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Chicago Symphony Chorus

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The history of the Chorus began in 1957, when sixth music director Fritz Reiner invited Margaret Hillis to establish a chorus to equal the quality of the The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Hillis accepted the challenge, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus first performed in March and April 1958.

     
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Messa da Requiem: II. Sequence: No. 1, Dies irae on Classical Music Is Not Boring by Various Artists
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 - Part One: 1. Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen on Bach, J.S. St. Matthew Passion - Arias & Choruses by Johann Sebastian Bach, Various Artists, Sir Georg Solti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra
J.S. Bach: J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two: "Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder" on Bach 101 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection": I. Allegro maestoso on Mahler, G.: Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler & Bernard Haitink
Nabucco / Act 3: "Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate" on Essential Verdi by Giuseppe Verdi & Various Artists
Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: "O Fortuna" on Orff: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, June Anderson, Philip Creech, Bernd Weikl, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & James Levine
Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2: "Hallelujah" on Handel: Messiah by George Frideric Handel, Kiri Te Kanawa, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
Otello / Act 1: "Una vela! Una vela!" on Verdi: Otello by Giuseppe Verdi, Kiri Te Kanawa, Luciano Pavarotti, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Leo Nucci, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 - "Choral" - 4.: "O Freunde nicht diese Töne" - on Ode To Joy From Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Sir Georg Solti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Otello / Act 1: "Esultate!" on Verdi: Otello by Giuseppe Verdi, Kiri Te Kanawa, Luciano Pavarotti, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Leo Nucci, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Messa da RequiemGiuseppe Verdi, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, Barbara Frittoli / Olga Borodina, Mario Zeffiri / Ildar Abdrazakov, Chicago Symphony Chorus2010Album
Daphnis et Chloé / GloriaMaurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Jessica Rivera, Bernard Haitink2009Album
Mahler 2Gustav Mahler, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Miah Persson, Christianne Stotijn, Bernard Haitink2009Album
Symphonies (Symphony Of Psalms · In C · In 3 Movements)Igor Stravinsky - Georg Solti, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chicago Symphony Chorus1999Album
La MarseillaisePlacido Domingo, Chicago Symphony Chorus & The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim1998Single
Die Meistersinger Von NürnbergRichard Wagner, Georg Solti, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, José van Dam, Ben Heppner, Karita Mattila, Iris Vermillion, Alan Opie, Herbert Lippert, René Pape1997Album
Daniel BARENBOIM BERLIOZ RAVELDaniel Barenboim, Placido Domingo, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, Donald Peck1996Compil.
Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar'Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Aleksashkin, Anthony Hopkins, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti1995Album
OtelloLuciano Pavarotti · Giuseppe Verdi · Kiri Te Kanawa · Leo Nucci · The Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chicago Symphony Chorus · Georg Solti1995Album
RequiemGiuseppe Verdi - Alessandra Marc, Waltraud Meier, Placido Domingo, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Chicago Symphony Chorus, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim1994Album
Missa Solemnis Op. 123Ludwig van Beethoven, Daniel Barenboim, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus1994Album
El Mesías (Selección) / La Creación (Selección)Georg Friedrich Händel / Joseph Haydn – Chicago Symphony Chorus, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti1993Album
Oedipus RexIgor Stravinsky, Philip Langridge • Florence Quivar • James Morris • Jan-Hendrik Rootering • Donald Kaasch • Jules Bastin, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, James Levine1993Album
Cantata Profana Sz 94 / The Wooden Prince Sz 60 (Op. 13)Béla Bartók - Pierre Boulez, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus1992Album
OtelloGiuseppe Verdi · Luciano Pavarotti / Kiri Te Kanawa / Leo Nucci / Georg Solti / The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus1991Album
Otello (Excerpts)Giuseppe Verdi, Luciano Pavarotti, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leo Nucci, Georg Solti, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chicago Symphony Chorus1991Album
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4Charles Ives - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas1991Album
Messiah - Great ChorusesGeorg Friedrich Händel, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti1991Album
The Lovers / Prayers Of KierkegaardSamuel Barber - Dale Duesing, Sarah Reese, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Andrew Schenck1991Album
Bach: Matthäus-Passion (Arias And Choruses)Johann Sebastian Bach / Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Tom Krause / The Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti1990Album
ChorusesGiuseppe Verdi, Chicago Symphony Chorus Director: Margaret Hillis - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti1990Album
Hallelujah - Famous ChorusesGeorg Friedrich Händel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms, Giuseppe Verdi, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti1989Compil.
La Damnation De FaustHector Berlioz, Kenneth Riegel, José van Dam, Frederica von Stade, Malcolm King, Chicago Symphony Chorus, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti1989Album
Daniel Barenboim - BrahmsJohannes Brahms, Daniel Barenboim, Janet Williams, Thomas Hampson, Chicago Symphony Chorus, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra1988Compil.
