Of Note

Christ Church Cathedral

Christopher Eanes, Artistic Director
Manami White, Artistic Director

Collegium Cincinnati

Collegium Cincinnati 


Ensemble-in-Residence at Christ Church Cathedral


Music, together.

Christ Church Cathedral is thrilled to continue its relationship with Collegium Cincinnati as an ensemble-in-residence. This enduring partnership means that many of Collegium’s programs are presented at the cathedral.  


For its fifth season, Collegium explores the idea of Reformation. In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Collegium has created an opportunity for audiences to hear beautiful ideas, refracted and reflected though the minds of the great composers. From Bach and Handel’s masterpieces to the stunning and meditative music of Arvo Pärt, Collegium’s season of intimate musical offerings is not to be missed!


Collegium’s performances are made possible, in part, by generous contributions to Christ Church Cathedral’s Friends of Music Fund.




Cocktails & Concertos Plus: Bach Refracted
Sunday, September 24 | 4:00 PM
Aronoff Center for the Arts | Fifth Third Theater
650 Walnut Street | Cincinnati, OH  45202


Imagine light going in a prism—then refracted into a rainbow of colors in every direction. Now imagine it with the music of Bach. Hear Bach’s music imagined and re-imagined by Collegium Cincinnati and special guests, all the while sipping a cocktail and learning about the music you’ll hear. The Collegium will be joined by jazz vocalist and guest conductor KellyAnn Nelson.


Handel’s Messiah
Saturday, December 9 | 7:00 PM
St. Anne Episcopal Church
6461 Tylersville Road | West Chester, OH 45069

Sunday, December 10 | 6:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral
It’s back! After rave reviews in 2016, the Collegium will return with its captivating and electrifying presentation of Handel’s complete Messiah. With sixteen singers and chamber orchestra, you’ll hear each beautiful detail of this magnificent work.


 Vivaldi’s Gloria
Sunday, February 11 | 3:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral

Collegium Cincinnati reunites with the Cincinnati Boychoir for a romp through the Italian Baroque; this is the music that the nobility traveled across Europe to hear. Culminating with a thrilling performance of Vivaldi’s famous Gloria, boys’ voices soar and trumpets sound throughout the stunningly beautiful Centennial Chapel at Christ Church Cathedral.


Mothers and Sons
Saturday, March 24 | 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 25 | 3:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral


No one can imagine Mary’s pain as she witnessed Jesus suffering on the cross. Through the stunning music of Bach, Arvo Pärt, and others, Collegium Cincinnati bring to the surface the wrenching emotion and spiritual meaning of the crucifixion from the perspective of a mother.


Saturday, April 21 | 7:30 PM
Christ Church Cathedral


The Murmuration concert performed by Collegium Cincinnati was such a hit last season, Christ Church Cathedral is bringing it back by popular demand! Experience cathedral’s starling-inspired art installation created by acclaimed artist Anne Patterson while listening to music, when Collegium Cincinnati performs Antonio Vivaldi’s complete Four Seasons and The Art of Flight, a new work by composer Patrick Harlin commissioned especially for the installation. Ticket information.


SummerSing 2018
July 22-28
Christ Church Cathedral

Lend your voice to Collegium’s third annual SummerSing! Enjoy rehearsing and performing Fauré’s Requiem and Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna with the soloists and orchestra of Collegium Cincinnati in the beautiful setting of Christ Church Cathedral.


* Ticket information and information regarding SummerSing: collegiumcincinnati.org.


In addition to the events listed above, Collegium Cincinnati offers music at some of Christ Church Cathedral’s liturgies.