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The May Festival continues to be an invaluable anchor each year in Cincinnati‚Äôs evolving social and cultural scene. It is the reason Music Hall was built and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was formed. It has endured…because it has stayed relevant by changing and not just repeating the standard repertoire of choral masterworks.

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Artistic Leadership

Conlon Porco Bagwell

James Conlon
Music Director

Robert Porco
Director of Choruses

James Bagwell
May Festival Youth Chorus Director


MacPhail Swanson 

Heather MacPhail
Assistant to the Director of Choruses
& Accompanist

Matthew Swanson
May Festival
Conducting Fellow

David Kirkendall
May Festival Youth Chorus
Accompanist & Assistant Director