Pure Imagination: YPCC Gala 2024

  • May 11, 2024 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Cincinnati Masonic Center

    317 East 5th Street
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Ticket Price $27.38-$885.98 This event is now over

Come with me and you'll be in a world of musical enchantment at Young Professionals Choral Collective's annual gala, "Pure Imagination," led by Cincinnati Pops conductor John Morris Russell. Hear about this exciting event from the maestro himself: 

"Hello Cincinnati! I’m thrilled to be joining YPCC for their annual gala 'Pure Imagination.' For those of you who know…you know…and for those of you who don’t, THIS is one of Cincinnati’s most joyous celebrations of life, love and exceptional singing. Cabaret, cocktails, choral singing, food, and dance at the splendid Masonic Center highlight an evening of fun and frivolity, in support of the inspiring musical mission of YPCC. We’ll be performing an eclectic mélange of classics from Broadway, Pop, Gospel, and Jazz by composers including Stephen Schwartz, Mitch Leigh, Rosephanie Powell, Louie Armstrong, and John Lennon. I look forward to seeing you there—leading the YPCC in song, and celebrating one of Cincinnati’s treasured ensembles."  -JMR



The evening will begin with a VIP Cabaret experience hosted by John Morris Russell and The Lady Phaedra. The VIP Cabaret will feature a seated dinner and imaginative performances accompanied by Julie Spangler of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 


Following the VIP Cabaret, all guests will join us for a cocktail hour and then our main event - a dynamic performance with the YPCC's main ensemble directed by John Morris Russel of the Cincinnati Pops and YPCC's artistic staff: Katie Personke, Associate Choral Director, and Alberto de la Paz, Assistant Artistic Director. 


Guests will enjoy popular tunes, including Pure Imagination, Imagine, and The Impossible Dream as well as inspiring choral works such as Let the River Run and We Are. For the first time on stage, YPCC will also perform Jacob Stone's City of Light, a selection from the Light Triptych commissioned by YPCC in 2020.


After the concert, put on your dancing shoes for our after party featuring a live band, The Collective!

Date & Time

Sat, May 11, 2024 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM

Venue Details

Cincinnati Masonic Center

317 East 5th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Cincinnati Masonic Center
Young Professionals Choral Collective

The Young Professionals Choral Collective of Cincinnati (YPCC) is an innovative choral ensemble that combines Cincinnati's love of singing, socializing, and culture for young professionals ages 21-45. YPCC is comprised of more than 1,200 singers who create and share high-quality music in an accessible, fun, and social way.

The ensemble brings together young, energetic people to create quality choral music and connect in a fun, social, accessible, and low-pressure environment. YPCC also creates strong connections to local businesses and arts organizations through post-rehearsal dinners, unique concert collaborations and shared resources with stellar Cincinnati arts organizations.

More information available at ypccsing.org

YPCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and is supported by the generosity of individuals, local businesses and foundations, Artswave, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council.