CET to present Cincinnati Boychoir special

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 15, 2013

For more information, please contact

Kellie May

CET Promotions & Communications

513-345-6511

kmay@cetconnect.org

 

CET to present Cincinnati Boychoir special

The Cincinnati Boychoir: A Treasure of Youth and Song to air Feb. 24th

 

When CET launched the digital channel CET Arts in 2010, we wanted to make sure to bring our viewers a wide variety of local arts programming. That commitment continues this month as CET presents The Cincinnati Boychoir: A Treasure of Youth and Song at 8:30pm Sunday, Feb. 24, on CET Arts.

 

This special program, which was recorded at the Queen City’s historic Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine, features the renowned Cincinnati Boychoir singing a collection of classic and contemporary songs such as “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” “Lift E’vry Voice,” “Amazing Grace,” “The Sally Garden,” “Climbin’ Up the Mountain” and more.

 

“This production is part of our renewed commitment to highlighting the rich and varied local talent on the CET Arts Channel.  Over the year several groups have already been featured in productions.  The Cincinnati Boychoir is our newest partner and joins CCM, The Cincinnati Symphony, Opera and several others,” said CET Station Manager Jack Dominic.

 

The Boychoir was founded in 1965 under the auspices of the Cincinnati Public Schools and currently puts on about 35 performances each year. Boys audition for the choir by recommendation of school music teachers from all over Southwest Ohio, Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky.

 

The Boychoir has performed with the Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The May Festival Chorus, The Vienna Boys’ Choir and many others. They’ve also been featured on radio and TV stations including WGUC, CBS and CNN.

 

“As we approach our fiftieth year as a member of Cincinnati’s choral community, we are thrilled to see the excitement surrounding the arts, and in particular choral music, among Cincinnati’s citizens," said Chris Eanes, Artistic Director for The Cincinnati Boychoir.

 

This special presentation of The Cincinnati Boychoir: A Treasure of Youth and Song is possible through the generous donations of the following: The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund; The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation; The Eleanora C.U. Alms Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee; Macy’s; Randolph and Sallie Wadsworth; The Ladislas and Vilma Segoe Family Foundation; and The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation.

 

 

 

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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, CETconnect.org, 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 CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, CET Arts or CET Create, visit www.CETconnect.org.

 

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