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CCM’s Fall Choral Series Includes Collaborations with Local High School Choirs, Early Music Guest Artists, CCM’s Department of Dance and More

Creative collaborations and varied programming are the defining traits of CCM’s Choral Series of concerts this fall!

CCM’s acclaimed choirs present a strikingly diverse series of productions, ranging from a concert of Shakespearean choral settings on Sunday, Sept. 21, to a concert of songs of peace and freedom on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Highlights include a collaborative concert with CCM’s Café MoMus Ensemble and Ballet Ensemble on Oct. 18 and 19, featuring Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore.

CCM’s Choral Series also includes a newly composed chamber orchestra version of Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem performed at Calvary Episcopal Church on Nov. 9 and a large-scale concert production of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 performed at Christ Church Cathedral on Nov. 16.

CCM closes out this fall’s Choral Series with the fan-favorite Feast of Carols on Dec. 6 and 7. A holiday tradition at the University of Cincinnati, this year’s Feast of Carols features CCM’s choirs and Concert Orchestra performing alongside guest choirs from Conner Middle School, Lakota East High School and Mason High School.

Event Information

All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Please see individual event information for single ticket prices and ordering information. New flex ticket packages and single tickets are currently on sale.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

Parking and Directions

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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2014 FALL CHORAL SERIES

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 fromThe 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 NOVEMBER/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’ 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 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, Cincinnati 45202
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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Additional Information
Titles and dates subject to change—rights pending. To order subscriptions, contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183. New subscription, flex ticket packages  and single tickets available now.

For additional information, visit ccm.uc.edu or call the Box Office.

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

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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CCM Announces 2014-15 Studio Series of Opera, Musical Theatre, Drama and Dance

With free admission and limited seating, CCM’s innovative and award-winning Studio Series remains one of the hottest tickets in Cincinnati.

This season’s Studio Series includes eight exciting productions showcasing CCM’s “rising stars.” The series opens in October with the energetic musical Blood Brothers and concludes in April with the profoundly funny drama You’re Welcome (A Cycle of Bad Plays).

Other highlights include Monteverdi’s masterful opera The Coronation of Poppea in February and the Dance Department’s annual Student Choreographer’s Showcase in March.

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League of Cincinnati Theatres Announces 2014 Awards Finalists

League of Cincinnati TheatresThe League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) has announced the finalists for this year’s LCT Awards Celebration and we are delighted to report that CCM productions have received a staggering 23 nominations (CCM Professor Kelly Yurko and CCM student Brianna Barnes also received nods for work on non-CCM productions this year, bringing our unofficial tally up to 25 nominations)!

The annual LCT Award Celebration is designed to honor the best of Cincinnati professional theatre each season.

CCM’s 2013-14 productions of Carrie, Singin’ in the Rain, MetamorphosesLes Misérables, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Living Dead in Denmark all received nominations in at least one category.

CCM faculty members Aubrey Berg, Vince DeGeorge, Steve Goers, Mark Halpin, Patti James, k. Jenny Jones, Diane Lala, Reba Senske and Kelly Yurko each received nominations in at least one category.

CCM students singled out in this year’s nominations included Brianna Barnes, Sara Bishop, Hannah Freeman, Dana Hall, Jenny Hickman, Matt Hill, Colin Kessler, Blaine Krauss, Wes Richter and Ryan Sigurdson.

Finalists were chosen from the nominations made by trusted panelists who saw the shows during the year. One winner from each category will be announced at the Awards Party on Monday, June 16, at Arnold’s Bar and Grill in Cincinnati.

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CCM Students and Alums Featured in Queen City Chamber Opera’s Upcoming Production of ‘Die Walküre’

Queen City Chamber Opera presents 'Die Walküre.'

Queen City Chamber Opera presents ‘Die Walküre.’

A number of current and former CCM students will be featured in Queen City Chamber Opera‘s upcoming production of act one of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre.

Presented at the Dunham Arts Center on May 23 (the day after Wagner’s 201st birthday!) and 25, the fully staged production will last roughly 75 minutes.

