Music of the Baroque Holy Week

(Rochester, N.Y.) – The 60 professional musicians that make up the chorus and orchestra of Music of the Baroque present J.S. Bach's Passion According to St. John. Scottish tenor, Paul Agnew, whom the Chicago Tribune describes as, "simply miraculous," returns to sing the Evangelist in one of the greatest choral works of all time. Tune in to Classical 91.5 for Music of the Baroque's special performance on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

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. 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, and Ryan O’Mealey.

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.


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