The Oratorio Society of Virginia Presents: Christmas at The Paramount
Live Events | 12/16/2017 | 2:30PM & 7:30PM
Join The Oratorio Society of Virginia for this beloved Charlottesville tradition and family favorite. Music Director Michael Slon conducts a 90-person chorus composed of some of the community’s finest singers.
The concert’s signature piece, J.A.C. Redford’s “Welcome All Wonders: A Christmas Celebration,” is at turns exuberant, tranquil, and haunting. Redford’s lush composition displays a dynamic synergy of voices as well as richly hued music which will linger in your mind. In addition, the chorus will perform “Walking in the Air ” from The Snowman (a famous children’s film) as well as a selection of traditional English and Spanish carols. In what’s become an anticipated and delightful Oratorio custom, two guest youth choruses will perform during the concerts. Moreover, there will be an opportunity for the audience to join in the singing with the chorus, so that everyone can “sing in” the holidays together! An accompaniment of brass, organ, and percussion rounds out what is sure to be a vibrant and heart-lifting performance.
Bring your whole family and share in the warmth and beauty of an Oratorio Christmas.
“Anyone who doubts the power of community or the magic of the holiday season need only listen as  voices swoop and soar during The Oratorio Society of Virginia’s performance.” (C-VIILLE Weekly)
ABOUT THE ORATORIO SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA
With its reputation for a professional sound and the spirit of a community chorus, The Oratorio Society of Virginia has garnered the respect and loyalty of a widespread audience. The common bond of the love of music keeps all members united in the Society’s mission: “Dedicated to musical excellence, The Oratorio Society of Virginia enriches, inspires, and educates the community through regular performance of choral master works that express the best of the human spirit.” As the Oratorio Society gets ready to kick off its next 50 years, its fresh and vibrant voice rings with a dynamic beauty, and a promise of superb music for many years to come.
For more information about The Oratorio Society of Virginia, visit www.oratoriosociety.org.