Complete Bach Brandenburg Concerti

Complete Bach Brandenburg Concerti

St. James Cathedral

College Church

Sponsored by Joyce Saxon

Camerata Chicago is thrilled to announce our new concert series inspired by the generosity of Joyce Saxon who has graciously underwritten this project.

Our first offering in the new annual Saxon Series is the monumental complete Brandenburg Concerti by Johann Sebastian Bach – six of the most famous concertos ever written. This series is in honor of Joyce Saxon.

A direct descendant of the Margrave of Brandenburg for whom Bach wrote this famous set of concerti will be present at the concert.

Performing soloists include renowned harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, violinist Mathias Tacke formerly of the Vermeer String Quartet and trumpeter Travis Heath, conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall. Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago with this fabulous baroque program.

Preconcert Talk: Renowned musicologist Professor Jonathan Saylor will give a fascinating talk about Bach and the Brandenburgs before each concert. Entry is free for all wishing to attend his 30 minute talk.

September 20 Preconcert Talk: 6:45 pm Chicago
September 21 Preconcert Talk: 2:15 pm Wheaton

Brandenburg Soloists

From left to right: Mathias Tacke, concert master; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Travis Heath, trumpet

Complete Bach Brandenburg Concerti


We have a range of ticket types on our ticket system – select the front rows with a VIP ticket or choose tickets for children – all concertgoers of age 16 and under can go for free with a paying adult! Discounts are available online only, not at the door, so if you have a coupon code please buy tickets online! Click here for details of how to use a discount coupon code.

Tickets Price
Enjoy the concert! Unassigned seats.
Enjoy the concert! Unassigned seats.
Student with ID
A low cost ticket for students with relevant ID.
16 & Under
For concertgoers of 16 & Under attending with a paying adult.
Front rows are reserved for VIP ticket holders.


We have eleven marvellous soloists performing across the six Brandenburg Concerti: (see bios below)

Brandenburg Concerto No 5
Jory Vinikour, harpsichord
Mathias Tacke, violin

Susan Saylor, flute

Brandenburg Concerto No 2
Travis Heath, trumpet
Susan Saylor, flute
Amy Barwan, oboe

Mathias Tacke, violin

Brandenburg Concerto No 4
Rika Seko, violin
Susan Saylor, flute

Joyce Anne Wilder, flute

Brandenburg Concerto No 1
Dana Sherman, horn
Christina Schempf, horn

Rika Seko, violin

Brandenburg Concerto No 6
Rose Armbrust, viola

Rebecca Swan, viola

Sponsored by Joyce Saxon
These concerts are very generously sponsored by Joyce Saxon.