CCM’s Staged ‘St. Matthew Passion’ a First in the Midwest

Shawn Mlynek, tenor, as one of the Evangelists in CCM's rare staged performance of Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion.'

Shawn Mlynek, tenor, as one of the Evangelists in CCM's rare staged performance of Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion.'

CCM’s Chamber Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra and Cincinnati Children’s Choir combine for an afternoon featuring one of the timeless masterworks of choral music: J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. This massive staged undertaking, the first of its kind in the Midwest, will be held at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Eighth and Plum Street, Downtown Cincinnati) at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20.

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CCM Drama and The Carnegie Present the Regional Premiere of ‘In The Next Room’ This Month

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CCM’s Department of Drama and the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center (The Carnegie) proudly present the regional premiere of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist comedy/drama In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, playing weekends Nov. 4 – 20, 2011, in the historic Otto M. Budig Theatre at The Carnegie.

Staged by award-winning director Ed Cohen,  In The Next Room is the second production of both CCM’s 2011-12 Studio Series and the Carnegie’s 2011-12 Theatre Series. Tickets are $16 – $21 and are available at The Carnegie Box Office, 859.957.1940, or www.thecarnegie.com.

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CCM Celebrates UC Homecoming With Free Concerts

CCM’s Concert Orchestra, Chamber Players and Faculty Jazztet will present special concerts bookending the University of Cincinnati’s 2011 Homecoming weekend later on this month. The concerts are free and open to the public, and UC fans and alumni are invited to come to campus and experience CCM’s world-class student and faculty artists in action.

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CCM Jazz Department Pays Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Guest artist Steve Lippia joins CCM's big bands for their season opening concert on Oct. 9, 2011.

Guest artist Steve Lippia joins CCM's big bands for their season opening concert on Oct. 9, 2011.

Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Steve Lippia joins CCM’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band for a tribute concert to the legendary Frank Sinatra on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium.

Aptly titled “Simply Sinatra,” this concert features the romance of an evening filled with the hits of “Old Blue Eyes,” including “Come Fly With Me,” “New York, New York” and “My Way.” Renowned for his charisma and stage presence, crooner Steve Lippia has performed around the country with extended engagements in the hotspots of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Hear the hits of the “Chairman of the Board” brought to life as Lippia joins the CCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Scott Belck and Dominic Marino, on stage in Corbett Auditorium for one night only.

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CCM Students and Faculty Present “Broadway Holidays” at The Carnegie

On Thursday, Dec. 2, The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky welcomes CCM Musical Theatre students Katie Johannigman and Joe Moeller  to the stage as part of an evening of musical theatre mirth. The third performance of the 2010-11 Carnegie in Concert series, “Broadway Holidays” is a fun-filled, cabaret-style program directed and choreographed by Patti James with musical direction by Steve Goers.

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