CCM Students and Alumni Featured in Cincinnati Boychoir Performance of Handel’s “Messiah”

Four current and former CCM students will be featured soloists in the upcoming performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Cincinnati Boychoir. On December 11-12, soloists Kelly Ballou (soprano), John Holiday (countertenor), Ian McEuen (tenor) and Michael Dauterman (baritone) will join the boys and men of the Cincinnati Boychoir as they perform Part I (the Christmas portion) of Handel’s masterpiece along with other holiday favorites. Outside of New York, Cincinnati will be the only place in the U.S. in 2010 where a choir of boys and men will perform Messiah.

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CCM Commemorates the 400th Anniversary of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

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On Sunday, Nov. 21, CCM’s Choral and Orchestral Departments present a concert commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. The core large-scale masterwork in the international repertory of the Early Music movement, Monteverdi’s masterpiece will be performed by the CCM Chamber Choir and Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra. This lavish presentation will be embellished with guest period instrument artists playing cornettos, theorbo, gamba and Baroque harp. Earl Rivers conducts. Sponsored by CCM’s Tangeman Sacred Music Center, the concert will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Fourth and Sycamore in downtown Cincinnati at 5 p.m on Nov. 21. Admission to the concert is free. CCM will host a special reception for our Mainstage Subscribers post-concert. More details after the jump.

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The CCM Chorale Performs Duruflé’s “Requiem” Oct. 31, 2010

This Sunday, the Calvary Episcopal Church in Cincinnati welcomes the CCM Chorale for an all-Duruflé program that will feature Notre Pere and the Requiem, the composer’s unquestioned masterwork. Brett Scott conducts. Other guest artists will include include mezzo-soprano Karen Lykes and organist Bryan Mock, who will perform works for solo organ: Prelude sur l’Introit de l’Epiphanie and Toccata, Opus 5. Part of the Mary Slade Rust Martin and Louis Henry Martin Memorial Program, this event starts at 5pm and is open to the public. The program is offered free of charge, but voluntary donations are welcome. The concert will be dedicated to the memory of CCM student Andrew Howell. More information after the jump.

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CCM Choral Honors Program Founder in Very Special Concert

CCM Professor Emeritus Elmer Thomas; photo by Sandy Underwood

CCM Professor Emeritus Elmer Thomas; photo by Sandy Underwood

On Sunday, Oct. 24, CCM’s Choral Studies Program presents a very special concert event. “Elmer Thomas’ 80th Birthday Concert” celebrates CCM Professor Emeritus and Choral Studies-founder Elmer Thomas. Thomas was a member of CCM’s faculty from 1966-1995, elevating the Choral Studies Program to international recognition during that time. His birthday concert will feature the CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, Cincinnati Children’s Choir and Vocal Arts Ensemble performing a variety of choral classics. Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Brandon Dean, Olga Artemova, Robyn Lana and Stephanie Nash conduct.

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Announcing CCM’s Fall 2010 Schedule of Major Events

With the start of UC’s fall quarter mere days away, we are happy to announce our full fall schedule of major events. CCM presents nearly 1,000 public events throughout the year and offers free admission to many of its performances. All events listed take place on the CCM campus and are free unless otherwise indicated. Some events require paid admission; please see individual event information for details and ordering information. View a digital version of our Fall Events Booklet at http://tinyurl.com/CCM-Fall-2010.

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