Want to sing a major work with orchestra?
Looking to meet people with the same
musical interests as you?
Want to round out your summer with a
fulfilling artistic experience?
Look no further!
Join SummerSing 2016 Today!
Always wanted to sing Mozart's iconic Requiem? Now's your chance! Join Collegium Cincinnati and an outstanding cast of guest soloists for a week of exciting rehearsals and a thrilling final concert.
SummerSing Cincinnati is a chance for singers from all over the city to come together to make music. Rehearsals will be held in the evenings with social events to follow. The Young Professionals Choral Collective will be our partners on the project - and they throw a great party!
Under the direction of Artistic Director Christopher Eanes, you will enjoy the experience of performing this incredible work with some of the finest musicians in Cincinnati. Join us today!
The Nuts & Bolts:
Anyone who loves to sing! No audition is necessary, just a desire to challenge yourself, make great music, and meet new friends. Singers must be fourteen years old, or entering High School in the fall of 2016.
July 24 - 30, 2016
Rehearsals are in the evenings; for the full schedule, see below.
Christ Church Cathedral
The full SummerSing Schedule:
Sunday: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Friday: 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 - 11:30 am
Saturday: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
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.
Fee for 1 singer: $50
There may be associated costs if you need to purchase your uniform, for optional social activities, or for printing your score.
If you are interested in bringing all or part of an existing church, community, or school choir, please contact us about arranging group discounts.
Click the link at right to download the vocal score. Before the first rehearsal, please print it and put it in a black binder or choral folder.
If you are having trouble downloading or printing the score, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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. If you pick up music better by ear, we have provided some YouTube links that will help with your part learning.
Other Ways to Prepare
Listen to recordings!
There are lots of great recordings of Mozart's masterpiece available for free listening/viewing online. We have included some representative ones in our links box on the right.
Read the Full Score
Never read a full orchestral score before? Why not? Even if you're not a trained musician, it can give you great insight into what is going on into the orchestra, the solo parts, etc. Download one here.
Read a Mozart Biography
There are lots of good ones out there, but we recommend Maynard Solomon's Mozart: A Life.
Mozart Requiem Performances:
John Eliot Gardiner conducts Mozart's Requiem with period instruments [link].
The great German conductor Herbert von Karajan leads the Berlin Philharmonic [link].
A performance from the 2014 BBC Proms led by Mozart scholar Robert Levin [link].
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.
Black dress shoes for all.
SummerSing Socials are a great way to get to know the other members of the choir! From getting-to-know you activities, to post-rehearsal food & drink outings, to score marking parties, we're always interested in the social aspect of choral singing.
This year, the Young Professionals Choral Collective is planning our social activities. If you have ever been to one of their events, you know they plan fun, creative, and inclusive events for all to enjoy!
SummerSing Socials are currently being planned; check back here for a full list as we get closer to the event. Some activities may be appropriate only for singers 21 and older.