CCM alumnus Isaac Selya (DMA, 2014) serves as Artistic Director of the Queen City Chamber Opera and will conduct these performances. Cincinnati Wagner Society President James Slouffman directs.

CCM alumnus and International Wagner Competition finalist Ric Furman sings the role of Siegmund, while CCM artist diploma candidate William Tvrdik sings the role of Hunding. Tvrdik recently sang the title role in CCM’s Mainstage Series production of Don Pasquale.

The role of Sieglinde will be sung by Kimberly Buczek, who is currently on the voice faculty of both Wright State University and Wittenberg University.

The production will be accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra, featuring many CCM students and alumni!

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CCM Alumni Featured on Stage and Behind the Scenes of Eight Tony Nominated Productions

Tony Awards LogoNominations for the 2014 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards were announced earlier this week and more than a dozen CCM alumni are involved in this year’s nominated productions!

Composer Stephen Flaherty (BM, 1982) scored the musical adaptation of Rocky, which received four nominations this year.

Josh Prince (BFA, 1996) choreographed Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which also features alumni Alysha Deslorieux (BFA, 2012), Daniel Torres (BFA, 2001), Sara Sheperd (BFA, 2008) and Melvin Tunstall III (BFA, 1998) in the cast.

Pamela Bob (BFA, 1999) is in the cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, which leads the Tony nominations with 10 nods.

Alums Eric Santagata (BFA, 2004), Betsy Wolfe (BFA, 2004) and Preston Boyd (BFA, 2008) are all in the cast of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, which received six nominations.

Alumnus Damian Baldet (BFA, 1995) is featured in the cast of Machinal, which received four nominations.

The revival of Les Misérables features Max Quinlan (BFA, 2008) and Adam Monley (BFA, 2000) in its cast.

Katie Klaus (BFA, 2006) is in the cast of The Bridges of Madison County and Leeds Hill (BFA, 2011) is in the cast of Cabaret, where he recently filled in for Alan Cumming in the iconic role of the Emcee.

The 68th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live at 8/7 central on Sunday, June 8, on CBS. Hugh Jackman returns to host this year’s ceremony. Find out more by visiting www.tonyawards.com/en_US/nominees.

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After Making the Transition from the Theatre to the Courtroom, Alumnus Darrell Miller Prepares his First Book on ‘The 16th Minute of Fame’

CCM alumnus Darrell D. Miller.

Alumnus Darrell Miller took the lessons he learned at CCM and used them to become one of the world’s leading entertainment attorneys.

CCM alumnus Darrell D. Miller (BFA, 1985) has worked with some of the biggest names in music, television and film … but probably not in the capacity that is typically expected of musical theatre graduates.

After completing his studies at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Miller came to CCM intent on pursuing a career in voice performance and musical theatre. Early professional experience with the Civic Light Opera (CLO) in Pittsburgh left Miller well-poised for success on Broadway.

Miller graduated from UC with honors in 1985. Tours with several national production companies followed, along with a lead role in the jazz opera Leo and an international tour of the musical The Princess and the Pea, before Miller decided to take his career in a slightly different direction.

In 1990, Miller received his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center, and he has gone on to become one of the world’s leading entertainment attorneys, working in film, television, theatre and digital media.

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CCM’s Production of ‘Living Dead in Denmark’ Recognized by League of Cincinnati Theatres

We are happy to report that panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized CCM’s Studio Series production of Living Dead in Denmark for its fight choreography and make-up, and for the work of lead actress Anna Stapleton!

In this hilarious spoof set five years after the tragic events that ended Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a resurrected Ophelia, Juliet and Lady MacBeth must save Denmark from an overwhelming zombie horde. Anna Stapleton, portraying “Lady M,” was a panelist favorite, conjuring up “a bouncy sword wielding Xena: Warrior Princess in her shorty short leather skirt and her blunt blonde cut, festooned with at least seven knives, a sword and a shield.”

Panelists also praised Professor of Make-Up Kelly Yurko for “outstanding” make-up, special effects and wigs, as well as Professor of Drama k. Jenny Jones and Andrew Dylan for exemplary fight choreography including rapier and dagger work and plenty of zombie killing in a graphic superhero comic book style.

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