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Jefferson Choral Society Presents 2022-2023 Concert Season

Welcome to the Jefferson Choral Society 2022-2023 Concert Season!

In their 2022-2023 concert season, the Jefferson Choral Society will offer inspiring and innovative choral performances that will appeal to everyone!

Let There Be Peace
Dec. 3, 2022 7:30 pm
Dec. 4, 2022 4:00 pm
Timberlake United Methodist Church

The JCS ushered in the holiday season for 385 audience members with two performances of Bach's Magnificat and cherished holiday favorites sung by seventy JCS choir members and five distinguished soloists accompanied by a thirteen member orchestra. Children and students were admitted free of charge, and patrons of all ages joined in a festive carol sing along. The enthusiastic audience gave the JCS warm standing ovations as the choir closed their performances with a soaring encore of the Hallelujuha chorus from Handel's Messiah.

Best of Broadway
Feb. 26, 2023 4:00pm
Historic Academy Theatre

Broadway show tunes are the perfect antidote to the short days and long nights of winter. 575 enthusiastic patrons delighted in a varied program of choral arrangements of favorite show tunes sung by the Jefferson Choral Society, the area's oldest and largest adult choir, who were accompanied by a rock bank. Young and old alike tapped their toes and sang along as they heard "the music of the night!"

Memory from Cats
Seventy Six Trombones from The Music Man
Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King
Don't Cry for Me Argentina from Evita
Good Morning Starshine, Aquarius, and Let the Sunshine In from Hair
The Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera
Bring Him Home from Les Miserables
Circle of Life from The Lion King
There is Nothing Like a Dame, Some Enchanted Evening and others from South Pacific
Singin' in the Rain from The Hollywood Music Box Revue

Jesus, Son of Our Father
Apr. 30, 2023 4:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre

The Jefferson Choral Society presented to 316 ticket holders an oratorio written in the classical tradition by Virginia composer Aaron Garber in collaboration with librettist Rev. Richard Bansemer, retired Lutheran pastor and former Bishop of the Virginia Lutheran Synod. The production was scored for a 33-piece orchestra and featured baritone soloist Philip Bouknight in the starring role of Jesus and tenor Jeff Prillaman. The oratorio is based on the Gospel of John and tells the story of the events leading up to the crucifixtion and ends with the plaintively gut-wrenching injunction of Jesus to follow Him. Received with a standing ovation from the enthusiastic audience, the performance marked the Lynchburg premiere of the moving and beautiful Jesus, Son of Our Father.

National D-Day Memorial Stars and Stripes Forever Patriotic Concert
Friday, May 26, 2023 7:00 PM
National D-Day Memorial
Bedford, VA

This patriotic concert benefiting the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA features the Jefferson Choral Society and The Let's Dance Band, who will perform on Friday, May 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the National D-Day Memorial. Tickets are available at the National D-Day Memorial Gift Shop, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation Office, and online at under Event Tickets. Tickets purchased in advance cost $12 for an Adult and $8 for a Student/Veteran/and Memorial Member. At the gate, an Adult ticket costs $14, and a Student/Veteran/ and Memorial Member ticket costs $10. Children under 6 and WWII Veterans are admitted free.

The Jefferson Choral Society would like to extend our appreciation to our concert season sponsors. The programs are supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; The Easley Foundation; and The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation.

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