CCMOnStage Presents

TO THE HANDS:
A CELEBRATION OF THE LEADERSHIP OF EARL RIVERS

 

3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, Christ Church Cathedral

CCM Chamber Choir and Cincinnati Youth Choir

Joe Miller, music director and conductor 
Robyn Lana, music director and conductor 
Sharon Huizinga
, lighting design

Join the CCM Chamber Choir in a musical celebration of the leadership of Earl Rivers, Emeritus Director of CCM Choral Studies. Featuring Dieterich Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri and Caroline Shaw's To the Hands. Texts and translations are available below.

Musical Selections

  • Eternity 
    Michael Bojesen (b. 1960)
    Robyn Lana, conductor
  • Birds of Passage 
    Tara Traxler Hill
    Cheryl Kim, conductor
  • The Gift to Sing
    Andrea Ramsey (b. 1977)
    Gregory Miller, conductor
  • Membra Jesu Nostri: Cantata 1, Ad pedes (To the feet) 
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707) 
    Hyein Hong, Su Hyeon Park, Joseph O’Shea, soloists
  • Membra Jesu Nostri: Cantata 2, Ad genua (To the knees) 
    Buxtehude
    Gregory Miller, Lucy Evans, Jisoo Bae, Nathan Schludecker, soloists
  • To the Hands: 1. Prelude
    Caroline Shaw (b. 1982)
  • To the Hands: 2. in medio
    Shaw
  • Membra Jesu Nostri: Cantata 3, Ad manus (To the hands)
    Buxtehude 
    Maya McGuire, Ariana Maubach, Isabel Lee, Jin Park Choi, Nathan Schludecker, soloists
  • To the Hands: 3. Her beacon-hand beckons
    Shaw
  • Membra Jesu Nostri: Cantata 4, Ad latus (To the sides) 
    Buxtehude 
    Hyein Hong, Reed Demangone, Jarrett Hazelton, Joshua Goines, Su Hyeon Park, soloists
  • To the Hands: 4. ever ever ever
    Shaw
  • Membra Jesu Nostri: Cantata 6, Ad cor (To the heart)
    Buxtehude
    Katie Riederer, Jennifer Jun, Emilio Vasquez, Emily Keith, Annie Weible, John Mburu, soloists
  • To the Hands: 5. Litany of the Displaced
    Shaw
  • Membra Jesu Nostri: Cantata 7, Ad faciem (To the face) 
    Buxtehude
    Jaeyoon Choi, Logan Wagner, Jay Mobley, soloists
  • To the Hands: 6. I will hold you 
    Shaw

 

Texts and Translations

1. Instrumental Sonata

2. Concerto

Behold, upon the mountains 
the feet of one bringing good news 
and proclaiming peace.

3. Aria

Hail, salvation of the world, 
Hail, hail, dear Jesus! 
On Your cross would I hang 
Truly, You know why 
Give me Your strength.

4. Aria

The nails in Your feet, the hard blows 
and so grievous marks 
I embrace with love, 
Fearful at the sight of You 
Mindful of Your wounds.

5. Aria

Sweet Jesus, merciful God 
I cry to You, in my guilt 
Show me Your grace, 
Turn me not unworthy away 
From Your sacred feet.

6. Concerto

Behold, upon the mountains 
the feet of one bringing good news 
and proclaiming peace.

7. Concerto

Hail, salvation of the world, 
Hail, hail, dear Jesus! 
On Your cross would I hang 
Truly, You know why 
Give me Your strength

1. Instrumental Sonata

2. Concerto

You will be brought to nurse 
and dandled on the knees 
[of Jerusalem, portrayed as a mother].

3. Aria

Hail Jesus, King of Saints 
Hope of sinners' prayers, 
like an offender on the wood of the cross, 
a man hanging, true God, 
Bending on failing knees!

4. Aria

What answer shall I give You, 
Vile as I am in deed, hard in my heart? 
How shall I repay Your love, 
Who chose to die for me 
Lest I die the second death?

5. Aria (SSB)

That I may seek You with pure heart, 
Be my first care, 
It is no labour nor shall I be loaded down: 
But I shall be cleansed, 
When I embrace You.

6. Concerto

You will be brought to nurse 
and dandled on the knees 
[of Jerusalem, portrayed as a mother].

what are those wounds 
what are those wounds in the midst of your hands 
in the midst 
what are those wounds 
what are those wounds in the midst of our hands

1. Instrumental Sonata

2. Concerto

What are those wounds 
in the midst of Your hands?

3. Aria

Hail, Jesus, good shepherd, 
wearied in agony, 
tormented on the cross 
nailed to the cross 
Your sacred hands stretched out.

4. Aria

Holy hands, I embrace you, 
and, lamenting, I delight in you, 
I give thanks for the terrible wounds, 
the hard nails, the holy drops, 
shedding tears with kisses.

