Summit Choral Society

Summit Choral Society Summit Choral Society provides a continuum of musical training for young children through senior adults, produce exceptional choral performances, and preserve the art of choral music for the enrichment and enjoyment for the Greater Akron community,
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Summit Choral Society began in 1990 with the Masterworks Chorale. The Children’s Choir Program soon followed in 1990, providing the start of a unique pathway for choral music education and performance. The vision was to develop a musical community for singers of all ages who enjoy learning, growing, creating and sharing the sounds of the expansive world of choral repertoire. Serving the Greater Akron area for 29 years, the Children’s Choir Program is a unique vocal music education program for children in grades one through twelve. Its teachings are based on the Zoltan Kodály method of attaining music literacy. This past season, 179 children from over 100 schools in six counties participate. Singers are placed in one of four Musicianship Classes and the appropriate choir (Beginning Singing, Intermediate, Advanced or Performance Choirs) matched with their own musical experience and skill. Each student progresses at his/her own speed and ability. The Metropolitan Chorus, formally Masterworks Choral, is a unique adult choral ensemble focusing on a wide variety of music with a concentration on ​intimately-performed works in the Greater Akron community. Representing many diverse backgrounds, cultures, races and beliefs, these multi-generational singers are brought together by their love of the choral arts. They share a dedication to excellence, exploring and preserving choral repertoire from all over the world. SCS's Metropolitan Chorus provides relevant, inspiring and ingenuitive programming throughout the greater Akron community. ​Summit Choral Society is a nationally recognized, award-winning choral performance program!

Mission: The mission of Summit Choral Society is to provide a continuum of musical training for young children through senior adults, produce exceptional choral performances, and preserve the art of choral music for the enrichment and enjoyment of the Greater Akron community.

Operating as usual

Wishing the SCS 2020 Senior Class all the best as they begin their next chapters! Have a safe and healthy Freshman Year ...
09/02/2020

Wishing the SCS 2020 Senior Class all the best as they begin their next chapters! Have a safe and healthy Freshman Year ladies!

Thank you to all CCP Singers who attended our recent SCS Summer Session held at Summit ArtSpace! Participants experience...
08/26/2020

Thank you to all CCP Singers who attended our recent SCS Summer Session held at Summit ArtSpace!

Participants experienced:
•bucket drumming
•dancing
•outdoor singing
•and playing various instruments

- Face masks and shields generously sponsored by:
Dr. Ganesh Veerappan and Dr. Suganthi Alagarsamy Veerappa

• Summit Choral Society is working diligently to get these experiences back to you as soon and as safely as possible. Thank you so much for your patience, understanding and support as we all try to navigate through these unprecedented times.

https://www.summitchoralsociety.org/

Stephen Davies Photography
08/17/2020

Stephen Davies Photography

Nature is music to my eyes :-)

07/22/2020
Summit Choral Society

One year ago was SCS moving day!

We are thankful for our time in the McKinley building and love our new home at Summit Artspace🎶

The end of an era...

Thank you to the McKinley building and the YMCA for housing SCS for the last 6 years. We are sad to go but excited for our new adventure in Summit Artspace 💛

🎬 S.M.C. Inc.

Summit Choral Society is working diligently to get choral experiences like this one back to you as soon and as safely as...
07/21/2020

Summit Choral Society is working diligently to get choral experiences like this one back to you as soon and as safely as possible.

During this time, we have made changes to our website! We are still making minor adjustments details regarding our 2020-2021 Season are available!

Check it out! https://www.summitchoralsociety.org

Did you know that SCS is part of the AmazonSmile program? AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible pu...
07/19/2020

Did you know that SCS is part of the AmazonSmile program?

AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. This holiday season, please consider choosing Summit Choral Society as your charity of choice!

To generate donations to Summit Choral Society: smile.amazon.com

Your support helps the Summit Choral Society produce and present quality performances of distinguished choral music for the enrichment, enjoyment, and education of our singers, our patrons and the community.

To all the great Dad’s out there!
06/21/2020

To all the great Dad’s out there!

06/21/2020
Thank you for having us!
06/20/2020

Thank you for having us!

