Family Holiday Concerts

Friday December 6 at 8:00pm

Old Cabell Hall

Saturday December 7 at 3:30pm

Old Cabell Hall

Michael Slon, Conductor

Sharin ApostolouSoprano

with the UVA University Singers

This beloved community tradition, featuring the UVA University Singers, is brimming over with your favorite holiday tunes.

The Family Holiday Concerts last approximately two hours, with one 15-minute intermission.


Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovich, arr. Peter J. Wilhousky

Improvisations on Carols, I. Allegro – Bryan Kelly

A Carol Symphony, IV. Allegro energico come prima – Victor Hely-Hutchinson

Let the Bright Seraphim, from Samson – George Frederic Handel

Sharin Apostolou, Soprano

Flight into Egypt, from Church Windows – Ottorino Respighi

The Christmas Waltz – Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne, arr. Carmen Dragon

Sharin Apostolou, Soprano

Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson

Song for World Peace – John Williams

Jingle Bells – James Lord Pierpont, arr. Mack Wilberg

Wie der Hirsch schreit, from Psalm 42 – Felix Mendelssohn

Stars – Ēriks Ešenvalds, text by Sara Teasdale

The UVA University Singers

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, from Meet Me in St. Louis – Martin/Blaine, arr. Barlow Bradford

The Twelve Days of Christmas – arr. John Rutter

We Need a Little Christmas, from Mame – Jerry Herman, arr. Robert Wendel

Hallelujah, from Messiah – George Frederic Handel




The Family Holiday Concerts are sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia.


The Symphony does not recommend Holiday concerts for children under the age of 6.  Babies in arms are not permitted into the concert hall.  All children must have their own purchased tickets and must be seated with an adult.

For information about seating sections, including a seating chart, group sales, policies and refunds, please click here.


For information about the venues, directions, parking and accessibility, click here.


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