Holidays Symphony • The Unanswered Question • Central Park In The DarkCharles Ives - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas1988Album
Symphony No. 9Ludwig van Beethoven - Georg Solti / The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus1987Album
Ludwig Van Beethoven; The Nine Symphonies, Volume IIILudwig van Beethoven, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti, Pilar Lorengar, Yvonne Minton, Stuart Burrows, Martti Talvela, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis1987Compil.
A Faust SymphonyFranz Liszt / The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti1986Album
Bear Down, Chicago BearsGeorg Solti Conducts The Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chicago Symphony Chorus1986Album
Messiah Arias & ChorusesGeorg Friedrich Händel, Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Gjevang, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti1986Album
Carmina BuranaCarl Orff - June Anderson · Bernd Weikl · Philip Creech, Chicago Symphony Chorus And The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine1985Album
MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel / Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Gjevang, Keith Lewis, Gwynne Howell, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti1985Album
Moses Und AronArnold Schoenberg, Franz Mazura, Philip Langridge, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti1985Album
A German RequiemJohannes Brahms - Kathleen Battle • Håkan Hagegård • Chicago Symphony Chorus • Margaret Hillis • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra • James Levine1984Album
A German Requiem / Songs Of BrahmsJohannes Brahms - Kathleen Battle • Håkan Hagegård, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine1984Album
Sinfonía Nº 9 En Re Menor, Opus 125 "Coral" 1º ParteLudwig Van Beethoven1983Album
Sinfonía Nº 9 En Re Menor, Opus 125 "Coral" 2º ParteLudwig Van Beethoven1983Album
Die SchöpfungJoseph Haydn, Chicago Symphony Chorus, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti1982Album
La Damnation De FaustHector Berlioz, Chicago Symphony Chorus & The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Riegel, Frederica von Stade, José van Dam, Malcolm King, Georg Solti1982Album
Fidelio HighlightsLudwig van Beethoven, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti, Hildegard Behrens, Peter Hofmann, Hans Sotin, Theo Adam1981Album
Symphonie No. 8 - Te DeumAnton Bruckner, Daniel Barenboim, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Jessye Norman, Yvonne Minton, David Rendall, Samuel Ramey1981Album
Symphonie Nr. 7/ Helgoland • 150. PsalmAnton Bruckner, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Daniel Barenboim, Ruth Welting1980Album
FidelioLudwig Van Beethoven - Hildegard Behrens • Peter Hofmann • Hans Sotin • Theo Adam • Sona Ghazarian • David Kuebler • Gwynne Howell • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus 1980Album
The Flying Dutchman - HighlightsRichard Wagner • Georg Solti, Norman Bailey, Janis Martin, Martti Talvela, René Kollo, Werner Krenn, Isola Jones, Chicago Symphony Chorus & The Chicago Symphony Orchestra1979Album
A German Requiem - Variations On A Theme By HaydnJohannes Brahms / The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Kiri Te Kanawa, Georg Solti, Bernd Weikl, Margaret Hillis1979Album
Four Sacred PiecesGiuseppe Verdi - Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Chorus, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra1978Album
Missa SolemnisLudwig van Beethoven - Lucia Popp, Yvonne Minton, Mallory Walker, Gwynne Howell, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti, Margaret Hillis1978Album
Der Fliegende HolländerRichard Wagner - Norman Bailey, Janis Martin, René Kollo, Isola Jones, Werner Krenn, Martti Talvela, Chicago Symphony Chorus & The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti1977Album
Symphonie No.2Gustav Mahler, Marilyn Horne, Carol Neblett, Chicago Symphony Chorus, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado1977Album
RequiemGiuseppe Verdi - Georg Solti, Leontyne Price, Janet Baker, Veriano Luchetti, José van Dam, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra1977Album
Symphony No. 3 In D MinorGustav Mahler - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus, Marilyn Horne1976Album
Messe In H-MollJohann Sebastian Bach, Felicity Lott · Anne Sofie Von Otter · Hans Peter Blochwitz · William Shimell · Gwynne Howell, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti1974Album
Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125 'Choral'Ludwig van Beethoven - Georg Solti / The Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chicago Symphony Chorus / Pilar Lorengar / Yvonne Minton / Stuart Burrows / Martti Talvela1972Album
Symphonies 1 And 9Ludwig van Beethoven, Fritz Reiner, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chicago Symphony Chorus1962Album
The Miraculous Mandarin Op. 19, Sz 73 / Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta Sz 106Béla Bartók - Pierre Boulez, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chicago Symphony ChorusAlbum
Te Deum • Helgoland • 150.PsalmAnton Bruckner, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chicago Symphony Chorus, Daniel BarenboimAlbum
Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4Gustav Mahler, Carol Neblett • Marilyn Horne • Frederica von Stade, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio AbbadoCompil.
A Midsummer Night's Dream • Ein Sommernachtstraum • Songe D'Une Nuit D'Ete / RosamundeFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Franz Schubert - Judith Blegen • Florence Quivar • Chicago Symphony Chorus • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra • James LevineAlbum
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