TONIGHT 6/19 on livevirtually AT 7 PM livevirtually presents Brian Murphy's DJ Storybook Professional Virtual Show - Catch The Dance. CLICK THIS LINK TO JOIN: https://www.facebook.com/brian.murphy.1297

Join in on the virtual show and watch the Professional Artists including: Professional Dancers: Sarah Wünsch, Stephanie Rae Williams, Matthew Roberts, Ali Block, Julianna Freude, Kennedy Roese, Regina Pietraroia, Elisabeth Jeffrey, Jillian Mitchell and Sadie Black. Professional singers including Cleveland Opera and Summit Choral Society.

Friday Feature - SCS’s 2019-2020 Sponsors! Their support helps the Summit Choral Society produce and present quality per...
06/19/2020

Friday Feature - SCS’s 2019-2020 Sponsors!

Their support helps the Summit Choral Society produce and present quality performances of distinguished choral music for the enrichment, enjoyment, and education of our singers, our patrons and the community.

✨🎶

#SupportUsSaturdayDid you know that you are able to Sponsor A Child!? The future of choral music lies with today's child...
06/13/2020

#SupportUsSaturday

Did you know that you are able to Sponsor A Child!? The future of choral music lies with today's children and through our program their young minds develop a lifelong appreciation and positive perception of the arts.

Any amount is appreciated and will be used to support the wonderful programs Summit Choral Society offers.

https://www.summitchoralsociety.org/support-us.html

#FlashbackFriday to the Memorial Day Concert at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2017! #Performance...
05/29/2020
Summit Choral Society | Performance Choir | Choral Festival | Memorial Day Weekend | Washington D.C. | Day 3

#FlashbackFriday to the Memorial Day Concert at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2017!

#PerformanceTour

• Akron's award-winning, nationally-recognized choral performance and education institution.

https://www.summitchoralsociety.org

Saturday, May 27, 2017 Concert Day at The Kennedy Center has finally arrived! But before that, they had 1 more 2 hour rehearsal to get through. & Mindy, Gretta & I had a Starbucks to find! …

Take us back to better days 🇺🇸The music will continue!
05/27/2020

Take us back to better days 🇺🇸

The music will continue!

We are honored to sing at The National Memorial Day Choral Festival at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts! Let the concert begin! 🇺🇸 #scssings

Three years ago on the Performance Choir tour! What a great trip to our nation’s capital 🇺🇸
05/26/2020

Three years ago on the Performance Choir tour! What a great trip to our nation’s capital 🇺🇸

National Memorial Day Choral Festival Festival dinner.....lots of singers in this room! #scssings

Remember & Honor this Memorial Day 🇺🇸In 2017, the Summit Choral Society Performance Choir was selected to represent Ohio...
05/25/2020

Remember & Honor this Memorial Day 🇺🇸

In 2017, the Summit Choral Society Performance Choir was selected to represent Ohio at the National Memorial Day Choral Festival in Washington, D.C..

To view photos from their performance tour, visit:
https://www.summitchoralsociety.org/tours.html

05/24/2020
Summit Choral Society

What an amazing concert this was!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Flashing back to last weekends Metropolitan Chorus spring concert, Tapestry of Songs!

Featured dancers: Regina Pietraroia + Ian Smith

Feature Friday • Our 30th Anniversary Season Sponsors ‼️Your support helps SCS provide these quality performances and ed...
05/22/2020

Feature Friday • Our 30th Anniversary Season Sponsors ‼️

Your support helps SCS provide these quality performances and educational programming for the greater Akron community as well as continue scholarship funding to under-served children who otherwise would not be able to participate in our choral education and performance programs.

Want to add your company to the list and support Summit Choral Society? Visit our website and learn how: https://www.summitchoralsociety.org/support-us.html

Summit Choral Society is working diligently to get choral experiences like this one back to you as soon and as safely as...
05/18/2020

Summit Choral Society is working diligently to get choral experiences like this one back to you as soon and as safely as possible.

Keep an eye on our website for updates!
https://www.summitchoralsociety.org

What an AMAZING night at the Akron Art Museum!

Thank you to all who attended and who helped make tonight a fantastic 29 Prime spring finale concert! Bravo! 🎶

Video clips and professional photos to come.

Music lives and breathes to tell us who we are and what we face. It is a path between ourselves and the infinite. - Yehu...
05/17/2020

Music lives and breathes to tell us who we are and what we face. It is a path between ourselves and the infinite.

