Messiah Side-by-Side Sing-Along
Join the orchestra, community members, and the Ohio State University’s Director of Choral Studies Robert Ward for a beloved holiday tradition! Raise your voice in song with friends, families, and church choirs, and sing selections from Handel’s Messiah. Orchestra students and area music directors join ProMusica musicians on stage for this joyful community event.
YWCA DIAPER DRIVE: December 7-9
To give back to our Columbus community, ProMusica is partnering with the YWCA to host a Diaper Drive at our concerts December 7-9. Help local families in need by bringing a package of diapers to be given to children at the YWCA Family Center. Size 6 diapers and pull-ups of any size are needed most. Bottles, sippy cups, and blankets (adult size) are also needed.
Robert J. Ward currently serves as director of Choral Studies at The Ohio State University where he conducts the Men’s Glee Club and University Chorus. He also teaches courses in conducting and choral literature. Prior to his appointment at Ohio State, Dr. Ward was for sixteen years a member of the music faculty at Oklahoma State University. He has been honored with invitations to present concerts and lectures for National ACDA, National Collegiate Choral Organization. North Central Division ACDA, Central Division ACDA, International Kodaly Educators, Organization of American Kodaly Educators, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, as well as Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, Utah, Arkansas, Louisiana, and West Virginia Choral Directors Associations. He is currently the editor of a choral series published by Santa Barbara Music Publishers.