3 years, 7 months ago Posted in: News Comments Off on 2013 Fall Concert Photos
2013 Fall Concert Photos

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3 years, 7 months ago Posted in: News Comments Off on Musica Sacra Chorus Appoints a New Director
Musica Sacra Chorus Appoints a New Director

For Immediate Release

Musica Sacra Chorus Appoints a New Director

Dr. Helmut J. Roehrig and the Board of Directors of Musica Sacra Chorus have appointed Dr. L. Brett Scott as Music Director, effective June 1, 2014. Dr. Roehrig, who founded Musica Sacra in 1965, has personally nominated Dr. Scott to succeed him. Dr. Roehrig will now assume the title and duties of Music Director Emeritus, and will continue to be involved in some decision-making aspects of the Chorus. There will be a Founder’s Concert in 2015, celebrating the Chorus’ 50th anniversary.

Dr. Scott is Associate Professor of Ensembles and Conducting at CCM, and has been a faculty member since 2007. He conducts the CCM Chorale and the Opera D’Arte, and is also Director of Cincinnati Camerata. He is currently Vice President of the National Collegiate Choral Association, and has conducted, taught and lectured in Canada, Portugal and Cuba as well as throughout the United States. At the recent 2013 Portugal International Choral Festival, he conducted the ESML Chamber Choir to Gold and a first place finish in their category.

Dr. Roehrig, a native of Germany is Professor of Music Emeritus, Xavier University. When he retired in 2002, a music scholarship was established in his name in recognition of his contributions to the musical education of countless students. For forty-eight years Dr. Roehrig led Musica Sacra in three concerts each year without charge for admission. He has had a long and successful career at Edgecliff College and Xavier University, and has inspired all the singers with whom he has worked over the years.

Musica Sacra is an ecumenical chorus dedicated to preserving our heritage of sacred music. Its repertoire includes major works by Bach, Handel, Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven, Bruckner, Durufle, Tippet, Lauridsen and Rutter. In addition to performing free concerts before Tri-state audiences, the chorus has presented concerts in historic churches in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

Musica Sacra was awarded a Silver Certificate in the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, and performs three concerts annually: this year, at the Cathedral Basilica in Covington, Kentucky in the Fall, Old St. Mary’s Church, downtown Cincinnati at Christmas and St. Francis de Sales Church in Walnut Hills for the Spring Concert

The upcoming 2014-2015 season marks the 49th year of Musica Sacra’s distinguished presence in Cincinnati’s arts community. The sixty-member chorus is open to anyone with choral experience and the desire to study and perform sacred choral masterpieces. More information about the Chorus may be found at http://musica-


3 years, 7 months ago Posted in: News, Past Concerts Comments Off on 2015 Spring Concert
2015 Spring Concert

Musica Sacra Chorus

49th Season

Spring Concert:

Rheinberger – Stabat Mater

Bach – Cantata 4

Holst – Two Psalms

Sunday, March 22, 2015 – 4:00 p.m. at St. Frances deSales, Walnut Hills


Click here for the new season concert flyer.

No charge for admission. Donations joyfully accepted

4 years, 5 months ago Posted in: News Comments Off on Press Release 2013-2014

To download the Press Release as a PDF, click here.

For Immediate Release:

August 2013

Musica Sacra’s 48 year mission of performing master works of choral music, in the sacred places for which they were written, is unique to our arts community. We are working hard to preserve that mission and to expand our presence.

Our Music Director, Dr. Helmut J. Roehrig, will be sharing the podium this season. Our October concert will be conducted by a Guest Conductor, Dr. L. Brett Scott. Dr. Scott is Assistant Professor of Ensembles and Conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he directs the CCM Chorale and teaches conducting and literature at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is also Music Director of the Cincinnati Camerata Chamber Choir. Dr. Roehrig will conduct our Christmas concert and both Directors will conduct the Spring concert. This promises to be a very exciting season!

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4 years, 10 months ago Posted in: News Comments Off on Lenten Concert Photos

Our 2013 Lenten Concert featured Charles Gounod’s Requiem; the poignant yet uplifting composition of a grieving grandfather written in memory of the death of his 4 year old grandson, Maurice. In addition to the Requiem, we will also perform two choral compositions, Eripe Me and Tribulationes, by Josef Rheinberger, a renowned German composer and organist from the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Please enjoy these photos from this year’s Lenten concert on March 14, 2013. Make sure you join us next year during the poignant commemoration of the Lenten season.














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5 years, 1 month ago Posted in: News Comments Off on World Choir Games