of over 100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year: one series in the fall, one during the winter holiday season, and one in the spring. Each series focuses on different choral style; the fall is lighter music from Broadway, folk music, Americana, 20s and 30s nostalgia, etc.; the winter series is based largely on Christmas music both contemporary and classical, religious and secular; and the spring series presents choral works in a more serious vein, for example, works by the old masters such as Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn and Mozart. Tickets: at the door: $18, Advance $15, Mil/Sr./Stu: $15, Advance $12. Please call the VCS Concert Hotline, (757) 851-9114 or visit their website www.vachoralsociety.org. For more information, gloriadeilutheranchurch.net or call, 757-851-2838 or email msunderland@gloriadei.net. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 7 pm
Christmas Vespers
Christmas Vespers with the Chancel Choir, Bells of Providence, Merry Bells, and YOU! the audience in a carol sing-along, at Providence Presbyterian Church. Valetta Fellenbaum, music director; John Dixon, organ. Telephone 757-420-6159; www.provpres.org Providence Presbyterian Church, 5497 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 (at the intersection of Providence Road and Whitehurst Landing Road in Kempsville)

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 5 pm
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 1 pm
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 7 pm
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:30 pm
Monday, December 23, 2013, 7:30 pm

Candlelight Christmas
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director. Pure Joy! With the splendor of brass, organ, percussion, and the 200-voice chorus, this beloved holiday event features Christmas classics, sing-alongs, and the magic of the candlelight processional. These concerts sell out early. Subscribe now to save and guarantee the best seats! TWC continues its long tradition of supporting and supplementing the music programs of area high schools by welcoming the Robinson Singers under the direction of Michael Horanski from the James R. Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA, for all five concerts. This is the 22nd season of this popular Side by Side program. Tickets: $15 - $70. www.thewashingtonchorus.org/ Dec 15, 21 & 22: Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, D.C. Dec 19 & 23:The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385

Cantabile Project Master Class
Cantabile Project is sponsoring a master class for local singers. Katherine Hammond, Head of the Theater Dept. of ODU will work with young singers on Cabaret, Musical Theater and American and British Art Songs. This event will take place at Chandler Hall of ODU on Jan 11, 2014 from 2 to 4 pm . For additional information contact Karen Hoy at cantabileprojectva@gmail.com or call 757-353-2865.

Messiah Soloists Needed
Soprano, Tenor, and Bass soloists are needed to sing the arias for the Messiah sing-along at Haygood United Methodist Church on Friday, December 20 at 7 pm. These are paid positions. There will be a dress rehearsal with the orchestra on Tuesday December 19 at Haygood United Methodist Church, 4713 Haygood Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. Those interested are asked to call the conductor, Jim Edwards at 757-404-3038 or 465-0688.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 11 am
A Holiday Concert Survival Guide
Drue Stowe, trombonist, producer, musical agent and emcee will present the, Williamsburg Music Club's December program, "A Holiday Concert Survival Guide" featuring a behind the scenes look at how musicians create the holiday atmosphere for all of us. The program begins at 10 a.m. with Coffee & Conversation and the musical program begins at 11 a.m. As always, this program is free and open to the public. For more information, please access the Williamsburg Music Club's web-site www.williamsburgmusicclub.org or contact 757-741-0006. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 7 pm
VSO Holiday Brass Elizabeth City
VSO’s newest holiday offering, the Holiday Brass, returns once again with four performances across the region. Featuring players from the orchestra’s brass and percussion sections, this exciting program will have performances in Chesapeake, Hampton, Suffolk and Elizabeth City, NC. “The Virginia Symphony brass pack quite a punch, and have an impressive take on the great tradition of Holiday Brass music,” stated Rous. “This concert will be full of familiar holiday melodies and hymns, with a few surprises, and a couple chances for listeners to join in on some favorite carols as well.” Tickets can be purchased in person at the Arts of Albemarle, 516 East Main Street in Elizabeth City or by calling (252) 338-6455. Arts of the Albemarle, The Center 516 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27907

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 8 pm
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 8 pm
Friday, December 20, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday December 21, 2013, 8 pm

