James Conlon at the Cincinnati May Festival

WGUC is pleased once again to present broadcasts of the Cincinnati May Festival.

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Founded in 1873, the annual May Festival is the oldest, and one of the most prestigious, choral festivals in the Western Hemisphere. The annual festival boasts the May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as anchors, hosts an international array of guest artists and presents two spectacular weekends of dynamic programming.

Our next presentation is:
Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Originally performed on May 20, 2016

James Conlon, conductor
May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, Director
May Festival Youth Chorus, James Bagwell, Director
Lisette Oropesa, soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Ben Bliss, tenor
John Cheek, bass-baritone
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

This all-Mozart evening features seminal works by this celebrated composer, including a favorite of audiences the world over: Exsultate, jubilate (“Exult, rejoice”) with its exuberant “Alleluia.” Mozart’s “Great” Mass in C Minor closes the program with drama and expressiveness—this masterwork is packed with mighty choruses, ornate solos, and magnificent orchestral sonorities.


MOZART: Ave verum corpus, K. 618
MOZART: Exsultate jubilate, K. 165
MOZART: “Great” Mass in C Minor, K. 427
For more information, visit mayfestival.com.

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