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Easter

12:00pm

Fri April 3, 2015
St. John's Passion

Music of the Baroque: Bach's Passion According to St. John

Jane Glover

Airs Friday, April 3 at 12 noon. Music of the Baroque and the WFMT Radio Network are pleased to offer Bach's Passion According to St. John, a Holy Week Special conducted by Jane Glover. In this intimate, intensely dramatic, and deeply human telling of the Passion narrative, J.S. Bach sets scripture and poetry in music of heartbreaking emotion and beauty. Scottish tenor Paul Agnew, whom the Chicago Tribune calls "simply miraculous," returns this season to sing the Evangelist in one of the greatest choral works of all time.

Music of the Baroque was founded in Hyde Park, Illinois, 36 years ago by Conductor Laureate Thomas S. From its church choir roots, Music of the Baroque has grown to be the Midwest’s largest professional chorus and orchestra specializing in the performance of sixteenth, seventeenth and early eighteenth century music. Over the past three decades, the ensemble has brought Chicago audiences their first, and in some cases, only performances of many early masterpieces – among them, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Telemann’s Day of Judgment, Mozart’s Idomeneo and numerous Handel operas and oratorios.

The chorus and orchestra of Music of the Baroque comprise of approximately 60 professional musicians. Chorus members have active operatic and recital careers and many perform regularly, both in the United States and abroad. Many members of the Music of the Baroque Orchestra are also members of other leading ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras. In this intimate, intensely dramatic, and deeply human telling of the Passion narrative, J. S. Bach sets scripture and poetry in music of heartbreaking emotion and beauty. Scottish tenor Paul Agnew, whom the Chicago Tribune calls “simply miraculous,” returns to sing the Evangelist in one of the greatest choral works of all time.

Bach’s Passion According to St. John will be conducted by Jane Glover. The soloists include Paul Agnew, Nathan Berg, Yulia Van Doren, Krisztina Szabó, Todd von Felker, Susan Nelson, Klaus Georg, Ryan O’Mealey, and the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra.

1:00pm

Thu April 17, 2014
Harmonia

Harmonia: Easter

Airs Thursday, April 17 at 1 p.m. An hour-long program of early music, celebrating the Christian holidays around Easter. Choral music from the times and lands of the Pre-Baroque era is all about endless layers upon layers of the richest of human and vocal harmonies. From the Renaissance through the baroque, music for Holy Week and Easter Sunday will be explored, in addition to a new release by Rinaldo Alessandrini's Concerto Italiano.  Hosted by Angela Mariani.

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6:00pm

Sun March 31, 2013
Why We Sing

Church Music: Why We Sing

Airs Sunday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. A documentary exploring why we sing music at church and what it does for individuals and communities. Church music is one of the few pure forms of human expression. Just a person, their voice, and the belief that compassion is self-fulfilling and will birth more compassion. Here in a one-hour special we explore the many kinds of church music in America. The culture and the people behind the voices. Who sings and why, and what those songs say about our country. This documentary takes equally from several Christian denominations and is prefect for air around Easter, Christmas, or on any given Sunday.

12:00pm

Thu April 5, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Music of the Baroque: Handel's Messiah

Airs Friday, April 6 at 12:00 noon  George Frideric Handel’s Messiah will be conducted by Jane Glover.   The soloists include Elizabeth Futral, soprano; Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano; John McVeigh, tenor and Christopheren Nomura, baritone.

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11:00am

Thu April 5, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Church Music: Why We Sing

Airs Friday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m. A documentary exploring why we sing music at church and what it does for individuals and communities. Church music is one of the few pure forms of human expression. Just a person, their voice, and the belief that compassion is self-fulfilling and will birth more compassion. Here in a one-hour special we explore the many kinds of church music in America. The culture and the people behind the voices. Who sings and why, and what those songs say about our country. This documentary takes equally from several Christian denominations and is prefect for air around Easter, Christmas, or on any given Sunday.