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Sunday, June 1, 2014, 4 pm
GRCC: 17th Anniversary Spring Concert
The Greater Richmond Children’s Choir 17th Anniversary Spring Concert includes the Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Pro Arte, Cavalieri Choir and Cantare (combined Pro Arte and Cavalieri Choirs). Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd, Richmond 23225

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 4 pm
Hector Olivera
World-renowned organist Hector Olivera will perform a concert of classical and sacred works. Born in Buenos Aires, Olivera began studies as a child and at age five, performed for Eva Peron; by twelve he entered the University of Buenos Aires and by eighteen had performed for heads of state and celebrities throughout Latin America. He was offered a scholarship to The Julliard School of Music and three years later his professional concert career was launched when he won the American Organist Guild's National Improvisation Contest. He has performed solo concerts throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and Latin American and as soloist with prominent symphonies world-wide. For more information phone 757-496-2620. Free and open to the public. Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach

Soprano & Baritone Section Leaders Wanted
Due to transfers, soprano and baritone/bass paid positions are open at Wycliffe Presbyterian (and we can provide references on us!). No weeknight rehearsal. Sunday morning rehearsal at 9:30am, service at 10am with the usual additions that occur in the liturgical year. Ability to prepare on your own and work comfortably with a choir of mixed ages and abilities is appreciated. Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach For details contact Sandi Billy at sbilly@vwc.edu

Monday, June 2 , 2014, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 7:30 pm

GSA Orchestra: An American in Paris
The Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra, Jeffrey Phelps, conductor, features Gershwin’s An American in Paris, along with the 2013 Concerto Competition winner, Tyler James, in performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto. The first half of program will be devoted to chamber music, featuring Torin Wright, cello; Megan Golliher, flute; Samantha Hoster, oboe; Cosmos Fristachi, clarinet; Emily Barritt, bassoon; Emily Pratt, horn; Haig Manjikian, violin; Tiani Butts, violin; Annaliese Haworth, viola; Kayla Cummings, piano and Rachael Stambaugh, violin performing selections from the Debussy Cello Sonata, the Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Winds, the Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, and the Ravel Violin Sonata. http://www.gsarts.org/ Tickets: www.showtix4u.com or at the door. $15 general/$5 student. www.tcc.edu/roper TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12 noon
TRADOC Brass Quintet & Aaron Renninger, organ
The Brass Quintet from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC) will join organist Aaron Renninger in the sixth and final concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series. This lively program will include "Fanfares for Brass, Organ and Timpani" by David Hurd, "Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals" by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, "Variations on O Filii et Filiae" by Raymond Haan, the "Toccata" from Symphonie V by Charles-Marie Widor and more. All are invited to bring lunch and meet the artists following the FREE 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

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Saturday, June 10, 2014

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2014-2015 season on Tuesday, June 3, Saturday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 10. We will also have later auditions on Saturday, August 16, Monday, August 18 and Tuesday, August 19. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

June 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, June 3, 8 pm
A Celebration of Hymns
Hymn-based Organ Music & Hymn Sing, Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, June 5, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, June 7, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, June 10, 8 pm
Choral Concert
St. Martin in the Field Choir from London, England, Dr. Andrew Earis, Director
Thursday, June 12, 8 pm
Handbell Concert
Handbell Chior from First Baptist Church in Carey, North Carolina, Chris Haire, Director
Saturday, June 14, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, June 17, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, June 19, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, June 21, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Sunday, June 22, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Christiana Canticles of John Rutter; Bruton Parish Choirs, Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, June 24, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, June 26, 8 pm
Recorder & Harpsichord Concert
Ruth van Baak Griffioen, Recorder, Thomas Marshall, Harpsichord
Saturday, June 28, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am, June 7 & 28 Thomas Marshall, Organist
Saturday @ 10:00 am, June 14 & 21 Rebecca Davy, Organist

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 7:30 pm
The 18th Century: Music of the Home
Music of the Baroque era performed on original and modern instruments. Come hear compositions by Handel, Boismortier, Quantz and others, played on harpsichord, piano, recorder, Baroque flute and modern flute. These small ensemble works will introduce you to the music of the 18th century home. The players for the evening are Tom Marshall, Aidan Feldman and Tonia Herrin. Free to the public; free will offering will be collected. Miles Hall, St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Friday, June 6, 2014, 7 pm
Eleventh Annual An Evening with Chrystal E.
Chrystal Williams, mezzo-soprano; Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano. Works by Obradors, Fauré, and Elgar's Sea Pictures. This concert helps support the Chrystal E. Williams Scholarship, which is granted to a high school graduate who will attend a school of higher learning majoring in the performing arts. Ms. Williams received a Master’s Degree in Opera Performance from Yale University School of Music in May 2010 and finishes her residency with Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts this spring. Ms. Williams has sung the role of Rosina in Sarasota Opera’s Barbiere di Sivigila and Yvette in Garden of Martyrs in Springfield Mass. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., ODU, Norfolk

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble June Performances
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.
Friday, June 6, 2014, 7:30 pm
Hampton Roads Youth Wind Ensemble
15th anniversary spring concert. University Theatre.

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 2:00 pm
Cynthia Wright Swain Memorial Service
A service celebrating the life of Cynthia Wright Swain featuring some of her favorite music, including Copland's Concerto for Piano and Clarinet. Unitarian Church of Norfolk, 739 Yarmouth Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:45 pm
Symphonicity: Flying Proms
This thrilling, open-air extravaganza pairs the soaring sounds of Symphonicity with spectacular maneuvers of the Military Aviation Museum’s aircraft, culminating in a light-up-the-sky fireworks finale. Come out and enjoy this entertaining event for all ages. Pack a picnic or enjoy delectable food, beer and wine from event merchants. No outside alcohol permitted. $45 General Admissions Seating, $35 General Admissions Lawn, $40 Youth 6-18. Phone 9757) 721-7767. www.theflyingproms.com Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne, Rd. , Virginia Beach

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort
Reserve this date on your calendar! The Virginia Handbell Consort is pleased to present Stage and Screen, ACT II this spring. After last year's successful spring season (Stage and Screen), we felt we had only scratched the surface of all the wonderful stage and screen music compositions for handbells. With the infusion of new and exciting selections such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Pirates of the Caribbean" and a medley from "Les Miserables" joining with favorites of the audience and ringers from last season such as "Italian in Algiers", this is sure to be a concert to appeal to all audiences. We look forward to seeing you! Great Neck Baptist Church, 1020 General Jackson Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23454

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7 pm
TOI Story!
Members of Tidewater Opera Initiative return to perform their annual fundraising concert. The concert will be a delightful and crowd-pleasing conglomeration of well-known Disney and Animated Film tunes. The funds that are raised from TOI Story will go directly to putting the next show on it's feet - a double bill of Suor Angelica, and the hilarious antics of the Donatti family in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. So, come out and relive the magic of some of your favorite animated films; while being a part of maintaining the magic for this incredible company to infinity and beyond! Adults, $15 (suggested donation); Children 12 and under, $10 (suggested donation). Tickets available at the door. Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 Olney Road, Norfolk

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7 pm
Rebecca Willett, piano in Recital
Rebecca Willett is currently a piano performance major at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studies under Kathryn Brown. Rebecca has studied under esteemed teachers such as Jeffrey Brown, Jason Peterson, Suzanne Guy, Lelia Sadlier, Irina Morozova and Ignat Solzhenitsyn. She is home for a few weeks this summer and is bringing us works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin. This event is free and open to the public. Ghent United Methodist Church, 531 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Virginia Chorale Auditions
Virginia Chorale announces auditions for singers of all voice parts interested in joining the ensemble. Auditions for the Chorale's 2014/2015 season will take place in two rounds. ONE is for singers new to the Chorale and for former Chorale singers who have not sung with the ensemble since 2012. Information on audition requirements is available at http://www.vachorale.org/auditions.html. ROUND ONE auditions will take place in Norfolk, VA, on Sunday, June 8, and in Richmond, VA, on Monday, June 9. ROUND TWO is for returning Chorale singers who have performed with the ensemble since 2012 and those singers invited from ROUND ONE auditions. This is an ensemble audition, which will include prepared choral excerpts to be sung with other prospective members of the ensemble. ROUND TWO auditions take place in Norfolk, VA, on Saturday, June 14; choral excerpts will be provided on Friday, June 6. The Virginia Chorale is a fully-professional choir of 18 singers, and the premier professional chamber choir in the Commonwealth. Members receive a stipend for each rehearsal and concert. Repertoire for the 2014/2015, 31st season includes works by Herbert Howells, Eric Whitacre, David Lang, William Averritt, James MacMillan, and Alexander Grechaninov, among others. To register for either round of auditions, please visit http://www.vachorale.org/auditions.html. For further information, please call the Chorale office at 757.627.8375.

