CCMOnStage Presents



7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2022

Corbett Auditorium

CCM Philharmonia, CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale

Mark Gibson, music director 
Joe Miller, conductor 
Featuring student artists
Xiao Geng and Hannah Schendel, conductors 
Featuring faculty artist
Gwendolyn Coleman, soprano

The Philharmonia welcomes CCM Director of Choral Studies Joe Miller to the podium with a program honoring women through the healing power of the human voice. CCM dedicates this program to supporting the mission of Lydia's House, which provides safe, stable and supportive housing for women and children in crisis. 

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Musical Selections

CCM Philharmonia

  • Symphony No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 36 (1847)
    Louise Farrenc (1804-1875)
    • I.  Adagio-Allegro
    • II. Adagio cantabile
    • III.  Scherzo. Vivace
    • IV. Finale. Allegro

Hannah Schendel, conductor on mvts. I and II
Xiao Geng, conductor on mvts. III and IV


  • Mirabai Songs (1982)   
    John Harbison (b. 1938) 
    Musical settings of six poems by Mirabai Rathor
    Gwendolyn Coleman, soprano
    • I. It’s True, I Went to the Market
    • II. All I Was Doing Was Breathing
    • III. Why Mira Can’t Go Back to Her Old House
    • IV. Where Did You Go? 
    • V. The Clouds
    • VI. Don’t Go, Don’t Go 

Combined Choirs, CCM Philharmonia

  • Stabat Mater (1950) 
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Gwendolyn Coleman, soprano
    • I.  Stabat mater dolorosa
    • II. Cujus animam gementem
    • III. O quam tristis
    • IV. Quae moerebat
    • V. Quis est homo
    • VI. Vidit suum
    • VII. Eja mater
    • VIII.  Fac ut ardeat
    • IX. Sancta mater
    • X. Fac ut portem
    • XI. Inflammatus et accensus
    • XII. Quando corpus

Texts and Translations

Musical settings of six poems by Mirabai Rathor. English translation by Robert Bly.

I. It’s True, I Went to the Market

My friend, I went to the market and bought the Dark One.
You claim by night, I claim by day.
Actually, I was beating a drum all the time I was burying him.
You say I gave too much, I say too little.
Actually, I put him on a scale before I bought him.
What I paid was my social body, my town body,
      my family body, and all my inherited jewels.
Mirabai says: The Dark One is my husband now.
Be with me when I lie down; you promised me
      this in an earlier life.

II. All I Was Doing Was Breathing

Something has reached out and taken in the beams of my eyes.
There is a longing, it is for his body, for every hair of that dark body.
All I was doing was being, and the Dancing Energy came by my house.
His face looks curiously like the moon, I saw it from the side, smiling.
My family says: "Don't ever see him again!" And they imply things in a low voice.
But my eyes have their own life; and they know whose they are.
I believe I can bear on my shoulders whatever you want to say of me.
Mira says: Without the energy that lifts mountains, how am I to live?

III. Why Mira Can’t Go Back To Her Old House

The colors of the Dark One have penetrated Mira's
      body; all the other colors washed out.
Making love with the Dark One and eating little,
      those are my pearls and my carnelians.
Meditation beads and the forehead streak,
      these are my scarves and my rings.
That's enough feminine wiles for me.
      My teacher taught me this.
Approve me or disapprove me: I praise
      the Mountain Energy night and day.
I take the old ecstatic path.
I don't steal money, I don't hit anyone.
      What will you charge me with?
I have felt the swaying of the elephant's shoulders;
      and now you want me to climb
      on a jackass? Try to be serious.

IV. Where Did You Go?

Where did you go, Holy One, after you left my body?
Your flame jumped to the wick, and then you 
disappeared and left the lamp alone. 
You put the boat into the surf, and then walked 
inland, leaving the boat in an ocean of parting. 
Mira says: Tell me when you will come to meet me.

V. The Clouds

When I saw the dark clouds, I wept, 
O Dark One, I wept at the dark clouds. 
Black clouds soared up, and took some yellow along; 
rain did fall, some rain fell long. 
There was water east of the house, 
west of the house; fields all green. 
The one I love lives past those fields; 
rain has fallen on my body, on my hair, 
as I wait in the open door for him. 
The Energy that holds up mountains is the 
energy Mirabai bows down to. 
He lives century after century, and the test I set 
for him he has passed.

VI. Don’t Go, Don’t Go

Don’t go, don’t go. I touch your soles. 
I’m sold to you. 
Show me where to find the
bhakti path, 
show me where to go. 
I would like my body to turn into a heap of 
incense and sandalwood and you set a torch to it. 
When I’ve fallen down to gray ashes, 
smear me on your shoulders and chest. 
Mira says: You who lift the mountains I have some light, 
I want to mingle it with yours.

I. Stabat mater dolorosa

Stabat mater dolorosa 
Juxta crucem lacrymosa, 
Dum pendebat Filius. 

There stood the Mother grieving, 
Beside the cross weeping, 
While on it hung her son.

