Video: ‘You raise me up’ stirs crowd

Video: ‘You raise me up’ stirs crowd

Duke Energy quartet harmonizes at Cincinnati community fundraiser

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The Duke Energy Power Chords stirred the crowd at CincySings April 13 with an a capella performance of “You Raise Me Up.”

Dressed in formal attire, Tom Wiles, Rocco D’Ascenzo, Joachim Fischesser and Michael Payne delivered heartfelt harmonies, supported by a backdrop of images highlighting Duke Energy employees in action to aid communities, including restoring power, building playground equipment, assisting in the classroom and sprucing up schools and community centers.

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CincySings is the citywide choral competition that benefits ArtsWave and the numerous nonprofit organizations it touches. 

This was the third year in a row that a Duke Energy ensemble reached the final sing-off, after competing against other local company choirs in a preliminary round. For their piece, the Power Chords received honorable mention. Procter & Gamble and General Electric came in first and second, respectively. A total of 12 groups performed.

CincySings was hosted by singer and actor Drew Lachey, a native of Cincinnati. The program was judged by jazz vocalist Kathy Wade, “Good Morning Cincinnati” anchor Bob Herzog and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conductor John Morris Russell.

 

 

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