Bach St. Matthew Passion

Watch the three-minute trailer from SDG's critically acclaimed DVD of John Nelson conducting Bach's St. Matthew Passion at the Basilica of Saint Denis (France). For more information, please visit our shop.

Bach Mass in B Minor

View a three-minute trailer from The Soli Deo Gloria Collection DVD of John Nelson conducting Bach's Mass in B Minor at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. For more information, please visit our shop.

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Chicago Bach Project 2015: St. John Passion

John Nelson with Nick Phan and Matthew Brooks

John Nelson conducting the Chicago Bach Project
(with soloists Nicholas Phan and Matthew Brook)

Grammy Award-winning conductor John Nelson returns Friday, March 15, 2015, to lead the fifth annual Chicago Bach Project in a performance of J. S. Bach’s powerful St. John Passion, featuring top-tier Chicago musicians in the Chicago Bach Choir (Donald Nally, chorus master) and Orchestra, with a world-class roster of soloists.

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CHICAGO BACH PROJECT 2014: ST. MATTHEW PASSION

 Chicago Bach Project, Harris Theater  
St. Matthew Passion, Harris Theater, Photo: EElan Photography  

CHICAGO BACH PROJECT 2014

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

April 11, 2014

Two-hundred and eighty-seven years to the date of the first performance of J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion in 1727, the Chicago Bach Project returned to the beginning of its cycle of Bach masterworks on Friday, April 11, 2014, to offer the "Great Passion" at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park (Chicago) and to a world-wide audience via live streaming on WFMT.com. A change in venue to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, with its fine acoustics, brought the Chicago Bach Project to the heart of Chicago’s classical music scene, and Grammy-award winning conductor John Nelson led the musical forces in a night to remember.

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Chicago Bach Project 2013: Mass in B Minor

 
Mass in B Minor, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Photo: Charles Osgood  

CHICAGO BACH PROJECT 2013

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

March 27, 2013

The Chicago Bach Project, presented by Soli Deo Gloria, returned for its third year with Bach’s great choral masterpiece, the sublime Mass in B Minor, conducted by SDG's Founding Artistic Director, Maestro John Nelson. St. Vincent de Paul Church in Lincoln Park, with its soaring ceilings, stained-glass windows, and beautiful front altar, offered a stunning visual environment for concert-goers to hear the work performed in a sacred space, as Bach originally intended.

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Chicago Bach Project 2012: St. John Passion

 
St. John Passion, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Photo: Edward Ingold  

CHICAGO BACH PROJECT 2012

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. John Passion, BWV 245

April 4, 2012

Long after the last note faded, the last claps diminished, and the pews emptied, resonances of the glorious music made on April 4, 2012, continued. Soli Deo Gloria's second annual Chicago Bach Project presentation, Bach's dramatic St. John Passion, conducted by SDG's Artistic Director, John Nelson, left an imprint on all who heard it.

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Chicago Bach Project 2011: St. Matthew Passion

 
St. Matthew Passion, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Chicago, Photo: Charles Osgood  

CHICAGO BACH PROJECT 2011

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

April 20, 2011

In 2011, Soli Deo Gloria launched the Chicago Bach Project with Johann Sebastian Bach’s profoundly moving St. Matthew Passion. An audience of more than 800 packed the magnificent St. Vincent de Paul Church in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. SDG’s Artistic Director, John Nelson, conducted a distinguished roster of soloists, the Chicago Bach Choir & Orchestra, and Anima-Young Singers of Greater Chicago in this “Great Passion,” as the St. Matthew is known.

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