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UPDATED 8/18/14

The Met’s Live in HD Tickets on Sale
Don't miss the Met's new season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world. The 2014–15 Live in HD season kicks off on October 11 with Verdi's Macbeth, starring Anna Netrebko and Željko Lucic. Tickets to all 10 transmissions went sale Friday, August 22 at 10 am local time in the U.S. and Canada. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information. www.metopera.org

Paid Vocal Soloist/Section Leader Positions
Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA announces openings for two paid soloists/section leaders (soprano and bass/baritone) in the adult choir. Responsibilities include weekly Wednesday night rehearsals, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., one Sunday service at 10:15 a.m., Holy week services, and Christmas Eve service. Other services may be required with advanced notification. Requirements:
Excellent sightreading skills; A voice of exceptional soloistic quality capable of singing solos from major cantatas, oratorios, masses that is also capable of ensemble singing in the choir; Punctual and consistent attendance at rehearsals and services; Have the personality that will work and support members of the volunteer choir, musically and personally.
Contact Dr. Martin R. Sunderland for further information and to schedule an audition time: 757-428-6763 or msunderland@easternshorechapel.org

Monday, August 25, 2014, 6 pm
Virginia Beach Chorale Auditions
The Virginia Beach Chorale announces auditions for its 57th concert season. The Chorale is one of Hampton Roads longest-tenured performing arts organizations and presents two major concerts (December & May) each year, with smaller performances presented as opportunities arise. The two major concerts are presented at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Virginia Beach Town Center. Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. and Monday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. All auditions will be held at Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church, 420 Thalia Road, Virginia Beach. The audition consists of a prepared solo in any genre, a range test, and a sight-singing exercise. Music reading ability is a necessity. There are openings in all voice parts; we are strongly seeking tenors and basses. For more information, contact Dr. Don Krudop at 757-635-0905 or dkrudop@mac.com.

Monday, August 25, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. Auditions
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., a semi-professional choral ensemble, will hold auditions for all voice parts on Monday, August 25, 2014, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Choir Room at Booker T. Washington High School, 1111 Park Ave, Norfolk. Singers should be prepared to sing a song of their choice and vocal range exercises, selected by the director, to determine choir section placement. Additional auditions will be held 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm each Monday at BTW High during the month of September, prior to the regularly scheduled 6:00 pm Chorale rehearsals. For further information, call 757-277-9699 or visit www.ishermangreenechorale.org

Monday, August 25, 2014
TCC Chorus
Come sing with us! Tidewater Community College Chorus invites community singers ages 18-80+ to join us fall semester as we sing the Vivaldi "Gloria in D Major" and other seasonal works. We are a 1 cr. hr. open enrollment mixed chorus fine arts elective with no audition or other prerequisite requirement. We rehearse Mondays & Wedensdays on the TCC Norfolk campus fron 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Our performances are in the beautiful TCC Jeanne & George Roper Performing Arts Center, and at other locations as we are invited. To join us, all you need do is register for MUS 137-Chorus at any TCC campus registration center. Current TCC students may also register on line or by phone. Senior citizens may qualify for tuition reduction - please speak with a counselor at any registration center to determine if you qualify. Rehearsals begin Monday, August 25. We hope to see you then. If you have questions or want additional information, please call 757-399-5716 or email dwarren@tcc.edu

August Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, August 26, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 30, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Weil Sawyer, Organist from Gordon Street Christian Church in Kinston, North Carolina
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am, August 23 & 30 Rebecca Davy, Organist
For September Burton Parish and Wren Chapel concerts visit http://www.acswebnetworks.com/brutonparish/music_performances

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4 pm
Ambrosia Quartet
A Touch of Class, Soothin' Summer Sounds 2014 at the Matthews Memorial Library presents the Ambrosia Quartet. Violinists Simon Lapointe and Mayu Cipriano, violist Beverly Kane Baker, cellist Rebecca Gilmore and guest second violin, Elizabeth Vonderheide will be performing works by Mozart, the Beatles and Mendelssohn. Visit www.ambrosiaquartet.weebly.com No admission charge; open to the public. Mathews Memorial Library 251 Main St, Mathews, VA 23109

TRADOC Band Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park
The 82nd annual season of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Music Under the Stars begins Thursday, June 5 at beautiful Magnolia Park on the banks of the James River on Fort Eustis. Come enjoy the sounds of the TRADOC Band throughout the summer every Thursday night through August. Save time at the gate this summer for Music Under the Stars by getting a Fort Eustis vehicle pass. A season vehicle pass is not required in order to attend the Music Under the Stars summer concert series, but having one for your vehicle will save you time entering the Fort Eustis gate. Visit http://www.tradoc.army.mil/band/default.asp for directions and for a vehicle pass. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
1812 Concert

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Symphonicity: Hooray for Hollywood
Presented by SYMPHONICITY-The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach Events Unlimited in the “Symphony By the Sea” series. Music from "Frozen" will be in the air, and you might even see Elsa and Anna! Music will also be heard from "Star Trek", the Eagles, and "Carousel". The concert is FREE and all children will receive a small gift from the land of Arendelle! Be on the lookout for snowflakes in August! Soprano Kimberly Nickerson and guest will sing. Fans of “Frozen”: feel free to dress in costumes and sing along. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free concert under the stars. Free Oceanfront Concert. 31st Street Park, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Kinneret Ely, soprano
Soprano Kinneret Ely sings a program of arias by Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Puccini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 20th century works, and more. Laura Candler-White at the piano. The performance is free and open to the public. Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Rd, Richmond, VA 2322

Virginia Symphony’s Summer Music Under the Stars
The Virginia Symphony is excited to announce its annual series of performances taking place during the summer months across Hampton Roads. Once again this summer, the Virginia Symphony will perform at outdoor venues in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Chesapeake and Hampton. “We’re delighted to continue to serve our friends and neighbors throughout Hampton Roads by presenting these delightful outdoor programs,” stated VSO President and Executive Director Eric Borenstein. “And it’s all made possible by generous community leaders, business partners, colleagues, and, of course, the tens-of-thousands of people who join us each year.” Full concert details are available at www.VirginiaSymphony.org
Thursday, August 28, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Williamsburg at Lake Mataoka Amphitheatre on the College of William & Mary campus
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. Concert presented by the City of Williamsburg, the College of William & Mary and William & Mary’s Student Assembly.
Friday, August 29, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Hampton at Ft. Monroe
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. Attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Concert presented by the Fort Monroe Authority.
Saturday, August 30, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Yorktown at 331 Water Street
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. Pack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the 18th annual performance under the stars. Free and open to the public. Pre-concert performance by The York Town Fifes and Drums, and picnic judging at 6 pm. For more information, call 757.890.4490. Concert presented by Celebrate Yorktown Committee, York County, and the Gallery at York Hall.
Sunday, August 31, 7 pm
Free outdoor concert at Chesapeake City Park
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. There will a silent auction, raffle, and wine tasting under the tent to benefit the ARTS in Chesapeake. Bring lawn chairs and/or blanket (no pop-up tents permitted). Food vendors on-site. Concessions open for a picnic dinner at 6 p.m. Concert begins approximately at 7 p.m. Concert presented by the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, ArtsALIVE! and Chesapeake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department
Thursday, September 11 , 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. VIP Subscriptions to the Symphony by the Sea series are available through the Neptune Festival. Concert presented by the Neptune Festival and sponsored by The Breeden Company.
Friday, September 12, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert on the campus of Christopher Newport University
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season.

Music by the Bay at Fort Monroe
Join us each Thursday at the Gazebo at Continental Park to enjoy the music. This year’s lineup includes performances by the US Air Force Heritage of America Band, US Navy Fleet Forces Band, Hampton Roads Philharmonic and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. New this year are two special Friday concerts. The first is on June 6 by the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The second, on June 20, features the Hampton Roads Philharmonic for the Virginia Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Legacy Symposium. Also returning this year is the “Fourth at the Fort” celebration with a performance by the US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble. And the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform for our season finale on August 29 – a can’t-miss event. Each concert starts at 7 pm and ends at 8:15 pm.
Friday, Aug 29
Virginia Symphony Orchestra See listing below.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7:30-10:00 pm
Opera in the Park, Richmond
Join Virginia Opera for an evening of opera’s greatest hits. Open to the public. Music, food, prizes. Park opens at 6 pm; concert starts at 7:30. Dogwood Dell Amphitheater, Richmond

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