Conductor Donald Nally will lead the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, the University Chorale, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and University of Chicago Rockefeller Chapel Choir and Motet Choir in the Midwest premiere of James MacMillan's "St. John Passion."
The combined ensembles bring together 220 musicians. In this contemporary Passion setting, a chamber choir will take on the role of the Evangelist. Baritone and Northwestern alumnus Evan Bravos is cast as the principal soloist, Christ. MacMillan’s Catholic faith is central to his creativity and brings an added dimension to this 21st-century magnum opus.
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