PVCC’s V. Earl Dickinson Building

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PVCC’s V. Earl Dickinson Building
501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA, 22902, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

June 7, 2015

The Fourth Annual Spring Performance:
Carnival of the Animals

Sunday, June 7, 2014 at 2:00pm & 5:00pm

The V. Earl Dickinson Building at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC)


  • Tickets are available for purchase online and will be emailed to patrons:

Adults: $10.00
Children (Age 12 & Under): $5.00
Lap Babies (Under Age 2): Free

Performance at 2:00pm

Performance at 5:00pm


Want to attend both performances?  Purchase a CBA Pas de Deux Pass - discounted for CBA families with students in more than one performance!

CBA Pas de deux pass!


  •  Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of the performance.  Parents needing assistance can call the Charlottesville Ballet Box Office at 434.227.7592.




  • Photography For the safety of the dancers, no photography will be permitted during the performance. 
  • Performance DVD:  You can purchase a performance DVD in the lobby of the theater during the dress rehearsals for $25.00.  No videography is permitted during the performance.


CBA Parents: A digital copy of the CBA Spring Performance Parent Packet 2015 is available online– check for rehearsal times, backstage notes, and other student information!


Date: June 7, 2015

June 12, 2015

Charlottesville Ballet joins the Oratorio Society of Virginia to present Arthur Honegger’s symphonic psalm dramatically details the life of King David. Performed with a professional orchestra and soloists, and featuring original dance interpretations by the Charlottesville Ballet.

Arthur Honegger’s King David (Le roi David) first premiered in 1921 as a part of a René Morax drama.  It was then adapted by the composer into a concert work, and has since entered the standard choral repertoire.  Nevertheless, the stirring piece is not often performed – so the Oratorio Society’s June 2015 performance gives the Charlottesville community a unique opportunity to hear this beautiful music.

The work depicts the biblical narrative of King David’s life in a series of distinct scenes, portrayed by a chorus, chamber orchestra, vocal soloists and two actors.  The themes of humble beginnings and a rise to power, triumph of the underdog, misuse of power, and the transition from youth to old age will continue to inform and resonate with contemporary audiences.

Additionally, this performance will feature a collaboration with four soloists from the Charlottesville Ballet.  The addition of several professional dancers to the production – with original choreography by Mary Steward- will be the first of its kind and recapture some of the dramatic flair of the original 1921 play, offering another layer of narrative depiction to the works instrumental numbers and choral scenes.

This collaborative performance brings together a number of diverse performing forces in our community: the Oratorio Society singers and conductor, the Charlottesville Ballet dancers, professional orchestral musicians, vocal soloists, and actors.  Don’t miss this remarkable combination of talent and one-time presentation of Honegger’s masterwork for the Charlottesville community!

WHEN: Friday, June 12 at 7:30pm

WHERE: The V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC | 501 College Drive in Charlottesville, VA

TICKETS: $30 for Adults and $20 for Students

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Video Clip of the First Rehearsal for “King David” with The Oratorio Society

Did you know that CB is collaborating with The Oratorio Society of Virginia for a new production of Honegger’s “King David” on June 12? Here’s a clip of the first rehearsal with choreographer Mary Steward and soloist Victor Smith!

Posted by Charlottesville Ballet on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Start: June 12, 2015 7:30 pm
End: June 12, 2015 9:00 pm