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Under the leadership of Chorus Director Duain Wolfe, the Chicago Symphony Chorus will appear with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Riccardo Muti twice next season and will perform in programs led by guest conductors Constantine Kitsopoulos and Giovanni Antonini.
Missa solemnis, Sept. 24-26: Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Chorus in Beethoven’s masterwork Missa solemnis with soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, contralto Gerhild Romberger, tenor Matthew Polenzani and bass Tareq Nazmi.
Amadeus Live!, Oct. 8-10 and 13: Guest conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos makes his CSO debut with the music of Mozart when the orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Chorus perform Amadeus Live! on the CSO classical subscription series, as well as at CSO at the Movies concerts. The CSO will perform the score live as Oscar-winning film, directed by Milos Forman, is projected above the stage.
Merry, Merry Chicago!, Dec. 18-20 and 22-23: The Chicago Symphony Chorus joins Members of the CSO for the annual holiday revue Merry, Merry Chicago! This festive program features the Chorus and Orchestra performing traditional carols and popular seasonal favorites.
Cherubini’s Mass for the Coronation of Charles X, March 4-6: Muti returns to conduct a program of rarely performed works, two of which showcase male voices: Schubert’s Song of the Spirits Over the Waters and Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili. The Chicago Symphony Chorus also joins the CSO and Muti for the orchestra’s first performances of Luigi Cherubini’s Mass for the Coronation of Charles X, a composer and a work both championed by Muti over his career.
Baroque treasures, April 29-30 and May 1 and 4: Guest conductor Giovanni Antonini returns to lead a concert of Baroque music, including works by Handel as well as Vivaldi’s Kyrie, RV 587 and Gloria, RV 589. Featured soloists on the program will be soprano Amanda Forsythe, soprano Yulia Van Doren and mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne.