|NKU Chamber Choir & Vocal Jazz Ensemble
The Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Randy Pennington, is the elite choral ensemble at Northern. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble is a small, auditioned ensemble that specialize in the performance of standard and contemporary vocal jazz and solo jazz literature. The Choral Program at Northern Kentucky University provides the opportunity for students from all disciplines to be involved in a variety of quality choral ensembles. Students are taught by faculty with outstanding credentials and significant experience who believe in the individual growth of the student as well as the quality of the choral experience. NKU choral ensembles are highly regarded at the state and regional level.
|Southern Gateway Chorus
Few things are as American as mom, home, apple pie, and barbershop harmony. Though the roots of four-part harmony go back for centuries, barbershop harmony thrives today as a totally American musical art form. For more than half a century the Southern Gateway Chorus has entertained audiences all over the world, but they are proud to call Cincinnati, Ohio, their home. They have won more top-five medals in international competition than any other barbershop chorus in the world, and have received standing ovations at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center and Music Hall, the Chicago Theater, the Mormon Tabernacle Auditorium, and New York’s famed Carnegie Hall.
|Cincinnati Boychoir Concert Choir
The Cincinnati Boychoir, now in its 50th anniversary season, is a music educational organization serving hundreds of boys from throughout the Greater Cincinnati region each year. With a focus on a stellar experience for each boy – regardless of his previous musical experience – the Cincinnati Boychoir provides a well-rounded education that includes vocal technique, music theory and citizenship. Based at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in downtown Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Boychoir takes great pride in performing diverse, high-quality choral music throughout their community and the world (including a trip to Australia this coming summer) each season.
|SCPA Primary Select Choir
The SCPA Primary Select Choir is made up of selected 2nd and 3rd grade students from SCPA who show excellent aptitude or interest in choir. Formed in 2010 with the opening of the Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education, the Primary Select Choir performs around the Cincinnati Community throughout the academic year.
|The Young Professionals’ Choral Collective
he Young Professionals’ Choral Collective (yp/CC) was founded in November 2011 by KellyAnn Nelson & Christopher Eanes. This husband and wife team are admitted “choir geeks” and they have a real interest in connecting people to great music in new & innovative ways. Using the amazing opportunity provided by Cincinnati being chosen as the host city for the 380 choirs who competed in the 2012 World Choir Games, yp/CC was formed as a choir for young professionals from all over the city between the ages of 21 & 45. yp/CC singers live & work throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, are looking for great social connections, and these singers fell in love with singing in choirs at some point in their life. This choir already has over 180 singers on its roster, and both of its concerts in its inaugural season (“Sin & Tonic” featuring bawdy Renaissance music performed at a cocktail bar…& “In Vino Veritas” featuring choral music from South Africa & Italy paired with wine tastings from the same regions) were sold-out successes! yp/CC has a deep connection to the great city of Cincinnati. They rehearse in unique and beautiful spaces in Over-the-Rhine (Below Zero Lounge, Emery Theatre, Japp’s Bar, Memorial Hall) and every rehearsal concludes with a social event at a local bar or restaurant. yp/CC is committed to showcasing all of the amazing opportunities that exist for young, enthusiastic professional people to connect and live in our great city. This season’s first concert will take place at the gorgeous Emery Theatre in Over-the-Rhine on October 30. After that, however, yp/CC will take “to the streets” as holiday carolers at events, parties and festivals throughout Greater Cincinnati. After receiving 2nd place in their category at the World Choir Games and garnering national attention from Chorus America, yp/CC is in high demand!
|May Festival Youth Chorus
The May Festival Youth Chorus was organized to give high school students the opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging choral music in a highly stimulating artistic The chorus rehearses weekly, presents a series of concerts throughout the region and performs frequently with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra. Membership, which currently represents 30 area schools, fosters the development of musical expertise and appreciation. Students are selected for membership though auditions which are held in September and January., For more information, or to schedule an audition, call the May Festival Office at 513 744-3229.
|MUSE | Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir
MUSE is a women’s choir dedicated to musical excellence and social change. In keeping with our belief that diversity is strength, we are feminist women of varied ages, races, and ethnicities with a range of musical abilities, political interests, and life experiences. We are women loving women; we are heterosexual, lesbian and bisexual women united in song. We commission and seek out music composed by women, pieces written to enhance the sound of women’s voices, and songs that honor the enduring spirit of all peoples. In performing, we strive for a concert experience that entertains, inspires, motivates, heals, and creates a feeling of community with our audience.
