Support Us

It feels good to give.

The May Festival has been going strong for nearly 150 years because of the generosity of our community. The Festival is why we have Music Hall and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Give today in any amount and join that legacy—one that endures and continues to do so much good.

Why Give

Since 1873, our dedicated and talented chorus has surrounded our city in song. May Festival performances are not just concerts to be simply heard, they are extraordinary and immersive experiences, described time and again as “inspiring, uplifting, thrilling, dynamic” and more!

The May Festival helps to make Greater Cincinnati a better, more vibrant, exciting and inspiring place to live, and gifts like yours are important for our organization. Much of our support comes from people like you, and we take pride in our ability to make your investment create amazing choral experiences. 

Endowment Funds

These May Festival endowment funds have been established to provide capital for ongoing maintenance and continued growth. You may designate your gift to one of these funds.

Planned Giving

The May Festival is pleased to announce the creation of The Festival Society to honor individuals and families who have made a gift to the May Festival’s endowment fund through their estate plans, assuring the May Festival continues to maintain its worldwide reputation as “America’s Premier Choral Festival.”