10 teams to square off at ArtsWave CincySings on April 9 at Music Hall

Ten corporate teams are prepared to sing for the prize at ArtsWave CincySings, brought to you by Accenture, on April 9, at 7 p.m. at Cincinnati Music Hall.

Celebrating its sixth 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 ten teams in this year's competition include: Cincinnati Bell, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Duke Energy, Fifth Third Bank, Kroger, Macy’s, Mount St. Joseph University, P&G, United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Western & Southern Financial Group.

Bob Herzog, Channel 12 anchor, will host this year’s competition with co-host Q102’s Jon Curl (JonJon) covering the online Fan Favorite voting. Celebrity judges include Reds Legend Bronson Arroyo, Tyshawn Colquitt from The Voice, Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan and Emmy award nominee Kathy Wade.

In addition to the emcee and judges, employee teams have been coached by performance professionals from the region’s arts community. Teams will be judged on talent, cohesiveness, showmanship and creativity.

ArtsWave, working with partner Enquirer Media will offer a live broadcast of CincySings on Cincinnati.com which 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.

This year’s event will include a party after the event in the lobby of Music Hall so that the audience, family and friends can all congratulate the teams.

The CincySings winning team will sing the National Anthem and lead “Take me out to the Ball Game” at Art in the Park on June 14, ArtsWave’s annual event with the Reds 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.

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