2022 VAE Season

The Vocal Arts Ensemble is back and we’re excited to once again share music with our community!

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IMPORTANT: Please review our health and safety information and current protocols at vaecinci.com/health-safety

With heavy hearts, the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati has elected to postpone its January 8 and 9 performances of “The Song Among Us” to a later date, to be announced. This postponement is prompted by production challenges exacerbated by the recent rise in positive COVID cases across the nation. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we continue to adapt to ever-changing circumstances.

For questions and ticket options, including donations, exchanges, and refunds, please contact the Box Office at 513.381.3300 or let us know your preference by completing this form. Stay tuned for more details.

Wilks Studio at Music Hall
SAT JAN 8 at 4 pm
SUN JAN 9 at 5 pm


ROBERT LOWRY: How Can I Keep From Singing?
HEINRICH SCHÜTZ: Selig sind die Toten
HEINRICH SCHÜTZ: Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt (Psalm 100)
CRAIG HELLA JOHNSON: Song from the Road
JOHN CLEMENTS: Flower of Beauty
ALYSIA LEE: Say Her Name
CAROLINE SHAW: And the Swallow
MOIRA SMILEY: The Song Among Us [World Premiere & VAE Commission]

“I hear the real, though far-off hymn,” goes a line from Robert Lowry’s “How Can I Keep from Singing?” Start the New Year by hearing something real, in an intimate setting with Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble. These are songs about what matters most, and matters to us all — truth, love, justice, purpose, peace — featuring settings of texts that still resonate today.


Jarson Kaplan Theater at Aronoff Center for the Arts
FRI MAR 4 at 7 pm – Buy Tickets
SUN MAR 6 at 4 pm – Buy Tickets
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SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER: Mass for the Endangered

What does it mean to be stewards of the earth? Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass weaves together text from the traditional Latin and original text by Nathaniel Bellows to create a call to action and urgency in the ways we relate to the natural world. By revealing the miracles of life around us, the Mass shows the great responsibility we have to care for a planet that we are all meant to share.

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