Maestro John Nelson
For the last five years the Chicago Bach Project and maestro John Nelson have presented landmark performances of Bach’s choral masterworks, including Bach’s St. John Passionand St. Matthew Passion. Critics have called those performances “powerful” (Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts), “profound” (Chicago on the Aisle), “thrilling” (Chicago Sun Times), “inspired” (Chicago Classical Review) and “one of the best” (Chicago Tribune).
If you missed those performances of Bach choral masterpieces, don’t despair. Bach specialist John Nelson, along with a stellar cast of soloists and the choral and orchestral forces of the Chicago Bach Project, is returning on March 11 to perform Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor.
Mark Your Calendar
Here’s what you need to know . . .
J. S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
Friday, March 11, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Box office: 312-334-7777
John Nelson, conductor
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano
John McVeigh, tenor
Daniel Okulitch, bass-baritone
Chicago Bach Choir and Orchestra
Special Discounted Tickets for Readers of Classical Commentary
We are delighted that our good friends at SDG Music Foundation are offering our readers special 15% discounted tickets to the Mass in B Minor. To take advantage of this offer, CLICK HERE and enter the promo code CBPTHANKS before checking out. Or if you prefer, call the Harris Theater Box office at 312-334-7777; again, be sure to provide the promo code.
Immerse Yourself in the Mass in B Minor and Learn with these Streaming Pre-Concert Presentations
SDG Music Foundation and the Chicago Bach Project are offering two pre-concert events to broaden your intellectual and spiritual explorations of the B Minor. Both events will be held at Chicago’s beautiful PianoForte recital hall, but you can watch them via live streaming on YouTube.

* “The Mass as a Musical Form” – A panel discussion featuring scholars and musicians. Tuesday, March 1 at 5:30 P.M. CLICK HERE at start time to watch the presentation live. 
* “A Bach Briefing” – A talk by musicologist Johann Buis. Monday, March 7 at 5:30 P.M. CLICK HERE at start time to watch the presentation live.