You don’t have to be a believer to appreciate this music
Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer shares his perspective on Bach’s cantatas, particularly Cantata 197, one of the works featured in the opening concerts of Music of the Baroque’s 2013-14 season. Also on the program are Bach’s Cantata 159 and Magnificat. Performances take place Sunday, October 6, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, and Monday, October 7, at the Harris Theater in Chicago. More information on Kraemer Conducts Bach—Magnificat!
Nicholas Kraemer discusses one of J. S. Bach’s treasures
Music of the Baroque’s principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer explains what sets Bach’s Cantata No. 159 apart from hundreds of other cantatas the composer wrote. Subscribe today and you won’t miss hearing this work, along with Bach’s Cantata No. 197 and the Magnificat in D, performed by the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra in the opening concerts of the 2013–14 season.
Sweet Home Chicago
In this short video, Music of the Baroque’s music director Jane Glover talks about what she loves about Chicago and how she spends her time when in town.
Jane Glover on Handel’s Israel in Egypt
Handel’s great biblical drama of liberation is a choral tour de force, chock full of visual paintings of the ten plagues. In this interview with Jane Glover, Music of the Baroque’s maestro discusses the role of the chorus.