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James Conlon has captivated May Festival audiences with his artistic leadership for more Festivals than any other Music Director in our 141-year history.


1979 May Festival
Bach Mass in B Minor
Brahms A German Requiem
Britten    War Requiem
Mahler Das klagende Lied
Mozart Exsultate, jubilate
Verdi Four Sacred Pieces

James Conlon, music director. Soloists:John Aler, Kathleen Battle, Mary Burgess, Jan DeGaetani, Hakan Hagegard, Tom Krause, Douglas Lawrence, Shirley Love, Johanna Meier, Benita Valente, Beverly Wolff. John Leman, director of choruses; John Nelson, guest conductor.


1980 May Festival
Bach Cantata 56, "I shall gladly bear the cross-staff"
Cantata 82, "It is enough"
Britten   

Festival cantata, Rejoice in the Lamb;
"Nicholas Devotes Himself to God" from St. Nicholas

Dvorák Requiem, Opus 89
Gabrieli, Frescobaldi, Lassus, Palestrina Various Selections
Haydn Oratorio, The Creation
Liszt A Symphony to Dante's Divine Comedy
Prokofiev  Cantata, Alexander Nevsky
Verdi Messa da Requiem

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists:  Brad Adrien, John Aler, John Cheek, Nadine Denize, Justino Diaz, Marilyn Horne, David Marshman, Florence Quivar, Neil Schicoff, John Shirley-Quirk, Benita Valente, Teresa Zylis-Gara.  Robert Schaffer, organist; John Leman, director of choruses; James Levine, guest conductor.  Festival included a lecture by John Ciardi on Dante's Divine Comedy.


1981 May Festival
Berlioz Romeo and Juliet
Elgar Oratorio, The Dream of Geronitius
Handel Oratorio, Messiah
Mozart Mass in C Minor, Great
Verdi Opera, Simon Boccanegra

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists:  John Aler, Martina Arroyo, Carlo Bini, Vinson Cole, Justino Diaz, Brent Ellis, Tom Fox, Demitri Kavrakos, Cornell MacNeil, Seth McCoy, Roger Miller, Diana Montague, Karin Pendle, Florence Quivar, John Shirley-Quirk, Tatiana Troyanos, Benita Valente, Mira Zakai. John Leman, director of chourses; Andrew Davis, guest conductor. Festival included a lecture by James Conlon on Simon Boccanegra.


1982 May Festival
Bach Magnificat
Britten Cantata misericordium
Haydn Mass in D Minor, Nelson Mass
Janacek Sinfonietta
Mendelssohn Oratorio, Elijah
Mozart Requiem
Mussorgsky Prologue to Boris Godunov
Orff Carmina burana
Poulenc Gloria
Rachmaninoff Choral Symphony,The Bells

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists:  Brad Adrien, John Aler, Martina Arroyo, Mary Burgess, Claudine Carlson, Richard Cassilly, Vinson Cole, Mignon Dunn, Ryan Edwards, Tom Fox, Tom Krause, Benjamin Luxon, Natalie Rom, John Shirley-Quirk, Benita Valente. John Leman, director of choruses; Klaus Tennstedt, guest conductor. Festival included a lecture by Robert Arner on The Bells.


1983 May Festival
Bach Cantata 140, "Sleepers, awake"; St. John Passion
Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage; Egmont Overture; Song of Fellowship; Symphony No.9, Choral
Brahms Alto Rhapsody; A German Requiem
Copland, Gabrieli,
Hovhannes
Fanfares and canzonas
Mahler Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
Mozart Mass in C Major, Coronation
Stravinsky Mass
Verdi Messa da Requiem

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: John Alexander, Phyllis Brun-Julson, Michael Burt, Brent Ellis, Tom Fox, Jon Humphrey, Elizabeth Mannion, Slylvia McNair, Daisy Neman, Paul Plishka, Florence Quivar, Curtis Rayman, Richard Stilwell, David Thomas, Benita Valente. John Leman, director of choruses; Robert Shaw, guest conductor.


1984 May Festival
Brahms Gesang der Parzen; Symphony No. 2
Bruckner Tota pulchra es maria, Christus factus est pro nobis, Ave Maria, Ecce sacerdos
Mozart Kyrie; Offertory, Misericordias Domini; Offertory, Venite populi; Regina coeli; Vorrei spiegarvi
Orff Catulli carmina
Prokofiev Cantata, Alexander Nevsky
Rachmaninoff Excerpts from Vespers
Shostakovich Symphony No.13
Stravinsky The Firebird,Suite from the Ballet
Verdi Act II, Aida; act IV, Macbeth; act I, Otello

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists:  John Aler, Martina Arroyo, Kathleen Battle, Mary Burgess, Mignon Dunn, David Hagar, Dimitri Kavrakos, Tom Krause, Cornell MacNeil, Thom Mariner, James McCracken, Roger Miller, Karin Pendle, Forence Quivar, Natalia Rom, Michael van Engen. John Leman, director of choruses; Max Rudolf, music director emeritus, guest conductor; Maxim Shostakovich, Klaus Tennstedt, guest conductors.


