“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

 November 2016

November 13, 3 pm
Northern Kentucky Community Chorus (Stephanie Nash, conductor)
“The Gift of Life”
The Northern Kentucky Community Chorus is pleased to invite you to join us for the regional premiere of a new piece by John Rutter! The full concert will include Howard Helvey’s “Song of Creation”, Stephen Paulus’s “The Pilgrim’s Hymn”, Carol Mizell’s arrangement of “O Day of Peace” (with handbells), and John Rutter’s The Gift of Life. The Lakeside Ringers will join us as guest artists on this concert. Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017. Tickets are available online,  through chorus members and by calling 859-341-1963: $15/adults, $10/seniors & students, under 12/free.


November 19, 1:00 pm
May Festival Youth Chorus (James Bagwell, conductor)
MFYC Masterclass
The May Festival Youth Chorus will be offering a masterclass session for high school singers with mezzo soprano, Teresa Buchholz. Several soloists will sing for our master musician and others are invited to participate as observers. Ms. Buchholz will work on interpretation, presentation and offer ideas about the relationship between text and music. Click here for Teresa’s website for information about her work in New York and other places.

To register for this sessions either as a singer or observer contact Rosanne Wetzel at RWetzel@mayfestival.com or 513 744-3229. Knox Presbyterian Church choir room, 3400 Michigan Avenue; Cincinnati, OH  45208. 1:00-3:00 pm – Free admission.

November 19, 7:30 pm
MUSE (Eva Floyd, conductor)
“RISE!”
MUSE opens its 34th Season with a collection of current and traditional protest songs that promises the choir’s signature blend of inspiration, advocacy, humor and heart. Performing with MUSE will be Emma’s Revolution, the duo of award-winning, activist musicians Pat Humphries and Sandy O., hailed as “smart, funny and informative-like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars.” National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, 45202. Tickets: $20, $17 seniors and students, $10 child. Early Bird discount through 11/11; www.musechoir.org


November 20, 1:00 pm
May Festival Youth Chorus (James Bagwell, conductor)
MFYC Masterclass
The May Festival Youth Chorus will be offering a masterclass session for high school singers with mezzo soprano, Teresa Buchholz. Several soloists will sing for our master musician and others are invited to participate as observers. Ms. Buchholz will work on interpretation, presentation and offer ideas about the relationship between text and music. Click here for Teresa’s website for information about her work in New York and other places.

To register for this sessions either as a singer or observer contact Rosanne Wetzel at RWetzel@mayfestival.com or 513 744-3229. Knox Presbyterian Church choir room, 3400 Michigan Avenue; Cincinnati, OH  45208. 1:00-2:00 pm – Free admission.

November 20, 3:00 pm
MUSE (Eva Floyd, conductor)
“RISE!”
MUSE opens its 34th Season with a collection of current and traditional protest songs that promises the choir’s signature blend of inspiration, advocacy, humor and heart. Performing with MUSE will be Emma’s Revolution, the duo of award-winning, activist musicians Pat Humphries and Sandy O., hailed as “smart, funny and informative-like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars.” National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, 45202. Tickets: $20, $17 seniors and students, $10 child. Early Bird discount through 11/11; www.musechoir.org

November 20, 3:00 pm
Voices of the Commonwealth (Tony Burdette, conductor)
“British Invasion”
This concert features music by British composers. The cornerstone of the program will be the exquisite Requiem by John Rutter, with chamber orchestra. We will also perform anthems by William Walton and Hubert Parry that will feature the grand Basilica pipe organ! Melissa Harvey, soprano and Shiloh Roby, organ. St. Mary’s Basilica Cathedral of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., Covington, Kentucky. For tickets: www.voicesofthecommonwealth.com