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Cincinnati Children’s Choir wins Gold Medal

On Saturday, July 7, 2012, the Cincinnati Children’s Choir won a Gold Medal in the Champions Category of Youth Choirs of Equal Voices in the World Choir Games with a total score of 84.13 points. They were the top US choir in this category and placed 5th in the world.

Their winning performance included Cantate Domino (Paul Ayers), Panta Rhei (Jim Papoulis), Ave Maria (Cesar Carrillo), and Holy is the Lord (Jeffrey Ames).
The World Choir Games kicks off the Cincinnati Children’s Choir’s 20th Anniversary Season.

Founding Artistic and Managing Director, Robyn Lana, uses the Orff-Schulwerk approach in teaching the choirs. What she learned through her Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Training is woven through every rehearsal, enabling the singers to achieve success. It is the mission of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir to offer all children the opportunity to experience musical excellence in a creative environment. CCC builds stronger communities by creating a comprehensive foundation that supports music educators and develops tomorrow’s leaders.

CCC serves nearly 650 children annually in one of our 6 Resident Choirs, 6 Satellite Choirs, 2 Festivals and Honor Choir. Their annual Summer Festival employs experienced Orff-Schulwerk teachers who facilitate the exploration of movement and improvisation enhancing their musicianship. For more information, please visit

Lissa Ray

Lissa taught general music in a suburb of Cincinnati. Lissa currently teaches Pre-K - 6 in at a Montessori school in Northern Kentucky. She is President of the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Children's Choir and has served on the American Orff-Schulwerk National Board of Trustees. Lissa presents Orff-Schulwerk workshops and classes for teachers and children.

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