II. Cujus animam gementem

Cujus animam gementem, 
Contristatam et dolentem, 
Pertransivit gladius 

Whose saddened soul, 
Sighing and suffering, 
A sword pierced through.

III. O quam tristis

O quam tristis et afflicta 
Fuit illa benedicta 
Mater unigeniti! 

O how sad and how afflicted 
Was that blessed Mother 
Of the Only-Begotten!

IV. Quae moerebat

Quae moerebat et dolebat, 
Pia Mater, dum videbat 
Nati poenas incliti. 

Loving Mother, who was grieving 
And suffering, while she beheld 
The torments of her glorious Son.

V. Quis est homo

Quis et homo qui non fleret, 
Matrem Christi si videret 
In tanto supplicio? 
Quis non posset contristari 
Christi Matrem contemplari 
Dolentem cum Filio? 

Who is the man who would not weep 
If he should see the Mother of Christ 
In such great distress? 
Who could not be saddened 
If he should behold the Mother of Christ 
Suffering with her only Son?

Pro peccatis suae gentis 
Vidit Jesum in tormentis, 
Et flagellis subditum. 

For the sins of his people, 
She saw Jesus in torments 
And subjected to stripes.

VI. Vidit suum

Vidit suum dulcem natum 
Moriendo desolatum, 
Dum emisit spiritum.

She saw her own sweet Son, 
Whose dying caused his desolation, 
While he yielded up his Spirit.

VII. Eja mater

Eja Mater, fons amoris 
Me sentire vim doloris 
Fac, ut tecum lugeam.

Oh Mother, fount of love, 
Make me feel the force of your grief, 
So that I may mourn with you,

VIII. Fac ut ardeat

Fac, ut ardeat cor meum 
In amando Christum Deum, 
Ut sibi complaceam.

Grant that my heart may burn 
In loving Christ my God, 
So that I may be pleasing to him.

IX. Sancta mater

Sancta Mater, istud agas, 
Crucifixi fige plagas 
Cordi meo valide. 
Tui nati vulnerati, 
Tam dignati pro me pati, 
Poenas mecum divide.

Holy Mother, may you do this: 
Fix the stripes of the Crucified 
Deeply into my heart. 
Share with me the pains 
Of your wounded Son 
Who deigned to suffer to much for me.

Fac me tecum pie flere, 
Crucifixo condolere, 
Donec ego vixero. 
Juxta crucem tecum stare, 
Et me tibi sociare 
In planctu desidero.

Make me lovingly weep with you, 
To suffer with the Crucified 
So long as I shall live. 
To stand with you beside the cross, 
And to join with you in deep lament: 
This I long for and desire.

Virgo virginum praeclara, 
Mihi jam non sis amara, 
Fac me tecum plangere. 
O Virgin all virgins excelling, 
Be not inclement with me now; 
Cause me to mourn with you.

X. Fac ut portem

Fac, ut portem Christi mortem, 
Passionis fac consortem, 
Et plagas recolere. 

Grant that I may bear the death of Christ;  
Make me a sharer in His Passion 
And ever mindful of his wounds.

Fac me plagis vulnerai, 
Fac me cruce inebriari, 
Et cruore Filii.

Let me be wounded by His wounds, 
Cause me to be inebriated by the Cross 
And the Blood of your Son.

XI. Inflammatus et accensus

Inflammatus et accensus 
Per te, Virgo, sim defensus 
In die judicii. 
Lest I burn in flames enkindled,

May I, through thee, O Virgin, 
Be defended on Judgement Day.

Christe, cum sit hinc exire, 
Da per Matrem me venire 
Ad palmam victoriae.

O Christ, when from here I must depart, 
Grant that, through your Mother, 
I may obtain the palm of victory.

XII. Quando corpus

Quando corpus morietur, 
Fac, ut animae donetur 
Paradisi gloria. Amen.

When my body perishes, 
Grant that my soul be given 
the glory of Paradise. Amen.

About CCM Philharmonia

The CCM Philharmonia, under the direction of Professor and CCM Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson, is recognized as one of the world’s elite conservatory orchestras. The breadth of each season’s concert series rivals many of the world’s great performing organizations, and the Philharmonia presents a body of repertoire that encompasses more than what most conservatories venture to program. The close bond between the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and CCM’s orchestral program invigorates student conductors and instrumentalists alike, and CCM’s commitment to high standards enriches the cultural life of Greater Cincinnati. 

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.

