Cincinnati Children's Choir, Ensemble-In-Residence at CCM Prep.

Cincinnati Children’s Choir, Ensemble-In-Residence at CCM Prep.

CCM is proud to present the Cincinnati Children’s Choir‘s 20th anniversary concert at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, in Corbett Auditorium.

This special event performance will celebrate 20 years of choral artistry and education by the Cincinnati Children’s Choir (CCC). More than 300 young voices will take part, joined by special guest Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project. The concert will feature works commissioned to celebrate the CCC’s anniversary in addition to classical, folk and world music repertoire.

Six choirs will perform on the program, including the high-school-aged Cincinnati Girl Choir and Cincinnati Young Men’s Choir, the Con Brio and Vivace advanced-training choirs, the Piccolo Coro training choir and the Bel Canto choir, gold medalists from this summer’s World Choir Games in Cincinnati.

According to Managing Artistic Director Robyn Lana, the CCC has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall on March 25 in celebration of the organization’s 20th year. “It is an honor,” Lana says. The Bel Canto choir will be traveling to New York to perform and will give a preview of its Carnegie program at the March 9 concert at CCM.

Repertoire to be premiered at the March 9 concert includes a piece called Bel Canto for treble voice and handbells by Gary Fry. Fry is an Emmy Award-winning Chicago-based composer, an artistic consultant to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, as well as the composer and arranger for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s “Welcome, Yule!” holiday concerts since 1996.

Additionally, a commission by Andrea Ramsey titled To Hold All Sounds, scored for organ, timpani and all of the CCC choirs, will serve as a grand finale to the program. Lana says that over the course of the evening, listeners can expect to hear the choirs of CCC “share classical, folk and world music including a touch tango and some gospel that will come from the soul and lift your heart.”

The Cincinnati Children’s Choir became Ensemble-in-Residence at CCM in August of 2001. The partnership has served both organizations, as the CCC regularly collaborates with the CCM Music Education Division, the CCM Opera Department and the CCM Division of Ensembles and Conducting. The Children’s Choir’s tagline of “building tomorrow’s leaders, one voice at a time” reflects the organization’s mission of enriching young lives through music and is apropos of the Choir’s partnership with CCM.

Performance Time
5 p.m. Saturday, March 9

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets are $12 for general audiences, $6 for non-UC students. UC student tickets are FREE. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

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 more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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