2019 - 2020 Season
Sunday, October 13, 2019
5KBrass was formed as a collaboration of musicians from Miami University and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Although its members now live far and wide - 5,000 (i.e., 5K) miles apart, they band together to provide audiences with a taste of the wide range of cultures present in music. Making its debut performance on our concert series, 5KBrass opens our 38th season with a flash of brass from Leonard Bernstein, Andre Previn, and more.
CINCINNATI YOUTH CHOIR
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Cincinnati’s premiere youth choir, formerly called the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, last sang on our series in 2012, fresh off a gold medal win in the World Choir Games. With a name change to better reflect its membership, the CYC continues to be recognized for its excellence. Honored by Chorus America in 2018/2016 and voted City Beat’s best vocal arts group in 2017/2015, the Cincinnati Youth Choir, led by Founder Robyn Lana, brings youthful artistry and exuberance to our series.
STACEY WOOLLEY & MICHAEL CHERTOCK
A VIOLIN & PIANO CONCERT
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF SCOT WOOLLEY
Sunday, January 26, 2020
CSO violinist Stacey Woolley and CSO pianist Michael Chertock join forces to present “Romantic Music from Around the World,” featuring the music of twelve different countries, all in heart-warming romantic style. This program, originally scheduled for last season’s series with Scot Woolley at the piano, is offered this
season in memory of Scot on the first anniversary of his passing.
WESTWOOD FIRST CHANCEL
CHOIR & SOLOISTS
REQUIEM, by Johannes Brahms
Sunday, April 26, 2020
As an offering for this Lenten season, the Westwood First Chancel Choir and Soloists, under the direction of Heather MacPhail, present “one of the glories of the choral repertory,” the Brahms Requiem. This is a requiem based not on the Latin Mass for the dead, but on the Lutheran Bible; it takes us from tears to joy; it offers not judgment, but comfort and hope; it prepares us for an everlasting life.
HEATHER MACPHAIL & FRIENDS
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Westwood First organist/pianist Heather MacPhail will be joined by woodwind and string friends in a program of “Chamber Music Through the Ages.” Featured will be works from Handel through Gershwin, in duo, trio and quartet combinations with piano and organ. Classic styles, lyric melodies and spirited energy will combine for this lovely afternoon.
All events are free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted at the door. A reception in Calvin Hall will follow most concerts. For more information, call the music office at 661-6846, ext. 101.