Tickets for individual performances go on sale MAR 1.

BACH'S MAGNIFICAT

May 19, 2023 | 7:30 pm | Music Hall

Tickets for individual performances go on sale MAR 1.

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Program

JAMES MACMILLAN: Timotheus, Bacchus and Cecilia (May Festival Commission, World Premiere)
JAMES LEE III:  Breaths of Universal Longings (May Festival Commission, World Premiere)
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Magnificat

Artists

  • Juanjo Mena, conductor
    Berit Norbakken, soprano
  • Robin Johannsen, soprano
  • Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano
  • Toby Spence, tenor
    Christian Immler, bass
  • Cincinnati Boychoir

May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director
May Festival Youth Chorus, Matthew Swanson, director
Cincinnati Boychoir, Jason Holmes, artistic director
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, music director

Venue

Music Hall

What's Interesting

Principal Conductor Juanjo Meno opens the 150th Festival with world premieres by American composer James Lee III and former May Festival Creative Partner James MacMillan. Given its American premiere at the 1875 May Festival, Bach's celebratory Magnificat was described then as we would now— as "the highest form of human expression."