“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 2017

November 4, 1-6 pm
Cincinnati Boychoir
“All-City Boychoir Festival”
Once again, the Cincinnati Boychoir will welcome more than 300 boys from all over the tristate area to the Aronoff Center for the Arts to sing, play musical games, and put together a public concert all in just one afternoon. This year’s festival features a guest conductor from Chicago Children’s Choir, Mollie Stone, who will teach the festival attendees South African music and the country’s rich culture and challenging history. She is a world-renowned expert on black South African choral music, teaching and leading workshops around the world on this topic.

While the Boychoir’s elite traveling ensemble, the Ambassadors, will tour in South Africa and Swaziland in June 2018, Ms. Stone’s appearance will enrich the musical lives of every boy in attendance. She will prepare them to deliver an authentic, meaningful, joyful performance of South African choral music and introduce them to South African culture and history. The day ends with a rousing performance of what they’ve learned in the fabulous 2,000-seat P&G Hall at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

Boys will participate in one of two tracks – one for those whose voice haven’t changed yet and one for those whose voices are changing or changed. The event is free and all boys will receive a t-shirt and Graeter’s cookies that day, thanks to the generous support of the Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, the Charles H. Dater Foundation, Graeters, and the Cincinnati Arts Association.

Venue Address: 650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Ticket Information: No tickets required, but we do need you to register. Details and registration: http://cincinnatiboychoir.org/programs/all-city-boychoir-festival/


November 5, 7:00 pm
Cincinnati Choral Society (Michael Chertock, conductor)
“Mozart Requiem
Local fans will have an opportunity to hear the Cincinnati Choral Society (CCS), one of the greater Cincinnati area’s premier auditioned choruses, in two performances of the Mozart Requiem. The 40-voice auditioned chorus, under the direction of Philip Clary, will join forces with the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra and conductor Michael Chertock.

Since it was founded in 1974, CCS has sung in famed venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and All Hallows by the Tower of London. CCS has also performed with local orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Cincinnati Pops, the Kentucky Symphony and the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. CCS offers quality musical experiences not only to audiences but to talented singers seeking a satisfying choral experience. For more information about CCS, please go to: www.cincinnatichoralsociety.org

Venue Address: St Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery OH 45242.

Ticket Information: Admission is Free (donations accepted)


November 9, 7:30 pm
MUSE (Catherine Roma, conductor)
“WELCOME!”
MUSE presents a free, reprisal performance of their spring performance entitled WELCOME! Under the direction of Founding Director Dr. Catherine Roma, MUSE explores immigration through reconciling with the past, modern hospitality, and expansive patriotism. Join us for this free performance.

As people around the country lead growing movements to resist and reject oppressive immigration policies and rhetoric, now is the time to advocate for inclusivity and peace in the face of ongoing discrimination and immediate threats.

MUSE is an inclusive and feminist choral community advocating for peace and social justice. We unite our voices to raise awareness and inspire change in ourselves, our audiences, and our world through partnerships that honor the humanity and enduring spirit of all people.

Venue Address: Bellarmine Chapel, Xavier University, 3801 Ledgewood Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45207. Ticket Information: FREE


November 11, 9 am-5 pm
MUSE Auditions
MUSE will hold auditions for singing members on Saturday, November 11th at our rehearsal home, Community Matters, located in Lower Price Hill. Visit our website, www.musechoir.org, to learn more or send an email to membership@musechoir.org to reserve your audition time.

MUSE is an inclusive and feminist choral community advocating for peace and social justice. We unite our voices to raise awareness and inspire change in ourselves, our audiences, and our world through partnerships that honor the humanity and enduring spirit of all people. We value diversity and inclusion as our greatest strengths, welcoming adults of any age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, political interest, ability, economic and educational background. Our singing members have a range of musical skills including readers and non-readers.

Venue Address: 2104 St. Michael St, Cincinnati, OH 45204

Auditions must be scheduled in advance by emailing membership@musechoir.org


November 12, 5:00 pm
Vocal Arts Ensemble (Craig Hella Johnson, conductor)
“Welcome Home”
VAE, joined by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, invites you to celebrate the opening concert in our new home, the historic and newly restored Memorial Hall. From the newly commissioned work by Dominick DiOrio to the glorious melodies of Mozart (Requiem) and J. S. Bach (Ascension Oratorio), immerse yourself in song as VAE celebrates the future while honoring the past. Venue Address: 1229 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH  45202 For tickets, please call: 513-381-3300 or visit vaecinci.org


November 12, 7:30 pm
Cincinnati Choral Society (Michael Chertock, conductor)
“Mozart Requiem
Local fans will have an opportunity to hear the Cincinnati Choral Society (CCS), one of the greater Cincinnati area’s premier auditioned choruses, in two performances of the Mozart Requiem. The 40-voice auditioned chorus, under the direction of Philip Clary, will join forces with the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra and conductor Michael Chertock.

Since it was founded in 1974, CCS has sung in famed venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and All Hallows by the Tower of London. CCS has also performed with local orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Cincinnati Pops, the Kentucky Symphony and the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. CCS offers quality musical experiences not only to audiences but to talented singers seeking a satisfying choral experience. For more information about CCS, please go to: www.cincinnatichoralsociety.org

Venue Address: Mason United Methodist Church, 6315 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason OH 45040.

Ticket Information: Admission is Free (donations accepted)