A lot of organizations like to do summer campaigns around the Christmas in July theme as a way to bring a little holiday cheer into the sweltering doldrums of the hottest season. Perhaps the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) had a similar concept in mind with Choral Glory, this weekend’s fall version of the May Festival. The CSO, under the brilliant baton of Maestro Paavo Jarvi and the acclaimed May Festival Chorus, under the equally brilliant direction of Robert Porco, will present Britten’s “Sinfonia da Requiem” and Brahms’ “A German Requiem” (neither of which have been performed by the CSO in over 20 years) at two 8 p.m. Music Hall performances on Friday and Saturday. And it wouldn’t be the fall May Festival without guest luminaries; the Brahms requiem will feature solo performances from baritone Matthias Goerne and soprano Heidi Grant Murphy, both lavishly praised for their extensive stage and studio work. Tickets start at just $12. Get details, buy tickets and find nearby bars and restaurants here.