1985 May Festival
Bach St. Matthew Passion
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Britten Festival Te Deum; Jubilate Deo; Te Deum in C Major
Gabrieli Fanfares and canzones
Janácek Glagolitic Mass
Liszt Christus
Saint-Saëns Opera, Samson et Dalila
Verdi Ave Maria; Laudi alla Vergine Maria; Pater noster

James Conlon, music director. Soloists: John Aler, David Arnold, Diane Curry, Jan DeGaitani, Justino Diaz, Lorna Haywood, Sergei Koptchak, Gary Lakes, Randolph Locke, Marvis Martin, Seth McCoy, James McCracken, Roger Miller, John Shirley-Quirk, Klara Takacs, Benita Valente, Michael van Engen. John Leman, director of choruses.


1986 May Festival
Bizet, Debussy, Poulenc, Ravel Choral Selections
Fauré Requiem
Haydn Oratorio, The Creation
Mahler Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand
Verdi Stabat mater, Te Deum, Messa da Requiem
Wagner Prelude to act 1 and act 1, scene 3, Lohengrin; act 1, Die Walküre

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: John Aler, Roberta Alexander, Claudine Carlson, Diane Curry, Susan Dunn, Brent Ellis, Lorna Haywood, Linda Kelm, Artur Korn, Gary Lakes, Peter Lindroos, Marvis Martin, James Morris, Karin Pendle, Florence Quivar, John Shirley-Quirk, David Small, Benita Valente, Jon Fredric West. John Leman, director of choruses. Michael Tilson Thomas, guest conductor.


1987 May Festival
Bach Cantata 56, "I shall gladly bear the cross-staff"
Berlioz  Te Deum
Duruflé Requiem
Handel Oratorio, Messiah; Zadok the Priest
Mendelssohn Oratorio, Elijah
Verdi Otello

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: Howard Bender, Vinson Cole, Diane Curry, Susan Dunn, Jon Garrison, Alfreda Hodgson, Henry Kiichli, Benjamin Luxon, Cornell MacNeil, James McCracken, Faye Robinson, James Schwisow, David Small, Benita Valente. John Leman, director of choruses; Andrew Davis, guest conductor.


1988 May Festival
Bach Cantata 82, "It is enough"
Joplin  Treemonisha
Mahler Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
Mozart Vesperae solnnes de confessore
Rossini Stabat mater
Stolzel Cantata, "Aus der Tief rufe ich, Herr, zu dir"
Verdi Luisa Miller

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: Luctrician Booth, Paolo Coni, Justino Diaz, Herbert Eckhoff, Colenton Freeman, Jose Garcia, Ben Hold, Isola Jones, Catherine Keen, Alessandra Marc, Marvis Martin, Silvia Mosca, Michael Myers, Daisy Newman, Dennis O’Neill, Herbert Perry, Paul Plishka, Florence Quivar, Alburtt Rhodes, Arthur Woodley, Dolora Zajic. John Leman, director of choruses; Gunther Schuller, guest conductor.


1989 May Festival
Beethoven Overture to Fidelio; Ah, perfido!; Symphony Number 9, Choral
Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Brahms Schicksalslied, Nänie
Britten Cantata misericordium
Janacek Act II from Jenufa
Mozart Requiem, K. 626; Regina coeli; Exsultate, jubilate
Mussorgsky Excerpts from Khovanshchina
Rachmaninoff Choral Symphony, The Bells
Szymanowski Stabat mater
Tchaikovsky Excerpts from Eugene Onegin
Wagner Chorus from act II of Tannhäuser
Verdi Act II from Aida

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: John Aler, John Brandstetter, John Cheek, Philip Cokorinos, Diane Curry, Susan Dunn, Ben Heppner, Peter Kazaras, Catherine Keen, Gary Lakes, Thomas Paul, Vladimir Popov, Natalia Rom, Marietta Simpson, Benita Valente, Dolora Zajick. John W. Williams, director of choruses; Robert Shaw, guest conductor.


