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The Virginia Consort was formed in 1990, held its first formal auditions in 1991, and in 1992 performed Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in the University of Virginia’s Cabell Hall. An auditioned Youth Chorale was formed in 1992, and The Prelude Choir began in 1999. With Judith Gary as our Director, The Virginia Consort has performed three major concerts per season since 1992, one of which includes a large orchestrated work with soloists and expanded chorus.

The Virginia Consort has also performed with the Wintergreen Performing Arts Society. Both The Virginia Consort and The Youth Chorale have performed at the White House in Washington, D.C., and The Youth Chorale has sung at the Washington Cathedral and at St. John The Divine in New York City.

Featured Programs of The Virginia Consort (1991-Present)


Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Handel and Mozart: Messiah
Vivaldi: Beatus Vir
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Mozart: Requiem
Rutter: Requiem
Bach: Gloria from B Minor Mass
Beethoven: Gloria from Mass in C Major
Bernstein: Gloria from Mass
Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzer, orchestrated, selections
Mozart: Sancta Maria
Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs
2014 Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K. 427
2013 Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem
2012 Bach, Beethoven and Brahms: Selections from the Mass in B minor, Choral Fantasy, and Liebeslieder Waltzer
2011 Verdi: Requiem
2010 Orff: Carmina Burana
Schubert: Mass in G
Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs
2009 Beethoven: Ode to Joy, Symphony 9 Finale
Barber: Prayers of Kierkegaard
Bach: Jesu, Meine Freude
2008 Bach: Credo, from Mass in B minor
Vivaldi: Beatus Vir
2007 Poulenc: Gloria
Fauré: Requiem
2006 Haydn: Mass in Time of War
Rutter: Requiem
Mozart: Requiem
2005 Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Vivaldi: Magnificat
2004 Beethoven: Mass in C major
Handel: Messiah
2003 Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem
2002 Bach: Magnificat
2001 Orff: Carmina Burana
2000 Mozart: Great Mass in C minor
1999 Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
1998 Mozart: Requiem
1997 Beethoven: Mass in C major
1996 Bach Festival:  Motet, Cantata 150, Nach der, Herr, verlanget mich; Cantata 79, Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild; Cantata 191, Gloria in excelsis Deo
1995 Bach Festival: Cantata 131, Aus der Tiefe and Cantata 80, Ein’ feste Burg
1994 Bach: Magnificat
Vivaldi: Gloria
1993 Haydn: Kleine Orgel Messe
Bach: Cantata 150, Nach der, Herr, verlanget mich
1992 Orff: Carmina Burana
1991 Bach: Jesu, Meine Freude