CMC History
This list is maintained by CMC Historian Steve Hutzel.

Season 1 - 1991-1992

Tidings of Pride & Joy Dec 19th First Unitarian
Never Turning Back April 3rd
Together in Pride June 13th Withrow High School


Season 2 - 1992-1993

Home For the Holidays Dec 18th
Broadway Bound March 20th
Touched by Pride June 5th

The combined talents of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus and
the CMC unite for the area's premeire of When We No Longer Touch.


Season 3 - 1993-1994

A Holiday Fanfare Dec 10th & 11th Memorial Hall
Escape to the Movies March 19th Emery Auditorium
With Liberty and Justice fof All June 16th & 17th NKU Auditorium

The CMC Chamber Singers (now AcoustiCool) participates in the premiere of MUSE's New Spirituals Project.


Season 4 - 1994-1995

An Evening in December Dec 9th & 10th
The Music is You April 1st 4-Sided Triangle
Songs from Our Rainbow June 17th NKU Auditorium

Participated in Artists for Awareness '95 in the AVOC (AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati) event at historic Music Hall.


Season 5 - 1995-1996

Traditions Dec 7th & 8th  
Strictly Sondheim March 8th & 9th Memorial Hall
Feelin' Groovy June 7th & 8th Jarsen-Kaplan Auditorium

The holiday concert was Patrick Coyle's first as Artistic Director. Pam Myers joined the CChorus for the
Strictly Sondheim concert. Feelin' Groovy was the Chorus' first concert in the Jarsen-Kaplan Theatre.
That summer the Chorus performed at GALA V in Tampa Florida.


Season 6 - 1996-1997

One Light, One World Dec 6th & 7th  
'S Wonderful April 5th & 6th Memorial Auditorium
Fantasia & Fairytales June 13th & 14th NKU Auditorium

Special guest artists include Bill McKinley during Fantasia & Fairytales and our favorite diva Ann
Hampton Calloway for 'S Wonderful.


Season 7 - 1997-1998

Ring in the Season Dec 13th & 14th Jarsen-Kaplan Auditorium
Glory March 28th & 29th Jarsen-Kaplan Auditorium
Naked Man June 13th & 14th Jarsen-Kaplan Auditorium

We perform with grammy-award winning gospel artist Andrae Crouch. We also joined forces with the
Detroit Together Men's Chorus to present the soul-stirring song-cycle, Naked Man.


Season 8 - 1998-1999

Let it Snow Dec 12th & 13th  
Sleeping with the Past March 20th & 21st
We are Family - Music of the 70's June 12th & 13th

Our first CD is released. Local boy Lee Roy Reams is our guest artist for the holiday Concert.


Season 9 - 1999-2000

Carols from the Four Corners Dec 18th & 19th  
Leading Men Don't Dance April 1st & 2nd
Among Friends June 10th & 11th

That holiday season Russell Winters joined us as accompanist for the first time. The chorus performed
"Hearing Voices" with Columbus GMC, a work we commissioned. "Hearing Voices" chronicled the lives
of gay men during the 20th century. that summer we traveled to San Jose California and participated
in GALA Festival 2000.


Season 10 - 2000-2001

Don We Now! Dec 2nd & 3rd  
Standard Time April 7th & 8th
Freedom Come! June 9th & 10th

We celebrated our 10th Anniversary with 3 concerts focusing on the best for our first 10 years plus new
arrangements with pointed toward the future. For the first time we appeared with the Cincinnati Pops at
Riverbend in a program titled "Now Appearing on Broadway".


Season 11 - 2001-2002

Child of Wonder Dec 8th & 9th  
Mothers & Sons March 16th & 17th
Tales of the City June 8th Hoffner Park

Named "Best Songfest" by CityBeat Magazine, recognizing our "seasonal concerts, paying tribute to
American songbook favorites such as George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong".


Season 12 - 2002-2003

An Animated Christmas Dec 7th & 8th  
Isn't It Ironic? March 22nd & 23rd
Dreaming of the Day June 14th & 15th

The Cincinnati Men's Chorus performed with Erich Kunzel and the Cinicnnati Pops Orchestra for their
Annual Holiday concert. This concert featured the "Freedom Rings" Bell choir which is composed of
members from the Men's Chorus. We were joined by guest artist Suede for the "Isn't It Ironic" concert and
by the Queen City Rainbow Band for the Pride concert.


Season 13 - 2003-2004

Lights! Camera! Carols! Dec 13th & 14th  
Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! March 20th & 21st
Everything's Coming Up Rosie! June 18th & 19th

The "Men in Lights" season put a spotlight on various local guest artists, including Ballet Tech Ohio,
UC's College-Conservatory of Music Musical Theater students, Pamela Myers and Kathy Wade, among
others.  We capped the season with a trip up north to Montreal for the GALA Choruses 7th International
Festival, giving a crowd-pleasing performance which included a hilarious social commentary on
"choralography," commissioned by CMC this year.