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CCM Philharmonia

Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

Strings after principal stands are listed alphabetically

Violin 1

  • Kristine Galano, concert master
  • Yucheng Zeng, assistant concert master
  • Alayne Wegner
  • Yasmine Bougacha
  • Sydney Ebersohl
  • Liam Gibb
  • Maalik Glover
  • Ashtin Johnson
  • Amelia Korbitz
  • Ju Young Lee
  • Jade McClellan
  • Maggie Niekamp
  • Tiffany Steinweg
  • Nayoung Yang

Violin 2

  • Sarah Becker, principal
  • Clara Brown
  • Grace Brown
  • YuTing Chiu
  • Korah Cuff
  • Skylar Hansen
  • Mable Lecrone
  • Haotong Liu
  • Kiran Rajamani
  • Gabrielle Sewell
  • Linke Zhou


  • Cristian Diaz, principal
  • Julius Adams, principal
  • Brianna Barta
  • Shengyu Cao
  • Maya Fields
  • Violet Huang
  • Yufeng Lin
  • Tyler McKisson
  • Javier Otalora
  • Melissa Peraza
  • Fabio Saggin
  • Nathaniel Sendi
  • Peng-Huei Shen
  • Shelby Thompson
  • Yue Qin
  • Jordan Watt


  • Matthew Shin, principal
  • Audrey Hudgins
  • Juneho Kim
  • Joe Kovac
  • Liam Maliner
  • Samantha Powell
  • Jade Siebert


  • Taiga Benito, principal
  • Esther Kwon
  • Peter McCutcheon
  • Brooks Salloum
  • Naomi Sarchet
  • Lydia Young


  • Youbeen Cho
  • Lisa Choi
  • Anne Leutkenhaus 2,3
  • Yian Liu 1


  • Yayi Carter 1
  • Ashley Miley
  • Dylan Reynallt
  • Laura Ruple 3


  • Caylie Vauble
  • Emily Jo Spinelli 1
  • Cameron DeLuca 2
  • Rachel Beil
  • Citlalmina Hernandez Toro 3


  • Yu-Chuen Huang 1
  • Elizabeth Beeche 3
  • Zachary Elmore


  • Catherine Dowd
  • Sarah Yarbrough
  • Anthony Stanley
  • Brady Catlett 3
  • Taryn Lee 1


  • Kole Pantuso  
  • Emery Hicks
  • Andrew Jeng


  • Grant Adams 3
  • Jordan Rowan
  • Jefferson Tunks


  • Sean Baker 3


  • Marie Conti


  • Zibin Zhou

Graduate Assistants

  • Xiao Geng
  • Brian McCann
  • Sophie Mok
  • Vaughn Richardson
  • Hannah Schendel


  • Rebecca Flank
  • Kristin Welke

1 Principal on Farrenc
2 Principal on Harbison
3 Principal on Poulenc

CCM Combined Choirs - Chamber Choir and Chorale


  • Lauren Albano
  • Jisoo Bae
  • Elise Byard
  • Grace Devoid
  • Hyein Hong
  • Audra House
  • Millie Houston
  • Emma Marhefka
  • Cora-Melin Mikat
  • Cynthia Morris
  • Maddie Mosley
  • Jermia Munroe
  • Maya McGuire
  • Léa Nayak
  • Su hyeon Park
  • Gracie Parker
  • Allie Raia
  • Katherine Riederer
  • Laura Stanell
  • Julia Schick
  • Annie Weible


  • Amanda Bishop
  • Malone Blaich
  • Jaeyoon Choi
  • Natalie Corrigan
  • Torie Davis
  • Reed Demangone
  • Reina Dickey
  • Emma Doheny
  • Lucy Evans
  • Trinity Kanipes
  • Cheryl Kim
  • Isabel Lee
  • Eliza Levy
  • Xiaoman Liu
  • Ariana Maubach
  • Kassi McMillan
  • Annalise Prentiss
  • Jadyn Riggs
  • Grace Rusnica
  • Sarah Scofield
  • Matilda Smolij
  • Nia Spaulding


  • Jett Blackorby
  • Jowon Briggs
  • Andrew Burke
  • Zachary Burnham
  • Jinpark Choi
  • Jeffrey Cornelius
  • John Depinet
  • Jarrett Hazelton
  • Nate Jones
  • Nicholas Metry
  • Gregory Miller
  • Peter Neureuther
  • Nick Pattarini
  • Jackson Reagin
  • Grant Shields
  • Matthew Swope
  • Shane Thomas, Jr.
  • Logan Wagner


  • Harry Mathurin-Cecil
  • Benjamin Cheng
  • Hayden Glasgow
  • Joshua Goines
  • Liam Kornoely
  • Matt Moquin-Lee
  • Michael Lee Jr.
  • Isiah Maxey
  • James Mobley
  • Riki Nagai
  • Michael O’Shea
  • Stanislav Przedlacki
  • Atticus Rego
  • Nathan Schludecker
  • Nathan Smith
  • Cynsere Stevens
  • Joseph Taff
  • Emilio Vasquez
  • Evan Wood

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The United States Coast Guard Band brings its "Heartland Harmonies" concert tour to UC's College-Conservatory of Music on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The free concert is presented in Corbett Auditorium as part of the band's tour through the American South and Midwest regions for public performances and educational outreach.


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A UC College-Conservatory of Music alumna recently received the 2024 Richard Tucker Career Grant and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera. Elena Villalón (BM Voice, ’19) is one of three recipients of the $10,000 grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation.


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Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
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Opera Production Sponsor
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Opera D’Arte Sponsor
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Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
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Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
  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
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Buddy Rogers Music
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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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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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