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"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" with The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & CBA Chorus
St James Episcopal Cathedral
Chicago, IL
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"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" with The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & CBA Chorus
Concert: Wed, Mar 11, 7:30 pm
Marek Rachelski & Stephen Blackwelder, John S. Vishneski, III, conductors

SPECIAL GUESTS: Barristers Big Band performing Queen's
"Bohemian Rhapsody"

SMETANA---Overture to The Bartered Bride

CHOPIN---Piano Concerto in E minor (movement I)
Susan Macaulay, piano soloist

DVORAK--Czech Suite

Choral selections with piano (Janet Eckhardt, accompanist)

BRAHMS---Wie Melodien zieht es mir
GJEILO---Ubi Caritas
SCHUBERT---An die Sonne
ZELENKA---Nisi Dominus

Susan Macaulay has been a member of the CBASO for nearly 28 years. During that time she has performed as a soloist with the orchestra in the Beethoven Piano Concerto #1, the Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and the Beethoven Choral Fantasy. She is also a member of the CBASO percussion section, and has most recently been working to develop her skills as a xylophonist.

Susan is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she majored in piano performance as a student of Arthur Dann. She also holds a Master of Liberal Arts in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. She has taught piano, primarily to adults, and served both as a soloist and an accompanist to numerous single and ensemble performers.

Like most other CBASO members, when not practicing music, Susan practices law. She is a founder and managing partner of Edwards Maxson Mago & Macaulay, LLP, a/k/a EM3 Law, where she focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other complex corporate and financing transactions. She has been designated by SuperLawyers as a "Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney," and included in the Best Lawyers Business Edition Spring 2019  Women in the Law.

Susan has held a number of positions both with law firms, including Gardner Carton & Douglas (now Drinker Biddle & Reath), where she was head of the Banking & Financial Institutions Group and chair of the opinion committee, and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, where she practiced in the banking group, as well as in-house positions such as Vice President & Corporate Counsel at Caremark International, Inc., General Counsel of ArcVentures, Inc., and Associate General Counsel of Heller Financial, Inc.

Susan received her J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago, where she was Executive Editor of the Loyola Law Journal (law review), an American Jurisprudence Award recipient in constitutional law, and a member of Alpha Sigma Nu (a national Jesuit honor society). She also hold an LL.M. in Financial Services Law (with high honors) from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she taught for many years as a member of the adjunct faculty.


Although there are no refunds, you may exchange tickets for another performance by the CBASO and CBA Chorus. Simply bring your unused tickets to the ticket table on the day of the performance you wish to attend.  

Following their triumphant concerts at Orchestra Hall/Symphony Center, Chicago, in 2011, 2015 and 2019, the midwest's remarkable orchestra and chorus of lawyers and judges performs at ST JAMES Episcopal Cathedral (Wabash at Huron) and at PIANOFORTE (1335 South Michigan Avenue, our 34th season of concerts to delight every music lover.

Concerts during the 2019-20 season will be conducted by David Volosin Katz, founding music director, Stephen Blackwelder, Director of the CBA Chorus, Marek Rachelski, the CBASO's Resident Conductor, and Michael Poulos, CBASO assistant conductor


Stephen Blackwelder
Marek Rachelski
Susan Macaulay
VIDEO: Excerpt from CBASO & Chorus and Friends performance of "Carmina Burana" at Symphony Center/Orchestra Hall.


St James Episcopal Cathedral (View)
65 E Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
United States


Arts > Performance
Music > Choral
Music > Classical
Music > Symphony

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
On BPT Since: Jul 12, 2011
Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra

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