BACH IN THE SUBWAYS
209 South LaSalle Street, Chicago
Friday, March 22 at 12:30 PM
Musicians from the Bach Week Festival will give a free pop-up performance in the stunning skylit lobby of Chicago's historic landmark Rookery Building.
Bach in the Subways promotes classical music through free concerts in public spaces. The grassroots movement began in 2010 with one cellist performing Bach's solo Cello Suites in New York City's subway stations.
Conducted by Bach Week’s music director Richard Webster, an ensemble of about 25 choristers (including members of Bella Voce—plus cellist David Cunliffe, double bassist Jonathan Cegys, and keyboardist Jason Moy—will perform two Bach’s motets: Fuerchte dich nicht (Do not fear), BWV 228 , and Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (Praise the Lord, all ye nations ), BWV 230.
As with all Bach in the Subway-endorsed events, the musicians are donating their services.
If you're in the Loop during the lunch hour on Friday, March 22, please drop by.