YPCC Presents Spring Awakening: Life, Death, and Rebirth

Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC) is presenting its spring concert, ‘Spring Awakening: Life, Death, and Rebirth’ at The Carnegie on Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm. YPCC is partnering with MUSE, a Cincinnati’s Women’s Chorus, to celebrate the diverse legacy of LGBT and women-identified composers and poets. This concert will explore both the metaphorical and literal journey of life through the eyes of LGBT artists.

Spring Awakening

YPCC’s Executive Director, Jenny Spring, muses: “After the cold of winter and the solitude of the pandemic, we are ready to welcome Spring! As the New Year unfolds, we will be heading across the river into Northern Kentucky for a concert at the historic Carnegie theater. Our Artistic Director, Danielle Cozart Steele, has collaborated with remarkably talented partners for this multisensory experience we cannot wait to share with our supporters!

Audience members are encouraged to sing-along with some well-loved and well-known music with MUSE and YPCC. Additionally, audience members will hear spoken word poetry from Manuel Iris, poet laureate of Cincinnati.

In partnership with SOS Art, there will be an art exhibit on display in the lobby featuring Inside Out, an exhibit curated by Jay DeFazio, with a multitude of transgender artists paired with local poets. This is a wonderful event to support both transgender and LGBT community members in both art and music.

Tickets are $30 and the experience includes pre-show hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and admission to the exhibit Inside Out, with an opportunity to mix and mingle with artists from the show. Ticket price will rise to $35 the day of the event.

About YPCC: Young Professionals Choral Collective is an innovative choir of 21-45 year old’s that are all about community, culture, and singing in unique spaces.

About MUSE: Muse is a Women’s Chorus that performs at a variety of venues and areas with diverse community members to promote peace, equality, and justice.

About Inside Art: Inside Out is a community-based art initiative celebrating the strength, beauty, and resiliency of transgender individuals. Their goal is to bring together members of the transgender community to participate in a collaborative and supportive art experience.

About Manuel Iris: Manuel Iris is a Mexican poet and focuses his writing on life, eternity, and the bridges that unite them: beauty and death.

YPCC Rehearsals

YPCC is committed to protecting its singers and audience. For the Spring Awakening concert at The Carnegie, the audience must be vaccinated and masked. Extra masks will be available at the venue. Please see YPCC’s Covid Safety Measures here.

This program is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. This program is also supported by the generosity of more than 1,700 ArtsWave Pride contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign and funded in part by a grant from Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

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