Music of the Baroque Holy Week

Music of the Baroque Holy Week

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 12:00pm

Georg Friedrich Handel

Picture from Meyers Lexicon books. Collection of 21 volumes published between 1905 and 1909.

For Easter, Music of the Baroque presents Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Jane Glover.

WXXI is pleased to provide a moving Holy Week performance by Music of Baroque, Sunday, April 8 at 12 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD91.5-1. The largest professional chorus and orchestra in the Midwest, Music of the Baroque specializes in performing music from the 16th through the 18th century. Soloists include soprano Elizabeth Futral, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Rivera, tenor Jon McVeigh and baritone Chrisopheren Nomura.

The chorus and orchestra of Music of the Baroque comprise of approximately 60 professional musicians.  Chorus members have active operatic and recital careers and many perform regularly, both in the United States and abroad.  Many members of the Music of the Baroque Orchestra are also members of other leading ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras.