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Bach Week Festival Finale Concert: 'Sensational Singers'
  • The Chicago area's 46th annual Bach Week Festival concludes with a grand-finale concert featuring J. S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544; motet “Fürchte dich nicht,” BWV 228; motet “Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden,” BWV 230; and cantata “Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens,” BWV 148. Concertgoers will also hear a work by Bach's contemporary, Georg Philipp Telemann: his Suite in A minor for recorder and strings.

    Recorder virtuoso Lisette Kielson, an early music specialist and past president of the American Recorder Society, will solo in the Telemann suite.

    Internationally acclaimed British-born Canadian mezzo-soprano Susan Platts will be a cantata soloist.

    Performers also include Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor; Richard Webster, organ; Bach Week Festival Chorus; North Park University Chamber Singers; members of Bella Voce, and Bach Week Festival Orchestra, conducted by Webster, who performed in the very first Bach Week and has been the festival's music director since 1975.

    A musical rite of spring since 1974, Bach Week is one of the Midwest’s premiere Baroque music festivals. The event enlists musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, and other top-tier ensembles, while featuring some of the Chicago area’s finest instrumental and vocal soloists and distinguished guest artists from out of town.

Bach Week Festival Finale Concert: 'Sensational Singers'
  • Location: Anderson Chapel, North Park University
  • Address: 5149 N. Spaulding Avenue
  • May 3, 2019
  • Anderson Chapel, North Park University