John Nelson

Songs of Praise: Masterworks by Bach and Mendelssohn featuring John Nelson

Friday, February 24, 2017, Edman Chapel, 7:30pm


Hymn of Praise (“Lobgesang”)
A choral symphony by Felix Mendelssohn
Wheaton College Choirs and Symphony Orchestra

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God ("Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80)
A cantata on the immortal hymn tune by J.S. Bach
Wheaton College Concert Choir

Alpha and Omega
A choral work by James MacMillan
Wheaton College Men's Glee Club and Women's Chorale

Wheaton’s internationally renowned, Grammy Award-winning conductor, alumnus John Nelson '63 returns to the stage for his seventh Artist Series appearance. Maestro Nelson will be joined by the choral and orchestral forces of the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, prepared by Mary Hopper, John William Trotter, and Daniel Sommerville, and internationally acclaimed soloists (Michelle Areyzaga, Timothy BentchSusannah Biller, Jesse Blumberg, and Denise Gamez) for a unique program celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Presented in partnership with SDG Music Foundation, this celebration of history and friendship, marking the twentieth anniversary of these epic performances with John Nelson, promises to be a thrilling evening of music!

Join us before the concert at 6:30pm for Grace Notes, a pre-concert conversation, hosted by Dr. Johann Buis, Associate Professor of Music.

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