Cincinnati is truly "The City That Sings"! The May Festival, America's oldest choral festival, has been celebrating singing in our city since 1873 - but our city's choral tradition is now more vibrant than ever. Join us as we talk to the singers, conductors, and administrators that make our city a great place for singing. New episodes available weekly beginning October 15, 2020. Subscribe today and visit us online at www.mayfestival.com for more information.
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ICYMI: Classical Roots Community Choir: William Henry Caldwell and Friends
February is Black History Month and we are celebrating by drawing your attention to just a few of the many Black and African American choral musicians in our city and the extraordinary art they create all year long. In this episode we are talking with William Henry Caldwell, Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Roots Community Choir, as well as Marcellene Winfrey and Eric Oliver- two musical leaders of the Classical Roots.
ICYMI-Social Justice in Song: MUSE and Cincinnati Men's Chorus
February is Black History Month and we are celebrating by drawing your attention to just a few of the many Black and African American choral musicians in our city and the extraordinary art they create all year long.In this episode we are talking with Steve Milloy, Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Men's Chorus and Jillian Harrison-Jones, Music Director of MUSE, Cincinnati Women's Choir. Both organizations have a long history of bringing social justice through song.
Jason Alexander Holmes
We are talking with Jason Alexander Holmes, Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Boychoir. Part of Jason's interview was featured in our first episode with Robyn Lana from Cincinnati Youth Choir. This time we feature his full interview where we talk about the Boychoir, Cincinnati and so much more!
Cincinnati and the World: A Mini Series Part 1: Funmilayo Ajamufua of Bi-Okoto
We are speaking with Funmilayo Ajamufua, Programs Coordinator at Bi-Okoto Cultural Center. Their mission is to "preserve, promote and share the rich cultural heritage of Africa and Africans using drums, music, dance, food, languages and other arts." Take a listen and learn about the amazing programs they offer!
Singing through life: YPCC and Threshold Choir
We are celebrating the impact that singing can have on your life both in good times and in bad. We are speaking with Danielle Cozart Steele, Artistic Director of Cincinnati's Young Professionals Choral Collective and Melissa Haas, singer with Threshold Choir.
A local leader and national treasure: Howard Helvey
We are talking with composer and conductor, Howard Helvey. Though he has called Cincinnati home for more than three decades, his music is sung by choirs all over the world. We chatted about his life as a composer, his fondness for Cincinnati and his hopes for the post-pandemic community of singers.The recording of Howard Helvey’s “O Quam Gloriosum”, heard in this podcast was recorded by the East Carolina University Chamber Singers; Dr. Daniel Bara, director; Christopher Grymes, clarinet. From the CD Eternal Light http://www.gothic-catalog.com/EternalLightp/g-49272.htm (Gothic Records, G-49272), Copyright 2010 Loft Recordings, LLC. Used with kind permission.