From the Archives, Vol. 22: Chicago Symphony Chorus (2-CD)
From the Archives, Vol. 22: Chicago Symphony Chorus (2-CD)
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From the Archives, Vol. 22: Chicago Symphony Chorus (2-CD)
From the Archives, Vol. 22: Chicago Symphony Chorus (2-CD)

From the Archives, Vol. 22: Chicago Symphony Chorus (2-CD)

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Discs: 2
Record Label: CSO
Release Year: 2008

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, hear the ensemble in all its splendor in recordings spanning over 25 years, recorded live in Orchestra Hall and at the Ravinia Festival. Among the highlights of this collection are selections from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast and Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms.

All performances recorded live by WFMT-FM, Chicago, and furnished for this release by the Samuel R. and Marie Louise Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Contents:

Bach Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, “Jauchzet, frohlokket, aud, preiset die Tage” from Part 1
Peter Schrier conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
December 1999, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bach Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, “Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen” from Part 3
Peter Schreier conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
December 1999, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Mozart Kyrie in D Minor, K. 341
Claudio Abbado conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
James Winfield director
March 1983, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Debussy Trois chansons de Charles d’Orléans
Margaret Hillis conductor
Laura Stanley soprano
Kathleen Karnes-Ferrin mezzo-soprano
Karen Zajaz mezzo-soprano
Thomas Dymit tenor
Dale Prest baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
February 1982, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Foster Camptown Races (arr. David Cullen)
James Levine conductor
Marilyn Horne mezzo-soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Cheryl Frazes Hill director
July 1992, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park

Traditional I’ve just Come from the Fountain (arr. Carl Davis)
James Levine conductor
Marilyn Horne mezzo-soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Cheryl Frazes Hill director
July 1992, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park

Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 1 (A Sea Symphony), Scherzo: The Waves
Raymond Leppard conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
May 1980, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Walton Belshazzar’s Feast
Sir Georg Solti conductor
David Ward baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
November 1976, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Schoenberg Gurrelieder, “Seht die Sonne”
James Levine conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
June 1987, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park

Bach Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft, BWV 50
Margaret Hillis conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
December 1984, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Strauss Die Tageszeiten, Op. 76
Erich Leinsdorf conductor
Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
James Winfield director
November 1979, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Mussorgsky Salammbô, Chorus of Priestesses
Claudio Abbado conductor
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
March 1981, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Mussorgsky Joshua
Claudio Abbado conductor
Lucia Valenti-Terrani mezzo-soprano
Philip Kraus baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
March 1981, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Pierre Boulez conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
November 2000, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Verdi Messa da Requiem (Requiem Mass), Sanctus and Libera me
Jean Martinon conductor
Martina Arroyo soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
November 1968, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

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