This holiday tradition gets the ultimate performance ensemble: the CSO; the always terrific May Festival Chorus, led by renowned Baroque music specialist Jane Glover; and soloists Arianna Zukerman, Phyllis Pancella, Nicholas Phan and Kevin Burdetta. Part I only will be performed Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ’s Church in Mason, but I suspect the HC will not be omitted. The entire piece will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine. And don’t bother asking why audiences stand for the HC. Just do it. Prices vary. cincinnatisymphony.org.