VSO: Handel’s Messiah
A holiday must-see, you are sure to experience the true spirit of the season when the VSO and Virginia Symphony Chorus combine forces to present the world's most popular story set to the most exalted music of all time. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Amy Van Roekel, soprano; Abigail Nims, mezzo soprano; David Sadlier, tenor; Lester Lynch, baritone; Virginia Symphony Chorus. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Dec 18: Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Dec 19: Regent University, 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Dec 20: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, Virginia 23606. Dec 21: Harrison Opera House, 160 E Virginia Beach Blvd Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7 pm
VSO Holiday Brass Chesapeake Conference Center
VSO’s newest holiday offering, the Holiday Brass, returns once again with four performances across the region. Featuring players from the orchestra’s brass and percussion sections, this exciting program will have performances in Chesapeake, Hampton, Suffolk and Elizabeth City, NC. “The Virginia Symphony brass pack quite a punch, and have an impressive take on the great tradition of Holiday Brass music,” stated Rous. “This concert will be full of familiar holiday melodies and hymns, with a few surprises, and a couple chances for listeners to join in on some favorite carols as well.” Free and open to the public. Chesapeake Conference Center, 900 Greenbrier Cir, Chesapeake, VA

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:30 pm
GSA Liederabend & A Ceremony of Carols
The Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department presents A Liederabend Recital and A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. GSA Chorus directed by Dr. Stephen Z. Cook with special guest Barbara Chapman, harp. $15 adult/$5 student. www.showtix4u.com First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave, Norfolk

Friday, December 20, 2013, 7 pm
Messiah Sing-along at Haygood
Haygood United Methodist Church is hosting a Messiah sing-along with soloists and chamber orchestra. The audience will participate by singing the Christmas portion choruses. Those planning to sing are asked to bring your own scores. We are unable to supply additional copies. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Jim Edwards at 757-404-3038.Haygood United Methodist, 4713 Haygood Rd., Virginia Beach, VA

Friday, December 20, 2013, 8 pm
VSO Holiday Brass Suffolk Center
VSO’s newest holiday offering, the Holiday Brass, returns once again with four performances across the region. Featuring players from the orchestra’s brass and percussion sections, this exciting program will have performances in Chesapeake, Hampton, Suffolk and Elizabeth City, NC. “The Virginia Symphony brass pack quite a punch, and have an impressive take on the great tradition of Holiday Brass music,” stated Rous. “This concert will be full of familiar holiday melodies and hymns, with a few surprises, and a couple chances for listeners to join in on some favorite carols as well.” Tickets: phone 757-923-0003 or visit http://www.suffolkcenter.org Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Ave, Suffolk, VA 23510

Friday, December 20, 2013, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3 pm
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 8 pm
Monday, December 23, 2013, 8 pm

A Family Festival of Carols
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of over 100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This next concert year (2013-2014) is our 83rd. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.htmlDec 13: To Be Scheduled. Dec 14: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 15: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669. Dec 20: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 2115 Cunningham Drive, Hampton, VA 23666 Dec 21: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607. Dec 22: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601Dec 23: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.

Saturday, December 21, 2013, 7:30 - 9 pm
Symphonicity: The Nutcracker
Ballet Virginia International presents a Hampton Roads holiday tradition Join us for “The Nutcracker”, with both new and time-honored choreography. Enjoy nationally recognized guest artists, our region’s finest young dancers and a cast of over 100 talented local children as they dance their way through this timeless classic. Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, will provide full orchestra accompaniment. Tickets start at $19. For tickets/reservations: Sandler Box Office 1-877-YNOTIX or www.YNOTIX or visit the Sandler Center website. See more at: www.balletvirginia.org/ Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Town Center of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 9:30 & 11 am
Holy Light A Service of Carols By Robert A. Hobby
Join us for this festive service of lessons and carols which features the Chancel Choir, Youth Choral Ensemble, the Alleluia Ringers, guest readers, and members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Billye Brown Youmans, Director of Music. “Holy Light” takes us on a journey from prophecy to the birth of Christ. Carols and readings will explore deep truths and mysteries and illuminate our path. Our annual festival of lessons and carols has become a tradition in our community typically drawing an audience of well over 1,000. The Chancel Choir at Great Bridge Presbyterian Church has completed two international tours. In 2012, the choir toured Scotland, and in 2007, Germany and Austria. A third international tour is being planned. Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted, and a nursery will be provided. For information, call 757-547-4706 www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA (across from the Chesapeake Municipal Complex)

