Introducing the Lord and Lady of the Manor

Introducing the Lord and Lady of the Manor 1010 1024 Cincinnati Cathedral

Bob and Judy Bering accept the role of Lord and Lady of The Manor 
for the 80th Annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival

Together Bob and Judy Beiring collectively have over 80 years’ experience with the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival at Christ Church Cathedral. 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 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

Ticket Information

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.

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Barbara Lyghtel Rohrer

Barbara Lyghtel Rohrer is a writer, consultant, and teacher. She writes personal essays, poetry, and articles related to spiritual and personal growth. As a consultant, she utilizes decades of communications experience to serve clients in the nonprofit sector. She holds a B.A. in English from Northern Kentucky University and an M.A. in communications from the University of Cincinnati.

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