PVCC Chorus' Annual Free Holiday Concert Dec. 2

Charlottesville, VA - The Piedmont Virginia Community College Chorus will perform its annual holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage of the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

The 50-member chorus will ring in the holiday season with selections from a wide variety of music genres that appeal to all ages. The concert begins with music from the 16th and 17th centuries including the classic piece "Exultate Deo," by Italian Baroque composer Alessandro Scarlatti. Also featured will be "The Road Not Taken," from composer Randall Thompson's choral masterwork "Frostiana," a musical adaptation of poems by Robert Frost. A variety of holiday songs will be performed including "The First Noel," the spiritual song "Rise Up!," and contemporary songwriter Jim Brickman's "Hope Is Born Again." The concert will conclude with an invitation for all children in the audience to join the choir on stage and sing a medley of popular holiday songs.

PVCC offers chorus as a one-credit class open to students and community members without audition. The chorus has performed a variety of programs in the past including Broadway hits, patriotic music, a concert comprised entirely of music by The Beatles and traditional choral works by major composers. New members are always welcome.

The V. Earl Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive. Ample, free parking is located in front of the building. For more information, log on to www.pvcc.edu/performingarts or contact the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 or boxoffice@pvcc.edu.