“I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.” – Paul McCartney

 December 2017

December 3, 3:00 pm
Musica Sacra (Brett Scott, conductor)
“Musica Sacra Christmas Concert”

Galuppi: Magnificat in G major, B.II/61                                      
Finzi: In terra pax (A Christmas Poem), op. 39          
Holst: Christmas Day (Choral Fantasy on Old Carols)    

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
No Admission Charged — Donations gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Musica Sacra, here.

December 3, 3:00 pm
Northern Kentucky Community Chorus (Stephanie Nash, conductor)
“Songs of the Season”
This concert is a mix of secular and sacred pieces that touch everyone’s heart during the Christmas season. There will be two seldom-heard pieces by John Rutter, a beautiful Cantata for Christmas by Cecilia McDowall, a new piece by Craig Hella Johnson that explores the boundaries between sacred and popular music, and even a Forties favorite: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas”, made famous by Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians. Familiar carols and sing-alongs will round out this can’t-miss concert. Adults $15, seniors and students $10. Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.

To buy tickets: http://nkychorus.org/next-concert/2017-2018-season/


December 9, 7:00 pm
Harrison VOCE (Karen Schweinfest, conductor)
“A Naughty & Nice Christmas”
Harrison VOCE invites you to celebrate the holiday season at their annual holiday concert December 9, 2017.?The choir will be performing?at 7 pm?in Martin Marietta Theater at Harrison High School activity center.

“A Naughty & Nice Christmas” is a light-hearted concert with a combination of traditional, contemporary, and historical pieces.? The audience will laugh out loud, meet some very special guests, and enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Everyone will leave the theater with a smile on their face and joy in their heart.

Harrison VOCE is a volunteer, non-profit organization.?VOCE, pronounced VOE-CHAY, has double meaning – Italian for ‘voice’ and an acronym for Voices of Choral Excellence.??Founded in 2013 by Karen Schweinfest and 40 inaugural members, VOCE brings joy and musical education to Harrison and the surrounding communities through choral music.

For additional information about Harrison VOCE, including how to join, please visit?www.HarrisonVoce.org?or “Find us on Facebook” @harrisoncommunitysingers. Tickets can be purchased online or at FCN BANK and Village Pharmacy for $10.

Venue Address:  Harrison High School Activity Center, 9860 West Rd, Harrison, OH 45030

Ticket Information:  Tickets can be purchased online at www.HarrisonVoce.org or at FCN BANK and Village Pharmacy for $10.


December 10, 3:00 pm
Cincinnati Sound Chorus (Lynn Hartmuth, conductor)
“Christmas Time is Here”
Join Cincinnati Sound Chorus for an afternoon of barbershop harmony as we usher in the holiday season!  We’re excited to be joined by International Top 10 Quartet, Glamour. Featuring many familiar tunes, our award-winning chorus offers an afternoon of celebration with you, our friends and family! Venue Address:  8485 Ridge Rd, Cincinnati 45236 Ticket Information: Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for those 10 years and younger. They may be purchased through tour website or from your favorite chorus member!

https://cincinnatisound.org/product-catalog


December 10, 3:00 pm
Middletown Civic Chorus (Jeremy Jones, conductor)
“Handel’s Messiah
Please join Middletown Civic Chorus as they present their 78th annual performance of selections from this classic oratorio featuring soloists, strings, trumpet, and organ. This year’s concert will be held at First United Methodist Church in Middletown, OH.

Venue Address: 120 S Broad St Middletown, OH
Ticket Information: no tickets required, free will offering taken.


December 16, 7:30 pm
Vocal Arts Ensemble (Earl Rivers, conductor)
“Candlelit Christmas”
Brr!  Warm up your winter with the lush tones of the VAE. Director Emeritus Earl Rivers returns to lead the VAE and guests Canterbury Brass in a concert of cherished holiday selections by candlelight. The concert showcases carols from around the world, including Carol of the Bells, Le cloche de Noel, Deck the Halls and more. Venue Address: 1229 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH  45202 For tickets, please call: 513-381-3300 or visit vaecinci.org


December 17, 4:00 pm
Vocal Arts Ensemble (Earl Rivers, conductor)
“Candlelit Christmas”
Brr!  Warm up your winter with the lush tones of the VAE. Director Emeritus Earl Rivers returns to lead the VAE and guests Canterbury Brass in a concert of cherished holiday selections by candlelight. The concert showcases carols from around the world, including Carol of the Bells, Le cloche de Noel, Deck the Halls and more. Venue Address: 1229 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH  45202 For tickets, please call: 513-381-3300 or visit vaecinci.org


December 17, 6:30 pm
Mason Chorale (Karen Mail, conductor)
“A Mason Chorale Christmas”
We invite you to join us for our upcoming concert! With songs such as “Still, Still, Still” (an Austrian Christmas carol and lullaby), “Up Above My Head,” a hard-to-get-out-of-your-head tune performed by the ladies, and the ever familiar “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” there is something for everyone!

Our annual silent auction will take place during intermission, so come ready to bid! Cookies and punch will also be served at this time. Venue: 6546 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd., Mason, 45040. Tickets: $8 ($1 off with a donation of two canned goods). For more information: masonchorale.com