Welcome to this very special season for Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble! First and foremost, we are celebrating an anniversary— 40 years of VAE’s dynamic choral art here in Cincinnati. We are both remembering and honoring all of the musical artists and leaders who have shaped VAE’s history. We are also celebrating the powerful inspiration of the extraordinary artists of VAE today and the extraordinary music we have the privilege to share with you.

World class choral musical excellence and inspiration is what VAE is all about. All of us who are a part of the VAE musical family desire to create performance experiences that will bring you joy, inspiration and meaningfulness—we really live for those moments in live performance when a real connection takes place between artists, composers, ideas and listeners.

Whether you are already one of our cherished listeners or a new friend, I invite you to come closer and enjoy the exceptional music and musicians that are a part of this year’s offerings. What will make this anniversary season particularly special is if YOU are a part of it. Your engagement with us and your listening presence are an essential part of these live concert events. We so look forward to singing for you.


Craig Hella Johnson