Opera Goes to Church!™ and Opera Goes to Temple!™

Opera Goes to Church!™/Opera Goes to Temple!™ is a collaborative partnership between Cincinnati Opera and churches and temples in the region. A summer evening of gospel, sacred, jazz, and classical music, these special community concerts feature internationally acclaimed artists from Cincinnati Opera’s mainstage summer season, dynamic congregational choirs, local youth performers, and some of the hottest jazz musicians in the region and the country.

Opera Goes to Church!and Opera Goes to Temple! have become some of the most anticipated summer events for Cincinnati Opera’s partner congregations and beyond. Each concert is a one-of-a-kind, uniquely crafted event where the audience and artists find inspiration in the power of music to bring people together and create collective joy.

Three ways to order:
1. Online: Visit our e-ticketing site.
2. By phone: Call (513) 241-2742.
3. In person: Visit us at the Corbett Opera Center Box Office at Music Hall, 1243 Elm Street.

2014 Concerts:

Opera Goes to Church!
Lakeside Presbyterian Church

When: Saturday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: 2690 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
Featuring the Lakeside Presbyterian Church Choir, Stephanie Nash, director; Cincinnati Opera artists; and the Lakeside Gospel Guys

Admission: This event has reached capacity.

Opera Goes to Church!
New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Carthage

When: Monday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: 26 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216
Featuring the New Jerusalem Baptist Church Choir, A. Michael Cunningham, director; Kearstin Piper Brown, soprano; Michael Preacely, baritone; and more to be announced

Admission: This event has reached capacity.

Opera Goes to Church!
Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church

When: Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: 9991 Wayne Avenue, Woodlawn, Ohio 45215
Featuring the Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Min. Keith Leak, director; Michael Preacely, baritone; and more to be announced

Admission: FREE, though tickets are required. Limit 2 tickets per household.

Opera Goes to Temple!™
Rockdale Temple in Amberley Village

When: Sunday, July 13 at 4:00 pm.
Where: 8501 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Featuring the Rockdale Temple Adult Choir; Cincinnati Opera artists; Mary Elizabeth Southworth, soprano; and the Rock Shabbat Band

Admission: This event has reached capacity.


Audience members at Rockdale Temple’s Opera Goes to Temple!

Allen Temple A.M.E. Church Combined Choir

The Rock Shabbat Band at Rockdale Temple

Gordon Hawkins performing at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church

Mary Elizabeth Southworth performs at Opera Goes to Temple!