1990 May Festival
Bach Cantata 84, "I am content with my good fortune"
Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Choral Fantasia, Fidelio, act II
Boito Prologue to Mefistophele
Bruckner Tota pulchra es Maria, Christus factgus est pro nobis, Ave Maria, Ecce sacerdos
Dvorák Carnival Overture; "Song to the Moon" from Rusalka; Requiem
Mahler Das klagende Lied
Mozart Selections from The Marriage of Figaro; Regina coeli
Orff Carmina burana
Rossini Overture to Semiramide

James Conlon, music director. Soloists: Gary Bachlund, William Burden, Philip Creech, Vernon Hartman, Carolyn James, Gary Lakes, Kevin Langan, Alexandrina Milcheva, Timothy Noble, Jeanne Ommerle, Paul Plishka, Patricia Schuman, Christine Seitz, Benita Valente, Blythe Walker, Max Wittges; David Golub, pianist. Robert Porco, director of choruses.


1991 May Festival
Bach Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!";Magnificat
Beethoven Mass in C Major
Bernstein Overture to Candide; Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Copland Old American Songs, Sets I and II
Gershwin Selections from Porgy and Bess
Haydn Te Deum
Mozart Ave, verum corpus; Mass in C Minor, The Great; "Parto, parto" from La clemenza di Tito; Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
Schubert Kyrie, Gloria and Credo from Mass No. 2 in G Major

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: John Aler, Karl Dent, Jon Garrison, Gordon Hawkins, Rosa Lamoreaux, Marvis Martin, Susanne Mentzer, Thomas Paul, Benita Valente, Andrew Wentzel. Robert Porco, director of choruses; Kenneth Jean, guest conductor; Robert Shaw, guest conductor; Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, guest choir.


1992 May Festival
Barber Reincarnations
Beethoven Calm Sea and Properous Voyage
Britten
Jubilate Deo
Haydn The Creation
Hindemeth Six Chansons for Mixed Voices
Lehár "Mein Lippen, sie küssen so heiss" from Giuditta
Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Resurrection
Mozart Overture to The Impresario; Venite pupuli
Strauss Overture, “Laughing Song,” and “Audition Song” from Die
Fledermaus; On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Weber Oberon

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: Kathleen Battle, Jane Bunnell, John Cheek, Dwayne Croft, Richard Croft, Michael Myers, E.G. Marshall, Nancy Maultsby. Robert Porco, director of choruses.


1993 May Festival
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Britten    St. Nicolas
Bruckner
Locus iste
Dvorák Stabat Mater; Te Deum
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Verdi Messa da Requiem
Walton Belshazzar's Feast
Weelkes When David Heard

James Conlon, music director. Soloists: John Aler, Susanna Anselmi, Deng, Susan Dunn, Dimitri Kavrakos, Marvis Martin, Timothy Noble, William Stone, Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick; David Golub, pianist. Robert Porco, director of choruses; Thomas Merrill, youth chorus director; Robert Shaw, guest conductor; guest choirs: Vocal Arts Ensemble, CCM Children’s Choir, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.


1994 May Festival
Bovio/Valente/
Tagliaferri/
arr. William Brohn
"Passione"
Johannes Brahms Warum ist das licht gegeben?
Anton Bruckner Christus factus est Virga Fesse floruit; Os just; Ave Maria
Cordiferro/Cardillo/
arr. William Brohn
“Core ‘ngrato”
D'Annunzio/Tosti/
arr. William Brohn
"A Vucchella"
De Curtis "Torna a Surriento"
Donizetti “Quel guard oil cavaliere” from Don Pasquale; “Tomba
degl’avi miei…fra poco a me ricovero” and “Sulla tomba… Verrano a te” from Lucia di Lammermoor
Fauré Requiem
Haydn The Seasons
Leoncavallo "Bell Chorus" and "Vesti la guibba" from I Pagliacci
Mahler Symphony No. 8 in E-flat Major, Symphony of a Thousand
Puccini “Humming Chorus” and Intermezzo from
Madama Butterfly; “Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème, Intermezzo from Suor Angelica
Purcell Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Russo/DiCapua/
Mazzucchi/arr.William Brohn
"Maria, Mari"
Schubert Mass No, 2 in G Major for Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus and String Orchestra, D. 167
Turco/Zanardini/Denza "FuniculÌ-Funiculà"
Verdi Selections from La Forza del Destino; "Anvil Chorus"from Il
Trovatore
; “Va, pensiero” from Nabucco; Act I excerpts from Otello; “Libiamo” from La Traviata
Vivaldi Gloria

James Conlon, music director. Soloists: Barbara Daniels, Deng, Jerry Hadley, Catherine Keen, Richard Margison, Kevin McMillan, Timothy Noble, Roberta Peters, Paul Plishka, Florence Quivar, Jennifer Ringo, Benita Valente, Scot Weir, Margaret Jane Wray; Thomas Muraco, pianist. Robert Porco, director of choruses; Thomas Merrill, youth chorus director; guest choirs: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Chorale, Cincinnati Boychoir.