- Yehudi Menuhin

• Last week, the SCS Choir Directors traveler to the (8) graduating seniors homes to present them with a rose, a goodie basket, to sing and to wish them farewell. One week later, and the roses are just as beautiful!

To view photos from the Senior car parade, visit: https://www.summitchoralsociety.org

This was only a year ago, and so much has changed. But The Music WILL Continue‼️ Until then, check out our website for p...
05/17/2020

This was only a year ago, and so much has changed.

But The Music WILL Continue‼️ Until then, check out our website for past performance recordings, media and more!

https://www.summitchoralsociety.org

#Sing #Support #Sponsor 🎶

Join the Metropolitan Chorus, under the direction of James Mismas, as they present their Spring Concert, Tapestry of Songs THIS Saturday, May 18 at the Akron Art Museum!

Premium Seating and Reserved Seating available!
https://www.summitchoralsociety.org/tapestry-of-songs.html

*Premium ticket holders are invited to a pre-concert reception at 6:30 PM. Light hors d'oeuvre • Refreshments • Cash Bar
Live Entertainment • Akron Society of Artists live painter's onsite - including local celebrated artists Bruce Stebner and Carolyn Lewis!

05/16/2020
Celebrating our 30th Season

Making a difference in the lives of others is at the heart of our mission to provide a unique vocal music education and performance arts program for children, youth and adults.

Here is a look back at last season as we celebrated 30 Years of Choral Excellence!

Photos and some music from the 2019-2020 season.

#ThankfulThursdayMaking a difference in the lives of others is at the heart of our mission to provide a unique vocal mus...
05/14/2020

#ThankfulThursday

Making a difference in the lives of others is at the heart of our mission to provide a unique vocal music education and performance arts program for children, youth and adults.

Thank you Roetzel & Andress for your continued support and season sponsorship!

Learn how you can support SCS: https://www.summitchoralsociety.org/support-us.html

Summit Choral Society's artistic and educational staff surprised their eight graduating seniors Friday afternoon with a ...
05/12/2020

Summit Choral Society's artistic and educational staff surprised their eight graduating seniors Friday afternoon with a car parade!

To view photos from the car parade, please visit the homepage of our website: https://www.summitchoralsociety.org/

Featured photo missing Clara!

COVID 19 has forced SCS to temporarily suspend in person rehearsals and concerts, however, let the music continue!Below ...
05/11/2020

COVID 19 has forced SCS to temporarily suspend in person rehearsals and concerts, however, let the music continue!

Below is a link to our website containing audio tracks of some songs that will be familiar to our Metropolitan Chorus singers from last year's productions and this year's.

Positive singing moments lay ahead.

https://www.summitchoralsociety.org/metropolitan-chorus.html

To all of the amazing Moms out there 🌷
05/10/2020

To all of the amazing Moms out there 🌷

We want to give a BIG Summit Senior Shoutout to these eight talented ladies: - Joannely Caban- Clara Dannemiller - Demar...
05/09/2020

We want to give a BIG Summit Senior Shoutout to these eight talented ladies:

- Joannely Caban
- Clara Dannemiller
- Demaris Jenkins
- Miriam Koby
- Laura Kupper
- Brynne Mosteller
- Stephanie Rench
- Maggie Kreiner

Each one of these amazing girls has given so much to SCS over the years. Their personalities, energy and voices will be missed tremendously. Without a doubt, they will do great things in the next chapter of their lives.

While this is not the way a seniors time typically ends at SCS, we want you to know that you, your time and your talent matter. Congratulations ladies, we are incredibly proud of you!

05/08/2020

Damaris Jenkins • 2020 Senior 🎓

05/08/2020

Brynne Mosteller • 2020 Senior 🎓

05/08/2020

Clara Dannemiller • 2020 Senior 🎓

05/08/2020

Stephanie Rench • 2020 Senior 🎓

05/08/2020

Joannely Caban • 2020 Senior 🎓

05/08/2020

Laura Kupper • 2020 Senior 🎓

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Akron, OH
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Mission

The mission of Summit Choral Society is to provide a continuum of musical training for young children through senior adults, produce exceptional choral performances, and preserve the art of choral music for the enrichment and enjoyment of the Greater Akron community.

