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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.
Registration Fee: $75
Includes free admission to the Chamber Choir final concert.
Music Fee: $25
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The music fee is non-refundable. The registration fee is non-refundable after May 15.
SummerSing Masterworks Choir
Michael Ciavaglia, Conductor
July 21 - 27, 2019
Antonio Vivaldi: GLORIA
John Rutter: REQUIEM
Don’t miss this opportunity to sing two of the most popular pieces of choral music in today’s repertoire; there's a reason people love to sing this music! Led by conductor Michael Ciavaglia in his Collegium Cincinnati debut, you will enjoy the opportunity to sing with the fantastic soloists and orchestra of Collegium Cincinnati.
Among his many other activities, Dr. Ciavaglia has worked for numerous years with the Cincinnati Opera Chorus and is a graduate of CCM. You'll love singing for him!
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.
Michael Ciavaglia, Conductor
Michael A. Ciavaglia, DMA, is a conductor and teacher active in the fields of choral performance, opera and higher education. In addition to his work with NYCHORAL, Dr. Ciavaglia is on the music staff at the Cincinnati Opera in Ohio, where he is in residence each summer. This season he conducted The Elixir of Love at the Asheville Lyric Opera, where he is Music Director designate. He is on the faculty of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, where he teaches music history and voice. He has conducted the Fairfield University Glee Club and Chamber Singers throughout the Northeast and in Europe.
Dr. Ciavaglia has taught and conducted at Mars Hill University and at Northern Kentucky University, and has prepared choruses for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Richard Tucker Memorial Gala, and numerous performances with superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli. He has sung with professional vocal ensembles including the Windrush Ensemble (Ohio), the Cincinnati Bach Ensemble and Archangel Voices (Connecticut). He is an active proponent of Russian Orthodox choral music in liturgical and concert performance, and a coach of Church Slavonic and Russian diction.
Dr. Ciavaglia’s culminating doctoral document, The Choral Music of Robert De Cormier (2013), included the first complete catalogue of Robert De Cormier’s published choral compositions and arrangements. He is an alumnus of the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University and of the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
Sunday, July 21: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26: 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Saturday, July 27: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | Concert: 7:30 pm
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.
Listen to recordings!
There are lots of great recordings of these masterpieces available for free listening/viewing online.
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 discounted total of $140 for the experience, plus both music fees.
Q: What languages will you sing in?
A: Both the Vivaldi and the Rutter 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!