Start with the Classical Roots Community Mass Choir made up of 100 singers from dozens of area churches. Add the powerhouse vocals of Broadway actress/vocalist Capathia Jenkins. Bring in the star power of hip-hop artist Common, winner of the 2015 Academy Award for “Glory” and multiple Grammy, Golden Globe and BET awards. Then hand the baton to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s John Morris Russell.
The result: a sold-out Classical Roots concert presented by the CSO, with assistance from its Multi-cultural Awareness Council. Presenting sponsor was WorldPac Paper. Special honors during the event went to civil rights pioneer Marian A. Spencer.
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