The Day of Judgment

Jane Glover, conductor


The Day of Judgment

The concert season closes with Music of the Baroque's first performances in 25 years of Georg Philipp Telemann's powerful oratorio The Day of Judgment. From the opening call of the trumpet, through earthquakes, thunder, and devastation, to the final celestial chorus at the gates of heaven, this vivid work makes for a truly gripping evening of musical story-telling.

Preconcert lectures will take place on Sunday at 6:30 pm (Athens Room, DoubleTree Hotel) and Monday at 6 pm (Chicago Cultural Center) and will be given by Jennifer More.

Join us for two free special events in conjunction with The Day of Judgment: an interfaith panel on Tuesday, May 2, and a screening and discussion of the 1943 film Heaven Can Wait on Saturday, May 6.
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Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra

  • Die Erste Betrachtung / The First Contemplation
  • Die Zweite Betrachtung / The Second Contemplation
  • Die Dritte Betrachtung / The Third Contemplation
  • Die Vierte Betrachtung / The Fourth Contemplation