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 5 pm
Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
A journey in Scripture and Song from Old Testament prophecy to the celebration of the Nativity, with the Saint Paul's Church Choir, Charles Woodward, Director and Kevin Kwan, Guest Organist. Music of Vaughan Williams, Gardner, Pärt, Mathias, and hymns of the Christmas season. Seating begins at 4:15 p.m. Reception following the service. Free and open to the public. 757.627.4353. Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 201 Saint Paul's Boulevard, Norfolk

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 7 pm
BYOV & VCC: Gift of the Magi
Nationally renowned local composer Aldophus Hailstork, working with Virginia Children’s Chorus director Carol Thomas Downing, has created a new edition of his acclaimed work, The Gift of the Magi. Based on the timeless story of a young couple and their Christmas gifts to one another, bought by sacrificing what they hold most dear. This special edition will allow Bay Youth Orchestras to partner with VCC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers for this performance. Tickets: $15 adults, $8 students. Purchase tickets through Bay Youth (757-618-1800), VCC (757-440-1900, www.vachildrenschorus.org) or the TCC Roper box office (757-822-1452). TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Monday, December 23, 2013, 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Crystal Carols Concert
In this popular Christmas show, talented glass musician Dean Shostak and a special guest solo handbell soloist Christine D. Anderson perform holiday favorites. Hear an amazing variety of new and antique glass instruments from around the world, including a glass armonica--an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin. $10 tickets. Please call (888) 965-7254 to confirm availability or purchase your tickets online at http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/calendar/hol-crystal-carols-guest/?eventId=12226&startTime=12-23-2013+11:30:00.0 Kimball Theater, 424 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Monday, December 23, 2013, 8 pm
Symphonicity Messiah Singalong
We are pleased to present our 31st Annual FREE Messiah Sing Along as our gift to the community. The audience will sing the choruses from the Christmas portion of Messiah. Soloists will be: Billye Brown Youmans, Soprano; Robynne Redmon, Mezzo-soprano; Frederick Ballentine, Tenor; and Andrew Potter, Baritone. Music Director and Conductor David S. Kunkel will lead the orchestra. Messiah scores will be on sale in the lobby prior to the concert for $10. Doors to the theater open at 7:15 PM. Singers with scores will be seated on the first floor. Observers may sit in the mezzanine or balcony sections. Free and open to the public. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 4, 9:30 & 10 pm
Christ & St. Luke's Christmas Eve
Christ and St. Luke's Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert: Christmas Pageant & Holy Eucharist - 4 pm; Carol Prelude sung by the Choir - 9:30 pm; Festal Eucharist and Procession with Full Choir, Organ and Brass. Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA

Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 11 pm
Candle Light Service of Lessons and Carols
First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach presents a Candle Light Service of Lessons and Carols. Eastern Virginia Brass Quintet begins at 10:30 with a concert of Christmas music. Service of Lessons and Carols begins at 11:00 with the Christmas story told in words and music. Choir, brass quintet and organ. Free, open to the public with plenty of parking. Handicapped Access. Call 428-6332 for further information. First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach

Ferguson Enterprises Performing Arts Scholarships
Thanks to a generous gift from Ferguson Enterprises, CNU has established the Ferguson Enterprises Performing Arts Scholarships. These annually renewing $2,500 and $5,000 scholarships are audition-based and will be awarded to students entering Christopher Newport University in fall 2014. For more information visit http://cnu.edu/music/requirements/scholarships.asp

Tuesday, December 31, 2010, 5 pm-12 am
First Night Williamsburg 2014
Welcome to First Night Williamsburg! The Kids Show at Matthew Whaley School is where the fun begins! Young families, grandchildren and you. Main Stages light up at 7 pm throughout the city and on the campus of the College of William and Mary. Over 30 live acts await your attendance. Mark your programs for many choices and always have a backup plan. The Grand Finale will take place starting at 11:30 with song and then fireworks at Zable Stadium. We have food, festivities and music. Enjoy this evening. Enjoy a variety of entertainment: Celtic, Rock, Bluegrass, Folk, Storytelling , Classical, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Shag, Big Band Swing. Fist Night has it all! Buy admission buttons ($15) online. www.firstnightwilliamsburg.org 757-258-5153.


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