1995 May Festival
Barber Adagio for Strings
Bernstein

Excerpts from Candide; Chichester Psalms; "Maria" from West Side Story

Blitzstein “Rain Quartet” from Regina
Copland “At the River” from Old American Songs, Part II
Britten Ballad of Heroes; War Requiem
Duruflé Quartet Motets sur des Thèmes Grégoriens
Gershwin “Leavin’ from the Promised Land” from Porgy and Bess
Hindemith When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d:
A Requiem for Those We Love
Honnegger King David
Joplin Excerpts from Treemonisha
Porter "Night and Day" from Gay Divorce
Weill "Ice Cream Sextet" from Street Scene; "September Song" from Knickerbocker Holiday
Rorem Nocturne from the String Symphony
Schuman Larghissimo from the Symphony for Strings
Thompson The Tiger
Tomlinson Griffes The Lament of Ian the Proud

James Conlon, music director. Soloists: John Aler, John Cheek, John Daniecki, Paul Groves, Charlotte Hellekant, Bridgett Hooks, Ying Huang, James Michael McGuire, Mack C. Miles, Timothy Noble, Jennifer Ringo, Valerie Saalbach, Marietta Simpson; Thomas Muraco, pianist. Robert Porco, director of choruses; Thomas G. Merrill, youth chorus director; guest choirs: CCM Children’s Choir, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Chorale, Cincinnati Boychoir.


1996 May Festival
Berlioz Rákóczy March from The Damnation of Faust
Bizet   Selections from Carmen
Debussy
La Damoiselle Élue; L’Enfant Prodigue
Franck Psalm 150
Gounod Selections from Faust: "Ah! levè-toi, soleil!" from Romeo and Juliet
Handel Israel in Egypt
Mendelssohn Elijah
Mozart Mass in C. Minor, The Great
Ravel Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé
Stravinsky Pater Noster
Verdi Pater Noster
Wagner Highlights from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Highlights from Tannhäuser

James Conlon, music director. Soloists: Charles Austin, John Cheek, Bridgett Hooks, Ying Huang, Donald Kaasch, Gary Lakes, Victoria Livengood, Marvis Martin, Robert McFarland, Craig Phillips, Steven Tharp; Thomas Muraco, pianist. Robert Porco, director of choruses, Thomas G. Merrill, youth chorus director; guest choirs: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir, CCM Chorale, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Vocal Arts Ensemble, CCM Children’s Choir.


1997 May Festival
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem; Liebeslieder Waltzes;
Rhapsody; Tragic
Overture
Donizetti

Aria and Chorus from Don Pasquale

Massanet Aria from Hérodiade
Mozart Requiem
Mussorgsky Prologue and Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
Poulenc Gloria
Puccini Act I from Turandot
Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky
Rossini Aria and Chorus from La Cenerentola
Schütz So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ
Starer Give Thanks Unto the Lord
Traditional "Wondrous Love" from Southern Harmony
Verdi Aria and Chorus from La Forza del Destino;
Chorus from I Vespri Siciliani;
Quattro Pezzi Sacri (Four Sacred Pieces)

James Conlon, music director. Soloists: Thomas Baresel, Teresa Buchholz, Janice Chandler, John Cheek, Deng, Haijing Fu, David Gordon, Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Phyllis Pancella, Florence Quivar, Jennifer Ringo; Heather MacPhail, pianist; Thomas Muraco, pianist. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choirs: Cincinnati Boychoir, VocalPoint.


1998 May Festival
Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Choral
Copland

Canticle of Freedom

Handel
"See the Conquering Hero Comes" from Judas Maccabaeus; "Piangero la Sorte Mia" from Julius Caesar; "Hallelujah" from Messiah; Excerpts from Semele; Te Deum
Haydn "The Heavens are Telling" from The Creation; Mass in D Minor, "Lord Nelson"; "Endless Mighty Merciful God" from The Seasons
Holst The Hymn of Jesus
Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Cantata
Messiaen Chant des Déportés
Mozart Ave, Verum Corpus; Concert Aria "Vado, Ma Dove? Oh, dei!"; "Laudate Dominum" from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore; "Porgi Amor Qualche Ristoro" from The Marriage of Figaro
Palestrina Tu es Petrus
Pärt Arbos; Arbos for Brass and Percussion; Magnificat
Puccini Turandot, Act II, Scene 2
Rachmaninoff Vespers
Schubert Psalm 23
Singleton Praisemaker
Starer A Psalm of David
Strauss Final Scene from Capriccio; Selections from Le Rossignol
Zemlinsky Psalm 13

James Conlon, music director. Soloists: John Aler, Brian Banion, Kathleen Battle, John Cheek, Matthew DiPattista, Ruth Falcon, Richard Margison, Jessye Norman, Stanford Olsen, Paula Rasmussen, Robynne Redmon, Jennifer Ringo, Youngok Shin, William Stone; Thomas Muraco, pianist.  Robert Porco, director of choruses;  James Bagwell, youth chorus director; Cincinnati Boychoir, guest choir.


