We are thrilled to announce the 2021 VCS fall concert locations and schedule. Each concert is subject to CDC and Commonwealth guidelines in force at the time of each concert. Commonwealth of Virginia Executive Order 79 applies. Currently masks and social distancing will be required as each concert is indoor and a public event. The VCS Chorus will also follow CDC guidance.
October 8 Friday, 7:30 p.m. | Trinity Lutheran Church | 6812 River Rd, Newport News, VA 23607
October 10 Sunday, 4:00 p.m. | Ebenezer UMC, Suffolk | 1589 Steeple Dr., Suffolk, VA 23433
The Virginia Choral Society is excited to present our next concert as a “live” performance. With a title of “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” VCS is excited to bring you music that explores night (both the beautiful side and the scary side). In addition to some great standards and some unique arrangements, VCS will also sing some wonderful crowd pleasers like “Double Trouble” from Harry Potter, “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd,” and “The Monster Mash!”
Finally, we look forward to sharing a 3-part work entitled “Things That Go Bump in the Night.” The composer, Elizabeth Alexander, describes this as “a courageous and funny journey from dusk to dawn”. The SATB arrangement of this work was commissioned by our Artistic Director when he directed the Festival Choir of Madison, WI.
We have something for everyone, from classical to Broadway, from Hollywood to Harry Potter, from old to new.
It’s going to be a blast, a Monster bash! Please join us.
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“A Candlelight of Carols” | December 17, 18, and19, 2021 | Venues to be announced.
Our December concert, “A Candlelight of Carols”, will enchant and delight you with songs to welcome the season, including a collection of favorite carols such as “What Child is This,” “Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella” and “Go, Tell it on the Mountain.” We will focus on “Holy Light” by Robert Hobby with Brass Quintet. We also will have new carols by Mark Miller and Joseph Martin. We know there’s nothing like hearing classic carols to kick off the holidays. We’re here to deliver! We look forward to sharing the warmth of the holiday season with you.
“Cathedral Classics” | May 6, 7, and 8, 2022 | Venues to be announced.
Our final concert in May, “Cathedral Classics,” will include a performance of Kim André Arnesen’s Magnificat, the very piece we were planning to perform in May of 2020, before the pandemic caused us to cease rehearsals. We are excited to bring this piece back this year as a reminder of our perseverance and tenacity over the past 18 months, overcoming many obstacles in order to produce great choral music as we looked ahead to brighter days.
But wait… there’s more!
This year, we are also excited to introduce a short Cabaret concert to be performed in February. The concert will include a few numbers by the entire ensemble, but will also include solos, duets, and trios by individual members of VCS.