On March 27, 2013 at 8pm, the Chicago Bach Project, presented by Soli Deo Gloria, returns for its third straight year. This time around there will be a performance of one of the greatest choral masterpieces of all time, Mass in B Minor. It will be performed at St. Vincent de Paul Church (1010 West Webster Avenue). This venue (pictured above) is perfect for this piece, as it is believed that Bach originally intended for it to be performed in a sacred place. Not only will it be beautiful music but the venue itself is equally as enchanting, with its stained-glass windows, beautiful front altar and soaring ceilings that will enhance your listening experience by adding such a visual stimulant.
Soli Deo Gloria’s Founding Artistic Director, Maestro John Nelson returns to conduct this concert as part of SDG’s ongoing effort “to offer classical and sacred music at the highest level.” Soloists for the performance include Chicago’s Nicole Cabell, Jane Henschel, Matthew Brook and Stanford Olsen. Former Lyric Opera of Chicago chorus master, Donald Nally, has prepared the hand-selected Chicago Bach Choir, many of which are members of the best music houses in the city. If you have never heard this music before, you are in for quite the treat, and if you will only go to one Chicago Bach concert in your life, this is the one. In addition to attending the concert, you can also listen to it live on Chicago’s classical radio station, 98.7 WFMT. You can order tickets ($40-$75) online or by calling 630-984-4300.