The Oratorio Society of Virginia

Michael Slon, music director

  1. The Oratorio Society of Virginia - 50th Anniversary Gala Concert - May 25, 2018

    The Oratorio Society of Virginia, under the musical direction of Michael Slon, presented its 50th Season Gala Concert on May 25, 2018 in Old Cabell Hall on the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The performance included the World Premiere of a specifically commissioned piece "The World Called" by composer Adolphus Hailstork, with lyrics based on the poem "Testimonial" by Rita Dove.

    Video by Stewart Searle of Bravi Films
    Audio by Jeff Romano

  2. "The World Called" (World Premiere) - Adolphus Hailstork/Rita Dove

    At its 50th Season Gala Concert, the Oratorio Society of Virginia, under music director Michael Slon, performs the world premiere of "The World Called" composed by Adolphus Hailstork based on the poem "Testimonial" by Rita Dove. The piece was commissioned by TOSVA to honor the occasion of its 50th Anniversary. The performance was recorded at Old Cabell Hall on the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA on May 15, 2018.

    Christina Pier, soprano

    Video by Stewart Searle of Bravi Films
    Audio by Jeff Romano of Jimmy Dog Studios

  3. The Oratorio Society of Virginia: Celebrating our 50th Season

    "Delivering the Joy of Choral Masterworks-
    From Our Hearts to Yours"

    For fifty years, audiences have experienced the joy of choral masterworks performed by The Oratorio Society of Virginia and for fifty years, Don Loach has played a leadership and mentor role in the life of this community-based chorus of singers. In this video, the history of TOSVA is documented in the words of several early members of the Oratorio Society and the music they performed.

    Video by Stewart Searle of Bravi Films

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  4. TOSVA 2018-05-14 Rita Dove Interview

  5. TOSVA 2016-12-10 Video History Shorter Version

  6. American Anniversaries Concert presented by The Oratorio Society of Virginia

    The Oratorio Society of Virginia presents American Anniversaries, a concert honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Leonard Bernstein on March 17, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. Also featured are the UVA University Singers, and the Zion Union Baptist Church Adult Choir.

    Video by Stewart Searle of Bravi Films
    Audio by Jeff Romano of Jimmy Dog Studio