This festive concert at Fourth Presbyterian Church serves as the finale for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s second annual Bach Marathon, a day of performances by small ensembles in locations across the city. The Bach Marathon is one of many “artistic challenges” issued to Civic musicians and led by CSO Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma.
The Marathon begins at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 3 with performances at Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago. From 2:00–5:00 p.m., the performances will take place at several mid-South Side community locations including the Blackstone Library, DuSable Leadership Academy, Green Line Coffee, Hamilton Park Recreation Center, K.L.E.O Community Family Life Center, Rebuild Foundation's Stony Island Arts Bank, and UChicago’s Arts Incubator. A formal concert at Fourth Presbyterian Church will begin at 7:00 p.m. and last approximately 2 hours 45 minutes with an intermission.
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Complete Bach Marathon Performance Schedule for Thursday, December 3:
11:30 a.m. at Christkindlmarket (50 W. Washington St.)
2:00 p.m. at Kenwood Academy High School (5015 S. Blackstone Ave.)
2:00 p.m. at DuSable Leadership Academy (4934 S. Wabash Ave.)
2:30 p.m. at Green Line Coffee (501 E. 61st St.)
3:00 p.m. at Rebuild Foundation's Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S. Stony Island Ave.)
4:00 p.m. at Blackstone Library (4904 S. Lake Park Ave.)
4:15 p.m. at Hamilton Park Recreation Center (513 W. 72nd St.)
4:30 p.m. at UChicago’s Arts Incubator (301 E. Garfield Blvd.)
4:30 p.m. at K.L.E.O Community Family Life Center (119 E. Garfield Blvd.)
7:00 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church (126 E. Chestnut St.)