Circle Singers Background

This page offers additional background information on Circle Singers. You may also be interested in the Frequently Asked Questions on membership or booking a concert.

Circle Singers in concert.

Circle Singers, a mixed-voice, adult chorus has been in existence since the 1950's and traces its roots to the General Electric Glee Club at the nearby GE Aircraft Engines plant. Since then, the group has performed under several different names, the last being The Patchwork Singers. In the Autumn of 2000 the group realized that most of its members lived in places close to I-275 - the "circle" freeway around the greater Cincinnati area - and changed its name to Circle Singers.

Circle Singers repertoire includes a wide variety of musical styles: Broadway favorites, contemporary, patriotic, folk, spirituals, classical, religious, and old standards. The chorus performs in many different venues such as concerts in the park; jointly with West Chester Symphony Orchestra; for church, civic, arts, corporate, and social organizations; community, religious, and family celebrations and events; retirement communities; the Cincinnati Zoo's "Festival of Lights"; and for ecumenical programs. Our fees are affordable.

Circle Singers is pleased to have as Director of Music, Bill Osborne, an experienced teacher and student of voice, composition, and choral directing. Bill, a singer and actor, has sung lead and supporting roles in Broadway and opera productions worldwide. Creative to the core, Bill is a composer, choral director, and published author. Currently he is completing work for his doctorate in choral directing pedagogy.

Circle Singers is also pleased to have as our accompanist David Engle. Engle earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Since then he has completed all but his dissertaion in pursuit of his doctorate in instrumental conducting.

Circle Singers has a steering committee that handles the day to day operations of the chorus. Committee members volunteer their time without pay. Current committee members are:

Since Circle Singers is a volunteer group, all major decisions are made by vote of the chorus members.

Circle Singers has dates available for performances. The group, which is accepting new members, holds rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at Cottingham Retirement Community in Sharonville, Ohio. Circle Singers is a is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

For additional information call:
(513) 519-1838, (513) 777-7167
or e-mail us .