Cantori Choral Ensemble Auditions
Cantori Choral Ensemble announces auditions for its 2014 fall season. Singers should hold degrees in music and/or have extensive vocal training and choral experience. Cantori is a small concert ensemble of experienced musicians based in Williamsburg. Auditions may be arranged with the director, Agnes French, by calling 757-345-6355, or by e-mailing her at jpk.alf@cox.net. Information about Cantori may be found on our web site: www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org

Monday, June 9, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Virginia Chorale Auditions
Virginia Chorale announces auditions for singers of all voice parts interested in joining the ensemble. Auditions for the Chorale's 2014/2015 season will take place in two rounds. ONE is for singers new to the Chorale and for former Chorale singers who have not sung with the ensemble since 2012. Information on audition requirements is available at http://www.vachorale.org/auditions.html. ROUND ONE auditions will take place in Norfolk, VA, on Sunday, June 8, and in Richmond, VA, on Monday, June 9. ROUND TWO is for returning Chorale singers who have performed with the ensemble since 2012 and those singers invited from ROUND ONE auditions. This is an ensemble audition, which will include prepared choral excerpts to be sung with other prospective members of the ensemble. ROUND TWO auditions take place in Norfolk, VA, on Saturday, June 14; choral excerpts will be provided on Friday, June 6. The Virginia Chorale is a fully-professional choir of 18 singers, and the premier professional chamber choir in the Commonwealth. Members receive a stipend for each rehearsal and concert. Repertoire for the 2014/2015, 31st season includes works by Herbert Howells, Eric Whitacre, David Lang, William Averritt, James MacMillan, and Alexander Grechaninov, among others. To register for either round of auditions, please visit http://www.vachorale.org/auditions.html. For further information, please call the Chorale office at 757.627.8375.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2014-2015 season on Tuesday, June 3, Saturday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 10. We will also have later auditions on Saturday, August 16, Monday, August 18 and Tuesday, August 19. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 7:30 pm
Washington Chorus: Made in America
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director. Julian Wachner, Joan Gregoryk, and Scott Tucker, conducting with the Great Noise Ensemble, Armando Bayolo, Music Director. The Washington Chorus is joined by the Choral Arts Society of Washington (Scott Tucker, Music Director), the Children’s Chorus of Washington (Joan Gregoryk, Music Director), and the Great Noise Ensemble in a program celebrating a wide range of the American choral tradition. The program includes a concert version of Bernstein’s MASS and a short new work by Armando Bayolo, commissioned especially for this performance. This special concert is the opening night concert of the annual conference of Chorus America and a part of the Kennedy Center’s festival: Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition. Tickets: $15 - $70. www.thewashingtonchorus.org Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 7 pm
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7 pm

Williamsburg Choral Guild Summer Sings
Williamsburg Choral Guild Summer Sings. Directed by eminent area conductors, the sing-along events feature great choral masterpieces with piano accompaniment; and the audience is the chorus June 11: Haydn’s Mass in C major, Jay BeVille conducting; Tom Marshall, pianist. June 18: Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Charles Woodward conducting; Laura Candler White, pianist. Information found at http://williamsburgchoralguild.org or call 757-220-1808. Cost $10.Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists, 3051 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 8 pm

VSO: Schubert’s Unfinished
Mendelssohn evokes the temperamental Scottish sea in his The Hebrides Overture with undulating sixteenth notes throughout and soaring melodies. You can almost feel the squalls and crashing waves Mendelssohn must have felt on his journey to Fingal's Cave. The drama continues with bold statements and intricately woven dialogue between cellist Michael Daniels and violinist Yun Zhang in Brahms' famed Concerto for Violin and Cello. As the rich energy melts into a sentimental yet elegant ballad you cannot help but to sigh with contentment. Finally, a lyrical melody struggles to conquer the dark and agitated depths of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony. This moody masterpiece will have you experiencing all the ups and downs of a rollercoaster! Michael Daniels, cello; MENDELSSOHN - The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave); BRAHMS - Concerto for Violin and Cello; SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 8, Unfinished. Tickets: $22 - $67. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Jun 12: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA. Jun 14: Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

TRADOC Band Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park
The 82nd annual season of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Music Under the Stars begins Thursday, June 5 at beautiful Magnolia Park on the banks of the James River on Fort Eustis. Come enjoy the sounds of the TRADOC Band throughout the summer every Thursday night through August. Save time at the gate this summer for Music Under the Stars by getting a Fort Eustis vehicle pass. A season vehicle pass is not required in order to attend the Music Under the Stars summer concert series, but having one for your vehicle will save you time entering the Fort Eustis gate. Visit http://www.tradoc.army.mil/band/default.asp for directions and for a vehicle pass. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
239TH Army Birthday Celebration
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Brass Band
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, July 03, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Band
Chesapeake Independence Day Celebration Chesapeake City Park
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Rock
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Band Jazz Combo
Thursday, August 07, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC NCO-Led Concert Band
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Band Latin Band
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Band Woodwind Quintet & Brass Quintets
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
1812 Concert

Music by the Bay at Fort Monroe
Join us each Thursday at the Gazebo at Continental Park to enjoy the music. This year’s lineup includes performances by the US Air Force Heritage of America Band, US Navy Fleet Forces Band, Hampton Roads Philharmonic and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. New this year are two special Friday concerts. The first is on June 6 by the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The second, on June 20, features the Hampton Roads Philharmonic for the Virginia Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Legacy Symposium. Also returning this year is the “Fourth at the Fort” celebration with a performance by the US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble. And the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform for our season finale on August 29 – a can’t-miss event. Each concert starts at 7 pm and ends at 8:15 pm. Thursday, June 12
US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble
Thursday, June 19
USAF Heritage of America Brass Band Ensemble
Friday, June 20
Special Concert with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic for the Virginia Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Legacy Symposium
Thursday, June 26
US Navy Fleet Forces Brass Ensemble for Fourth at the Fort
Thursday, July 3
US Navy Fleet Forces Four Star Edition
Friday, July 4
US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble
Thursday, July 10
US Navy Fleet Forces Brass Band
Thursday, July 17
USAF Heritage of America Band Full Spectrum
Thursday, July 24
US Navy Fleet Forces Four Star Edition
Thursday, July 31
USAF Heritage of America Band Dixie Ensemble
Thursday, August 7
US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble
Thursday, Aug 14
USAF Heritage of America Band Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, Aug 21
US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble
Friday, Aug 29
Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Friday, June 13, 2014
5BMF: A Suite Ride Through NYC
Five Boroughs Music Festival joins forces with the brand new Early Music Festival: NYC to present A Suite Ride Through NYC featuring cellist Paul Dwyer, who will put the “tour” in “tour de force” as he plays all 6 Bach Cello Suites across all five of the city’s boroughs – in one day! Cellist Paul Dwyer brings to life everything from early music on baroque cello to brand new works by young composers. He has appeared as soloist and chamber musician at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art and has performed chamber music with Jordi Savall, Menahem Pressler, and artist-faculty of the Juilliard School and Aspen Music Festival. A prize-winner of numerous competitions, Paul is also the recipient of the Javits Fellowship, Presser Award and a Fulbright Fellowship for studies with Anner Bylsma and Frances-Marie Uitti in Amsterdam. Paul holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Michigan, where he was teaching assistant to Richard Aaron. He recently completed additional graduate studies in historical performance at The Juilliard School. Details TBA.

