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Margaret Hillis

1921-1998 US, Kokomo, Indiana
Conductor of Classical

Margaret Hillis (October 1, 1921, Kokomo, Indiana – February 4, 1998, Evanston, Illinois) was an American conductor. She was the founder and first director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus.

     
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit on Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms & James Levine
Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection": V. Finale: k. Wieder etwas zurückhaltend on Abbado: Mahler by Gustav Mahler & Claudio Abbado
Hymn "Nearer My God To Thee" on Greatest Hits of the Chorus by Various Artists
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op. 61, MWV M 13: No. 3 Song with Chorus: "Bunte Schlangen, zweigezüngt" on Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 "Italian"; A Midsummer Night's Dream by Felix Mendelssohn, Berliner Philharmoniker & James Levine
Helgoland for Men's Chorus and full Orchestra on Bruckner: Symphony No.0; Helgoland; Psalm 150 by Anton Bruckner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Barenboim
Finale: "Though this house give glimm'ring light" [A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 Incidental Music] on Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 "Italian"; A Midsummer Night's Dream by Felix Mendelssohn, Berliner Philharmoniker & James Levine
Te Deum for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra: 3. Aeterna fac on Bruckner: Symphony No.1; Te Deum by Anton Bruckner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Barenboim
Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection": V. Finale: i. Langsam. Misterioso Auferstehen, ja auferstehen wirst du gesät on Abbado: Mahler by Gustav Mahler & Claudio Abbado
Te Deum For Soloists, Chorus And Orchestra: 1. Te Deum laudamus on Bruckner: Symphony No.1; Te Deum by Anton Bruckner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Barenboim
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: II. Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras on James Levine conducts Brahms - Sony Classical Masters by Johannes Brahms & James Levine

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
ChorusesGiuseppe Verdi, Chicago Symphony Chorus Director: Margaret Hillis - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti1990Album
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 German Requiem / Songs Of BrahmsJohannes Brahms - Kathleen Battle • Håkan Hagegård, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine1984Album
A German RequiemJohannes Brahms - Kathleen Battle • Håkan Hagegård • Chicago Symphony Chorus • Margaret Hillis • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra • James Levine1984Album
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
Missa SolemnisLudwig van Beethoven - Lucia Popp, Yvonne Minton, Mallory Walker, Gwynne Howell, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti, Margaret Hillis1978Album
RequiemGiuseppe Verdi - Georg Solti, Leontyne Price, Janet Baker, Veriano Luchetti, José van Dam, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra1977Album
America (An Epic Rhapsody)Ernest Bloch - Leopold Stokowski, Symphony Of The Air, The American Concert Choir, Margaret Hillis1975Album
The World's Favorite Symphonies: Beethoven Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125 ("Choral")Ludwig van Beethoven, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Phyllis Curtin, Florence Kopleff, John McCollum, Donald Gramm, Margaret Hillis1972Album
Daphnis & Chloé Suite #2 / Rapsodie Espagnole / Pavane For A Dead Princess / Alborada Del GraciosoPierre Boulez Conducts Maurice Ravel, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, The Cleveland Orchestra1971Album
The Merry WidowLisa Della Casa, John Reardon With Laurel Hurley, Charles K.L. Davis, Paul Franke, Howard Kahl And Paul Richards, American Opera Society Orchestra And American Opera Society Chorus, Margaret Hillis, Franz Allers1962Album
Les Noces / Mass - Pater Noster - Ave MariaIgor Stravinsky, The New York Concert Choir, The New York Concert Orchestra, Margaret Hillis1954Album
Contemporary Christmas CarolsMargaret Hillis, The Concert Choir, David Kraehenbuehl, Charles Jones, Manus Sasonkin, Arthur Harris, John Gruen1952Album
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