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Come join the Virginia Glee Club as it honors the Class of 2007 on the evening of May 19th, 2007 in its annual Finals Concert. As the oldest musical organization on grounds, the group carries with it the traditions of this great University. Our concerts are great for the entire family, and will be a great addition to your graduation plans.

The concert will feature many great choral masterworks including Randall Thompson's Testament of Freedom, Randall Thompson's Alleluia and Franz Biebl's Ave Maria. Randall Thompson, one of the most famous and accomplished choral composers of the 20th century, was a member of the University of Virginia's faculty. While at UVA, he wrote the Testament of Freedom specifically for the Virginia Glee Club in honor of Thomas Jefferson's 200th birthday.

In addition to these choral masterworks, The Virginia Glee Club is thrilled to reintroduce many popular Virginia songs including Virginia Yell Song, Vir-ir-gin-i-a, and Rugby Road. Our concert will honor and embrace the University's rich tradition and history, so come celebrate the end of an amazing four years with us.

This performance will be on Saturday, May 19th, 2007 at 9:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall, which is located on the lawn of the central grounds of the University. Degree Candidates get in for free. General admission tickets are $15 and student tickets are $5. They can be purchased at Mincer's, at the Newcomb Hall Ticket Office (434-924-7314), or at the door. Visit for more information.

Concert Program:

Alle-psallite cum-luya - Montpellier Codex, 13th century
Tru tru trut avant, il fault boire - Jean Richafort (c. 1480-c. 1548)
Confirma hoc, Deus - Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
I Will Greatly Rejoice - Knut Nystedt (b. 1915)
Private First Class Jesse Givens - Lee Hoiby (b. 1926)
Alleluia - Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Selections from Testament of Freedom - Randall Thompsonv
Tshotsholoza - arr. Jeffrey L. Ames
Ave Maria (Angelus Domini) - Franz Biebl (1906-2001)
The Word Was God - Rosephanye Powell (b. 1962), arr. William Powell
Coney Island Baby / We All Fall - Les Appleton/George Goodwin & George W. Meyer

Assorted Virginia Songs
Virginia Yell Song
Vir-ir-gin-i-a - George Frideric Handel, arr. Donald Loach
A Medley of Virginia Songs
Virginia, Hail (Ten Thousand Voices) - J. A. Morrow '21
The Good Old Song - Traditional Scottish

The Virginia Glee Club, founded in 1871, is the oldest musical organization at the University of Virginia. The Club's members, primarily undergraduate students, come from every school and college within the University. Members consider the group a "fraternity of talent," committed to performing at a professional level, promoting fellowship, and preserving longstanding tradition. Throughout its history, the Virginia Glee Club has been consistently recognized as a leader among American men's choruses, performing primarily sacred choral music in the classical tradition. The group performed for former President Bill Clinton at the national celebration of Thomas Jefferson's 250th birthday and has also been heard on broadcasts of NBC's Today Show, National Public Radio's Performance Today, Virginia Public Radio, and the Voice of America. In addition to presenting on-grounds concerts, the group has toured widely, both domestically and abroad, and has collaborated with some of the finest women's choruses in the eastern and southern United States. The Club toured France in the summer of 2000, visiting Paris, Lyon, Marseilles, Aix en Provence, Carcassonne, and Nice. Recent collaborations have also included Poulenc's Gloria, with the Chatham College Choir, Mozart's Requiem, with the Smith College Glee Club, and Franz Joseph Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, with the Wellesley College Choir. The Glee Club has also recently returned from a very successful spring break 2006 tour of the Southern United States, including stops in Richlands, VA, Chattanooga, TN, Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, and Jackson, MS, where the group performed for the Mississippi State Senate and was filmed singing for a BBC travel documentary. The group now concludes its 136th year of musical excellence under the baton of conductor, Frank Albinder, who is currently in his fourth season with the Glee Club.

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