Area Choirs Featured On Holiday Program Premiering December 20 On CET

CINCINNATI – Four Greater Cincinnati high school choirs and a local youth chorus will be featured on a new holiday music showcase airing on CET this holiday season.


Cincinnati High Notes: A Holiday Celebration premieres on Sunday, December 20 at 4:30pm on CET and showcases the choirs of Finneytown, Winton Woods, LaSalle and McAuley High Schools, as well as members of the May Festival Youth Chorus. The program will repeat on December 24 at 7:30pm, December 25 at 8pm and stream exclusively online at


“Greater Cincinnati has a rich cultural heritage in choral music,” said Lauren Hess, CET Arts Projects Manager. “CET is excited to be able to showcase the strong choirs in our area's high schools that are carrying on this tradition.”

The half-hour broadcast will include traditional selections such as “O Holy Night” and “The First Noel” as well as more contemporary selections such as “The Chanukah Song (We Are Lights)” by Stephen Schwartz and “Cradle Carol” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The program will also feature video from area holiday displays to accompany the seasonal music.


A second Cincinnati High Notes program is planned for spring 2010, with another round of auditions to be held in the coming months. For more information and an audition application, visit or contact Lauren Hess at 513-345-6523. Choirs will be selected by a committee of choral directors.

Cincinnati High Notes has been made possible thanks to funding from BJ Connective Concepts, The Ladislas and Vilma Segoe Foundation and other generous contributors.

CET is Greater Cincinnati's leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents, 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming,, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, visit