Muse Choir Holds Benefit

A workshop for aspiring songwriters and a benefit concert by Muse Cincinnati Women's Choir are all part of Feast of Music and Words, an event to raise money for the Grailville Retreat Center in Loveland.

Founded in 1944, Grailville is located on 300 acres of woodlands, pastures and organic gardens. It offers various spiritual, cultural and educational opportunities for the public, as well as provides guest facilities for meetings, lodging and dining. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the organization.—-

Scheduled for March 20, Feast of Music and Words is comprised of three parts.

At 2 p.m., a panel of local songwriters will discuss the pairing of words and music and share songs, followed by a songwriting workshop by poet and singer/songwriter Roberta Schultz of the folk trio, Raison D’Etre. Panelists include Bucky Ignatius, president of the Greater Cincinnati Writers League; singer/songwriter Mary Kroner; and Bet Stewart of Intuition Theater and Muse.

The program is part of Grailville’s Third Sunday Poetry events, co-sponsored by Cincinnati Writers Project, Dos Madres Press, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, InkTank, Little Pocket Poetry and Grailville.

At 4 p.m., Muse will perform in concert. Formed in 1984 by Catherine Roma, the choir is one of the nation’s oldest and most-respected women's choirs.

At 5:30 p.m., Grailville will serve its seasonal Sunday supper.

Each event is $15. People may attend any two for $25, or all three for $35.

The center is located at 932 O'Bannonville Road in Loveland, about a 35-minute drive north of Cincinnati.

For more information, call 513-683-2340 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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