The 35-member core Chamber Ensemble offers a full season of concerts, including two perennially sold-out Christmas with The Consort performances, the Mid Season Masterworks performance of a major work with an expanded chorus, professional soloists and full orchestra, and an annual spring program, A Little May Music . (For information about auditions, please click here.)
Each spring for the Mid-Season Masterworks performance, The Virginia Consort expands its membership by inviting qualified singers to join them in presenting a major work from the choral-orchestral repertoire. Past performances include Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Mass In Time of War, Gloria by Poulenc and Verdi’s Requiem.
The 2015-2016 Mid-Season Masterworks Concert featured Rutter’s Requiem, with professional soloists and full orchestra in UVa’s Cabell Hall.