Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus

Music of the Baroque | October 5, 2019, 12:00 pm

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Eric Owens (Photo: Dario Acosta)

WFMT shares the first of its three-broadcast series of Handel works performed by Chicago’s Music of the Baroque. 

Jane Glover, Music of the Baroque’s music director, conducts this performance of Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus starring tenor Thomas Cooley (Judas), bass-baritone Eric Owens (Simon) and featuring Anima — The Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus.

Cast

Israelitish Woman: Yulia Van Doren
Israelitish Man: Meg Bragle
Judas Maccabaeus: Thomas Cooley
Simon, his brother: Eric Owens
Israelitish Messenger/ First Messenger: Amanda Koopman
Second Messenger: Kyle Sackett
Eupolemus: Ryan O’Mealey

Ensemble: Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra
Supporting Ensemble: Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus
Conductor & Conductor: Jane Glover
Chorus Director: William Jon Gray
Supporting Chorus Director: Emily Ellsworth