The American Choral Directors Association’s 2023 National Conference, a yearly gathering of the nation’s committed choral community, is being held this February in Cincinnati, Ohio, from Tuesday the 21st to Saturday the 25th. It features groundbreaking choral concerts, interest and insight choir sessions, networking opportunities, worship opportunities, fairs, Immersion Choirs, and more. Surrounding the historic venues housing the ACDA conference are homemade Cincinnati spots to eat, drink, rest and explore. The area also has an array of local churches available to all, from Presbyterian to Catholic to non-denominational. The 2023 National Conference’s days of extended choral immersion close on a Saturday; perhaps attendees interested in rounding out a Cincinnati trip by giving their Sunday to a local church will find a Cincinnati home of worship that intrigues them. Cincinnati has something for everyone: [May insert disclaimer here]
Blue Ash Presbyterian Church
4309 Cooper Road, Cincinnati OH 45242
This local church can offer a Cincinnati worship experience to attendees of the ACDA National Conference, available on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
The Calvary Church
11970 Kenn Road, Cincinnati OH 45240
Another nearby Presbyterian Cincinnati church, this church has 10:30 a.m. Sunday services.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
2501 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati OH 45202
This historic Cincinnati Catholic Church of striking architecture, erected in 1867, offers mass on Saturday at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m., as well as Monday-Friday mass at 12:10 pm.
Anderson Hills Church
7515 Forest Rd, Cincinnati OH 45255
Anderson Hills Church is a Cincinnati Methodist church, readily open on Sundays at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., or 11 a.m.
The Mission Cincinnati
3220 Central Parkway, Cincinnati OH 45206
This Anglican Cincinnati Church worships on Sundays at 9:25 a.m.
Ambassador Free Will Baptist Church
776 Clough Pike, Cincinnati OH 45245
This Cincinnati Baptist church is open on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
5433 Madison Road, Cincinnati OH 45227
This Lutheran Cincinnati church has 9 a.m. Sunday worship featuring an organist.
Grace Evangelical Free Church
605 Meadowcrest Road, Cincinnati OH 45231
This Cincinnati Evangelical church has been around for thirty years and holds worship at 10:40 a.m.
Christ Church Cathedral
318 East 4th Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
This Cincinnati church’s Sunday services are at 8:00 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12 p.m., and a Friday service is offered at 12:10 p.m.
The ACDA is a community in itself—and so is the choir—and so is the church. Those interested in a Cincinnati church experience have the unique opportunity to layer community on community, bringing the community of the ACDA and its choirs into the community of the local Cincinnati church.