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2014-15 Choral Season - Past Concerts

FALL SEMESTER

4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21
• Choral Series •
MUSIC OF THE BARD – CHORAL SETTINGS OF SHAKESPEARE I
CCM Chorale, UC Men's and Women’s Choruses, Cincinnati Children's Choir and Walnut Hills High School Ensemble
Brett Scott, Christopher Albanese, Alexander Sutton, Robyn Lana and Anthony Nims, conductors

CCM’s Choral Department inaugurates the Shakespeare Quadricentennial, a two-year commemoration of the playwright’s birth and death through choral music – spanning his 450th birthday this past April 23, 2014 and culminating on April 23, 2016, the 400th anniversary of his death. Each choir offers a Shakespearean choral setting from the Renaissance through our own time. Featured works include Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, Matthew Harris' When Daffodils Begin To Peer from The Winter’s Tale and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s Double, Double, Toil and Trouble and Verdi’s Witches’ Chorus from Macbeth.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19

AMERICAN VOICES XVI
Choral, Dance and Orchestral Collaboration
Featuring Café MoMus Ensemble and CCM Chamber Choir
Earl Rivers and Rhett Lei, conductors
Andre Megerdichian, dance director and choreographer
Judith Mikita, choreographer

COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
MENOTTI: The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission:
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 13. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5
• Choral Series •
REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOV
EMBER/STILL I RISE – SONGS OF PEACE AND FREEDOM
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Christopher Albanese and Alexander Sutton, conductors

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER
MENDELSSOHN: Veni, Domine (from Three Motets)
BYRD: Memento salutis auctor (from Gradualia II)
WHITACRE: Five Hebrew Love Songs
Arr. ANDRÉ THOMAS: John Saw duh Numbuh

STILL I RISE – SONGS OF PEACE AND FREEDOM
BRITTEN: The Ballad of Little Musgrave
Arr. HOGAN: I’m Gonna Sing ’Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart
Arr. SHAW: If I Got My Ticket Can I Ride
Arr. JEFFREY AMES: Tshotsholoza
Arr. WILLIAM POWELL: Gabi Gabi

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9
• Choral Series •
JOHANNES BRAHMS’S EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM
CCM Chorale
Brett Scott, conductor

CCM Chorale performs the regional premiere of Brahms' classic Ein deutsches Requiem in a newly composed chamber orchestra version for string quintet and winds arranged by Joachim Linckelmann. 

Location: Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Admission:
FREE

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5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
• Prestige Event Series •
MONTEVERDI’S VESPERS OF 1610
CCM Chamber Choir and Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra
Featuring CCM Students, Faculty and Early Music Guest Artists
Earl Rivers, music director and conductor

Anchoring the advent of music in the Baroque era as a large-scale masterwork, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 displays a range of lavish colors for vocal and instrumental soloists; six, seven, eight and 10-voice choral textures; and virtuosic embellishments and improvisations.

Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Fourth & Sycamore Streets, Downtown Cincinnati
Tickets:
$20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7
• Prestige Event Series •
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra; UC Men's and Women's Choruses; Cincinnati Children's Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Conner Middle School, Lakota East High School and Mason High School
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Christopher Albanese, Alexander  Sutton, Becky Bertelsen, Becky Huddilston and Elaine Santos, conductors

Bring family and friends to CCM and welcome the December holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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SPRING SEMESTER

3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8
• Choral Series •
MUSIC OF THE BARD – CHORAL SETTINGS OF SHAKESPEARE II
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, UC Men’s & Women’s Choruses, Cincinnati Children’s Choir and guest choir from Shanghai’s East China Normal University
Brett Scott, Christopher Albanese, Alexander Sutton, Daniel Blosser, Stephen Milloy, Robyn Lana and Yaru Tan, conductors

CCM’s Choral Department continues The Shakespeare Quadricentennial, a two-year commemoration of the playwright's legacy through choral music – spanning his 450th birthday this past April 23, 2014, and culminating on April 23, 2016, the 400th anniversary of his death. Each choir offers a Shakespearean choral setting from the Renaissance through our own time.
Featured works include Frank Martin's Five Songs of Ariel from The Tempest, Jaakko Mantyjarvi's "Double, Double, Toil and Trouble” from Macbeth and Matthew Harris’ Shakespeare Songs from Measure by Measure, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Hamlet

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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8 p.m. Friday, March 13
• Choral and Orchestral Series •
MONUMENTAL: BERLIOZ AND STRAVINSKY
CCM Philharmonia, Chamber Choir, Chorale and Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Mark Gibson and Earl Rivers, conductors
Featuring faculty artist Michael Unger, organ and student artist Christopher Bozeka, tenor

CCM’s Mighty Harrison pipe organ and Philharmonia Orchestra dialogue as “Pope” and “Emperor” in Berlioz’s monumental Te Deum, featuring two mixed choirs, children’s choir and tenor soloist. Te Deum originally premiered in Paris’ Saint-Eustache Church in 1855. This concert program also features Stravinsky’s monumentally influential The Rite of Spring.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC Students, UC Students FREE.

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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
• Choral Series •
SPRING SHOWCASE
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Christopher Albanese and Alexander Sutton, conductors

The UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers, comprised of students from all 13 UC colleges, perform a variety of classical, popular, folk and jazz tunes. UC Women's Chorus presents "Oceania and the Ocean; Americana and Devotion," featuring works of William Billings from The New England Psalm Singer, Irving Fine from Alice in Wonderland, and Jussi Chydenius, Craig Hella Johnson, Stephen Leek and Annea Lockwood. UC Men's Chorus offers Gustav Holst's Dirge for Two Veterans and Grieg's Brothers Sing On. Combined Choruses perform Jeffrey Van's A Procession Winding Around Me for solo guitar and chorus on a Civil War text by Walt Whitman.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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3 p.m. Sunday, April 19
• Choral Series •
DAVE BRUBECK’S THE GATES OF JUSTICE
CCM Chorale and Brass Choir
Featuring the Phil DeGreg Trio and guest choir The Martin Luther King Chorale
Brett Scott, conductor

Originally premiered in 1969 for the dedication of Cincinnati's Rockdale Temple, Dave Brubeck’s The Gates of Justice was a co-commission by CCM and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, with a premiere conducted by Erich Kunzel. The text is drawn from the Hebrew Bible, speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Negro Spirituals, the writings of Hillel and lyrics by the composer's wife, Iola Brubeck.

Location: St. Francis de Sales Parish, 1600 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Tickets will also be available beginning at 2 p.m. on the day of the performance at St. Francis de Dales Parish; cash and check only at the door.

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

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SPONSORS

CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support of $10,000 and above:

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

The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter

All-Steinway School Sponsor

ArtsWave
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
The Louise Taft Semple Foundation

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

The Corbett Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg

Ariel Quartet Sponsors

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