1999 May Festival
Barber
Prayer of Kirkegaard
Boito "Prologue in the Heavens" from Mefistofele
Britten
Rejoice in the Lamb; Te Deum in C
Corigliano "What I Expected Was..."
Dupré Plecare Christe Servulis (from Le Tombeau de Titelouze)
Duruflé Tota pulchra es
Handel Excerpts from Messiah
Haydn "Awake the Harp" from The Creation
Ives Lincoln, the Great Commoner; Majority (The Masses);
They are There! (A War Song March);
Three Harvest Home Chorales
Kim Where Grief Slumbers
Kodály
Psalmus Hungaricus
Lewensohn Serenata Concertante
Leoncavallo "Bell" Chorus from I Pagliacci
Mahler Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
Martinu Memorial to Lidice
Mascagni Excerpts from Cavalleria Rusticana
Mendelssohn Excerpts from Elijah
Messiaen Les Enfants de Dieu (from La Nativité du Seigneur)
Poulenc
Gloria; Quatre Motets Pour un Temps de Pénitence
Puccini "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta" from La Rondine; Turandot, Act III
Schoenberg A Survivor from Warsaw
Tavener Eonia
Traditional (arr. Dawson) "Soon Ah Will Be Done"
Traditional (arr. Shaw/Parker) "Sometimes I Feel Like a Moanin’ Dove"; "I Got Shoes"
Verdi "Spuntato ecco il ti d’esultanze" from Don Carlos; "O patria… O tu, Palermo" from I Vespri Siciliani; "Patria oppressa!" from Macbeth; Excerpts from Nabucco; "È strano…sempre libera" from La Traviata
Webern Entflieht auf Leichten Kähnen
Weill Propheten from Der Weg der Verhissung
Zemlinsky Aurikelchen

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: John Aler, Thomas Baresel, John Cheek, Paula Delligatti, Jonathan Eaton, Ruth Falcon, Dominique Labelle, Victor Ledbetter, Suzanne Lommler, Keith Olsen, Florence Quivar, Benita Valente; Thomas Muraco, pianist. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choirs: Cincinnati Boychoir; CCM Children’s Choir.


2000 May Festival
Alfvén Zum Tanze da Geht ein Mädel ("A Young Lass Goes Dancing")
Bach Chorale from Cantata No. 147; Motet No. 3, Jesu, Meine Freude
Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Brahms Selections from Gypsy Songs
Brewbaker Cincinnatus Psalm
Carissimi Jephte (A Latin Oratorio)
Danglish Sail Away
Frank Da Pacem Domine
Hahn Rondo Lapponico
Handel Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem)
Haydn Multi-Part Songs
Lutkin The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Mendelssohn Abschied vom Walde ("Farewell to the World"); Two Psalms
Monteverdi Ecco Mormorar L'onde
Mozart Mass in C Minor
Nysteed Sanctus from Missa Brevis
Orff Carmina burana
Palestrina Sicut Cerbus Sitivit Anima Mea
Rheingold Abendlied ("Evening Song")
Scarlatti Exultate Deo
Schoenberg Gurre-Lieder
Schubert Two Choruses from Rosamunde
Sköld Kyrie

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: Jane Adler, John Aler, John Cheek, James Danner, Richard Paul Fink, Bridgett Hooks, Kristine Jepson, Sumi Jo, Donald Kaasch, Catherine Keen, William McGraw, Makiko Narumi, Florence Quivar, Steven Richards, Valerie Saalbach, Thomas Stewart, Sharon Sweet, Jon Fredric West; Thomas Muraco, pianist. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choruses: Concert Chorus of the City of Düsseldorf, Children’s Choir of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Boychoir.


2001 May Festival
Avery Blessed is the Match
Bach Mass in B Minor
Haydn

The Creation

arr. Jospe I Believe
Klein Bachuri le'an Tisa
Mahler Symphony No. 3
Mussorgsky Excerpts from Khovanshchina
Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture
Traditional / Rosenberg / arr. Jacobson Ten Brothers
Ullmann The Emperor of Atlantis
Yampolsky / arr. Jacobson Birds are Drowsing
Zemlinsky Psalms No. 23 and No. 83

James Conlon, music director. Soloists: Donnie Ray Albert, John Aler, John Cheek, Pamela Coburn, Theodora Hanslowe, Stanford Olsen, Florence Quivar, Paula Rasmussen, Jennifer Ringo, Kristinn Sigmundsson; Thomas Muraco, pianist; Edward Stern, stage director; D. Lynn Meyers, stage director; Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; Children’s Choir of Greater Cincinnati, guest choir.


2002 May Festival
Beethoven Birthday Cantata for Prince Lobkowitz; C Major Mass; Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II; Choral Fantasia; Christ on the Mount of Olives; Finale from Fidelio; Freundschaft is die quelle; Symphony No. 9, Choral
Bernstein "Soldier’s Song" from The Lark ; Selections from Mass ; Missa Brevis ; Olympic Hymn ; Symphony No. 3, Kaddish
Brown Legacy of Vision: Martin Luther King
Burleigh / orch. Gittleman "Jesus is a Rock in a Weary Land"
Faure Requiem
Hailstork Done Made My Vow
Still In Memoriam
arr. Williams / orch. Gittleman "His Eye is on the Sparrow "

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists:  Donnie Ray Albert, John Aler, Andrew Barnhart, Pamela Coburn, Clifton Davis, Richard Paul Fink, Calvin Harper, Cynthia Haymon, Bridgett Hooks, Kristine Jepson, Gary Lakes, Maureen O’Flynn, Florence Quivar, Desirée Rancatore, Jame Bernstein Thomas, Mark Whatley, Raven Young, Thomas Young, Lawrence Zazzo; Michael Chertock, pianist; Claude Frank, pianist. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choirs: Central State University Chorus, Cincinnati Children’s Choir.



2003 May Festival
Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Britten Noye's Fludde
Liszt St. Stanislaus
Mendelssohn Elijah
Menotti Chorus from The Death of the Bishop of Brindisi
Mussorgsky /
orch. Shostakovich
Prologue and Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
Purcell Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Rachmaninoff Three Russian Songs
Singleton Praisemaker
Shostakovich Festive Overture;The Execution of Stepan Razin
Verdi Messa da Requiem; Stabat mater; Te Deum

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists:  Donnie Ray Albert, John Aler, Gustav Andreassen, Teresa Buchholz, John Cheek, Marianne Cornetti, Kallen Esperian, Liza Forrester, Cynthia Haymon, Kristine Jepson, Katie Johnson, Frank Lopardo, William McGraw, James Morris, Sheila Nadler, Jennifer Ringo, Stacey Rishoi, Marietta Simpson, Jeffrey Thompson; Michael Chertock, pianist. Edward Stern, stage director; Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choirs: Cincinnati Boychoir, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, School for the Creative and Performing Arts Choruses; guest ensembles: Starling Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, Walnut Hills High School Percussion Ensemble, Canticle Bells from Crestview Presbyterian Church.


2004 May Festival
Britten Jubilate Deo
Handel Messiah
Howells
Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks
Palestrina Tu es Petrus
Parry I Was Glad
Paulus All Things Are Passing
Mahler Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand
Mendelssohn Da Nobis Pacem
Mozart Exsultate, Jubilate; Regina Coeli, Requiem Mass
Stanford Justorum Anime
Tavener Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God
arr. Thomson Death, ‘tis a Melancholy Day
Wagner Act I from Die Walküre; Prelude, Quintet and Finale from Die Meistersinger
Walton Set Me as a Seal Upon Thine Heart
Wood Hail, Gladdening Light

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists:  Donnie Ray Albert, John Aler, Christine Brewer, John Cheek, Vinson Cole, Clifton Forbis, Jill Grove, Cynthia Haymon, Bridgett Hooks, Jyrki Korhonen, Gary Lakes, Nancy Maultsby, James Morris, Heidi Grant Murphy, Jennifer Ringo, Stacey Rishoi, Deborah Voigt; Michael Chertock, pianist. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choirs: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Chorale, Cincinnati Boychoir, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, Vocal Arts Ensemble.


2005 May Festival
Bach Cantata No. 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis
Berlioz Requiem
Dvorák Stabat Mater
Jacob Handl En ego campana
Mozart Mass in C Major, Coronation
Mussorgsky
Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov
Three Choruses
The Destruction of Sennacherib
"Temple Scene" from Oedipus in Athens
Joshua
Rachmaninoff The Bells
Saint-Saens O salutaris
Heinrich Schütz Das ist je gewisslich wahr
Shostakovich Symphony No. 13, Babi Yar
Wagner Tristan und Isolde, Act II
Tomás Luis de Victoria O vos omnes

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: John Aler, Lioba Braun, John Cheek, Rodrick Dixon, Eric Halfvarson, Cynthia Haymon, Ben Heppner, Segei Koptchak, William McGraw, Elena O’Connor, Tatiana Pavlovskaya, Matthew Polenzani, Marietta Simpson Deborah Voigt; Cliff Jackson and Michael Chertock, pianists.  Guest conductor: James Levine. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choirs: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Chorale.