5. Aria

Washed in Your blood 
I wholly entrust myself to You; 
may these holy hands of Yours 
defend me, Jesus Christ, 
in the final dangers.

6. Concerto

What are those wounds 
in the midst of Your hands?

[text by Caroline, responding to the 1883 sonnet “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus, which was mounted on the pedestal of the Stature of Liberty in 1903]

Her beacon-hand beckons: 
give 
give to me 
those yearning to breathe free 
tempest-tossed they cannot see 
what lies beyond the olive tree 
whose branch was lost amid the pleas 
for mercy, mercy 
give 
give to me 
your tired fighters fleeing flying 
from the 
from 
those yearning to breathe free 
those yearning to breathe 
i will be your refuge 
i will be your refuge 
i will be 
we will 
we will be your 
we will be your refuge

1. Instrumental Sonata

2. Concerto

Arise, my love, 
my beautiful one, and come, 
my dove in the clefts of the rock, 
in the hollow of the cliff.

3. Aria

Hail, side of the Saviour, 
in which the honey of sweetness is hidden, 
in which the power of love is exposed, 
from which gushes the spring of blood 
that cleans the dirty hearts.

4. Aria

Lo I approach You, 
Pardon, Jesus, if I sin, 
With reverent countenance 
freely I come to You 
to behold Your wounds.

5. Aria

In the hour of death, may my soul 
Enter, Jesus, Your side 
Hence dying may it go into You, 
Lest the cruel lion seize it, 
But let it dwell with You.

6. Concerto

Arise, my love, 
my beautiful one, and come, 
my dove in the clefts of the rock, 
in the hollow of the cliff.

[text by Caroline – the final line, in caverna, is from Buxtehude’s Ad latus – the line from the Song of Songs, in formanibus petrae, in caverna maceriae, or “in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow of the cliff”]

ever ever ever 
in the window sills or 
the beveled edges 
of the aging wooden frames that hold 
old photographs 
hands folded 
folded 
gently in her lap

ever ever 
in the crevices 
the never-ending efforts of 
the grandmother’s tendons tending 
to her bread and empty chairs 
left for Elijahs 
where are they now

in caverna 
in caverna

1. Instrumental Sonata

2. Concerto a 3 voci

You have wounded my heart, 
my sister, my bride, 
You have wounded my heart.

3. Aria

Heart of the highest king, I greet You, 
I salute You with a joyous heart, 
it delights me to embrace You 
and my heart aspires to this: 
that You move me to speak to You.

4. Aria

Through the marrow of my heart, 
of a sinner and culprit, 
may Your love be conveyed 
by whom Your heart was seized, 
languishing through the wound of love.

5. Aria

I call with the living voice of the heart, 
sweet heart, for I love You, 
to incline to my heart, 
so that it may commit itself to you 
in the breast devoted to You.

6. Concerto

You have wounded my heart, 
my sister, my bride, 
You have wounded my heart.

The choir speaks global figures of internal displacement, sourced from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. The numbers spoken are the numbers of internally displaced persons by country, in ascending order. These are people, some of whom may have legal refugee status, who have been displaced within their own country due to armed conflict, situations of generalized violence or violations of human rights.

1. Instrumental Sonata

2. Concerto a 3 voci

Let Your face shine upon Your servant, 
save me in Your mercy.

3. Aria

Hail, bloodied head, 
all crowned with thorns, 
beaten, wounded, 
struck with a cane, 
the face soiled with spit

4. Aria

When I must die, 
do not then be away from me, 
in the anxious hour of death 
come, Jesus, without delay, 
protect me and set me free!

5. Aria

When You command me to depart, 
dear Jesus, then appear, 
O lover to be embraced, 
then show Yourself 
on the cross that brings salvation.

6. Concerto

Amen

[text by Caroline – the final line is a reprise from the Zechariah text.]

I would hold you 
I would hold you 
ever ever will I hold you 
ever ever will I enfold you

in medio 
in medio 
in medio 
in medio  
in medio manuum tuarum

About CCM Choral

CCM's Choral Studies Program is internationally recognized for more than 50 years of excellence in training conductors for successful, lifelong careers in the choral arts. Our choral ensembles are proud to offer transformative musical experiences for singers and audiences. CCM has delighted multiple generations of music lovers with the concerts presented by its five choral ensembles: the 32-voice Chamber Choir, 45-voice Chorale, 30-voice Chamber Singers, Vox Antiqua — a select vocal/instrumental ensemble dedicated to Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque music — and 100-voice UC Men's and UC Women's Choruses. Performances range from acclaimed staged productions presented in collaboration with CCM’s Opera Department to presentations of contemporary works like David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion and Tan Dun’s Water Passion after St. Matthew.

