Indian Hill High School Grad Composes Music For CCS


  • Cincinnati Choral Society Cincinnati Choral Society
  • Mercedes Goldberg Mercedes Goldberg
  • Jordan Lenchitz Jordan Lenchitz


Jordan Lenchitz, Indian Hill High School class of 2014, was recently commissioned to compose a choral piece for the Cincinnati Choral Society (CCS). Jordan is completing his undergraduate degree at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University - Bloomington, studying Music Composition. Phil Clary, a music teacher at Indian Hill High School and the Artistic Director for CCS,asked Jordan to set to music the winning poem from the CCS Fall 2016  Poetry Writing Competition. Fifty-four high schools in the Cincinnati area were asked to submit poems for the competition.
Mercedes Goldberg, a Senior at Anderson High School, won the competition with her poem, "HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A RAY OF SUNLIGHT?" The poem, coupled with Jordan's score, will be premiered as a special feature on CCS's upcoming May concerts "The Poet Speaks - A Choral Presentation of Great Poetry". The 40-voice CCS, one of Cincinnati's premier auditioned choruses, will present additional selections with texts that are great poetry in their own right. The centerpiece of the concerts will be “FROSTIANA” (Seven Country Songs), poems of Robert Frost, set to music by Randall Thompson. This 30-minute set will be accompanied by a nine-piece chamber orchestra. Other works performed by CCS will include poems by Shakespeare, Dickinson, Burns, and Yeats; additional composers include Lauridsen, Rutter, Mulholland, and Irving Berlin.

Concert  Schedule
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 -  7:00pm      SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017  -  3:00

Mason United Methodist Church           St. Thomas Episcopal Churc
6315 Mason Montgomery Rd.            100 Miami Ave
Mason, OH  45040                    Terrace Park  OH  45174
Since it was founded in 1974, CCS has sung in famed venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and All Hallows by the Tower of London. CCS has also performed with local orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Cincinnati Pops, the Kentucky Symphony and the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. CCS offers quality musical experiences not only to audiences but to talented singers seeking a satisfying choral experience. For more information about CCS, and how to order tickets please go to:

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