Season 14 - 2004-2005

A Winter Wonderland Dec 11th &12th  
It's My Party April 9th & 10th
Soul Sounds June 17th & 18th

A pair of sold-out shows kicked off our 14th season with "A Winter Wonderland" - just the first of this
record-setting year. "It's My Party" presented a salute to the music of the '50s and '60s in one of our
most entertaining pair of concerts ever. This was Patrick's 10th season.


Season 15 - 2005-2006

Chillin' Out Dec 10h &11th  
Bustin' Out All Over March 25th & 26th
Best of Time: Music of Our Lives June 2nd & 3rd Mt. Auburn Presbyterian

Go All Out - our gala 15th anniversary season - began with a reprise of "It's My Party" in the Contemporary
Arts Center as part of the Enjoy The Arts 20/20 Festival.   We began plans to restructure our subscription
season into October/December/Spring with a Pride concert benefiting the LGBT community in June. 
Our first effort in this was a rousing success, raising more than $1,000 for Equality Cincinnati's
Safe Schools project.


Season 16 - 2006-2007

Reach Out and Touch Oct 14h &15th  
Christmas with the Crooners Dec 16th & 17th NKU Auditorium
Women We Love April 9th & 10th XU Auditorium
This is Our Country June 1st & 2nd NURFC

Out and About - This year we moved out of our performance home at the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan
theater and out in the Cincinnati community.  Performing each concert pair at a different venue, we found
new audiences and discovered terrific acoustic spaces all over the city.  Our Pride concert, benefiting
AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati, marked our first appearance at the National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center. 


Season 17 - 2007-2008

Hand in Hand Oct 19h & 2st  
Safe & Warm: Together for the Holidays Dec 15th & 16th NKU Auditorium
Revenge of the Divas March 28th & 29th XU Auditorium
Heroes: People Who Rock Our World May 31st NURFC

We continued exploring venues this season in search of a new performance home, and moved to
St. Paul United Methodist Church in Madeira as our rehearsal home. We created an outreach ensemble
program that all singing members could participate in called singOUT. CMC and MUSE joined forces to
perform "Hand in Hand," uniting to celebrate the strength of community and the power of family. We recorded
our fifth CD, "Safe and Warm," (released in Fall 2008) and traveled to Miami, FL in July 2008 to represent
Cincinnati at the quadrennial GALA festival.


Season 18 - 2008-2009

Naughty and Nice Dec 20h & 21st NURFC
Like Totally 80s March 21st & 22nd NURFC
Queen City Music City May 30th & 31st NURFC

Settled in our new performance home at the Freedom Center, and a new rehearsal home at St. John
Unitarian Church in Clifton, our fun and exciting programs -- "Naughty & Nice," "Like Totally 80s" and
"Queen City/Music City" -- proved popular with our core audience.


Season 19 - 2009-2010

Glorious Dec 19th & 20th NURFC
Move March 279th & 28th NURFC
Let's It Hear for the Boys June 5th & 6th NURFC


Season 20 2010-2011

Twisted Tinsel Dec 1th &12th NURFC
Laugh Out Loud March 11th & 12th NURFC
We Are Family June 4th & 5th SCPA - Mayerson Theater

In our 20th anniversary season we celebrated our successes and our final performances with Dr. Patrick
Coyle as artistic director. Our holiday concert was performed with Queen City Bronze. Kate Clinton joined
us for Laugh Out Lout. The final concert of the season, "We Are A Family," was our inaugural performance
in the Mayerson Theater at the new School for Creative and Performing Arts and we were joined by MUSE.


Season 21 - 2011-2012

Wonderment: A Time of Awe Dec 17th &18th SCPA - Mayerson Theater
Anticipation: Secrets and Dreams March 24th & 25th SCPA - Mayerson Theater
It Gets Better June 23th & 24th SCPA - Mayerson Theater

Season 21: Coming Of Age brought a new artistic director (Dr. Casey Hayes), a new subscription
performance home (School for Creative and Performing Arts) and our first physical office space at
the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. We launched a new "sassy, classy, sexy, smart" logo and branding
strategy. Queen City Bronze joined us once again for our holiday concert. For Pride, we performed
"It Gets Better" as an official concert of the "It Gets Better Project" created by columnist Dan Savage.


Season 22 - 2012-2013

A Holiday Garland Spectacular Dec 1st & 2nd SCPA - Mayerson Theater
ExtraABBAganza April 6th & 7th SCPA - Mayerson Theater
Loud and Proud June 22nd & 23rd SCPA - Corbett Theater