“I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.” – Paul McCartney

 October 2016

October 16, 3:00 pm
Musica Sacra (Brett Scott, conductor)
“Handel Fest”
Musica Sacra presents Handel’s Four Coronation Anthems and “O Praise the Lord with One Consent”. Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption 1101 Madison, Covington, KY. Freewill offering.


October 17, 7:30 pm
May Festival Chorus
Discussion led by Matthew Swanson
After your Monday evening meal, join us for a discussion about the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, led by Matthew Swanson of the May Festival Chorus. Touch a musical score, be guided through musical examples of the composer’s work and enjoy delectable desserts from Macaron Bar. No prior knowledge about Beethoven required! Matthew will share special insight about Beethoven’s rarely performed Missa Solemnis which the May Festival Chorus will perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on Oct 27 & 29. Glendale First Presbyterian Church 155 E. Fountain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45246. Ticket Information: Free Admission.


October 27, 7:30 pm
May Festival Chorus (Juanjo Mena, conductor)
Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
Beethoven composed his Solemn Mass in honor of his dear friend and piano/composition pupil, the Archbishop Rudolph of Austria. It is music of great emotional power that follows the traditional mass format yet is highly personal and direct. Beethoven wrote at the top of the score “From the heart—may it go to the heart” and stated his chief aim as “to awaken and permanently instill religious feelings not only into the singers by also into the listeners.” The exceptional May Festival Chorus, under the direction of Juanjo Mena, will beautifully convey the heartfelt message of this glorious music. Taft Theater, 317 E. 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Ticket Information: Visit www.cincinnatisymphony.org or call the Box Office at 513.381.3300.


October 29, 8:00 pm
May Festival Chorus (Juanjo Mena, conductor)
Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
Beethoven composed his Solemn Mass in honor of his dear friend and piano/composition pupil, the Archbishop Rudolph of Austria. It is music of great emotional power that follows the traditional mass format yet is highly personal and direct. Beethoven wrote at the top of the score “From the heart—may it go to the heart” and stated his chief aim as “to awaken and permanently instill religious feelings not only into the singers by also into the listeners.” The exceptional May Festival Chorus, under the direction of Juanjo Mena, will beautifully convey the heartfelt message of this glorious music. Taft Theater, 317 E. 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Ticket Information: Visit www.cincinnatisymphony.org or call the Box Office at 513.381.3300.