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CCM 2018-19 Choral Series

Choral Series

The Department of Choral Studies presents a strikingly diverse and unique series of performances during the 2018-19 CCM Concert Series. Under the direction of CCM Professors Earl Rivers and Brett Scott, CCM’s and UC’s choral ensembles present seven major concerts from Sept. 30, 2018 through May 5, 2019.

Flex Ticket Packages are on sale now for all Concert Series performances. Learn more by visiting Purchase six or more tickets and save 20% off regular concert prices.

Single tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID.

Single tickets become available on Sept. 10, 2018, and can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through our e-Box Office! Visit for CCM Box Office hours and location.



4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30
• Choral Series •
CCM Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Brett Scott, Molly Getsinger, Matthew Coffey and Robyn Lana, music directors and conductors

CCM’s Choral Department opens the season with a joint concert by CCM Chorale, UC Choruses and the Cincinnati Youth Choir.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir (formerly Cincinnati Children’s Choir), including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tristate area, performs holiday songs from around the globe.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
• Choral Series •
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, Cincinnati Youth Choir Bel Canto, and UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Featuring faculty artists Dror Biran and James Tocco, piano, with student vocal soloists, pianists and percussionists
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott and Robyn Lana, conductors

An afternoon of spirited and romantic cantatas by master composers. Carl Orff’s Catulli Carmina, a cantata of poems by the Roman poet Catullus (87-54 B.C.), sketches the story of the poet’s passion for the promiscuous Clodia (Lesbia). Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces captures the essence of a Russian peasant wedding and post-wedding party with four pianos, six percussionists, soloists and chorus.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
• Choral Series •
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Matthew Coffey and Molly Getsinger, conductors

Comprised of students from all 14 of UC’s colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers feature the music of Arneson, Copland, Ramsey, Schubert, Szymko and Tormis.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

5 p.m. Sunday, March 17
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

Building tomorrow’s leaders, one voice at time, the Cincinnati Youth Choir sings of growth, encouragement and unity through new commissions and music from around the globe.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

4 p.m. Saturday, March 30
• Orchestra and Choral Series •
CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Choir
Earl Rivers, conductor

The combined CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Choir present Handel’s Zadok the Priest, composed for the coronation of King George II in 1727, and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat BWV 243, composed for Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig. The Philharmonia will also play J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major and Handel’s Water Music in F Major.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

5 p.m. Sunday, May 5
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir, including CCM resident choirs and community choirs continue to sing for the future featuring songs of life, love and laughter.

Location: Corbett Auditorium



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



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 and Opera Fusion: New Works Sponsor

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

H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
Community Partners

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

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

Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Senior Showcase Sponsor

Dr. & Mrs. Carl Fischer
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

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

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

Choral Studies Sponsors

Ms. Margaret L. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Studio Drama Series Sponsors

The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

J. Brett Offenberger & Douglas E. Duckett
Cincinnati Dreams Come True, Inc.
Musical Theatre Birthday Cabaret Sponsor

Graeter's Ice Cream
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

Trish & Rick Bryan
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Jeff Thomas Catering
Dianne & David Rosenberg

Event Sponsors

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Opera d'arte Sponsor


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

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