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Choral Series

The Department of Choral Studies presents a strikingly diverse and unique series of performances during the 2015-16 CCM Concert Series. Under the direction of CCM Professors Earl Rivers and Brett Scott, CCM’s and UC’s choral ensembles present 10 major concerts from Sept. 27, 2015, through May 1, 2016.

Single tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Choral Series tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID.

Flex Ticket Packages are on sale now for all Concert Series performances. Learn more by visiting ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/concerts/flex-tickets.

Single tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

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CCM'S 2015-16 CHORAL CONCERT SERIES

4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27
• Choral Series •
MUSIC OF THE BARD – CHORAL SETTINGS OF SHAKESPEARE III
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Camerata
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Christopher Albanese, Alex Sutton, and Martin Steidler, conductors

CCM’s Choral Department inaugurates the second year of The Shakespeare Quadricentennial, a two-year commemoration of the playwright’s birth and death through choral music – spanning his 450th birthday on April 23, 2014, through the 400th anniversary of his death, April 23, 2016. Each choir offers Shakespeare choral settings from the Renaissance through our own time. Newly commissioned works include premieres of British composer Judith Bingham’s “Doth the moon shine?” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dan Forrest’s “Ban, Ban Caliban” from The Tempest. Also featured are Mäntyjärvi’s Four Shakespeare Songs and choruses from Verdi’s Falstaff.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
• Choral Series •
In collaboration with the Cincinnati Bach Festival
BEST OF THE ITALIAN, FRENCH AND GERMAN BAROQUE
CCM Philharmonia, Chamber Choir and student soloists
Earl Rivers, conductor

“Best of the Baroque” features the virtuosic Dixit Dominus composed by the young George Frederic Handel during his sojourn to Italy, Dominus Regnavit, a grand motet of the French Baroque by Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, noted violinist and Music Director of Paris’ first public concert series, the Concert Spirituel, and Magnificat in D, composed by J.S. Bach for his first Christmas in Leipzig, Germany.

HANDEL: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232
MONDONVILLE: Dominus Regnavit
J.S. BACH: Magnificat in D, BWV 243

Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Fourth & Sycamore Streets, Cincinnati 45202

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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4
• Choral Series •
IMAGINING PARADISE
UC Men's & Women's Choruses
Christopher Albanese and Alex Sutton, conductors

Comprised of students from all 14 UC colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present Part I of Haydn’s classical masterwork The Creation (with texts from the Book of Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost). The Men’s and Women’s Choruses individually will also present settings of Shakespeare texts by Morrison, Harris and MacMillan, as well as a variety of classical, popular, folk, gospel and jazz arrangements by famed composers such as Copland, Lauridsen, Schubert, Crenshaw, Kedrov, Powell, Gretchaninoff, Milloy and O’Regan.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
HOLIDAY CONCERT
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The 450 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tri-state area, perform holiday songs from around the globe.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

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8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13
• Choral Series •
HONEGGER’S JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE AND VERDI’S OVERTURE FROM GIOVANNA D’ARCO

CCM Philharmonia, Chamber Choir and Chorale; UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses; and Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Earl Rivers, conductor
Marcus Shields, stage director

CCM showcases the American university premiere of a staged concert production of Arthur Honegger’s 1938 Joan of Arc at the Stake (Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher), featuring Joan of Arc in the final moments of her life, with flashbacks to her trial and younger days. Actors, soloists, choristers, and children play and sing multifaceted roles in Honegger’s borderline opera and oratorio of classical, popular and jazz styles. This program also features the Overture from Verdi’s take on the Joan of Arc story: 1845’s Giovanna d'Arco.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

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4 p.m. Sunday, March 13
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
TAPESTRY OF VOICES
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The CCM resident choirs of the award winning, internationally celebrated Cincinnati Children’s Choir will premiere new works in recognition of their 23rd season.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30
• Choral Series •
UC MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CHORUSES
Christopher Albanese and Alex Sutton, conductors

Comprised of students from all 14 UC colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present a variety of classical, popular, folk and jazz works. The program will include a commission from Daniel Elder on a Shakespeare text, as well as masterpieces by Bernstein, Ray, Walker, Hogan, Lauridsen, Vaughn Williams, Dickau, Mendelssohn, Pergolesi and Washburn!

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

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3 p.m. Sunday, April 17
• Choral & Jazz Series •
WYNTON MARSALIS’S ABYSSINIAN MASS: A GOSPEL CELEBRATION
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Chorale and Central State University Gospel Choir
Scott Belck, Brett Scott and Jeremy Winston, directors
Featuring guest artist Damien Sneed, conductor

Commissioned to celebrate the 2008 bicentennial of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, Marsalis’s Mass is a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentals and vocals with “hand-clappin’” and “tambourine-slappin’,” reflecting the form of the African American church service.

Location: Zion Baptist Church, 630 Glenwood Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229

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7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23
• Choral Series •
MUSIC OF THE BARD IV – 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF SHAKESPEARE
CCM Chamber Choir and CCM Drama Department

CCM Choral Department culminates its two-year Shakespeare Quadricentennial, honoring the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s passing (April 23, 1616) with choral music on Shakespeare texts performed by the Chamber Choir integrated with scenes from his plays presented by actors from the CCM Drama Department. Featured are premieres of newly commissioned choral works on Shakespeare texts by American composers Ola Gjeilo, Dominick DiOrio, and Jake Runestad.

Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, Michigan and Observatory Avenues, Cincinnati, OH 45208

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2 & 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
CELEBRATE YOUTH!
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

Celebrate spring and 23 years of choral artistry with the 450 members of the Cincinnati Children's Choir, CCM Resident Choirs and Satellite Choirs.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

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CCM CONCERT SERIES TICKET PRICES:

$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CCM/CSO Diversity Fellowship Sponsor

The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Season Presenting Sponsor, Musical Theatre Program Sponsor & Event Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter
All-Steinway School Sponsor

ArtsWave
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Frances R. Luther Charitable Trust

Community Partners

Macy’s
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists Sponsor

Anonymous
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom

Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation

Choral Studies Sponsors

Ms. Margaret A. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Studio Drama Series Sponsor

Rosemary & Mark Schlachter
Teri Jory & Seth Geiger
Graeter’s

Swan Lake Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate
     and Prejudice through Performing Arts

The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Jeff Thomas Catering
PNC
Trish & Rick Bryan
Keating, Muething & Klekamp P.L.L.
Rhonda & Larry Sheakley

Event Sponsors

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A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.