Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Cleveland Chamber Choir GoFundMe Campaign! Because of your generosity, we paid tribute to Northeast Ohio Veterans in two successful concerts this past September. Our fundraising here in combination with additional donations allowed us to fully fund this concert, and gave us the space to raise $1,100 for the Veteran’s Affairs Northeast Ohio Healthcare System of Northeast Ohio. Check out the Media page on our website for several photos from the concerts, as well as a review of our performance published on Cleveland Classical's website under Past Events.
We have now suspended this fundraising campaign, but our season continues! Please visit our homepage and the Events section of our website for news and updates on our concert schedule, including our upcoming holiday concerts in Cleveland on December 8th and Oberlin on December 9th. If you wish to make a contribution to support the Cleveland Chamber Choir, click the Support link on our website to make a donation at any time.
Our supporters and patrons have the opportunity to support both CCC's commitment to artistry and excellence as well as Ohio's Veterans through our GoFundMe campaign, currently open and running through September 15th!
Our Choir will present two free concerts. Remembrance: Music of War, Peace and Comfort will take place on September 22 at 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church in Akron and on September 23 at 3:00 pm at the Maltz Performing Arts Center in Cleveland. In Remembrance: Music of War, Peace & Comfort, the resonant voices of the Cleveland Chamber Choir will embrace the depth of emotions with their warm and vibrant singing. Through the ages, composers have responded to the human tragedies of war and conflict with works of deep artistic relevance. Our selections comprise music and poetry inspired directly by wars from the 16th-20th centuries, featuring compositions by Clement Janequin, Heinrich Schütz, Felix Mendelssohn, Rudolf Mauersberger, Aaron Rosenthal, Joel Martinson, Stephen Chatman, Rene Clausen, and Jonathan Quick. Music of peace and comfort, the soothing balms for conflict and tragedy, celebrates with both reverence and joy the conviction that the human race responds with hope and renewal in the face of the unthinkable. CCC presents these free concerts in honor of all service men and women past and present, and in particular honors the memory of Northeast Ohio’s fallen members of the military.
To successfully hold this concert, we need $12,500. Generous patrons will match $5,000; we need to raise an additional $7,500. The money will be used to cover the overhead (pay the singers, accompanist, and artistic director; rent the rehearsal and performance spaces; and help create and disseminate publicity) so that we can hold a free concert, open to all, to honor those who have served our country from our region. A special feature of this concert will be that names of those killed in service from Northeast Ohio will be read during the performance of Brock McElheran’s stunning work, “Funeral March on the Deaths of Heroes.” We will invite members of Ohio’s Veterans groups to the concert, and honor them specially at the concert.
If you donate at the following levels, CCC is pleased to offer the following premiums:
-- Any donor gets thanked and their name listed in the programs for September 22 and 23
-- $10: a CCC pin
-- $25: a CCC bumper sticker and pin
-- $50: a CCC t-shirt, bumper sticker, and pin
-- $100: Spotify playlist of great choral music curated by the Artistic Director, a CCC t-shirt, bumper sticker, and pin
-- $250: a recorded singing greeting from some members of the choir, Spotify playlist, a t-shirt, bumper sticker, and pin; you are thanked in programs for the entire 2018-2019 season
-- $500: a copy of the poster autographed by the artistic director and choir members, a recorded singing greeting, Spotify playlist, a t-shirt, bumper sticker, and pin; you are thanked in programs for the entire 2018-2019 season
-- $1,000: a short (20 minute) house concert from some members of the choir (4-6), a copy of the poster autographed by the artistic director and choir members, a recorded singing greeting, Spotify playlist, a t-shirt, a copy of the concert poster, bumper sticker, and pin; you are thanked in programs for the entire 2018-2019 season
-- $2,500: dinner for contributor and three guests made by the artistic director with the company of CCC singers and a short house concert; a copy of the poster autographed by the artistic director and choir members, a recorded singing greeting, Spotify playlist, a t-shirt, a copy of the concert poster, bumper sticker, and pin; and you are thanked in programs for the entire 2018-2019 season
-- $5,000: house concert of 45 minutes and all the rest; and you are thanked in programs for the entire 2018-2019 season
The Cleveland Chamber Choir presents transformative musical experiences through uncompromising artistry and excellence in a thought-provoking and widely-varied repertoire of choral music. Our professional ensemble enriches the Northeast Ohio community and beyond by sharing the full spectrum and emotional resonance of the human voice. Through innovative performances and collaborations, we give voice to our shared human experience, inspiring and engaging diverse audiences.
This campaign will expire on September 15, and we will give you periodical updates on its progress!
Have you ever seen a conductorless choral concert?
Neither have we, but join us at the Cleveland Museum of Art, March 18th and we'll experience it together!
This is going to be such an exciting program.
We are featuring themed sets of Renaissance madrigals, German Lieder, and French Chansons.
It will be an intimate and exclusive event you really won't want to miss.
Order tickets for our 2018 spring concert ahead of time! This will be an event with limited seating, so be sure to buy tickets in advance! - https://www.clevelandchamberchoir.org/tickets.html
Sunday, March 18th, 2018
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106
Click the YouTube link below to listen to our recording of the premier of Corey Rubin's "My Mother" from our spring concert; we look forward to premiering another new piece, this time by Andrew Rindfleisch, in our upcoming concert, "Fall in Love." Come and share in the Cleveland Chamber Choir's passion for cutting-edge and familiar music alike!
Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Lakewood United Methodist Church
15700 Detroit Rd, Lakewood, OH 44107
Sunday, November 12th, 2017
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
2747 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
Pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters, scenic changing leaves, and choral music, of course! We're so in love with our music for the opening of our third season! CCC members had their first rehearsal this weekend, and we're very excited to share the music of our fall concert series, "Fall in Love." Whether you're an avid classical music-goer, an experienced choral musician, or "choral-curious," please save the dates to join us for our fall concert series on November 11th and 12th.
Click Here to order tickets ahead of time!
What an amazing experience we had performing the world premiere of Sam Guarnaccia's Emergent Universe Oratorio with the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra. We look forward to our next collaboration with BWCO in May of next year!
Our singers are excited to put together the final pieces of this Friday's performance. The BlueWater Chamber Orchestra sounds fantastic, and we've already scored more than a few enthusiastic thumbs-ups from composer Sam Guarnaccia in our first evening of combining at the stunning Maltz Performing Arts Center.
Read more about this world-premiere performance and get insight from CCC's artistic director Scott MacPherson in his interview with The Plain Dealer's Zachary Lewis, or read Daniel Hathaway's ClevelandClassical.com article with interviews with composer Sam Guarnaccia and Scott MacPherson.
See you Friday! Prepare to want to save the world.
"The Cleveland Chamber Choir does a masterful and professional job across the board in all repertoire, but they seem to especially enjoy wrapping their voices around challenging modern music" according to Daniel Hathaway's review with ClevelandClassical.com. The Cleveland Chamber Choir was thrilled to perform "No Time Like Spring" at Rocky River United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church over Mother's Day weekend. Peruse our slideshow of photos by Elisa Vietri Photography (amazing!), or click here to read the full review! Don't forget to visit our page of upcoming events to attend our premiere of Sam Guarnaccia's The Emergent Universe oratorio with the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra on June 30th at Maltz Performing Arts Center.
We think funny T-shirts make us rehearse better...it's science. Come see us this evening at 7:30 (Saturday) in Rocky River and Mother's Day in Shaker Heights at 3pm! Maybe even wear something witty? Visit our events page for details.