2006 May Festival
Adolphus Hailstork Earthrise (World Premiere Commission)
Haydn  The Creation
Mozart The Abduction from the Seraglio; Venite populi; Ave Verum corpus; Sancta Maria, Mater Dei; Vesperae solennes de Confessor
Orff Carmina burana
Tippett A Child of Our Time
Vaughn Williams Serenade to Music; Toward the Unknown Region

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists:  Donnie Ray Albert, John Aler, Norah Amellem, Janice Chandler-Eteme, Rodrick Dixon, Mary Dunleavy, Matthew Garrett, Cynthia Haymon, Matthias Klink, Lester Lynch, Amanda Pabyan, Phyllis Pancella, Morris Robinson, Valerie Saalbach, Michael York; Michael Chertock, pianists. Guest conductor: James Levine. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choirs: The Brazeal Dennard Chorale, Cincinnati Children’s Choir.


2007 May Festival
Bach Cantata No. 182, Himmelskönig, sei willkommen
Berlioz   L'enfance du Christ
Gluck Orpheo ed Euridice (Acts 2 & 3)
Jacob Handl Ecce quomodo moritur justis
Hans Leo Hassler Cantate Domino
Heinrich Isaac Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen
Haydn The Seasons
Rossini Stabat Mater
Verdi Il Trovatore

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists:  Donnie Ray Albert, John Aler, Marianne Cornetti, Ellie Dehn, Michelle DeYoung, Rodrick Dixon, Franco Farina, Michele Losier, William McGraw, Brian Mulligan, David Pittsinger, Sondra Radvanovsky, Morris Robinson, Anthony Zoeller; Michael Chertock, pianists. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director.


2008 May Festival
Bach Cantata No. 191, Goria in excelsis Deo
Beethoven   

Symphony No. 9

Berlioz Roméo et Juliette
Des Prez El Grillo
William Duckworth Hebrew Children
Fauré Requeim; Cantique de Jean Racine
Palestrina Sicut Cervus
Rachmaninoff Excerpts from Vespers
Salamone Rossi Haleluya, Haleli Nafshi
Scarlatti Exultate Deo
Schubert Des Tages Weihe
Randall Thompson The Last Words of David
Verdi La Forza del Destino
Vivaldi Gloria
Vaughn Williams
The Turtle Dove
Eric Zeisl Requiem Ebraico
Traditional, arr. Dawson Ezekiel Saw the Wheel

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: Donnie Ray Albert, John Aler, Angela Brown, Marco Caria, Ellie Dehn, Rodrick Dixon, Catherine Keen, Isabel Leonard, Salvatore Licitra, William McGraw, Carrie-Ann Matheson, Julie Ann Miller, Earle Patriarco, Morris Robinson, Maghan Stewart, Darren Stokes, Yulia Van Doren, Yohan Yi; Michael Chertock, pianists. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choir: Cincinnati Children’s Choir.


2009 May Festival
Bach Magnificat. BWV 243
Beethoven   

Hallelujah from Christ on the Mount of Olives

Brahms Zigeunerlieder
Handel Hallelujah from Judas Maccabeus and Messiah
Hindemith Selections from Six Chansons
Dawson Soon Ah Will Be Done
Mahler Symphony of a Thousand  Symphony No.8 in E-flat Major
Mendelssohn Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, Opus 60
Morley Fire, Fire! My Heart
Mozart Requiem
Schubert Selections from Rosamunde
Randall Thompson The Paper Reeds by the Brook from The Peaceable Kingdom
Verdi Luisa Miller
Vaughn Williams
Mass in G Minor
Weill The Seven Deadly Sins

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: John Aler, Rebekah Camm, James Creswell, Ellie Dehn, Rodrick Dixon, Jill Grove, Bridgett Hooks,  James Johnson, Catherine Keen, Jeremy Kelly, Lauren McNeese, Hana Park, Stephen Powell, Annalisa Raspagliosi, Stefano Secco, Kristinn Sigmundsson. Heather MacPhail and Michael Chertock, pianists. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choirs: Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Robert Porco, director; Cincinnati Children’s Choir, Robyn Reeves Lana, director.


2010 May Festival
Bach St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Beethoven   

Choral Fantasy

Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Britten Festival Te Deum, Op 32
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30
Bruckner Ave Maria
Tota pulchra es, Maria
Locus iste
Ecce sacerdos magnus
Byrd Non vos relinquam
Gabrieli Canzoni
Handel Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound from Samson
All Empires Upon God Depend from Belshazzar
O Glorious Prince from Belshazzar
Worthy is the Lamb from Messiah
Hassler Verbum caro factum est
Ian Krouse Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking (world premiere)
Mendelssohn Heilig ist Gott, der Herr Zebaoth
Mozart Mass in C Minor, K427 The Great
Palestrina Super flumina Babylonis
Mussorgsky Prologue and Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
Rachmaninoff Aleko
Tchaikovsky
1812 Overture
Walton Belshazzar’s Feast

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: John Aler, Paul Appleby, Erica Brookhyser, Rebekah Camm, James Creswell, Rodrick Dixon, Paul Flight, James Johnson, William McGraw, Hana Park, Ljubomir Puskaric, Julien Thomas, Kara Shay Thomson. Heather MacPhail, organist; Michael Chertock and Di Wu, pianists. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choir: Cincinnati Boychoir, Christopher Eanes, director.


