On display at Base Gallery in Cincinnati is a new work by Ursula Roma. Entitled, “Sweet City Song” A Portrait of Catherine Roma; Peace, Justice & Human Rights Activist through Choral Music
Catherine Roma, Artistic Director of MUSE — Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, became one of the founding mothers of the women’s choral movement, an international network of over 70 women’s choruses, when she started Anna Crusis Women’s Choir in her native Philadelphia in 1975. She began MUSE in 1983 after coming to Ohio to do graduate work at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1989. Catherine is associate professor of music and chair of the music department at Wilmington College. Through her association at Wilmington, Catherine founded and directs UMOJA Men’s Chorus at Warren Correctional Institution in Lebanon, Ohio. She is Minister of Music at St. John’s Unitarian Church in Cincinnati, and is co-founder and director of the Martin Luther King Coalition Chorale, which has recently become The Voices of Freedom.
Catherine Roma’s choirs support women’s groups, peace, justice, and human rights causes, lesbian and gay issues, and a variety of multi-cultural, community building alliances.
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