Programs

​Children's Choir Program Summit Choral Society provides a continuum of musical training for young children through adulthood and also serves the community with high quality, inspirational performances through the Children’s Choir Program (CCP, ages 6-18), The CCP provides a comprehensive curriculum that includes six (6) levels of musicianship classes and nine(9) choirs to meet the individual needs of each student. Choral Scholar's Program The Choral Scholars Program offers college students and recent graduates the opportunity to have professional experiences with a community choral organization that is beyond the educational experiences in a college setting. Metropolitan Chorus Singers with differing music skills, ages, and life experiences are brought together by their common love and commitment to choral music. Akron City Gospel Singers All adults and children ages 13 and up are welcome to participate in the Akron City Gospel Singers (ACGS, ages 13-adult)Open Community Event Sessions with no previous music or vocal training. Additionally, there are no auditions or fees. Those interested in singing simply attend an event session!

History of Summit Choral Society

Summit Choral Society began in 1990 with the Masterworks Chorale, a premier adult chorus in NE Ohio. The Children’s Choir Program soon followed in 1991, providing the start of a unique pathway for choral music education and performance. The vision was to develop a musical community for singers of all ages who enjoy learning, growing, creating and sharing the sounds of the expansive world of choral repertoire.

The Children’s Choir Program (CCP) is a unique vocal music education program for children in grades one through twelve. Its teachings are based on the Zoltan Kodály method of attaining music literacy taught by degreed, professional music instructors. This past season, 180 children from over 75 schools in eight counties participate. Singers are placed in one of four Musicianship Classes and the appropriate choir (Beginning Singing, Intermediate, Advanced or Performance Choirs) matched with their own musical experience and skill. Each student progresses at his/her own speed and ability.

The Children's Choir Program's flagship ensemble is Performance Choir. This nationally recognized choir represents the culmination of musical learning and performance in the CCP. They were selected to represent Ohio at the National Memorial Day Choral Festival on Memorial Day weekend in Washington D.C. 2017, performed by invitation as the featured choir at the National Choral Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York City 2018, will perform at the Smoky Mountain Music Festival and as a Grand Ole Opry pre-show performance in 2019. They are active all over Ohio, were selected to sing at the Ohio state Ohio Choral Director's Association Conference, 2017, and were most recently invited by audition to sing at the National Organization of American Kodaly Educators National Conference in 2019! Additionally, this choir performs at various community events throughout the greater Akron community each season as well as Summit Choral Society presented concerts.

The Masterworks Chorale, renamed the Metropolitan Chorus in 2018, has been a staple of NE Ohio's choral community for nearly 30 years! The Metropolitan Chorus enjoys a unique session based model for singers and consists of impeccably programmed diversity in the choral arts, enjoying multiple renowned conductors and events each season.

In 2019, SCS was proud to announce the formation of a new grass-roots community gospel choir, the Akron City Gospel Singers. This opportunity is based in the rich tradition of gospel song and will enhance the lives of many - providing fellowship between diverse families within our community, consisting of both youth and adults, ages 13 and up. The Akron City Gospel Singers is conducted by Akron local community leader and degreed, professional musician and educator, Jaron LeGrair. Mr. LeGrair is a dynamic musician, vocalist and conductor hailing from Akron! He has devoted his career to spreading the love of music throughout the community and has a passion for gospel song. “I am so excited to lead this new innovative choir with Summit Choral Society! The emergence of this choir is going to be impactful in so many ways outside of the beautiful songs we will sing. I am honored and proud to help make history with this fabulous organization.” SCS also utilizes Marquis Brown, local musician from Barberton, as the accompanying pianist. The Akron City Gospel Singers have free, open rehearsals and performances on select Saturdays.

To learn more about Summit Choral Society and how you can Sing | Support | Sponsor, please visit our website: https://www.summitchoralsociety.org

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The SCS office should be very proud of how they honored their Seniors! Very nice job!
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I bought a single ticket ($35) for Sunday's concert. Unfortunately, I have to go out of town for a family member's funeral and will not be able to attend. Does anyone need a ticket for Sunday's concert? If so, please let me know. Thanks.
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The 2017 National Memorial Day parade is on Spectrum (old Time Warner) channel 6 WUAB at 2 pm