McIntire Department of Music

Join the Virginia Glee Club in celebrating their 67th Annual Christmas Concerts, and begin the holiday season with a festive evening of men's choral music from around the world! Bring your whole family and stir up a little holiday spirit. Concert goers can look forward to a fresh lineup of holiday songs as well as Glee Club classics such as Biebl’s Ave Maria, Dona Nobis Pacem, and the ever-popular Twelve Days of Christmas. Come out and enjoy what promises to be a fantastic evening filled with music, laughter, and Christmas cheer!

Virginia Glee Club

This year the Virginia Glee Club will welcome special guests The Virginia Gentlemen. The concerts will be held at Old Cabell Hall on Friday, December 7th at 8pm and Saturday, December 8th at 8pm. Tickets are $5 for Students and $15 General Admission, and will be available at Mincer’s, on the Lawn, and at the Old Cabell Hall Box Office (434-924-3984). For more information, visit the Virginia Glee Club’s website at or call Kelin Swayne at (757) 748-5661.

Concert Program:
The Virginia Glee Club
Frank Albinder, Conductor
Daniel Hine, Accompanist
67th Annual Christmas Concerts
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Plainsong melody
13th century, Mode I
Puer Natus in Bethlehem Piae Cantiones
arr. Erick Lichte
Alleluia William Boyce (1711-1779)
arr. Theron Kirk
Non Nobis, Domine Rosephanye Powell
arr. William Powell
Away in a Manger arr. Alice Jordan
Sing Noel Alfred E. Sturgis
The Three Kings Peter Cornelius (1824-1874)
arr. Enid Hugh-Jones
Betelehemu Transcribed by Babatunde Olatunji
arr. Wendell Whalum
Alle-psallite cum-luya Montpellier Codex
13th century
Audience Carol: Joy to the World attr. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Winter Song Frederic Field Bullard (1864-1904)
The Virginia Gentlemen selections to be announced
Audience Carol: The Twelve Days of Christmas Traditional
Ave Maria (Angelus Domini) Franz Biebl (1906-2001)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Hugh Martin & Ralph Blaine
arr. William Simon
Audience Carol: Silent Night Franz Gruber
Dona Nobis Pacem Traditional

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, and during the spring break of 2006, the Glee Club had a very successful tour of the Southern United States, where the group performed for the Mississippi State Senate and was filmed singing for a BBC travel documentary. In November the Glee Club performed Bach’s Magnificat with the Wellesley College Choir in Cambridge. The group is in its 137th year of musical excellence under the baton of conductor, Frank Albinder, who is currently in his fifth season with the Glee Club.

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