“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

March 2017

March 4, 7:00 pm
MUSE (Danielle Steele, conductor)
“UNITE!”
On March 4 and 5 MUSE raises her voice, under the direction of Danielle Steele, interim director, to present a tapestry of multicultural lullabies and protest songs honoring the way women have always lead purposeful action to address inequality in hope of a better future for their communities, their children and themselves. Earlham College Women’s Chorus will join MUSE for the second half of the program. The concert will close with a sing-a-long of The Women’s March anthem “I Can’t Keep Quiet” by MILCK. Women’s March hats and other symbols of solidarity and resistance are welcome and encouraged! The Sanctuary of Community Matters, 2110 St. Michael Street, Cincinnati. Tickets:  $10-$20, early bird pricing available through February 24. Purchase in advance at www.musechoir.org

March 4, 8:00 pm
Vocal Arts Ensemble (Craig Hella Johnson, conductor)
“Considering Matthew Shepard”
VAE Music Director Craig Hella Johnson returns to conduct a regional premiere of his own Considering Matthew Shepard, a musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment. Johnson has set a rich variety of texts by Lesléa Newman, Hafiz, Hildegard von Bingen, Michael Dennis Browne, and others. Several VAE singers will be featured as soloists, and the group will be joined by a small instrumental ensemble. Gallagher Theatre at Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, 45207. Tickets available at www.vaecinci.org.


March 5, 3:00 pm
MUSE (Danielle Steele, conductor)
“UNITE!”
On March 4 and 5 MUSE raises her voice, under the direction of Danielle Steele, interim director, to present a tapestry of multicultural lullabies and protest songs honoring the way women have always lead purposeful action to address inequality in hope of a better future for their communities, their children and themselves. Earlham College Women’s Chorus will join MUSE for the second half of the program. The concert will close with a sing-a-long of The Women’s March anthem “I Can’t Keep Quiet” by MILCK. Women’s March hats and other symbols of solidarity and resistance are welcome and encouraged! The Sanctuary of Community Matters, 2110 St. Michael Street, Cincinnati. Tickets:  $10-$20, early bird pricing available through February 24. Purchase in advance at www.musechoir.org

March 5, 5:00 pm
Vocal Arts Ensemble (Craig Hella Johnson, conductor)
“Considering Matthew Shepard”
VAE Music Director Craig Hella Johnson returns to conduct a regional premiere of his own Considering Matthew Shepard, a musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment. Johnson has set a rich variety of texts by Lesléa Newman, Hafiz, Hildegard von Bingen, Michael Dennis Browne, and others. Several VAE singers will be featured as soloists, and the group will be joined by a small instrumental ensemble. Gallagher Theatre at Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, 45207. Tickets available at www.vaecinci.org.


March 19, 12:00 pm
Cincinnati Sound Chorus (Lynn Hartmuth, conductor)
“Dessert Auction and Music, How Sweet!”
Join Cincinnati Sound Chorus for our Dessert Auction and Music!
This free concert and fundraiser will be from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 6301 Parkman Place, Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati 45213. cincinnatisound.org


March 26, 3:00 pm
Musica Sacra (Carlton Monroe, conductor)
Musica Sacra presents Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata 40 Darzu is erschienen der Sohn Gottes and Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Five Mystical Songs. St. Boniface Church 1750 Chase Avenue, Northside, OH. Freewill offering.