I'm so thrilled to get to sing with such talented like-minded musicians. I had to wake up a few brain cells that haven't been used in a while. Not only did I love the challenge, but it fed a too-often neglected part of my soul!
Have a Question?
Send an email to our help line: summersing[at]collegiumcincinnati.org
or call: (513) 428-BACH (2224)
Location & Parking
Christ Church Cathedral
318 East 4th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Parking is available across the street in the Great American building, or in one of the many area street lots. Street parking is readily available; meters are in effect 7 days, and until 9pm on weekdays.
SummerSing Masterworks Choir
Christopher Eanes, Conductor
July 22 - 28, 2018
Don’t miss this opportunity to sing two of the most luscious pieces of choral music in today’s repertoire. From the opening strains of Fauré’s Requiem to the ethereal "O nata lux" of Lauridsen’s modern classic Lux Aeterna, every minute of music is a choral singer’s dream. Led by the Collegium’s Artistic Director Christopher Eanes.
No audition is necessary for this experience. Singers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; singers under 13 wishing to participate must have approval of the director.
Sunday, July 22: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27: 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Saturday, July 28: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | Concert: 7:30 pm
Registration Fee: $75
Includes free admission to the Masterworks Choir final concert.
Music Fee: $19.50
Festival T-Shirt: $25 (optional)
Festival Dinner: $95 (optional)
Discounts may apply for groups. Please email us for more information. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship or financial aid award, please send an email request & explanation to email@example.com. The music fee, t-shirt, and dinner fees are non-refundable. The registration fee is non-refundable after May 15.
Once you register, you will get a packet of information, include the musical scores. These are yours to keep, and cannot be returned/refunded.
Learning the Music
The more preparation you do, the more you will enjoy the experience. If you are an experienced note-reader, you can sit at a piano and learn your part. We will provide online learning resources as well.
Listen to recordings!
There are lots of great recordings of Brahms' masterpiece available for free listening/viewing online. We have included some representative ones in our links box on the right.
Concert attire is dressy black. For men, we encourage long sleeves and no shirts showing underneath. Black ties/blazers optional.
For women, skirts, dresses, and pants are all appropriate. Please make sure the length is tasteful, and that shoulders are covered.
Black dress shoes for all.
Coming from Out of Town?
We would be pleased to be able to help you find an appropriate hotel, and make recommendations about dining and cultural attractions. Give us a call!
MASTERWORKS CHOIR FAQ
Q: Do I need to audition?
A: No. Anyone can sing!
Q: Can I also sing in the Chamber Choir?
A: Yes, of course. Only one rehearsal conflicts. You'll pay a total of $145 for the experience.
Q: What languages will you sing in?
A: Both the Fauré and the Lauridsen are in Latin.
Q: Will you teach us the notes?
A: We tailor the learning experience for everyone's enjoyment, however you will enjoy it more if you have done some preparation.
Q: Can I sing from my iPad?
A: Sure! But, you also need to be able to take notes in your score. There's an app for that!