We are pleased to announce that Bob and Judy Beiring will be the Lord and Lady of the Manor for our 80th performance. Collectively Bob and Judy Beiring have over 80 years’ experience with the cathedral’s  Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival. Since this year will be the cathedral’s 80th annual performance of the Boar’s Head, it is fitting that the Beirings – for the first time – assume the roles of Lord and Lady of the Manor.


Having served as the Boar’s Head director for forty years, Bob is now working with Anne Jaroszewicz to take on the responsibility. He became involved in the Boar’s Head shortly after moving to Cincinnati in 1964 to work for the Procter & Gamble Company. Because Bob was active in gymnastics at Yale, he enjoyed his first role as a wait. Indeed, Bob was the one who inaugurated the stunt of a wait dropping by rope from the organ loft. He is also the one who started walking on the back of the pews. In 1989, he took on the role as director.


Judy is a registered nurse whose last field of employment was as a home care case manager. As for her role in annual Boar’s Head, Judy has always stayed behind the scenes, helping to make sure that the varied needs of the cast were met, except for one time when she played a lady-in-waiting as part of the cast.


Both Bob and Judy are now retired from their perspective careers. Bob used his free time to open a travel agency, allowing him and Judy to see much of the world. Judy spends her free time in service as a member of the cathedral’s Flower Guild, Hospitality Guild, and Plumb Line ministry. Together the two have five children, all grown now, and ten grandchildren.


Contact Paula Rose to fill one of the 140 non-singing roles for this year’s production of the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival!  Include in your email to Paula your name, phone number and, if not yet an adult, your age. Be part of this special presentation to the city of Cincinnati at Christmastide!


The Triumph of Good Over Evil
Dates: December 20, 2019, through January 10, 2020
Delight in the beautiful portrayals of all things Boar’s Head.

The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival

Our 80th performance! See Ticket Information Below!
Saturday, January 4, 2020, 2:00 PM (dress rehearsal) & 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 5,  2020, 2:30 PM & 5:00 PM


Since 1939, we have been mounting the annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival the weekend following Christmas. Adults and children from across the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio and from elsewhere in the community join us to serve in the cast and crew. We consider our presentation of the Boar’s Head to be a Christmas gift to the people of Cincinnati. Our cathedral is always packed for this festive occasion.


This year’s 80th presentation will be particularly special as long time pageant director Bob Beiring and wife Judy will play the roles of Lord and Lady of the Manor  – Bob will continue to steer this annual production, working now with co-director Anne Jaroszewicz. 


Additional information:



Ticket request forms, available at the cathedral reception desk, are to be completed and submitted by noon on Friday, December 13. 


Tickets distribution for members of the general public will occur
on the morning of Saturday, December 14, between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM. (Doors open at 7:30 AM.) Availability of tickets during the public distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis, so we suggest that you arrive early. Due to the limited number of tickets available, we are only able to distribute two tickets to each person age 18 and older present at the distribution. Distributed tickets will indicate the row, not the specific seat, which we have reserved for you and your party. All attendees must have a ticket, including children who walk. For additional information, our ticketing hotline can be reached at 513.621.BOAR (513.621.2627).


Bulk tickets are available for nonprofit groups for the Saturday, January 4, 2:00 PM dress rehearsal only. There is a maximum of twenty (20) tickets per non-profit group. (If more desired, make request and ticket office may be able to accommodate with supplemental distribution.) Tickets are available on a first-come/first-served basis, until gone. All requests should be written on the group’s official letterhead and must be received by noon on Friday, December 13.  Please indicate handicap seating need. (Handicap space is limited.) All attendees must have a ticket, including children who walk. Requests by U.S. mail are to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and be sent to Boar’s Head Group Ticket Request, c/o Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Requests by email are to be sent to Audio, video and printed souvenirs will be available for purchase.


Note: All ticket holders must be seated fifteen minutes prior to performance time, at which time all open seats will be released to walk-in patrons.


Parking is available on the street and at the following locations:
1) Great American Parking Garage: Entrance is across from the cathedral on Fourth Street between Broadway and Sycamore Streets.
2) PNC Bank Garage: Entrance is between East Fourth Street and East Fifth Street on Main Street.
3) P&G Garage: Entrance on East Sixth Street between Broadway and Sycamore Streets.


On the cathedral’s East Fourth Street entrance is a wheelchair entrance with automatic opener at sidewalk level. All doors on Sycamore Street are also accessible with no step. On the main level are two sets of restrooms with easy access.