Along with the concerts listed below, be sure to check out the performances by our ensembles in residence, the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus and Collegium Cincinnati.
Friday, October 6 | 7:30 PM
R. Carlos Nakai, Native American flute
Northern Kentucky University Philharmonic Orchestra; Amy Gillingham, conductor
The Northern Kentucky University (NKU) Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with Christ Church Cathedral, presents a concert in honor of the cathedral’s Indigenous Peoples’ Weekend. The concert explores the concept of “world” and centers around James DeMars’ Two World Concerto with renowned Native American flute soloist, R. Carlos Nakai. David Maslanka’s jubilant World Music and Antonín Dvořák’s popular Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” finale complete an exciting musical exploration and aligning of “worlds.”
No admission charge. Suggested donation of $10 for general admission and $5 for students to benefit the NKU orchestra 2018 Ireland tour.
J. S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor
Saturday, November 4 | 4:00 PM
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Chamber Choir, Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra, and student soloists; Earl Rivers, conductor
Bach’s supreme achievement of setting the Mass text for soloists, chorus, and orchestra summarizes his writing for voices and instruments, not only in the variety of styles, compositional devices and range of sonorities, but also in the high level of technical polish. The Mass in B Minor is a pinnacle of the Late Baroque period.
Ticket information: ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice or 513.556.4183.
DePauw Chamber Singers
Saturday, March 10 | 3:00 PM
Kristina Boerger, director
Specializing in a cappella music old and new, the premiere vocal ensemble of the DePauw School of Music presents a program of Renaissance polyphony, German Romantic part-songs, contemporary concert works, and a set of South African choral songs studied on location and performed in various cities during the group’s recent tour of that country.
No admission charge.
Friday, April 13 | 7:30 PM
The Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England
Andrew Carwood, conductor; Simon Johnson, organist
For centuries the voices of children have filled listeners with awe. This program showcases the remarkable talent of these young singers and the imagination of the composers who have written for them. It is also an opportunity to remember the special link between the United States and the United Kingdom in this the 60th anniversary year of the dedication of the American Memorial Chapel in St. Paul’s Cathedral. The performance features music of Benjamin Britten, Francis Poulenc, and John Rutter, as well as Gregorian chant, music from the seventeenth century, and contemporary compositions.
Ticket information: cincinnaticathedral.com/music-performances.
The Sisters of New France: 18th-Century Music from Colonial Louisiana
Sunday, 20 May | 3:00 PM
The Ursuline sisters of New Orleans have an unmatched legacy in the education of girls. Less well-known are their contributions to music. Join Catacoustic as we breathe life back into vanished music that foreshadowed the powerful originality of the musical heritage of this most original city.
Ticket information: catacoustic.com.