HANDEL, FAURE & MAHLER: The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & CBA Chorus
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm
HANDEL, FAURE & MAHLER
David Katz, founding music director, CBASO
Stephen Blackwelder, chorus director candidate
Director, DePaul Community Chorus, Music Director, Waukegan Symphony
Handel Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
selections by the CBA Chorus
Mahler Symphony No. 1
Although there are no refunds, you may exchange tickets for another performance. Simply bring your unused tickets to the ticket table at St James on the day of the performance you wish to attend.
Following their triumphant return to Orchestra Hall/Symphony Center, Chicago in spring 2015, the midwest's remarkable orchestra and chorus of lawyers and judges heads home to St James Episcopal Cathedral (Wabash at Huron) for its 31st season of concerts to delight every music lover.
CHORAL CONDUCTOR SEARCH SEASON: During 2016-17, three candidates audition for the post of Director of the CBA Chorus. Each will prepare music for the chorus to perform with the orchestra, as well as conducting the CBA Chorus in shorter choral selections. Audiences will be invited to share their impressions of each candidate as we seek to select the perfect person to lead the CBA Chorus into its second decade.
Stephen Blackwelder is currently Music Director of the Waukegan Symphony (since 2000) and Director of the DePaul Community Chorus (since 2005). Previous positions include Music Director of the Hinsdale Chamber Orchestra (1983-94) and numerous civic and educational orchestral, opera, and choral ensembles in the greater Chicago area. As a professional singer, he performed frequently under conductors James Levine, Robert Shaw, Sir Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado and Margaret Hillis while a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Aspen Chamber Choir. He served on the conducting staff of the Harford Opera Theater of Baltimore, Hinsdale Opera, Opera Illinois, Opera da Corneto and Chicago Opera Theater and also on the faculties of Lake Forest College, East Carolina University and DePaul Universitys CMD.
Blackwelder holds a BM from the University of North Carolina (1978) and a MM from Northwestern University (1979). Professional study included four seasons with the Aspen Music Festival and conducting master classes with Sir Georg Solti, Max Rudolf and Erich Leinsdorf.
CBASO & CBA Chorus Collage
VIDEO: Excerpt from CBASO & Chorus and Friends performance of "Carmina Burana" at Symphony Center/Orchestra Hall.
St James Episcopal Cathedral (View)
65 E Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
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