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Thursday, October 15, 2020

"Building Bridges - Keep the Arts Alive": A Live Choral Performance on Purple People Bridge

Enjoy a live, social distanced choral performance this Friday on the Purple People Bridge!
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The Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC) will kick off its 9th season with an unconventional, in-person performance on the Purple People Bridge on Friday, October 16 at 6 p.m. 

The free event, entitled Building Bridges - Keep the Arts Alive, is produced in partnership with The Carnegie’s Creative Disruption Committee (Carnegie CDC). Performers will be fully masked and socially distanced for the duration of the event, lasting approximately 30 minutes. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

This is the first in-person, public choral performance in Cincinnati since March. The performance on the Purple People Bridge will feature two original works, commissioned by YPCC through the Young Professional Composers Project. 

It will also include an arrangement of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” signifying what the arts mean to so many people during COVID-19 times.

This event highlights how music-making and the arts can be used to build bridges between communities, even amid a pandemic. Audience members can expect to be reminded of how important the arts are to the fabric of society, especially throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. 

Carnegie CDC specializes in producing safe, socially distant live performances for the public to continue to enjoy. Select members of the Cincinnati Boychoir, as well as theatre industry professionals through the League of Cincinnati Theatres, will be participating in portions of the performance.

Social distancing and mask-wearing will be required for all bystanders and audience members on the bridge. Music will be amplified through PA speakers over a stretch of the bridge to allow all audience members to hear while still appropriately distanced. 

The performance will also be broadcast on a short-range FM radio frequency, transmitted in real-time to allow audience members the ability to “tune-in” via their own FM radio.

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