The Mason Chorale, under the direction of Karen Mail, was established in 1990, with membership open to any and all who love to sing. They present 2 major concerts each year: a Christmas concert in December, and one in the spring. We take these concerts to Mason Christian Village Retirement Community . Additionally, they participated in the World Choir Games singing as a Friendship Choir and at their Closing Ceremonies. “Combining forces” with other choral groups is a favorite activity for Mason Chorale members. They have sung with the West Chester Chorale, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, and Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony and Chorale. Guests at their concerts have included West Chester Boys and Girls Choir, Little Miami Select Choir, Mason Middle School, and Hamilton City Schools Elementary Honor Choir. Musical selections include a wide variety of styles from classical to contemporary pop. Rehearsals and concerts are hosted by Heritage Presbyterian Church in Mason.
|Hyde Park United Methodist Church Choir
Hyde Park United Methodist Church has 9 different choirs, which consist of over 200 participants. Participants range from Kindergarten age to adults and perform at the church regularly. The group performs a variety of pieces, both contemporary and classical.
|Friendly Sons of St Patrick Glee Club
The Society of The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick is a private organization dedicated to the principles of brotherhood, charity and community service. Since the founding of the organization in 1771, the society has maintained a tradition of openness to Irish as well as non-Irish men of goodwill, without regard to ethnic or religious origin. The Cincinnati Chapter was established in 1868. Given the rich musical tradition which is a cornerstone of the Irish Culture, the evolution of a musical group within the Society was inevitable. The New York Society, with the help of Victor Herbert (a Dublin native) had established its Glee Club in 1913, and the Cincinnati Chapter followed suit in 1985. Over the past twenty eight years, the Cincinnati Glee Club has presented hundreds of benefit and/or goodwill performances throughout the community. In recent years, the Glee Club has managed to squeeze 30-35 performances into the period between 1-17 March, sprinkling 20-25 additional performances throughout the rest of the year. On July 4th the group sang for a US Chamber of Commerce event in Dublin, Ireland and then presented a private performance for the President of Ireland. The musical fare always includes a generous number of popular and traditional Irish songs, some of which were written/arranged by Victor Herbert himself, including “The Hail to the Friendly Sons.” The sixty-some voices of the Glee Club are led by Musical Director Chris Miller.
|Mother of Mercy Vocal Ensemble
The Mother of Mercy HS Vocal Ensemble is comprised of 15 sophomores, juniors, and seniors who tour extensively throughout the Greater Cincinnati community. They have won the Women’s Choir category at the King’s Island Music Showcase Festivals for the 13 years. In May of 2014, they also won the Overall Choral High School Award.
|Queen City Concert Band
The Queen City Concert Band has performed every year since Christmas Saengerfest began in 2012, and is the event’s only all-instrumental group.
The 45 piece wind ensemble, now in its 52nd season, is proud to call Over-the-Rhine home and has watched with awe as the neighborhood has experienced its remarkable renaissance.””A concert band is like a pops orchestra without the strings, as it can present a variety of musical styles that range from symphonic to standards to show tunes to swing, and everything in between,”” explains associate conductor Terry Medert. “”We especially enjoy performing during the holidays when audiences are in the spirit to enjoy the glorious sounds of the season.””
|Phillipus UCC Chancel Choir
The music ministry at Philippus UCC has a long and rich history. Over the last 125 years, choral, instrumental and organ music have played an integral part in the worship services. The Chancel Choir performs weekly in a beautiful sanctuary with stained glass windows, finely-crafted woodwork altar and panels. In January of 1937, the Hillgreen & Lane pipe organ was dedicated to the “Glory of God and in memory of Christian Moerlein and Emma Moerlein”.