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Chicago Bach Choir’s vivid ‘St. John Passion’ was forged from the stuff of lasting memories

Mar 23, 2015 – 3:40 pm
John Nelson conducted the Chicago Bach Choir and Orchestra in the 'St. John Passion.' (EElan Photography)

Review: One can come away from a profoundly affecting musical experience with any number of dominant feelings: enlightenment, exaltation, transcendence, solemnity among them. After hearing the Chicago Bach Choir and Orchestra perform its namesake’s “St. John Passion,” I walked out into the brisk spring night air with a singular sense of privilege. The performance conducted by John Nelson on March 20 at the Harris Theater surely belongs among the concerts that will endure in memory.

Ravinia Fest 2014 runs gamut from enduring stars to first twinkles, with 3-pack of opera

Feb 27, 2014 – 5:33 pm
Festival entrance

Report: Ravinia Festival music director James Conlon leads Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and “Don Giovanni,” soprano Patricia Racette stars in Strauss’ grisly “Salome” and Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her festival debut in the 2014 summer series announced Thursday.