choral music

MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, is preparing for its spring concert on April 18 and looking ahead to their 2015-16 season. The choir’s director, Rhonda Juliano, joins Anne Arenstein with a preview of the Here and Aware concert at St. Francis Seraph Church plus their collaboration with the Sarah Center.

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Cincinnati Camerata, a local choral group, will join with the Cincinnati Bach Ensemble on March 29 for the local premiere of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Passio (Passion according to St. John) at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Terrace Park. Dr. Brett Scott, director of Cincinnati Camerata and professor in CCM Choral Department talks with Brian O’Donnell about this concert and the history of his group.

  

Craig Hella Johnson, the musical director for Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble, joins Anne Arenstein to preview the upcoming 35th anniversary season, including the holiday tradition, A Candlelit Christmas, happening December 13 and 14.

It’s time for the annual holiday show from Cincinnati’s award-winning a capella group, Southern Gateway Chorus. Anne Arenstein learns the details about The First Holiday Inn, happening Saturday, December 13, from two of the group’s members: Doug Watson and David Beaudry.

Anne Arenstein has a preview of the fall concert from the women’s chorus MUSE in a conversation with the group’s artistic director, Rhonda Juliano. The concert, Unresolved, happens on November 22 at Memorial Hall with special guests, the Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project.

"Songs of Peace and Freedom" choral concert at UC

Oct 24, 2014

The Men’s and Women’s Choruses of UC’s College Conservatory of Music will present a combined concert on November 5 entitled Songs of Peace and Freedom. Graduate conducting students Christopher Albanese and Alexander Sutton join Anne Arenstein to discuss the premise of this concert and their upcoming conducting debuts.

When you combine a new collaborative of the area’s best choral singing groups with a need for classroom supplies, you come up with is Choirs4Crayons, a choral music festival from the Greater Cincinnati Choral Consortium to benefit Cincinnati’s Crayons2Computers organization. Frank Johnson finds out more about this event from Jeff Stern, development and communications director for Crayons2Computers and David Beaudry, treasurer of the Greater Cincinnati Choral Consortium and also a member of the Southern Gateway Chorus.

Shanti: A Journey of Peace comes to Cincinnati

Mar 28, 2014

The Cincinnati Arts Association will present Shanti: A Journey of Peace, described as an “Indian-American choral journey” on Saturday, April 5 at the Aronoff Center. Our Barbara Gray gets a preview of this unique production with the show’s music composer, educator and alumnus, Kanniks Kannikeswaran.

Possibly the most significant American oratorio of the late 20th century, John Adams’ “El Nino” will be performed by the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Musics Philharmonia, Chamber Choir, Chorale and Cincinnati Children’s Choir on March 2. Anne Arenstein welcomes in studio Earl Rivers, who will conduct this oratorio, to share his thoughts on the challenges, instruments and written words that make the pieces magic.

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