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Music of the Baroque Holy Week Special

Music of the Baroque and the WFMT Radio Network are pleased to offer a Holy Week special: Bach's Mass in B Minor conducted by Jane Glover.  This program will be 2 hours long!

Music of the Baroque was founded in Hyde Park, 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 Mass in B Minor will be 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.

This Holy Week special is available the week of March 24th, free of charge to all stations   If you have any questions, please contact Tony Macaluso at (773) 279-2114, email: tmacaluso@wfmt.com or Carol Martinez at (773) 279-2112, email: cmartinez@wfmt.com.

Program Schedule

PROGRAM #:   MHW 13-01
RELEASE:   March 24-31, 2013

CONDUCTOR:  Jane Glover
SOLOISTS:   Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Stephen Powell, baritone; Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra

Bach:    Mass in B Minor