A Chicago Symphony Chorus Spotlight

This week, we take a look back at Grammy-winning performances by the Chicago Symphony Chorus, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Music directors Daniel Barenboim and Sir Georg Solti conduct Bruckner’s Psalm 150 and Brahms’s A German Requiem. Former principal guest conductor Pierre Boulez conducts Bartók’s Cantata profana.

Broadcast available through December 20, 2023

Bruckner Psalm 150
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Ruth Welting soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis chorus director
1979 (DGG)

Bartók Cantata profana
Pierre Boulez conductor
John Aler tenor
John Tomlinson baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis chorus director
1991 (DGG)

Brahms A German Requiem
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Kiri Te Kanawa soprano
Bernd Weikl baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis chorus director
1978 (London)

Brian Wise producer
Charlie Post audio engineer
Lisa Simeone host
Michael Schweppe host engineer
Neil Tevault host engineer


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