Virginia Wesleyan University Concert Series
All events take place in the Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Public ticket prices are as listed; free to the VWU community.
Artists in Residence
Tidewater Classical Guitar
Tidewater Classical Guitar is a non-profit arts organization with an all-volunteer board that cultivates awareness and appreciation of classical guitar by presenting world-class concerts and advancing guitar education. TCG presents concert series which feature many of the world's best-known and most outstanding guitarists.
Charles J. Woodward, Artistic Director
The Virginia Chorale is the premier professional vocal ensemble in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founded 38 years ago, the ensemble has grown from a community-based early music chorus to today’s dynamic group of professional singers.
Ambrosia String Quartet
September 23, 2021 — 7:30 p.m.
This dynamic ensemble will thrill you with their interpretations of the very best music written for string quartet, from classical favorites to the most recent compositions of celebrated contemporary composers. These talented individuals are all members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, but their backgrounds are as diverse as the music they play. Violinists Simon Lapointe and Mayu Cipriano hail from Québec and Tokyo, respectively; violist Beverly Kane Baker grew up locally in Hampton; and cellist Rebecca Gilmore came to the area from Charlotte, North Carolina. Their resumes collectively represent many years of study at the very best conservatories, including the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Indiana and Rice Universities, and the Juilliard School.
$15/$10, Free to VWU students, faculty, and staff
Tidewater Classical Guitar Presents Gohar Vardanyan
October 8, 2021 — 7:30 p.m.
Widely admired for her technique, artistry, and passionate performances Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States and internationally. Guitar International Magazine has described her as “the complete package,” “with a musicality and emotional quality... that one would expect from someone much older than the young wunderkind. Not only is she able to draw you into her performances with engaging musical interpretations, but she has the technical facility that is required of any concert level guitarist.”
$30/$25, Free to VWU students, faculty, and staff
Tidewater Classical Guitar Presents Silviu Ciulei
November 5, 2021 — 7:30 p.m.
Silviu Ciulei is a spectacularly rare musician. Since the age of 13 he has been earning top prizes in international competition. Not only is he among the most accomplished classical guitarists in the world, but he is also a top-tier Flamenco guitarist. Join us for a concert that will feature both the Classical and Flamenco styles of guitar.
$30/$25. Free to VWU students, faculty and staff.
A Wesleyan Christmas
December 3, 2021 — 7:30 p.m.,
December 4, 2021 — 4:00 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan Camerata, under the direction of Martha Springstead, and Virginia Wesleyan Vox Vera, under the guidance of Serena Smith '21, present a concert of carols, both old and new, and songs to celebrate the season.
$10/$5, Free to VWU students, faculty, and staff
Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell
December 4, 2021 — 7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Chorale welcomes the holiday season with sparkling songs and carols for chorus and guitar. Prize-winning guitarist Dr. Todd Holcomb joins the Chorale in intimate works by composers Jeffrey Van and Stephen Paulus, and Alf Houkom's exquisite Rune of Hospitality.
$28/$15. Free to VWU students, faculty, and staff