It was no coincidence that, in 2012, Cincinnati was chosen as the first American city to host the World Choir Games

Music for All Seasons

Rosters

CCM Chamber Choir Roster

Joe Miller, music director and conductor
Reina Dickey, Harry Mathurin-Cecil, Shane Thomas, Jr., graduate assistant conductors
Michael Delfin, collaborative accompanist

Sopranos

  • Jisoo Bae
  • Hyein Hong
  • Jennifer Jun
  • Emily Keith
  • Maya McGuire
  • Su Hyeon Park
  • Katie Riederer
  • Laura Stanell 
  • Annie Weible

Altos

  • Jaeyoon Choi 
  • Reed Demangone
  • Reina Dickey
  • Lucy Evans
  • Cheryl Kim
  • Isabel Lee
  • Ariana Maubach
  • Sarah Scofield
  • Nia Spaulding

Tenors

  • Zach Burnham
  • Jin Choi
  • Jarrett Hazelton
  • Nick Metry
  • Greg Miller
  • Shane Thomas, Jr.
  • Logan Wagner

Basses

  • Harry Cecil
  • Josh Goines
  • Isiah Maxey
  • John Mburu
  • Jay Mobley
  • Andrew Nash
  • Joseph O’Shea
  • Nathan Schludecker
  • Nathan Smith
  • Joe Taff

Orchestra Roster

  • Manami White, violin
  • Amy Kiradjieff, violin
  • Leslie Dragan, viola     
  • Tom Guth, cello
  • Adam Ayers, cello
  • Chris Roberts, bass
  • Michael Delfin, organ
  • Curtis Pavey, harpsichord

Cincinnati Youth Choir - Bel Canto

Robyn Lana, music director and conductor
Cheryl Kim, associate conductor
David Mamedov, collaborative accompanist

 

  • Shannon Aitken
  • Julia Allgeyer
  • Avery Belschner
  • Zayne Armstrong
  • Zoe Belcher
  • Emily Buelsing
  • Sage Bushstone
  • Annelise Cook
  • Eden Duebber
  • Margaux Flaig
  • Alexandra Goodman
  • Kennedi Grayer
  • Aimee Hartlaub
  • Caitlin Hartley
  • Ashley Havlin
  • Claire Jeffreys
  • Addie Johnson
  • Susannah Langlitz
  • Meakah Little
  • Raegan Louis
  • Victoria Louis
  • Morgan Lubbers
  • Emily Lynch
  • Mina Mader
  • Adriel Owusu
  • Isabelle RingswaldEgan
  • Carolyn Sagel
  • Anika Saladi
  • Noelle Sanderson
  • Lucy Schrager
  • Adilee Schuckman
  • Savannah Schwartz
  • Chloe Siekman
  • Maya Sinden
  • Allison Smith
  • Lily Stewart
  • Anna Tenhundfeld
  • Lucy Toomey
  • Halle Tyng
  • Natalie Ward
  • Priyanka Yenugu

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Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
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CCM Digital Sponsors
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Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
Anonymous
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor

Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter
Jeff Thomas Catering
The Castleberry Family
KMK Law
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan
Graeter’s Ice Cream 
CCMpower
eat well celebrations and feasts 
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Event Sponsors
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2022

General Information


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Located in the CCM Atrium, the Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 12:30-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; and one hour prior to curtain for all ticketed performances. MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted.

  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
  • Telephone: 513-556-4183
  • Email: boxoff@uc.edu
  • Mail: CCM Box Office, P.O. Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

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Convenient parking is available in the CCM Garage at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue. Additional parking is available in garages throughout the UC campus. Any questions concerning on-campus parking should be directed to UC Parking Services at 513-556-2283.


Tax Credit

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The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. Based on current conditions, performance venues will be reduced to 50% capacity and all individuals, including audience members and performers, are required to wear facial coverings indoors, following guidelines from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Additional measures may be in place as conditions develop based on guidance from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Visit the UC Public Health website and CCM's COVID-19 website for additional information and updates.


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The House Manager has been instructed to minimize the disturbance to patrons already seated when accommodating latecomers. The director and producer of each production select times that are least likely to interrupt the performance, and latecomers will be seated only during these times. Latecomers who miss these opportunities will not be admitted until intermission. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.


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The use of cameras, with or without flashes, recording devices, cellular phones and other electronic devices inside the theater is prohibited. Please leave them with the House Manager.


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Smoking and refreshments are not permitted in the theater. Effective May 1, 2017, smoking and tobacco use (including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes) shall be prohibited by students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors and contractors at all times in or on University of Cincinnati properties, including events on university property during non-school hours. This includes all shelters, indoor and outdoor theaters and athletic facilities, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, residence halls, parking lots, and street parking and garages owned by the university.


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Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating is available in both Corbett Auditorium and Patricia Corbett Theater. Seating is limited, so reservations should be made with the Box Office when ordering tickets. These seats are subject to availability.


Group Sales

The Box Office can accommodate groups for major productions and concerts. Preview and benefit performances are also available for some productions. For more information, call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.


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