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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.

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

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

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

This program will be available until December 20, 2023.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Ruth Welting soprano
Pierre Boulez conductor
John Aler tenor
John Tomlinson baritone
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Kiri Te Kanawa soprano
Bernd Weikl baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis chorus director

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Bank of America

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TOP: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus onstage in Orchestra Hall in November 1990 Jim Steere photo

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