HRMB 2014 Spring/Summer Concert Series
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a former U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 2 pm
Nauticus 20th Anniversary Celebration
Nauticus 1 Waterside Drive, (Downtown Norfolk)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 2:30 pm
2014 Summer Concert
Town Center Plaza, Town Center, Virginia Beach
Sunday August 10, 2014, 7 pm
2014 Summer Concert
Marion Manor, 5345 Marion Lane, Virginia Beach

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 10:15 am
Celebration of our Anglican Heritage
Christ and St. Luke’s invites the whole British community to celebrate our British and Anglican heritage. Favourite hymns will be sung, and the Choir will sing Parry’s I was glad. A high tea will follow the service, sponsored by the Choir. Ladies are encouraged to wear hats! Free-will offering. Phone 757-627-5665. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 2:30 pm
VCC & Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir
Virginia Children’s Chorus (Carol Thomas Downing, director) Welcomes the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy, director). Enjoy the beautiful sounds of student singers from the mountains and beaches of Virginia in their first concert together as we welcome the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir to Norfolk during their summer tour. For more information, call the Virginia Children’s Chorus at (757) 440-9100 or visit our website at www.vachildrenschorus.org. Free & open to the public; donations will be accepted to benefit the Virginia Children’s Chorus. Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk, VA 23507

OBOE HOLIDAY 2014, June 16-20
Oboe Holiday 2014, June 16 – 20. Facilitated by George Corbett, Oboe/English Horn, Virginia Symphony Orchestra! Mr. Corbett is excited to present a wide variety of classes this summer that offer something for developing oboist of all ages, where all participants get individualized attention. Pianist Lee Jordan-Anders will be delighting the participants with her accompanying abilities! Mr. Corbett is pleased to announce that the fabulous repairman Brian Seaton will once again be present during OBOE HOLIDAY 2014 to do instrument repairs. The new oboe shop will be open for business to offer a wide variety of quality supplies, both new and consigned. In addition to repairing oboes Brian is teaching his popular class on Oboe Maintenance and Repairs which he has taught all over North America. In this empowering class Brian provides a step-by-step instruction on to how to maintain and adjust your own oboe!!! This is a valuable HANDS-ON experience! Entire series: $450; By day: $95. For anyone that wishes to take only Oboe Maintenance and Repairs a special rate of just $25 is available. There is something for everyone at OBOE HOLIDAY 2014! Oboe Holiday 2014 includes breathing and embouchure exericses, reed making classes, oboe maintenance and repair, repertoire classes, rehearsals, master class, student concert and reception. For more information, including the detailed class schedule, events and registration form, contact George J. Corbett: phone 757-627-9931; geooboe@aol.com

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7 pm
Williamsburg Choral Guild Summer Sings
Williamsburg Choral Guild Summer Sings. Directed by eminent area conductors, the sing-along events feature great choral masterpieces with piano accompaniment; and the audience is the chorus June 11: Haydn’s Mass in C major, Jay BeVille conducting; Tom Marshall, pianist. June 18: Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Charles Woodward conducting; Laura Candler White, pianist. Information found at http://williamsburgchoralguild.org or call 757-220-1808. Cost $10.Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists, 3051 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg

TRADOC Band June Concerts
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
Brass Band Beachstreet U.S.A. 24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
Arsenal Brass Band - Military Music Quarterly Recital Series The Gallery at Military Circle, Norfolk
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 5 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
TRADOC Winds - Celebrate Yorktown Concert Series Grace Church, Yorktown
Monday, June 23, 2014, 6 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
Jazz Orchestra - Military Appreciation Concert Series Town Center, Virginia Beach
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:30 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
TRADOC Winds Chamber Recital Meyera Oberndorf Central Library, Virginia Beach
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 6 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
Latin Band - Latin Fest
Main Beach Stage, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 7 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
TRADOC Jazz Orchestra - Big Bands on the Bay Ocean View Beach Park, Ocean View, Norfolk

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 7:30 pm

TENET: Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
Green Mountain Project. In 2014, the Green Mountain Project celebrates its fifth annual offering under the direction of Scott Metcalfe, music director and Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director. We continue our tradition of offering Vespers with an incredible cast of early music specialists who perform the work in the stunning acoustics of St. Jean Baptiste in New York City. Jun 18: . Tickets: $10 - $100 http://www.showclix.com/event/st-john-vespers-2014St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church, 184 East 76th Street (Lexington Avenue at 76th Street,) New York, NY 10021. Jun 21: Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue New London, CT

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 7:30 pm

TENET: Vespers for the Feast of St. John the Baptist
Green Mountain Project. For 2014, the Green Mountain Project expands its offerings to include a new program created by Scott Metcalfe entitled Vespers for the Feast of St. John the Baptist. We have gathered a stunning cast of early music specialists under the musical direction of Scott Metcalfe and artistic direction of Jolle Greenleaf to honor the fifth annual celebration of the Green Mountain Project's Vespers tradition. Tickets: $10 - $100 http://www.showclix.com/event/st-john-vespers-2014. Jun 19: St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church, 184 East 76th Street (Lexington Avenue at 76th Street,) New York, NY 10021. Jun 22: St. Paul’s Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Friday, June 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus Canadian Maritimes Tour Farewell Concert
Join the Virginia Children’s Chorus as they say “bon voyage” to Hampton Roads and fly away to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia for 9 days of music and sightseeing. We invite your family to attend our “Tour Farewell Concert”, a delightful hour previewing the beautiful melodies we will sing on tour. The concert is free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the Chorus. For information, call the VCC office at 440-9100 or visit www.vachildrenschorus.org Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
Tona Brown at Carnegie Hall
Accomplished violinist and vocalist Tona Brown becomes the first African-American transgender woman to perform at the storied Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Brown, whose notable achievements include singing the National Anthem for President Barack Obama, as La Principessa in the opera Suor Angelica, and her upcoming role as Delia in the new Netflix series City Lightz, will headline a truly unforgettable evening as part of the many celebrations of LGBT Pride in New York City. Tona will perform classical and contemporary selections, including works by African-American composers, including Deep River and Dream Variations. Joining Ms. Brown on the stage at Carnegie Hall, are popular, out comedienne Tammy Peay, and writer, radio personality, and LGBT advocate Nathan James. A very special Nathan James Awards ceremony will follow the concert, recognizing individuals who have made lasting, outstanding contributions to the LGBT community and the arts. For additional information please contact Tona Brown at primadonnatona@gmail.com, or Nathan James at nathanjames95@gmail.com. Tickets are $35, $55, and $70, available at www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/6/25/0800/PM/Tona-Brown-Violin/. Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Sunday, June 29, 2014, 3 pm
Vocal Recital for Students of Katherine Lakoski
The Students of Ms. Katherine Lakoski are pleased to present a recital of various vocal works and to honor the teaching and encouragement provided by our vocal coach/teacher, Ms Lakoski. Please join us as we celebrate music in song. We ask everyone to bring a canned or non-perishable good for OVPC Fishes and Loaves Ministry. Free and open to the public. A free will offerings will be received. Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 9200 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk 23503

