Ysaye Barnwell Tribute

Celebrating the Choral Legacy of Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell

“There is an awesome power in the human voice and when uncommon voices are blended for the common good, they become a vocal community at its best.”

-Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell

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On Saturday, February 26, 2022, 8 choirs from across Southwest Ohio will join in song to celebrate and honor Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell, singer and composer, who will be in attendance. Dr. Barnwell’s choral works transverse continents, cultures, faiths, and languages. The concert will be hosted by Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, Vice-Mayor of Cincinnati.

No stranger to the Greater Cincinnati Area, Dr. Barnwell has been commissioned by MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Groundbreaking Choir and conducted workshops with MUSE, the Martin Luther King Chorale and prison choirs across the state of Ohio. Her decades long affiliation with Dr. Catherine Roma has resulted in unprecedented collaborations and inspiring performances.

Performing various pieces from Barnwell’s extensive choral compositional repertoire will be:

  • Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, Steve Milloy Artistic Director
  • Jeremy Winston Chorale, Jeremy Winston, Artistic Director
  • KUJI Men’s Chorus of Marion Correctional Institution (Via Video) Dr. Catherine Roma, Artistic Director
  • Mount Saint Joseph University Singers, Danielle Cozart Steele, Director of Choral Activities
  • MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, Jillian Harrison-Jones, Artistic Director
  • South Avondale Elementary School, Bishop Todd O’Neal, Artistic Director
  • World House Choir, Dr. Catherine Roma, Artistic Director
  • Young Professionals Choral Collective, Danielle Cozart Steele, Artistic Director

Attendees must show proof of full vaccination (includes boosters), with photo ID at the door, and must be masked inside at all times.

For those who are unable to physically be present for the Concert Celebrating the Choral Legacy of Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell, we will stream LIVE beginning at 3:15 PM on www.godsground.com Saturday, February 26, 2022 as well as on God’s Ground Facebook page. Program handouts can be downloaded here.

Once you are on the site, you will be able to watch the concert and download the printed program. Please note that the concert is in Cincinnati, Ohio which is in the Eastern Time Zone.

The program will also be recorded and you can watch the concert later by going to www.godsground.com
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