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Chicago Chorale’s 2016–17 Season features timeless choral masterworks and stunning a cappella repertoire.
Subscribe and save! Season subscription packages are $95 and include reserved seating at one performance from each of the programs. This is a savings of $15 off the single ticket price, and $30 off the door price.
Single tickets are also available. $35 Reserved, $25 General Admission, $15 Student with ID. General Admission and Student tickets are $5 more at the door. No Reserved seating available at the door.
J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor
Accompanied by a Baroque orchestra of period instruments, Chorale presents Bach’s tour de force Mass in B minor. The work was completed in 1749, one year before the composer’s death, and is generally held to be a summation of Bach’s musical and theological ideas. Tragically, it was never performed in its entirety during his lifetime. Soloists Chelsea Morris, Angela Young-Smucker, Steven Soph, and Ryan de Ryke join Chorale in a performance that is sure to match or surpass our 2014 St. Matthew Passion, hailed by Lawrence Johnson of Chicago Classical Review for its “exquisite ensemble, unforgettable arias,…and burnished playing from a period instrument ensemble.”
Early and Late Masters
For its final program of the season, Chorale presents the major works of two exceptionally influential composers. Separated by 300+ years, Palestrina and Thompson both established styles that are traceable through the many composers who followed them. These works are seldom heard in live performance and rarely, if ever, heard together. This concert spotlights the exquisite blend and expressivity of the choir, virtues that led The Chicago Tribune’s John Von Rhein to name Chorale’s tribute to Arvo Pärt the “Finest Choral Performance of 2015.”
“I hadn’t heard the Chicago Chorale in years and was reminded of what a first-rate chorus this group of 62 mixed voices is, and how superbly disciplined and deeply expressive are their performances.“ – John von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, November 24, 2015