Immanuel Chapel Concert Series

The Immanuel Chapel Concert Series at Virginia Theological Seminary supports our mission by providing educational opportunities for the VTS community and outreach to the city, with particular emphasis on sacred choral and organ music in the Anglican tradition.

Concerts take place in Immanuel Chapel, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Va. 22304, on the VTS campus.

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2022-2023 Season

Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Organ Recital | Janet Yieh

Free admission

Janet Yieh will showcase the remarkable Taylor & Boody pipe organ in a varied program that will include audience participation in hymn singing.

Janet Yieh is Director of Music at Church of the Heavenly Rest on the Upper East Side in New York City where she oversees a vibrant music program for all ages, and plays the 138-rank Austin Organ. For seven years, she served as Associate Organist at Trinity Church Wall Street, where she founded the St. Paul’s Chapel Choir and accompanied the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street. 

An innovative concert recitalist and sacred music specialist, Janet was named one of ‘20 under 30’ promising artists by The Diapason. She has performed throughout the United States and across the globe, highlights include: New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Washington’s National Cathedral, San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, Yale University’s Woolsey Hall, Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, and Malaysia; collaboration with the Paul Winter Consort, the Washington Chorus at The Kennedy Center, NOVUS NY orchestra at Carnegie Hall; the American Guild of Organists’ 2022 National Convention in Seattle and the Association of Anglican Musicians’ National Conference in Richmond; the national radio show Pipedreams, WQXR-FM and two CD recordings.

In 2020, Janet co-founded a new platform ‘Amplify Female Composers’ with Carolyn Craig, and she contributes research to an international sacred music database called “A Great Host of Women Composers.” Janet has taught on the faculty for POE Summer Programs and played as staff organist for RSCM America Duke University and Providence, Rhode Island courses. She is an executive board member of the New York City American Guild of Organists, and a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians.

Janet holds double Masters degrees in Organ Performance from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, and a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School. While at Yale, she was appointed Organ Scholar at Christ Church, New Haven and Trinity Church on the Green, and directed music for Berkeley Divinity School. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Janet is an alumna of St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School and the Potomac Organ Institute. Janet’s former teachers include Thomas Murray, Paul Jacobs, John Walker, Wayne Earnest, Victoria Shields and Ruei-hwa Shyu.

Friday, March 3, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.

The Thirteen | Matthew Robertson, Artistic Director

Rachmaninoff’s Vespers – alternately known as The All-Night Vigil – is often hailed as the composer’s greatest triumph. The apotheosis of the power, beauty, and emotion of the human voice, Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece is a concerto for the entire choir. Writing with a symphonic palette, Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece has moved audiences for over 100 years with soaring melodies, rich harmonies, and vocal pyrotechnics. Join the choir of 22 singers, including bassi profundi Glenn Miller and Eric Alatorre, in celebrating Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday.

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  • Discounted tickets are available for current VTS faculty, staff, and students. Watch for campus emails with details and the promo code.

April 27, 2023 The Concert runs from 7:30 PM to 8:40 PM with refreshments following in the Chapel Parlor.

The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that form The U.S. Air Force Band. Featuring 24 active-duty musicians, the Singing Sergeants support military and civilian ceremonial and diplomatic functions, education outreach events, and concerts throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C., and the United States.

Formed initially as a men’s chorus in 1945 from the rank and file of The U.S. Army Air Forces Band, the Singing Sergeants became the first premier military chorus to enlist women in 1973, diversifying their mission and increasing their scope of musical versatility. Today, the group’s members often perform for the Department of Defense and other high-level military and civilian functions, using music to bridge language and cultural differences and helping advance positive diplomatic relations through song. The chorus is regularly featured at regional and national music education conferences, including the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and Chorus America. At varied venues, the Singing Sergeants reach a diverse audience with the beauty and power of music.