The Oratorio Society of Virginia Presents: Christmas at The Paramount
Live Events | 12/21/2019 | 2:30PM & 7:30PM
The Oratorio Society of Virginia returns to the Paramount for this beloved Charlottesville family favorite. Join Music Director Michael Slon and 80 of our community’s finest singers.
The concert will feature Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols, a vivid and imaginative sonic journey through wintry English landscapes with traditional melodies both familiar and new. The chorus also performs Gerald Finzi’s In Terra Pax, a thoughtful and undeniably hopeful masterpiece set to the poetry of Robert Bridges, evoking the pastoral Christmas before World War I.
Keeping with this event’s tradition, The Oratorio Society will also perform a variety of familiar seasonal favorites, and will be joined on stage by orchestra, soloists, and local community and children’s choirs. Guests are encouraged to bring their singing voices into the hall to join in the sing-along that has become a staple at this joyous event. Bring the whole family and your friends to join the magical community of Christmas with The Oratorio Society of Virginia.
ABOUT THE ORATORIO SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA
The Oratorio Society of Virginia strives to inspire, enrich, and engage communities in Central Virginia through the transformational power and joy of great choral music. By embodying this mission statement into each of its activities, this Charlottesville-based ensemble has garnered the loyalty and respect of an audience well beyond its city limits. Bearing its dual reputation for professional sound and community spirit, The Oratorio Society enters its 52nd year of fresh, poignant music-making with the promise of many more to come.