Sunday, June 29, 2014, 4 pm
Celebration of the Life of Dr. Carl G. Harris, Jr.
The Music and Arts Ministry of First Baptist Church of Hampton is inviting you to join us and the music world in a tribute and celebration of the life of Dr. Carl J. Harris, Jr. We will present an hour and a half of tribute through performances and reflections. Dr. Harris served at several institutions of learning, directed many choirs, taught thousands of students, and gave his talents to several churches as organist and minister of music. He brought “solidarity” to our music ministry and to those of us who served with him. He served as substitute organist, instructor of piano and organ in the Celestial School of the Arts, choral director and advisor. He never said “no.” For more information phone (757) 723-0988 x19; egardner@thefbch.org First Baptist Church of Hampton, 229 North King Street, Hampton, VA 23666

Chrystal E. Williams Wins Stenhammar Competition
On Wednesday evening, June 18th, Portsmouth native and Governor’s School for the Arts graduate, mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams won the Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition 2014 in Nörrkoping, Sweden. Ms. Williams won First Prize (100.000 SEK -Swedish Krona-$15,000) and the Audience Prize (20,000 SEK-$3,000). In the first round she sang Una voce poco fa (Rosinni’s Barber of Seville), Die Nacht by Strauss, and the Composer's Aria from Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos . In the semi-finals Crystal sang Pie Jesu from the Duruflé Requiem, Morgen, Fylgia by W. Stenhammar, the Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen, Ombra mai fu from Handel’s Serse, and Liber scriptus from the Verdi Requiem. For the finals she sang Una voce poco fa and the Habanera. The first prize-winner will be engaged to participate in The Musical Olympus Festival in St Petersburg and will appear as soloist with The Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Sweden, during the 2014-2015 season (30,000 SEK). Other engagements in Sweden, Norway and France may follow.

Cantori Bass-baritone Auditions
Cantori Choral Ensemble announces auditions for bass-baritones to join the ensemble for the fall season. Applicants should hold degrees in music and/or have extensive vocal training and choral experience. To arrange an audition, contact the Director, Agnes French, at jpk.alf@cox.net or at 757-345-6366. For further information about the group, visit our web site: www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org

Musicians Sought for 15th Annual Bach Festival
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will present the 15th Annual Bach Festival Concert on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm. We are looking for excellent musicians (both vocalist and instrumentalist) to perform Bach's music for this concert. Musicians will be paid for the performance. Please contact Music Director Kai Lin by email: kailinhoh@yahoo.com or call at 757-456-0325 or church at 489-2551 ASAP. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6001 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505

TRADOC Band July Concerts
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 8 pm
TRADOC Rock
Beachstreet USA 24TH Street Stage, Virginia Beach
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 6 pm
TRADOC Brass Band and Jazz Combo
Port Warwick Summer Concert Series Port Warwick Newport News
Thursday, July 3, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Band
Chesapeake Independence Day Celebration Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake
Friday, July 4, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Band
Great American Picnic and Fourth of July Celebration Towne Point Park, Norfolk
Friday, July 04, 2014, 8 pm
TRADOC Brass Band
Yorktown Fourth of July Celebration Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 5 pm
TRADOC Colonial Brass
Celebrate Yorktown Concert Series Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Church Street, Yorktown VA 23690
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 8 pm
TRADOC Salsa Band
Beachstreet USA 17th Street Stage, Virginia Beach, VA

July 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, July 1, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital: Music of America
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, July 3, 8 pm
Organ Recital: Music of England & America
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, July 5, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy & Allen Blehl, Organists
Tuesday, July 8, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, July 10, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, July 12, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, July 15, 8 pm
Organ & Viola Recital
Kyle Lively, Organist from Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Uniontown, Pennsylvania with Tim Feverston, Violist
Thursday, July 17, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, July 19, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Carina Sturdy, Organist from Williamsburg, Virginia
Tuesday, July 22, 8 pm
Handbell & Organ Concert
Bel canto Ringers Handbell Quartet from Williamsburg, Virginia with Rebecca Davy, Organist
Thursday, July 24, 8 pm
String Concert
Lindsay International Institute for String Teachers
Saturday, July 26, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Christ Church Choir from Easton, Maryland, Wes Lockfaw, Director, Rebecca Davy, Organist
Tuesday, July 29, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, July 31, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am, July 5 & 26 Rebecca Davy, Organist
Saturdays @ 10:00 am, June 12 & 19 Thomas Marshall, Organist

Hampton University Seeks Messiah Soloists
Soloists (soprano, contralto or mezzo-soprano, tenor, and bass or baritone) needed for Hampton University Choir and Orchestra’s presentation of Handel’s Oratorio Messiah. The performance is scheduled for 4 p.m., December 7, 2014 in Ogden Hall on the campus of Hampton University. If interested, please send resume to Dr. Shelia J. Maye: shelia.maye@hamptonu.edu

VCU Vocal Music Events
Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music sponsors and hosts over 200 concerts and events on campus and around Richmond each year. Visit arts.vcu.edu/music for event and ticket information. For questions about our events, please contact the VCU Music Box Office at musictix@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6776. Unless noted, all events take place in the W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA.
July 7 – 11, 2014
Vocal Arts Project
Join VCU Music for the Vocal Arts Project — a summer music camp designed for singers entering grades 6 through 12 in fall 2014. This week-long camp provides singers with a comprehensive choral experience. Singers will be placed in choirs according to voicing and ability level. Throughout the week they have classes in theory & sight-singing (by level), drama, vocal technique and world drumming. On the final day camp, participants will present a Gala Concert for family and friends, scheduled for Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6 p.m. Vocal Arts Project is sponsored in part with a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Visit go.vcu.edu/vocalartsproject for more information.

Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Music Series 2014
Admission: $20 per event or $75 for the series. For information or reservations: Phone 757-391-9266 or E-mail: jmccportsmouth@gmail.com. Visit the website www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org. Jewish Museum & Cultural Center, Chevra T'helim Synagogue, 607 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, VA 23707
Wednesday, July 9, 7:30 pm
Barbara Chapman, harp; Debra Wendells Cross, flute
Four centuries of music by women composers played by Debra Wendells Cross, flutist and Barbara Chapman, harpist, both renowned members of the Virginia Symphony and many chamber groups.
Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 pm
Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano
Chrystal E. Williams, a mezzo-soprano who has performed in operas in the United States and Europe will present an evening of song, accompanied by Oksana Lutyshyn a faculty member at Old Dominion University. Ms. Williams is a native of Portsmouth, winner of many prestigious competitions and the founder of the Chrystal E. Williams Scholarship to help students wishing to pursue a career in the performing arts.
Wednesday, August 6, 7:30 pm
Pavel Ilyashov, violin
Violinist Pavel Ilyashov, who is on the faculty of the Governor’s School of the Arts and is member of the Virginia Symphony, will offer a program,Four Strings – One Voice, Music for Unaccompanied Violin. His recent engagement highlights include concerto performances with the Virginia Symphony, a series of recitals at the Caramoor and Bargemusic Festival in New York as well as an extensive tour of North and South America.
Wednesday, August 20, 7:30 pm
Waltler Noona Trio
Walter Noona Trio, a long-time local favorite, will close the series with an evening of American standards.

