Join us for Classical Roots, a community-wide celebration of a musical heritage that has inspired millions and influenced so many artists and genres of music. This annual event has sold out Music Hall in a roof-raising, heart-rending concert experience that brings forth the power of full orchestra and a 150-member community mass choir. There really is nothing else like it in our great city. All are welcome.
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STILL: Fanfare for American Heroes
: Oh Lord, I Want You to Help Me
BURLEIGH: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
DAWSON: Ain'a That Good News
TRADITIONAL: Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
VERDI: Preludio from Un Ballo in Maschera
VERDI : "Morro, Ma Prima in Grazia" from Un Ballo in Maschera
PRICE: My Soul is Anchored in the Lord
DETT: “Go Down, Moses” from The Ordering of Moses
DETT : “Juba Dance” from In the Bottoms Suite
BROWN : I Got You (I Feel Good)
REDDING: Respect
COATES : Holding on To My Faith
WINANS : Awaken to a Place Where Dreams Come True
WINANS : Even Me, Lord
SHROPSHIRE: If My Jesus Wills/We Shall Overcome
JOHNSON: Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing

Presenting Sponsor
Community Impact Sponsor
Youth Education Ticket Sponsor

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra salutes 2014 Classical Roots Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
World Pac Paper, LLC*
Community Impact Sponsor
Fifth Third Foundation
Youth Education Ticket Sponsor
CES/LINK Fund, In cooperation with The Cincinnati Chapter of The Links, Inc., Housed at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation*
Chorus Sponsors
Cintas Corporation*, Kroger Company*, InterAct for Health*,, Mercy Health, Stone Financial Retirement Planning*,
Show Sponsors
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, DNK,Macy’s,Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Hightowers Petroleum Company
Fellowship Reception Sponsors
Paul & Cynthia Booth, COBCO Enterprises, LLC
Benefactor Sponsors
Aunty's Homemade Food, Diversified Facility Solutions, Melody Sawyer Richardson, Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC), Roper's Southern Food Restaurant & Catering, Start 2 Finish, LLC, Sheila Williams & Bruce Smith
Patron Sponsors
Dr. Edgar L. Smith, Sr. (for Marietta College Students), Environmental & Safety Solutions, Inc., Joyce & Howard Thompson, Delores Hargrove-Young, XLC Services, LLC
Community Sponsor
AFA Associates, American Red Cross, Greater Cincinnati - Dayton Region, Browne Engineering & Construction, Che International Group, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America, Jean Crawford & Alvin Crawford, Freedom Financial Advantage, LLC, Details2Decor, Onyx Sourcing Solutions, LLC, SuccessGuide & JL Tillman Ins., Volta Tax Center, Voice of Your Customer
Artistic Partner
The Cincinnati May Festival

Classical Roots is a presentation of Sound Discoveries: Music for the Community and is made possible in part thanks to The Corbett Educational Endowment established by Mrs. Patricia Corbett and The Corbett Foundation.

* Thank you to our Media Broadcast Sponsors

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