Monday, July 29, 2019


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Curtain call—more than 300 lawyer-musicians and friends acknowledging the applause—after "ODE to JOY," Symphony Center, June 22, 2019
2019-20 CONCERTS (our 34th season!)
The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra
David (Volosin) Katz, founding music director
Marek Rachelski, resident conductor
Michael Poulos, assistant conductor
The CBA Chorus
Stephen Blackwelder, director
Janet Eckhardt, accompanist
All dress rehearsals and concerts at St James Cathedral (Wabash @ Huron)—except chamber concert

CHAMBER CONCERT: Members of the CBA Chorus and Orchestra in Concert
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3pm at Piano Forte

OCTOBER 2019—Chorus & Orchestra Concert
Concert: Wed, Oct 23, 7:30 pm
“AMERICAN PRIZES”—Marek Rachelski, Michael Poulos & David Katz, conductors
Performed in Memory of Justice John Paul Stevens
Michael Poulos—Fanfare for the Common Law
Howard Hanson—Symphony No. 2 (“Romantic”)
solo vocal selections—TBA
Gwyneth Walker—”White Horses” (CBA Chorus and Piano)
Kyle Pederson—”Exsultate, Jubliate” (CBA Chorus and Piano—Chicago premiere)
Jesse Ayers/Charles Myricks—”There’s a Stirrin’ in the Water”—(CBASO & CBA Chorus—Chicago premiere)

DECEMBER 2019 (regular season concert), Chorus and Orchestra
Dress rehearsal: Tues, Dec 10, 6pm
Concert: Wed, Dec 11, 7:30 pm
“DO IT YOURSELF MESSIAH”—Stephen Blackwelder, conductor
Handel—Messiah (Christmas portion)
vocal soloists: winners of The American Prize Chicago Collegiate Oratorio Prize

MARCH 2020—Chorus and Orchestra Concert
Dress rehearsal: Tues, Mar 10, 6pm
Concert: Wed, Mar 11, 7:30 pm
“BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY”—Marek Rachelski & Stephen Blackwelder, conductors
Smetana—Overture to “The Bartered Bride”
Chopin—Piano Concerto in E minor (movement I)—Susan Macaulay, piano soloist
Dvorak—Czech Suite
Choral selections with piano:
Zelenka—Nisi Dominus                                     
Brahms—Wie Melodien                              
Schubert—An die sonne                       
Gjeilo—Ubi Caritas         

MAY 2020—Chorus and Orchestra Concert
Dress rehearsal: Tues, May 12, 6pm
Concert: Wed, May 13, 7:30 pm
“SUBLIME & SUBLIMELY RIDICULOUS”—David Katz & Stephen Blackwelder, conductors
Shostakovich—Symphony No. 9
Beethoven—Mass in C Major
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