Torggler Summer Vocal Institute
This year Christopher Newport University’s Torggler Summer Vocal Institute 2014 concerts open to the public include baritone Nathan Gunn, Broadway star Patti LuPone, jazz singer Spider Saloff and the male a cappella group Straight No Chaser.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
Nathan Gunn, Baritone/Julie Jordan Gunn, Piano
Baritone Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-­demand baritones today. He's performed in internationally renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Paris Opera. A versatile singer, he’s performed many of the great operatic baritone roles including the title roles in “Billy Budd,” “Eugene Onegin,” “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and “Hamlet,” as well as the lead roles in the musical theater classics “Carousel,” “Showboat” and “Camelot.” A frequent recitalist, Mr. Gunn has been presented in recital at Alice Tully Hall and by Carnegie Hall in Zankel Hall. He is also a distinguished concert performer, having appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra. Tickets starting at $32. http://fergusoncenter.org/ai1ec_event/nathan-gunn-baritone-julie-jordan-gunn-piano/?instance_id=2854 Music & Theatre Hall
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 8 pm
Patti LuPone in Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
Patti LuPone’s talent cuts across all genres. As a stage, film and television actress, and author, she continues to cement her standing as one of our generation’s top performers. She is a two-time, Tony Award-winner for her legendary performances as Eva Peron in “Evita” and Madame Rose in “Gypsy.” Perhaps best known to TV audiences for her portrayal of Libby Thatcher on the ABC series “Life Goes On,” Ms. LuPone’s most recent TV appearances include guest starring roles on the hit HBO series “Girls,” “American Horror Story: Coven,” “30 Rock,” and “Glee.” Her film credits include roles in “Witness” and “Driving Miss Daisy.” In addition, she is a favorite on concert stages across the country and internationally, and is the author of The New York Times best-selling book “Patti LuPone: A Memoir.” "Her new show, 'Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda,' is an amusing, honest, passionate autobiography in which Ms. LuPone looks back at her career. She makes jokes at her own expense and delivers numbers she would have liked to have sung had she been cast in those musicals, whether the character was male or female.” --The New York Times Tickets starting at $42. http://fergusoncenter.org/ai1ec_event/patti-lupone-coulda-shoulda-woulda/?instance_id= Music & Theatre Hall
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Spider Saloff Sings Gershwin
Multi-award winner Spider Saloff's depth of talent has led leading music writers to declare her “One of the finest jazz singers working.” She was recently featured with the prestigious Chicago Jazz Orchestra in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, and also had the honor of performing the American premiere of a newly discovered song by the great Billy Strayhorn, “So This Is Love.” The concert she will perform, “Spider Saloff Sings Gershwin,” is one of the rare officially sanctioned acts of the Gershwin Centennial. Her CD release, “Like Glass,” not only received wide-spread praise, but Saloff's original songs have charmed the critics. Ms. Saloff has recorded and performed with such jazz luminaries as Les Paul, Tom Harrell, Nick Brignola and Ray Drummond. Tickets starting at $27. http://fergusoncenter.org/ai1ec_event/spider-saloff-sings-gershwin/?instance_id= Music & Theatre Hall
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8 pm
Straight No Chaser: Summer of Influence 2014
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses … think again. Straight No Chaser are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. They’re performing on the heels of the release of “Under The Influence,” their fourth album release through Atlantic Records. The album features contributions from superstars Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, Phil Collins, Dolly Parton and more! Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of 10 unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense … and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act. Tickets starting at $42. http://fergusoncenter.org/ai1ec_event/straight-chaser-summer-influence-2014/?instance_id= Concert Hall

Virginia Symphony’s Summer Music Under the Stars
The Virginia Symphony is excited to announce its annual series of performances taking place during the summer months across Hampton Roads. Once again this summer, the Virginia Symphony will perform at outdoor venues in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Chesapeake and Hampton. “We’re delighted to continue to serve our friends and neighbors throughout Hampton Roads by presenting these delightful outdoor programs,” stated VSO President and Executive Director Eric Borenstein. “And it’s all made possible by generous community leaders, business partners, colleagues, and, of course, the tens-of-thousands of people who join us each year.” Full concert details are available at www.VirginiaSymphony.org
Thursday, July 10, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage
Benjamin Rous conducts a program of American Classics, featuring the music of Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein and more. VIP Subscriptions to the Symphony by the Sea series are available through the Neptune Festival. Concert presented by the Neptune Festival and sponsored by The Breeden Company.
Thursday, July 31, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage
Guest conductor Conner Covington leads a program of music from the silver screen. Enjoy musical selections from Happy Feet, Moulin Rouge, Apollo 13, Braveheart, Hook, The Dark Knight, and more. VIP Subscriptions to the Symphony by the Sea series are available through the Neptune Festival. Concert presented by the Neptune Festival and sponsored by The Breeden Company.
Thursday, August 21, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a delightful selection of light classics you know and love, including Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and the finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. VIP Subscriptions to the Symphony by the Sea series are available through the Neptune Festival. Concert presented by the Neptune Festival and sponsored by The Breeden Company.
Thursday, August 28, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Williamsburg at Lake Mataoka Amphitheatre on the College of William & Mary campus
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. Concert presented by the City of Williamsburg, the College of William & Mary and William & Mary’s Student Assembly.
Friday, August 29, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Hampton at Ft. Monroe
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. Attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Concert presented by the Fort Monroe Authority.
Saturday, August 30, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Yorktown at 331 Water Street
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. Pack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the 18th annual performance under the stars. Free and open to the public. Pre-concert performance by The York Town Fifes and Drums, and picnic judging at 6 pm. For more information, call 757.890.4490. Concert presented by Celebrate Yorktown Committee, York County, and the Gallery at York Hall.
Sunday, August 31, 7 pm
Free outdoor concert at Chesapeake City Park
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. There will a silent auction, raffle, and wine tasting under the tent to benefit the ARTS in Chesapeake. Bring lawn chairs and/or blanket (no pop-up tents permitted). Food vendors on-site. Concessions open for a picnic dinner at 6 p.m. Concert begins approximately at 7 p.m. Concert presented by the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, ArtsALIVE! and Chesapeake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department
Thursday, September 11 , 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. VIP Subscriptions to the Symphony by the Sea series are available through the Neptune Festival. Concert presented by the Neptune Festival and sponsored by The Breeden Company.
Friday, September 12, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert on the campus of Christopher Newport University
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season.

Friday, July 11, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3 pm
Friday, July 18, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 3 pm

TNCC: Pirates of Penzance
One of Gilbert & Sullivan's most successful works, The Pirates of Penzance tells the story of a group of ineffective pirates, who are pitted against an extremely silly Major General, his equally impractical daughters, and a group of British Bobbies who do not engender a feeling of safety in anyone! This fully-staged production with orchestral accompaniment is presented by Thomas Nelson Community College Department of Performing Arts. Tickets are $17 and tickets for students, seniors and military members are $15. Tickets may be purchased online, and more information may be found, at tncc.edu/performingarts Mary T. Christian Auditorium, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA 23670

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3 pm
Where Go the Boats? Anna Sterrett, Soprano & Oksana Lutsyshyn, Piano
Young American soprano Anna Sterrett is quickly distinguishing herself as a consummate singing actress. She has a uniquely warm timbre, fearless coloratura, charismatic stage presence and musical intelligence. Ms. Sterrett wil sing Roger Quilter’s Where Go the Boats, selections from Schubert’s Schwanegesang and works by Fauré, Hoiby, Lego, Stravinsky and Fassio. Free and open to the public. A free will offerings will be received. For information call at 757-3408420 or email olutsysh@odu.edu. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach VA

Lyric Opera Virginia Children’s Summer Opera and Musical Theater Camp
Lyric Opera Virginia will present a Children’s Summer Opera and Musical Theatre Camp as part of its 2013-2014 season from Monday, July 14 through Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Community Action Agency, 312 Waller Mill Rd., Williamsburg, Virginia and from Sunday, July 20th through Saturday, July 26, 2014 in at First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk.
The camp will be led by nationally recognized Broadway Stage Director Greg Ganakas and LOV’s Music Director Joe Walsh and will feature Children’s Chorus scenes from famous operas such as Carmen, La Bohème, The Barber of Seville and Hansel and Gretel, along with selections from American musicals such as The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, Oliver and The King and I.
The camp is open to Children ages 8–18. The daily schedule will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm (children can be dropped off as early as 8:00am and picked up no later than 5:00pm). On the last day of each session a public performance will be presented.
In Williamsburg, the tuition for this location is greatly reduced to $45 per child thanks to generous grants.
In Norfolk, the tuition is $195 per child, $150 for the second child in the same family and $75 for any additional children in the family.
Enrollment has begun and will continue until the camp is full. For Williamsburg, please e-mail Reba Bolden at rbolden@wjccactionagency.org. Completed applications and forms may be scanned and emailed or mailed to Children’s Camp - Lyric Opera Virginia, WJCC Community Action Agency, 312 Mill Road, Suite 405, Williamsburg, VA 23185. or faxed to 757-229-9336 with Proof of Identity (a copy of a birth certificate, passport or Virginia public school report card). For Norfolk, please e-mail Jennifer Burroughs at LOVChildrensCamp@gmail.com. Completed applications and forms may be scanned and e-mailed to LOVChildrensCamp@gmail.com or mailed to Children’s Camp - Lyric Opera Virginia, 3500 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 410, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or faxed to 757-363-0092 with Proof of Identity (a copy of a birth certificate, passport or Virginia public school report card).

Torggler Summer Vocal Institute Master Classes
The Torggler Summer Vocal Institute is a prestigious two-week residency program for 45 emerging young singers who wish to train with world-renowned vocal pedagogues and performers each summer. TSVI is made possible by a generous gift from George and Mary Torggler, retired entrepreneurs and longtime supporters of the arts and education. These masterclasses are free and open to the public. Please note that all questions and interactions with our guest artists are intended solely for our TSVI participants.
Monday, July 14, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Tuesday, July 15, at 10:30 am & 4 pm
Wednesday, July 16, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Thursday, July 17, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Friday, July 18, 10:30 am

Masterclasses with Timothy Noble
from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, July 14, 10:30 am, 1 pm & 4 pm
Masterclasses with Heather Parcells
Broadway singer and dancer Theatre Rehearsal Hall
Friday, July 18, 1 pm
Saturday, July 19, 9 am

Masterclasses with Liz Caplan
New York vocal coach Fri: Theatre Rehearsal Hall; Sat: Music andTheatre Hall

Sunday, July 20th through Saturday, July 26, 2014
Lyric Opera Virginia Children’s Summer Opera and Musical Theater Camp
Lyric Opera Virginia will present a Children’s Summer Opera and Musical Theatre Camp as part of its 2013-2014 season from Sunday, July 20th through Saturday, July 26, 2014 in at First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk.
The camp will be led by nationally recognized Broadway Stage Director Greg Ganakas and LOV’s Music Director Joe Walsh and will feature Children’s Chorus scenes from famous operas such as Carmen, La Bohème, The Barber of Seville and Hansel and Gretel, along with selections from American musicals such as The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, Oliver and The King and I.
The camp is open to Children ages 8–18. The daily schedule will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm (children can be dropped off as early as 8:00am and picked up no later than 5:00pm). On the last day of each session a public performance will be presented.
In Williamsburg, the tuition for this location is greatly reduced to $45 per child thanks to generous grants.
In Norfolk, the tuition is $195 per child, $150 for the second child in the same family and $75 for any additional children in the family.
Enrollment has begun and will continue until the camp is full. For Williamsburg, please e-mail Reba Bolden at rbolden@wjccactionagency.org. Completed applications and forms may be scanned and emailed or mailed to Children’s Camp - Lyric Opera Virginia, WJCC Community Action Agency, 312 Mill Road, Suite 405, Williamsburg, VA 23185. or faxed to 757-229-9336 with Proof of Identity (a copy of a birth certificate, passport or Virginia public school report card). For Norfolk, please e-mail Jennifer Burroughs at LOVChildrensCamp@gmail.com. Completed applications and forms may be scanned and e-mailed to LOVChildrensCamp@gmail.com or mailed to Children’s Camp - Lyric Opera Virginia, 3500 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 410, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or faxed to 757-363-0092 with Proof of Identity (a copy of a birth certificate, passport or Virginia public school report card).

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6 pm
LOV Norfolk Children’s Opera and Musical Theater Camp Showcas
The general public is cordially invited to attend Lyric Opera Virginia’s presentation of its final showcase of the Norfolk Children’s Opera and Musical Theater Camp. Directed by Greg Ganakas, with Music Direction by Joe Walsh, the showcase will feature the 28 children of the Williamsburg program and the 30 children of the Norfolk program. The performances will the feature soloist and Young Artist Britania Redington in a variety program of scenes from La Bohème, Carmen, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Ragtime, Frozen, Rent and Happy, the popular song by Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams. Join us for this 40 minute program featuring our own local stars and tomorrow’s greatest talent. Tickets are $5 at the door. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 4 pm
Lucia di Lammermoor
A concert version of Donizetti’s Lucia de Lammermoor with Lucia: Anna Sterrett, Edgardo: John Fleming-Wood, Enrico: Adam Piper, Raimondo: Richard Williams; Arturo: Benjamin Legaspi; Alisa: Marilyn Kellam, Normanno: Jack Womble. Piano: Steffan Dulcie. For directions visit www.hungarscureparish.org/directions For more information and to meet the cast visit us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/626168457469567/?ref=22 Early Bird tickets for $15 will be available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lucia-di-lammermoor-tickets-11505042893 starting on May 15th. Tickets will also be on sale at Lloyd's Drug Store in Exmore, The Book Bin in Onley, and Rayfield's Pharmacy in both their Nasswadox and Cape Charles locations. General Admission is $20. Tickets will not be available at the door. Hungars Church, 10107 Bayside Rd., Machipongo, VA 23405

2014 Sacred Music Summer Conference Events
As part of the 2014 Sacred Music Summer Conference, July 28-August 2, presented by the Center for Sacred Music at Virginia Wesleyan College, all are welcome to be part of the following evening events. For details on the Conference daytime workshops which draw faculty and participants from throughout the nation, see www.vwc.edu/csmsummer
Monday, July 28, 7:30 pm
And All that is Within Me
Dr. Martin Tel, the C. F. Seabrook Director of Music at Princeton Theological Seminary and editor of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship, leads worship based on Psalm 103. All are welcome; no charge. Monumental Chapel, Virginia Wesleyan College
Tuesday, July 29, 7:30 pm
Then Sings My Soul
A "community sing" led by Dr. Patricia Saunders Nixon, Assistant Professor of Voice at Norfolk State University. Dr. Nixon kindly replaces Ysaye Barnwell who cancelled her appearance due to illness. All are welcome; donations accepted. Heritage United Methodist Church, 815 Baker Rd, Virginia Beach
Wednesday, July 30, 7:30 pm
Let Heavenly Music Fill this Place
A hymn festival, co-sponsored by the American Organists Guild-Tidewater Chapter, with guest organists Holly Sunderland (St. Michael’s Lutheran-VB), Gustavo Andres (Galilee Episcopal-VB), John Dixon (Providence Presbyterian-VB), and Martin Sunderland (Eastern Shore Chapel-VB). All are welcome; donations accepted. First Presbyterian Church, 300 36th Street, Virginia Beach
Thursday, July 31, 7:30 pm
O That I Had a Thousand Voices
“O That I Had A Thousand Voices,” a worship service, features the combined handbell choirs of Community United Methodist Church-VB, Great Bridge Baptist Church-CH, Great Bridge Presbyterian Church-CH, and Providence Presbyterian Church-VB in an extravaganza of brass, conducted by Cathy Moklebust with Michael Burkhardt, organist, Gary Garlic and Reid Stockdill, percussion, and Lawrence Clemens (VWC Performing Artist Faculty) trumpet, with readings by Stephanie Drinkard ‘12 and Brandon Nichols ‘12. All are welcome; donations accepted. Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake
Saturday, August 2, 7:30 pm
Finale: Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice
A concert of sacred classics and modern works, concludes the conference and features the 95-voice Wesleyan Festival Chorus conducted by British composer and conductor Bob Chilcott with organist Kevin Kwan and the Festival Brass Quintet led by Lawrence Clemens, with Tim Bishop. The members of the chorus represent some 77 different churches and community choirs and will present classics such as Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Vaughan Williams’ O Clap Your Hands, as well as selections from Chilcott’s St. John Passion and his Requiem, among others. Kwan will perform solo organ works by Whitlock and by Chilcott. All are welcome; suggested donation- $10. Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Rd, Norfolk

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 2 pm
Memorial Service for Dr. Lee Tepley
First Lutheran Church, 1301 Colley Avenue, Norfolk 23517

August 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, August 2, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, August 5, 8 pm
Oboe & Organ Recital
Melinda McKenzie, Oboist; Deborah Carr, Organist from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hampton, Virginia
Thursday, August 7, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 9, 8 pm
Oboe & Organ Recital
Melinda McKenzie, Oboist; Deborah Carr, Organist from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hampton, Virginia
Tuesday, August 12, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 16, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, August 19, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 23, 8 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia Chamber Ensemble, from Washington, DC, Jeffrey Sean Kokken, Director
Tuesday, August 26, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 30, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Weil Sawyer, Organist from Gordon Street Christian Church in Kinston, North Carolina
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am, August 2 & 9 Thomas Marshall, Organist
Saturdays @ 10:00 am, August 16, 23 & 30 Rebecca Davy, Organist

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Terrific Teen Talent
Sundays at Four will presents its 7th annual Terrific Teen Talent Showcase in the acoustically-live Christ Episcopal Church in Smithfield’s Historic District. These musicians, with their varied backgrounds and future plans, are easily engaged at the reception that follows the program. This year’s program includes two singers, a flute player, trumpeter, cellist, and pianist, all teens with considerable experience and recognized talent. This program is supported by your generous free-will offering, so there is no ticket charge. For more information, call 757 375-9140 or visit www.sundaysatfour.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

TRADOC Band August Concerts
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Jazz Combo
Military Appreciation Concert Series Town Center, Virginia Beach
Monday, August 11, 2014, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Brass Band
Military Appreciation Concert Series Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:00 pm
TRADOC Salsa Band
Summer Breeze Concert Series Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Jazz Combo
Military Concert Series Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 7:00 pm
TRADOC Rock
Summer Breeze Concert Series Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA

Monday, August 4, 2014
Virginia Choral Society 2014-2015 Season Auditions
The Virginia Choral Society (VCS) announces its auditions for all voice parts for the 2014-2015 season. Auditions will occur by appointment on Saturday, August 2, and Monday, August 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Newport News. VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia, and the membership consists of professional and amateur musicians from all over Hampton Roads. Membership candidates should be able to read music, possess an accurate and good command of their voice, and commit to rehearsals as well as working on music outside of rehearsals . For information, visit www.vachoralsociety.org. Contact Patricia Fielding at (757) 357-7858 or (703) 939-1602 with your questions and to schedule an audition.

Symphonicity Auditions
Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, is holding auditions for its 2014-2015 season of performances at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach. String applicants should contact Becky Brown at 232-0561. Percussion, brass, and woodwind applicants should contact Alan Brown at 319-2704. For more information, visit www.symphonicity.org

Through August 17, 2014
Harbor for the Arts Festival
Cape Charles Virginia. Workshops for artists, entertainment for everyone. Live music, site specific events, local charm; workshops in dance/film, interactive arts, sketch comedy, gaga movement. Experimental film workshop August 4-15. Visit www.harborforthearts.com/ and www.experimentalfilmvirginia.com/ for information regarding all the events and how to sign up for our various workshops this year. Applications are open and already filling up, so check them out today! (757) 331-2787. Art Enter Cape Charles, 305 Mason Avenue, Cape Charles, Virginia, 23310

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7 pm
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7 pm

Virginia Opera Supernumerary Casting Call
Virginia Opera announces an open casting call for supernumerary roles. An information and casting session is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall at the Harrison Opera House. Participants should only plan to attend one session.
Supernumerary or “super” roles are non-singing, non-speaking roles of all ages, much like extras in film and television. Supers can play soldiers, townspeople, nuns, gypsies as well as many other important roles. Supers will share the stage with internationally-renowned artists and work with celebrated directors and conductors. A super's enthusiasm and cooperation is an important part of any operatic production. No experience is necessary.
We are currently looking for many types of supers, so everyone who is interested is welcome to attend the casting session. Attending the casting call does not obligate you to participate.
If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.

Cantori Choral Ensemble Auditions
Auditions for male singers in Cantori Choral Ensemble are open until August 15. Qualifications include holding a degree in music and/or extensive vocal training and choral experience. Information about the ensemble may be found on our web site, www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org Interested singers should contact the Director, Agnes French, by e-mail at jpk.alf@cox.net by phone at 757-345-6355.

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:30 pm
Symphonicity: Go Theater
The concert features music from “Carmen”, “The Sound of Music”, “Man of La Mancha”, and by Gilbert and Sullivan. Soprano Kimberly Markham will sing. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free concert under the stars. Presented by Symphonicity-The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach Events Unlimited as part of the Symphony By the Sea series. Free Oceanfront Concert. 31st Street Park, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2014-2015 season. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Sunday, August 17, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Schola Cantorum Auditions
Schola Cantorum of Virginia is holding auditions August 17th and 24th 2014 at 2120 Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building at ODU. We are in particular need of Sopranos, Altos, and Tenors, but all voice parts are welcome to audition. Auditions consist of a short solo (anything you are comfortable singing, a simple hymn will do), a short sight-reading exercise, pitch, and rhythm matching. To schedule an audition appointment, please email afuller@odu.edu. Schola Cantorum of Virginia is a small vocal ensemble performing a wide range of choral works from Bach to Berlin. We perform two concert series, Winter and Spring, usually scheduled in late January and late May. This year our Winter Concert Series is Romancing the Song: A Celebration of the American Standard Songbook. In the Spring Series, we will be collaborating with Leigheas, a local Celtic music ensemble performing French music.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2014-2015 season. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Thursday, August 21 & Friday, August 22, 2014
Virginia Opera Dance Auditions
The Virginia Opera Association will hold dance auditions on August 21 and 22, 2014, for their upcoming season. Dancers will be cast for our 2014-2015 productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, and Strauss’ Salome. Auditions will be take place at the Harrison Opera House, located in downtown Norfolk. Auditions will be held in two sessions, at 6:00pm and 7:00pm each night. Dancers should be athletic, active, well built, have acting ability, be able to take direction and move very well. Please schedule in advance by contacting Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.

Virginia Symphony’s Summer Music Under the Stars
The Virginia Symphony is excited to announce its annual series of performances taking place during the summer months across Hampton Roads. Once again this summer, the Virginia Symphony will perform at outdoor venues in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Chesapeake and Hampton. “We’re delighted to continue to serve our friends and neighbors throughout Hampton Roads by presenting these delightful outdoor programs,” stated VSO President and Executive Director Eric Borenstein. “And it’s all made possible by generous community leaders, business partners, colleagues, and, of course, the tens-of-thousands of people who join us each year.” Full concert details are available at www.VirginiaSymphony.org
Thursday, August 21, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a delightful selection of light classics you know and love, including Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and the finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. VIP Subscriptions to the Symphony by the Sea series are available through the Neptune Festival. Concert presented by the Neptune Festival and sponsored by The Breeden Company.
Thursday, August 28, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Williamsburg at Lake Mataoka Amphitheatre on the College of William & Mary campus
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. Concert presented by the City of Williamsburg, the College of William & Mary and William & Mary’s Student Assembly.
Friday, August 29, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Hampton at Ft. Monroe
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. Attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Concert presented by the Fort Monroe Authority.
Saturday, August 30, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Yorktown at 331 Water Street
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. Pack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the 18th annual performance under the stars. Free and open to the public. Pre-concert performance by The York Town Fifes and Drums, and picnic judging at 6 pm. For more information, call 757.890.4490. Concert presented by Celebrate Yorktown Committee, York County, and the Gallery at York Hall.
Sunday, August 31, 7 pm
Free outdoor concert at Chesapeake City Park
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. There will a silent auction, raffle, and wine tasting under the tent to benefit the ARTS in Chesapeake. Bring lawn chairs and/or blanket (no pop-up tents permitted). Food vendors on-site. Concessions open for a picnic dinner at 6 p.m. Concert begins approximately at 7 p.m. Concert presented by the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, ArtsALIVE! and Chesapeake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department
Thursday, September 11 , 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. VIP Subscriptions to the Symphony by the Sea series are available through the Neptune Festival. Concert presented by the Neptune Festival and sponsored by The Breeden Company.
Friday, September 12, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert on the campus of Christopher Newport University
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season.

Friday, August 22, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, August 24, 2014, 4 pm
Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4 pm

TOI: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi
Tidewater Opera Initiative’s second season concludes with the double bill of Pucinni's masterpieces, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. The classic pairing of these two, one-act operas is the perfect blend of tragedy and comedy, and is perfect for both the opera novice and seasoned veteran. Tickets: $20, $15 for students and seniors. Available at www.tidewateroperainitiative.org Aug 22 & 24: Norfolk Collegiate's Hackney Theater, 7336 Granby Street, Norfolk 23505. Sept 7: Hermitage Museum and Gardens, 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2 pm
Cantabile Project Auditions
Cantabile Project will be holding auditions for recitals and master classes on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 pm at Church of the Good Shepherd, 7400 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk. Please prepare 3 art songs, one in English. Application Fee - $15. Cantabile Project presents recitals featuring emerging and professional singers emphasizing drama and audience engagement with stimulating repertoire relevant to the American 21st century life style. Please visit www.cantabileproject.org for additional information and an application form.

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 5 pm
NYFOS Emerging Artist: NYFOS@North Fork
New York Festival of Song continues its tradition of cultivating emerging talent with Gabriel Kahane's Craigslistlieder and Other Love Songs NYFOS Emerging Artists trains young vocalists in programming and translation, presentation and production, research and musical style. In deep artistic collaboration with NYFOS's artistic directors Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, the singers are encouraged to engage audiences with directness, subtlety, and passion. Songs by Granados, Grieg, Frank Bridge, Sondheim, Stenhammar, Gabriel Kahane. With Chelsea Morris, soprano; Lauren Eberwein, mezzo-soprano; William Goforth, tenor; Theo Hoffman, baritone; Steven Blier, piano. Complimentary reception with the artists to follow. Tickets: $20. Call Jane Smith at 631-323-1378 to reserve. All tickets will be held at will call. Buy tickets at the door (cash only) an hour before the concert begins. Sat., Aug 23, 5 pm: Preview performance: Christ Episcopal Church, 64 South Country Rd. in Bellport, NY. Aug 24: Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper's Lane, Orient, NY

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2 pm
Monday, August 25, 2014, 6 pm

Virginia Beach Chorale Auditions
The Virginia Beach Chorale announces auditions for its 57th concert season. The Chorale is one of Hampton Roads longest-tenured performing arts organizations and presents two major concerts (December & May) each year, with smaller performances presented as opportunities arise. The two major concerts are presented at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Virginia Beach Town Center. Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. and Monday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. All auditions will be held at Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church, 420 Thalia Road, Virginia Beach. The audition consists of a prepared solo in any genre, a range test, and a sight-singing exercise. Music reading ability is a necessity. There are openings in all voice parts; we are strongly seeking tenors and basses. For more information, contact Dr. Don Krudop at 757-635-0905 or dkrudop@mac.com.

Monday, August 25, 2014, 6 pm
Virginia Beach Chorale Auditions
The Virginia Beach Chorale announces auditions for its 57th concert season. The Chorale is one of Hampton Roads longest-tenured performing arts organizations and presents two major concerts (December & May) each year, with smaller performances presented as opportunities arise. The two major concerts are presented at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Virginia Beach Town Center. Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. and Monday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. All auditions will be held at Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church, 420 Thalia Road, Virginia Beach. The audition consists of a prepared solo in any genre, a range test, and a sight-singing exercise. Music reading ability is a necessity. There are openings in all voice parts; we are strongly seeking tenors and basses. For more information, contact Dr. Don Krudop at 757-635-0905 or dkrudop@mac.com.

Monday, August 25, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. Auditions
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., a semi-professional choral ensemble, will hold auditions for all voice parts on Monday, August 25, 2014, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Choir Room at Booker T. Washington High School, 1111 Park Ave, Norfolk. Singers should be prepared to sing a song of their choice and vocal range exercises, selected by the director, to determine choir section placement. Additional auditions will be held 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm each Monday at BTW High during the month of September, prior to the regularly scheduled 6:00 pm Chorale rehearsals. For further information, call 757-277-9699 or visit www.ishermangreenechorale.org

Monday, August 25, 2014
TCC Chorus
Come sing with us! Tidewater Community College Chorus invites community singers ages 18-80+ to join us fall semester as we sing the Vivaldi "Gloria in D Major" and other seasonal works. We are a 1 cr. hr. open enrollment mixed chorus fine arts elective with no audition or other prerequisite requirement. We rehearse Mondays & Wedensdays on the TCC Norfolk campus fron 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Our performances are in the beautiful TCC Jeanne & George Roper Performing Arts Center, and at other locations as we are invited. To join us, all you need do is register for MUS 137-Chorus at any TCC campus registration center. Current TCC students may also register on line or by phone. Senior citizens may qualify for tuition reduction - please speak with a counselor at any registration center to determine if you qualify. Rehearsals begin Monday, August 25. We hope to see you then. If you have questions or want additional information, please call 757-399-5716 or email dwarren@tcc.edu

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4 pm
Ambrosia Quartet
A Touch of Class, Soothin' Summer Sounds 2014 at the Matthews Memorial Library presents the Ambrosia Quartet. Violinists Simon Lapointe and Mayu Cipriano, violist Beverly Kane Baker, cellist Rebecca Gilmore and guest second violin, Elizabeth Vonderheide will be performing works by Mozart, the Beatles and Mendelssohn. Visit www.ambrosiaquartet.weebly.com No admission charge; open to the public. Mathews Memorial Library 251 Main St, Mathews, VA 23109

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Symphonicity: Hooray for Hollywood
Presented by SYMPHONICITY-The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach Events Unlimited in the “Symphony By the Sea” series. Music from "Frozen" will be in the air, and you might even see Elsa and Anna! Music will also be heard from "Star Trek", the Eagles, and "Carousel". The concert is FREE and all children will receive a small gift from the land of Arendelle! Be on the lookout for snowflakes in August! Soprano Kimberly Nickerson and guest will sing. Fans of “Frozen”: feel free to dress in costumes and sing along. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free concert under the stars. Free Oceanfront Concert. 31st Street Park, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Kinneret Ely, soprano
Soprano Kinneret Ely sings a program of arias by Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Puccini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 20th century works, and more. Laura Candler-White at the piano. The performance is free and open to the public. Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Rd, Richmond, VA 2322

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7:30-10:00 pm
Opera in the Park, Richmond
Join Virginia Opera for an evening of opera’s greatest hits. Open to the public. Music, food, prizes. Park opens at 6 pm; concert starts at 7:30. Dogwood Dell Amphitheater, Richmond

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