Following Little Amal’s visit to Cincinnati, We Are One: Hope promotes the works and stories of those living in the Greater Cincinnati region who came to the United States as immigrants, refugees, or displaced persons. The festival invites open conversation and exploration of issues facing these individuals through artistic expression and conversation, and seeks to make a direct, positive impact on their lives.

This collaborative project features community partners such as Cincinnati Compass, Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, Ignite Peace, MAKETANK Inc., and Refugee Connect as well as musical partners including Coro Volante, MYCincinnati, Northern Kentucky University Choirs, Thomas More University Choral Activities, Covington Catholic High School Choirs, and Little Miami Select Choirs.

Events feature both an educational component and musical component and invite the audience to participate in a community chorus that will perform at the final concert on October 25.

Led by Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Associate Conductor Daniel Parsley.

All festival events are free, but online reservations are required.
Suggested donation: $10 for one event; $40 for all five events

Organizations serving immigrants, refugees, or displaced persons are invited to exhibit at the opening “Share Your Story” event by using the link below.

We Are One: Hope is made possible with support from the Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, Ameritas, and individuals like you.


Learn Reena Esmail’s Take What You Need at any of the first four festival events and perform on the “Take What You Need” concert on October 25!