Video: ‘You raise me up’ stirs crowd Video: ‘You raise me up’ stirs crowd

Video: ‘You raise me up’ stirs crowd

Duke Energy quartet harmonizes at Cincinnati community fundraiser


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.


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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