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The Athenaeum Chorale


Athenaeum Chorale

Beginning its thirty-seventh season, the Athenaeum Chorale was founded in the fall of 1980, and has continued to inspire and delight listeners and worshippers in performances of great choral masterworks and the sacred liturgical repertoire.

The entire season is held in the Athenaeum’s beautiful Italian Romanesque Chapel of St. Gregory the Great. Sung Vesper liturgies comprise the main offering of each year’s schedule. Each liturgy includes choral repertoire from a variety of periods and traditions. Prelude music begins each liturgy and is often presented by guest artists. (Calendar of Events listed below.)

The annual Advent Service of Lessons and Carols is held in December. This popular and well attended service centers around the celebration of the patronal feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception in the midst of the Advent season. Chants with handbells, traditional and new Advent carols for choir and congregation, beautiful Marian motets and scripture lessons read by members of the Athenaeum faculty draw record numbers of people to this beloved event each year.


Open Auditions for All Voice Parts

The 2016-2017 season is beginning with open auditions, for all voice parts, now through September 25. Please contact Ms. Mary Catherine Levri, director of the Athenaeum Music Department, at 513-233-6138 or mlevri@athenaeum.edu to schedule an audition.


2016-2017 Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 9 at 7:00 PM

Sunday Vespers

Sung by the Athenaeum Chorale

Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 PM

Vespers & Concert in Celebration of the Conclusion of the Year of Mercy

Sung by Athenaeum Chorale

Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 PM

Advent Lessons & Carols

Sung by the Athenaeum Chorale and the Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Schola

Sunday, March 19 at 7:00 PM

Lenten Vespers & Concert

Sung by the Athenaeum Chorale

Sunday, April 23 at 7:00 PM

Eastertide Vespers

Sung by the Athenaeum Chorale and the Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Schola


Your Financial Assistance is Essential.

We welcome your financial support for our 37th season and invite you to become a contributor to the Athenaeum Chorale. A contributors’ list will appear in each program.  Only with your assistance can we continue our unique musical programs that have been acclaimed both enjoyable and inspiring.  Please donate today to ensure the success of this season's concerts and vespers services.

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Donations to the Athenaeum Chorale may be made by mailing them to: The Athenaeum Chorale, 6616 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230. With your donation, please include: Your name, address, Zip code and email address. For additional information, please call the Athenaeum Music Department, 513-233-6138 or email to Mary Catherine Levri mlevri@athenaeum.edu


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