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Music of the Baroque Holy Week Special

Genre: Music, Classical
Length:  2 hours
Frequency:   Holy Week Special
DELIVERY TYPE:  ContentDepot File transfer and CD
Optional Breaks:  One

Host:  Kerry Frumkin
Producer:  Mary Mazurek-Khan

Music of the Baroque and the WFMT Radio Network are pleased to offer a Holy Week special: Bach's Passion According to St. John, conducted by Jane Glover. 

Music of the Baroque was founded in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois 36 years ago by Conductor Laureate Thomas S. Wikman.  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.

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.

This Holy Week special is available the week of April 13, free of charge to all stations.   If you have any questions, please contact Tony Macaluso at (773) 279-2114, email: tmacaluso@wfmt.com, Estlin Usher at (773) 279-2112, email: eusher@wfmt.com or David Sims at 773-279-2027.

Music of the Baroque Holy Week Special

Broadcast Schedule - Spring 2014

PROGRAM #:  MHW 14-01
RELEASE:  April 13-20, 2014

J.S. Bach:   Passion According to St. John, BWV 245

CONDUCTOR:  Jane Glover

CAST:
Evangelist & Tenor Arias Paul Agnew
Jesus & Bass Arias   Nathan Berg
Soprano Arias  Yulia Van Doren
Alto Arias  Krisztina Szabó
Pilate  Todd von Felker
Maid  Susan Nelson
Servant   Klaus Georg
Peter  Ryan O'Mealey