History

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)

2022Rutter’s Requiem
2021
No Concert Due To COVID-19 Pandemic
2020
Mozart: Vespers
Vivaldi: Magnificat
2019
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Handel and Mozart: Messiah
2018
Vivaldi: Beatus Vir
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
2017
Mozart: Requiem
2016
Rutter: Requiem
2015
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
2014Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K. 427
2013Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem
2012Bach, Beethoven and Brahms: Selections from the Mass in B minor, Choral Fantasy, and Liebeslieder Waltzer
2011Verdi: Requiem
2010Orff: Carmina Burana
Schubert: Mass in G
Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs
2009Beethoven: Ode to Joy, Symphony 9 Finale
Barber: Prayers of Kierkegaard
Bach: Jesu, Meine Freude
2008Bach: Credo, from Mass in B minor
Vivaldi: Beatus Vir
2007Poulenc: Gloria
Fauré: Requiem
2006Haydn: Mass in Time of War
Rutter: Requiem
Mozart: Requiem
2005Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Vivaldi: Magnificat
2004Beethoven: Mass in C major
Handel: Messiah
2003Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem
2002Bach: Magnificat
2001Orff: Carmina Burana
2000Mozart: Great Mass in C minor
1999Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
1998Mozart: Requiem
1997Beethoven: Mass in C major
1996Bach Festival:  Motet, Cantata 150, Nach der, Herr, verlanget mich; Cantata 79, Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild; Cantata 191, Gloria in excelsis Deo
1995Bach Festival: Cantata 131, Aus der Tiefe and Cantata 80, Ein’ feste Burg
1994Bach: Magnificat
Vivaldi: Gloria
1993Haydn: Kleine Orgel Messe
Bach: Cantata 150, Nach der, Herr, verlanget mich
1992Orff: Carmina Burana
1991Bach: Jesu, Meine Freude