Since its inaugural concert in January 2012, the Chicago Bach Ensemble has presented five cycles of J.S. Bach sacred cantatas to welcoming Chicago audiences. In September 2013, CBE received a three-year grant: the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
Thanks to the insightful direction of renowned baroque specialist and new Artistic Director Rubén Dubrovsky, CBE is growing closer to accurate historical performance practice through the use of period instruments and tuning, as well as utilizing a chamber vocal ensemble that serves as soloists and choristers. The CBE strives to feature Chicago's finest early music specialists.