Listen to WBJC for music of the 16th and 17th centuries by composers such as Michael Praetorius, Johann Vierdanck, Heinrich Schütz, Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and Giovanni Bassano, among others.
From its earliest years, Music of the Baroque has drawn audiences from across the Chicago metropolitan area, performing in the intimate settings of neighborhood churches chosen for architectural interest and acoustic excellence and, since 2004, at the Harris Theater in downtown Chicago. Listeners across the country have enjoyed the work of Music of the Baroque, which was the first professional chorus in America to have its own regularly scheduled nationwide broadcast series.
The chorus and orchestra of Music of the Baroque are comprised 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 are also members of other leading ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras.
William Jon Gray will conduct this Holiday Brass and Choral Concert and will also be the harpsichordist.Tags:2011 holiday, Baroque, Brass, choral, Giovanni Gabrieli, Praetorius, Thomas Tallis