CSO Dec 24

December 24
Handel Messiah & Tchaikovsky Nutcracker

Eighth music director Sir Georg Solti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and a stellar cast of soloists in the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. Next, the CSO Brass performs music by Gabrieli, and sixth music director Fritz Reiner closes this holiday celebration with selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet.


Messiah, Part 1
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Anne Gjevang, contralto; Keith Lewis, tenor; Gwynne Howell, bass-baritone; David Schrader, harpsichord; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Margaret Hillis, director; Sir Georg Solti, conductor


Sacrae Smphoniae No. 6, Sonata Pian e forte
Mark Ridenour, conductor


Canzon duodecimi toni à 10


Canzon septimi toni à 8 (No. 2)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass


Selections from The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Fritz Reiner, conductor