Civic at Fourth Presbyterian: Bach Marathon Finale

Dec 4, 2023


The Civic Orchestra’s virtuosity is put on display, continuing its beloved annual tradition with an evening of J.S. Bach’s joyous and inventive music. The Brandenburg Concertos lift spirits with their pulsing rhythms, novel instrumental combinations and an electrifying harpsichord solo. Principal Conductor Ken-David Masur leads two Christmas cantatas that showcase Bach’s masterful writing for voices, here brought to life by the Chicago Symphony Chorus and soloists.

This event takes place at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611.

Ticket Information

All the free tickets for this event have been distributed. For those without tickets, a standby line will be available beginning 45 minutes before the performance. Standby patrons will be admitted right before the performance based on seating availability.


Brandenburg Concerto No. 5


Brandenburg Concerto No. 3


Brandenburg Concerto No. 4


Cantata No. 40, “Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes,” BWV 40


Cantata No. 110, “Unser Mund sei voll Lachens,” BWV 110

Principal Conductor, Civic Orchestra of Chicago
The Robert Kohl and Clark Pellett Principal Conductor Chair
Associate Director

The 2023/24 Civic Orchestra season is generously sponsored by Lori Julian for the Julian Family Foundation, which also provides major funding for the Civic Fellowship program.

The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus has been made possible by a generous gift from The Grainger Foundation.

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