Virginia Chorale presents “Let My People Go!”

by | Jan 28, 2013 | What’s Happening

Friday, Feb. 1—Sunday, Feb. 3

Focusing on themes of freedom, “Let My People Go!” is Virginia Chorale’s third concert program this season.

For “Let My People Go!” Charles Woodward, artistic director and conductor, selected songs associated with freedom movements from around the world. “Freedom is a universal theme that has touched so many people throughout the history of civilization. The intimate association that vocal music has with freedom movements is intriguing and inspiring.” For the first half of the concert, Woodward programmed representative songs from England, Israel, South Africa, Estonia, and the United States.

The second half of the concert is comprised entirely of spirituals arranged by some of the world’s most beloved composers including African American arranger, conductor, and clinician Moses Hogan.

The Virginia Chorale is a fully professional performing and educating ensemble. Under the artistic direction of Woodward, who is also the music director for Ohef Sholom Temple, the 24 singers perform a series of four concerts each season with programs that feature the world’s greatest choral music.

Tickets for “Let My People Go!” are $25 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets or further information, call 757-627-8375 or visit www.

Friday, Feb. 1, 8 pm | Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg

Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 pm | First Presbyterian Church, 300 36th Street, Virginia Beach

Sunday, Feb. 3, 3 pm | Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.