2011 May Festival
Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225
Byrd Haec Dies
Copland Zion's Walls
Dvořák Te Deum
G. Gabrieli Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Grieg Ave maris stella
Hassler Cantate Domino canticum novum
Haydn Heligmesse
Janáček Glagolitic Mass
Morten Lauridsen O nata lux de lumine
Mahler Das klagende Lied
Mendelssohn Elijah
Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt
Messiaen O Sacrum Convivium
Palesstrina Ave maris stella
Poulenc Exultate Deo
Rachmaninoff Bogoroditse Devo
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Tallis O nata lux de lumine
Verdi Requiem
Victoria Ave Maria

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: John Aler, Keri Alkema, Stephanie Blythe, Christine Brewer, Lawrence Brownlee, Julianna Di Giacomo, Rodrick Dixon, Thomas Lewis, William McGraw, Hana Park, Morris Robinson, Stefano Secco, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Shenyang, Kara Shay Thomson, Yohan Yi. Paul Jacobs and Heather MacPhail, organists; Michael Chertock, pianist. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choir: Cincinnati Boychoir, Christopher Eanes, director.


2012 May Festival
Bach Cantata No. 192 (Now Thank We All Our God)
Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Brahms A German Requiem
Carissimi Jephte
Duruflé Requiem, Opus 9
Ubi Caritas et Amor
Orff Carmina Burana
Pärt Cantate Domino
Poulenc Gloria
Tallis Loquebantur Variis Linguis
Tchaikovsky Moscow Cantata
Romeo and Juliet (Love Duet)
Choruses and arias from Eugene Onegin, Iolanta, The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame)
Schütz Unser Wandel ist im Himmel
Verdi “Ave Maria,” “Laudi alla Vergine Maria,” “Stabat Mater” and “Te Deum” from Four Sacred Pieces

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: John Aler, Nicole Cabell, Rodrick Dixon, William McGraw, Ronnita Nicole Miller, Heidi Grant Murphy, Hana Park, Tatiana Pavlovskaya, Stephen Powell, John Relyea, Yohan Yi, Elena Zaremba. Michael Chertock and Audrey Saint-Gil, pianists. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choir: Cincinnati Boychoir, Christopher Eanes, director.


2013 May Festival
Britten Rosa Mystica from Ad Majorem Dei Glorium
Te Deum in C
War Requiem
Byrd Sing Joyfully
Debussy La Demoiselle Élue (Blessed Damozel)
Sirènes from Nocturnes
Gjeilo Ubi Caritas
Górecki Totus Tuus
Lauridsen Ave Maria
Macmillan

Data Est Mihi Omnis Potestas from Strathclyde Motets

Mozart Requiem K. 626
Pärt Zwei Slawische Psalmen – Psalm 117
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2
Stravinsky Oedipus Rex
Verdi Marcia Triumphal Scene, Ballet Music and Chorus from Act II of Aida
Gli Arredi Festivi Opening Scene and Chorus from Act I of Nabucco
Va Pensiero Hebrew Slaves Chorus from Act III of Nabucco
Patria Oppressa! Scottish Exiles Chorus from Act IV of Macbeth
Fuoco Di Gioia! from Act I of Othello
Si Celebri Alfine Tra Canti from Act IV of I Vespri Siciliani
O Splendide Feste from I Vespri Siciliani
Wagner Freudig Begrussen Wir Die Edle Halle from Act II of Tannhäuser
Treulich Geführt From Act III of Lohengrin
Brünnhilde and Wotan’s Scene from Act III of Die Walküre
Wachet Auf, Es Nahet Gen Den Tag and Finale from Act III of Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg
Weelkes Hosanna to the Son of David
Zemlinsky Psalm 23 The Good Shepherd
Psalm 13

James Conlon, music director.  Soloists: Phillip Addis, Donnie Ray Albert, Richard Bernstein, Jordan Bisch, Amanda Carmen Bower, Christine Brewer, Janai Brugger, Tracy Cox, Richard Croft, Rodrick Dixon, Christine Goerke, Alan Held, Joneal Joplin, Daniela Mack, Ronnita Nicole Miller, Brian Michael Moore, Alek Shrader, Ed Stern. Michael Chertock and Renate Rohlfing, pianists. Robert Porco, director of choruses; James Bagwell, youth chorus director; guest choir: Cincinnati Children’s Choir, Robyn Lana, director.