Reds Legend Bronson Arroyo to serve as a celebrity judge for ArtsWave's CincySings on April 11
At Sunday’s Semi-Finals event held at the Aronoff Center, six of eight corporate teams were announced to progress to CincySings, brought to you by Accenture, on April 11 at 7 p.m. at newly renovated Music Hall. These six teams will join six other teams progressing directly to the event, making for a total of 12 teams vying to be crowned 2018 champion.
Celebrating its fifth year, ArtsWave CincySings is the popular choir competition that brings together businesses across the region in support of ArtsWave, the planner, promoter and fundraiser of the arts in Greater Cincinnati.
CincySings has become a nationally-acclaimed employee engagement event as cited by Americans for the Arts. Cincinnati.com/The Cincinnati Enquirer is the official media sponsor and sponsor of the Wild Card and Fan Favorite competitions
The dozen teams in this year's competition include: Cincinnati Bell, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Duke Energy, P&G, The Christ Hospital, University of Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies and Western & Southern Financial Group. Both P&G and Cincinnati Children’s have two teams competing this year.
Celebrity judges include Kathy Wade, Emmy-nominated producer and singer, Jay Goodlett, former Cincinnati Ballet Senior Soloist and current Artistic Director of Education and Outreach at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati and D. Lynn Meyers, Producing Artistic Director of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati with special guest judge Bronson Arroyo, former Cincinnati Reds pitcher and local musician. Q102’s Jon Curl (JonJon) will also join in the fun as the host of the online live Fan Favorite voting. In addition to the emcee and judges, employee teams have been coached by 12 performance professionals from the region’s arts community.
Teams are judged on talent, cohesiveness, showmanship and creativity.
This year, ArtsWave, working with partner Enquirer Media will offer a live broadcast of CincySings on Cincinnati.com that allows viewers of the competition to get involved during the performance through live Fan Favorite voting. While the judges tally their votes, audience members will have the opportunity to select their favorite team while helping ArtsWave raise funds for its annual community campaign. Information on this new component of the competition will be announced at the event.
In addition, this year’s event will include a party after the event in the newly restored Corbett Tower in Music Hall so that audience, family and friends can all congratulate the teams.
The CincySings winning team will sing the National Anthem at Art in the Park, ArtsWave’s annual event at Great American Ballpark, take home a commemorative trophy, and earn a spot to compete in next year’s CincySings.
Tickets are available now at: ArtsWave.org/CincySings