If our chorus guide from the May 2012 issue inspired you, check out three more local vocal groups:
Cincinnati Boychoir and Men’s Glee ClubBoys from all over the region (120 of ’em, 3rd through 8th grade) are divvied up into four ensembles based on age and experience. Those whose voices have changed are eligible for the Men’s Glee Club. Weekly rehearsals are centrally located in Norwood.To hear them: They’ll be performing their World Choir Games programs on May 6 at Crestview Presbyterian Church in West Chester and May 20 at Lakeside Presbyterian in Lakeside Park.To join them: To get a leg up on the competition, kids can enroll in Boychoir’s summer camp at Xavier University.More info: (513) 396-7664, cincinnatiboychoir.org
Cincinnati Children’s ChoirYour kid has great pipes? Here, kids from 2nd grade through high school perform traditional children’s repertoire as well as major symphonic pieces, world music, and new works. The CCC is in residence at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music, where ensembles (there are seven) rehearse for two 10-week semesters each fall and spring. The CCC regularly appears with the CSO, Cincinnati Pops, during the May Festival, and advanced ensembles tour nationally and internationally.To hear them: CCC’s spring concert is May 12 at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Finneytown. Their free Queen City Festival Gala Concert is June 30 at CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.To join them: Auditions in late August or early September and by appointment during the year. New members are placed in the ensemble appropriate for their age and ability.More info: cincinnatichoir.org
Young Professionals Choral CollectiveThese YPs mix tunes with socializing in OTR. And they rehearse right after work (Tuesdays at the Emery Theatre) to make it easy for urban dwellers and downtown workers to participate. To hear them: Check out their sound May 22 at In Vino Veritas at Memorial Hall—a wine tasting with music from around the globe.To join them: YPCC accepts new singers before each eight-rehearsal concert cycle.More info: choralcollective.com
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