Christmas Concert!

A CCS tradition continues by performing with BAMSO at their Kindel Memorial Holiday Concert. This year’s theme will be “Longing to be Up North.”

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 7:00pm Summit City Church
7950 Pfeiffer Road
Montgomery, OH 45242

Next Concerts! November 13 and November 20!

The Cincinnati Choral Society will perform John Rutter’s “Requiem” with chamber orchestra at two performances in November. Born in 1945, John Rutter is an English composer who is primarily known for his choral works, including anthems and Christmas carols. Composed in 1985 and dedicated to his father, who died the year before, Rutter’s “Requiem” is a 35 minute musical setting of texts from the Missa pro Defunctis, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Psalms. Rutter said of this work, “I am sure that Faure’s Requiem crystallized my thoughts about the kind of Requiem I wanted to write: intimate rather than grandiose, contemplative and lyric rather than dramatic, and ultimately moving towards light rather than darkness.” John Rutter is a master of memorable melodies, about which the London Evening Standard wrote, “For the infectiousness of his melodic invention and consummate craftsmanship, Rutter has few peers.”

With donations gladly accepted, the concert will be given free of charge in memory of the recent passing of CCS member, Chuck Broge.

3:00pm – Sunday, November 13

Armstrong Chapel, United Methodist Church

5125 Drake Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45243

3:00pm – Sunday, November 20

Our Lady of the Visitation, Roman Catholic Parish

3172 South Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45248

Next Concert! 3pm May 15, 2022

The Cincinnati Choral Society will perform Michael John Trotta’s 30min work, “Light Shines in the Darkness”, at Armstrong Chapel on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3pm. The concert is presented free of charge and ample parking is available at this performance venue in Indian Hill. The chorus will be accompanied by organ and the Hawthorne String Quartet, which will also perform Mozart’s Divertimento No. 1 in D major, K. 136 (K. 125a), “Salzburg Symphony No. 1” (1772). The piece was chosen for the contemplative nature of its text, sensitively set to music. “Light Shines in the Darkness” draws on texts that examine the many facets of death, the pain of transitions, and the hope and joy of a better time and place.The image of light shining in the darkness is appropriate for the sentiment of CCS, returning to performing after a two year period of dormancy. Covid has been challenging for everyone, and spring reminds us of the beauty of life being reborn all around us.

CCS singing with BAMSO – July 2, 2021!

We’re excited to announce that CCS will be performing on July 2nd, 2021, as part of the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra’s annual concert at Montgomery Park in Montgomery, Ohio. We will be singing God Bless America and America the Beautiful. The BAMSO concert begins at 7:30pm. All of us can’t wait to start singing for you again!

CCS Highlights

During this absence from being able to perform, we will be posting music, videos, and images from past concerts.

Many of you might have seen Howard Helvey’s recent concert. Here’s CCS singing Mr. Helvey’s Cor Mundum Crea in Me Deus

Covid-19 Update

The CCS Board has had to make the painful decision to hold no rehearsals nor performances
until fall 2021 at the earliest.

We know that choral singing is one of the last “old normals” that will be reinstated, and with vaccines for Covid now available to everyone in the US over 16, we are optimistic we could hold a concert in Fall 2021. We are planning toward this end.

Thank you!

THANK YOU to everyone who attended and participated in our November performance of Carmina Burana with the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony, Indian Hill High School Premieres, Pones, Inc, and three amazing soloists: Teresa Perrotta, Soprano, Tyler Johnson, Tenor, and Schyler Vargas, Baritone.

A BIG THANK YOU to our sponsors, Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund of the Greenacres Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council.

And finally, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the individual patrons without whom this concert would not have been possible.

We are already planning our spring 2020 concert, details will be posted here and on our Facebook page in early 2020.

Are you a singer? Looking for a choral group in the Cincinnati area? Come sing with us!

CCS is now auditioning for our 2020 Season! Press the big blue audition button below  to tell us about yourself and schedule an audition.


To find out more about the Cincinnati Choral Society, click here.