April 5, 2016
For Immediate Release
SUMMERSING 2016 INVITES ALL SINGERS TO PERFORM MOZART’S REQUIEM
What: A one-week choral festival, in which participants from around the city are invited to sing in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem.
Who: The musicians of Collegium Cincinnati, a surprise cast of guests soloists, and YOU!
When: July 24-30, 2016
Where: Christ Church Cathedral | 318 East Fourth Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
Collegium Cincinnati is excited to announce the establishment of an annual summer choral festival where the star is YOU! Cincinnati has a long and rich history of choral singing; at SummerSing, singers from all over the region are invited to join together for a week of rehearsals and social activities that will culminate in a performance of Mozart’s iconic Requiem. Singers will have the opportunity to perform the work with the musicians of Collegium Cincinnati, under the direction of Artistic Director Christopher Eanes.
The mission of the SummerSing is to bring together choristers of all backgrounds to build connections with each other through great musical performances. SummerSing is a celebration of all the many singers that participate in other choirs during the year, or who are looking for a one-time event to round out the summer season.
SummerSing 2016 will be hosted at Christ Church Cathedral, where Collegium Cincinnati serves as Ensemble-In-Residence. Interested singers should visit the Collegium Cincinnati website for more information.
The Requiem was commissioned anonymously and Mozart died before he finished it. His student Franz Süssmayr finished the work, and it has remained a staple in the choral-orchestral repertoire for its fire, its depth, and its beauty. The work was an integral part of the plot of the 1984 film Amadeus, though the story was largely fabricated.
Collegium Cincinnati, founded in 2011, is committed to world-class performances of choral-orchestral masterpieces that engage people to listen, learn, and love. In addition to hosting the Cincinnati Bach Festival every October, the Collegium also presents a full season of exciting musical events. More information can be found at: www.collegiumcincinnati.org.
For More Information & Press Inquiries:
Christopher Eanes, Artistic Director
(513) 428-BACH (2224)
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