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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.

12:00pm

Fri April 18, 2014
Music of the Baroque

Music of the Baroque Holy Week

Airs Friday, April 18 at 12 noon Music of the Baroque presents 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.

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11:00am

Tue December 17, 2013
Music Of Baroque

Music Of The Baroque Holiday Special

Airs Tuesday, December 17 at 11 a.m. The WFMT Radio Network and Music of the Baroque wish you and yours A Joyous Holiday Season, as we offer our annual presentation of their Brass and Choral Holiday Concert for your listening pleasure. 

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11:00am

Thu March 28, 2013
Music of the Baroque

Music of the Baroque: Bach's Mass in B Minor

Airs Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m. Music of the Baroque offers a Holy Week special: Bach's Mass in B Minor conducted by Jane Glover. The soloists include Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Stephen Powell, baritone and the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra. Join us for this masterpiece on Red River Radio.

12:00pm

Fri December 28, 2012
Music Of The Baroque

Music Of The Baroque Brass & Choral Holiday Concert

Airs Friday, December 28 at 12:00 noon
Please join host Peter Van De Graaff as he guides you through music of the 16th and 17th centuries by composers such as Michael Praetorius, Thomas Ravenscroft, Elizabeth Poston, Stephen Paulus, Herbert Howells, J Heinrich Schütz, Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and Peter Cornelius, among others. Brass instruments have long been associated with ceremony and celebration. Ubiquitous in Renaissance court pageantry, their connection to royalty and wealth lent an air of respectability to any occasion. Courts and churches capitalized upon the exalted status of brass instruments, flaunting their virtuoso players and composers in order to enhance their reputations. 

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