(All events are at Rockefeller Chapel unless otherwise noted).
Chicago Chorale: Anton Bruckner’s Mass #2 in E Minor
Sunday March 16, 3 pm
Pre-concert lecture, 2 pm with Claudio Vellutini, Ida Noyes Hall
PhD candidate and Ernst Mach Fellow at The University of Chicago
Chicago Chorale presents Anton Bruckner’s monumental Mass in E minor, for eight-part choir and wind orchestra, with a cappella motets by Felix Mendelssohn, Josef Rheinberger, Johannes Brahms, and Bruckner himself. Each motet is a small masterpiece on its own; presented in conjunction with the Mass, they embody the lofty ideals of German Romanticism. Conducted by Bruce Tammen. Reserved seating $35, general $25, students $15 at chicagochorale.org or at the door.
The National Cathedral School/St. Alban's School in concert
Friday March 21, 8 pm Bond Chapel
Motet Choir hosts Washington’s National Cathedral School Choir and St. Alban’s School Chorale and Madrigal Singers, directed by Benjamin Hutto. Details at motet.uchicago.edu.
Marie & Marion: Motets and Songs from the Montpellier Codex
Friday April 4, 7:30 pm
Pre-concert lecture with Bob Kendrick, Professor of Music, 6:30 pm (Rockefeller Chapel room 019)
A Chicago Presents concert
Four women got together for a music reading session one afternoon in the spring of 1986, wanting to hear what medieval chant and polyphony would sound like when sung by female voices. More than twenty-five years later, Anonymous 4 has performed for soldout audiences on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; and has made nineteen recordings for harmonia mundi usa, selling over two million copies. Save the date for their performance at Rockefeller as the spring quarter begins! Tickets $35, students $5 online at chicagopresents.uchicago.edu and at the door.
James MacMillan’s St. John Passion (Quire & Place III Series)
Palm Sunday April 13, 3 pm
James MacMillan has redefined sacred choral music in our time. His massive St. John Passion for large orchestra, double choral forces, and baritone soloist is performed in partnership with the Northwestern Bienen School of Music under the direction of choral visionary Donald Nally. Click here for individual tickets.