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Sunday, March 1, 2015, 3:00 PM.
The Handel Week Orchestra & Chorus, Dennis Northway, Artistic Director, will perform Bach's Mass in B Minor. Soloists: Kimberly McCord, soprano; Nicci Krebasch, soprano; Amy Anderson de Jong, mezzo soprano; Geoffrey Agpalo, tenor; Philip Kraus, baritone; Pre-concert lecture at 2:30 PM.
Cost:  $45.  Festival subscription packages available.  Visit this site for details.  Free admission for ages 18 and under.
Location:  Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 708-383-4231; e-mail info @ handelweek.com; or visit this site.

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 3:00 PM.
Gil Shaham will perform the complete solo Bach Sonatas & Partitas.
Cost:  Varies by date and seating; visit this site for details.
Location:  Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 312-294-3000; or visit this site.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Baroque Band, Garry Clarke, Director, will perform a concert, "Past Masters", with works by Locke, Biber, Lully, and Schmelzer.
Cost:  $39; $17 student.  Season subscriptions also available.
Location:  Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-235-2368; e-mail info @ baroqueband.org; or visit this site.
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Location:  Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois.
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Location:  Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 PM.
The Bella Voce Camerata will perform a concert, "Stabat Mater", with works by that title by Pergolesi and modern composer Arvo Pärt.
Cost:  $15 thru $38.
Location:  Location:  St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  call 877-755-6277; visit this site; e-mail mail @ bellavoce.org.
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3:30 PM.
Location:  Saint Clement Church, 642 West Deming Place, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30 PM.
The Oriana Singers, Bill Chin, Director, plus an ensemble of period instruments, will perform a concert, "Sing An Old Song", German Renaissance and early Baroque music by Schütz, Praetorius, and Scheidt.
Cost:  $20, seniors $15, students free.
Location:  First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents Ensamble Ad-Hoc performing a concert, "Cantigas!", featuring 13th century Iberian secular and sacred songs, presented in Galician-Portuguese.
Cost:  Individual tickets are $18. Series subscription (six concerts) also available.  Children under the age of 16 are free.  As always at the Barn, you may BYOB.
Location:  the Byron Colby Barn at Prairie Crossing, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-543-1202; visit this site; e-mail bcbarn @ prairiecrossing.com; or visit the Early Music at the Barn Facebook page.

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Outer Voices will perform a concert, "Refraction/Reflection", with music by Gombert, Machaut, and Dunstaple, also contemporary pieces that feature imitation.
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  e-mail robertreinhartmusic.com; visit this site.

Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 5:00 PM.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 PM.
The Haymarket Opera Company, Craig Trompeter General Director, will perform Telemann's opera Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Comacho!. With soloists: Peter van de Graaff, as Don Quichotte; Ryan de Ryke as Sancho Panza.
Cost:  Tickets range from $58.  (Standing room seats also available.)  Call 866-468-3401.
Location:  Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 866-468-3401; e-mail craig @ haymarketopera.org; visit this site or this site.

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 5:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents the Newberry Consort performing a concert, "Rosa das Rosas -- Cantigas de Santa Maria".
Cost:  Tickets are $28-$55, $10-$29 for students.  Season and partial-season subscriptions, and group discounts, also available.
Location:  Helene Zelazo Performing Arts Center, 2419 E. Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more info:  call 414-225-3113 or 877-546-8742; e-mail info @ earlymusicnow.org; or visit this site.

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 PM.
Court & Country will perform a concert of Medieval and Renaissance choral music.
Cost:  $8 donation (includes refreshments)
Location:  Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, 7574 N. Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site; call 847-677-3334; e-mail office @ ethicalhuman.org

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 4:00 PM.
Violinist Isabelle Rozendaal will perform a graduate recital, with works by Telemann and Tartini, and in the second half works by more modern composers (Grieg and Bartok).
Cost:  Free.
Location:  Recital Hall, DePaul University, corner of Fullerton and Halsted, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site.

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 7:30 PM.
The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana (BACH) will present a concert, "Mystery Sonatas for Lent", with works by Biber.
Cost:  $20 General, $10 Students.
Location:  Grace Lutheran Church, 313 S. Prospect Avenue, Champaign, Illinois.
For more info:  call 217-378-6802; e-mail info @ baroqueartists.org; or visit this site.

Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:00 PM.
Soli Deo Gloria's Chicago Bach Project, with the Chicago Bach Choir & Orchestra, John Nelson conductor, performing Bach's St. John Passion.  With soloists:  Nicholas Phan, Evangelist; Stephen Morscheck, Jesus Lisette Oropesa, soprano; Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor; John Tessler, tenor; Matthew Brook, bass-baritone .
Cost:  Tickets $25 to $55.  Call 312-334-7777 for details.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (Millennium Park), Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 630-984-4300; visit this site.

Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:00 PM.
The Newberry Consort will present a concert, "Music from the World of Copernicus -- Polish Cultural Treasures".
Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
Cost:  $35 general ($38 at the door), $45 preferred.  Series subscriptions also available.  Visit this site.
Location:  Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit the Consort website; e-mail info @ newberryconsort.org; or visit the Consort Facebook page.
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 PM.
Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
Location:  Logan Center for the Arts (9th floor), University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3:00 PM.
Pre-concert lecture at 2:00 PM.
Location:  Northwestern University's Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston, Illinois.

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Trio Speranza will perform a concert of music from the German Baroque.
Location:  DANK-HAUS German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave. 5th Floor, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site.

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 4:00 PM.
The Grace Lutheran Church Bach Cantata Vespers presents the Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra, with Chicago Choral Artists, Michael D. Costello, director; performing Bach's Mass in B minor.  Soloists: Susan Nelson, soprano; Amanda Koopman, mezzo soprano; Karen Brunssen, mezzo soprano; Derek Chester, tenor; Douglas Anderson, baritone.
Cost:  Free, with good-will offering.  A large audience is anticipated, so reserve your tickets well in advance.
Location:  Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division Street, River Forest, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 708-366-6900; e-mail info @ graceriverforest.org; or visit this site.

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents Trio Speranza performing in concert.
Cost:  Individual tickets are $18. Series subscription (six concerts) also available.  Children under the age of 16 are free.  As always at the Barn, you may BYOB.
Location:  the Byron Colby Barn at Prairie Crossing, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-543-1202; visit this site; e-mail bcbarn @ prairiecrossing.com; or visit the Early Music at the Barn Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:30 PM.
The Chamber Music from Ganz series presents Baroque Band principal musicians performing a faculty recital, "Italian Masters".
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue (7th floor), Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:00 PM.
The Chicago Chorale, Bruce Tammen, conductor, together with an orchestra of period instruments, will perform Bach's St. Matthew Passion
With soloists: Stephen Soph as the Evangelist; Gerard Sundberg as Jesus; Ellen Hargis; Angela Young Smucker; Ryan De Ryke.
Cost:  $40 reserved, $30 general, $15 student.
Location:  Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  e-mail info @ chicagochorale.org, or visit this site.

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 7:30 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, Jane Glover, conductor, will perform a concert of works by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. With soloist:  Imogen Cooper, pianist.
Cost:  Varies by date, venue, and seating.  Series subscriptions also available.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-551-1414; e-mail baroque @ baroque.org; or visit this site.
Monday, March 30, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (Millennium Park), Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00 PM.
The Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble will perform in concert.
Cost:  Free-will offering.
Location:  Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1833 Regent Street, Madison, Wisconsin.
For more info:  visit this site.
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00 PM.
Cost:  $15 general admission, $10 students.
Location:  Eaton Chapel, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, Wisconsin.

Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30 PM.
The Howard Mayer Brown International Early Music Series presents Blue Heron performing a concert, "A Mass for St. Augustine of Canterbury". Pre-concert lecture at 6:30.
Cost:  $35, $5 students.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-702-8068; e-mail chicagopresents @ uchicago.edu; or visit this site.

Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:30 PM.
Madison Bach Musicians, Marc Vallon, conductor, will perform Rameau's Pygmalion.
Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before each concert.
Cost:  $30 general, $25 students/seniors ($5 less if ordered in advance).  Visit this site for details.
Location:  First Unitarian Society, Atrium Auditorium, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, Wisconsin.
For more info:  visit this site.

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents Blue Heron performing a concert, "Music for Canterbury Cathedral".
Cost:  Tickets are $28-$55, $10-$29 for students.  Season and partial-season subscriptions, and group discounts, also available.
Location:  St. Joseph Center Chapel, 1501 S. Layton Boulevard (S. 27th Street), Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more info:  call 414-225-3113 or 877-546-8742; e-mail info @ earlymusicnow.org; or visit this site.

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:00 PM.
Schola Antiqua of Chicago, Michael Alan Anderson, Director, will perform a concert, "A Renaissance Call to Arms".
Cost:  Free admission (parking $5).
Location:  Le Jardin at the First Division Museum, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois.
For more info:  call 585-733-0471; e-mail scholachicago @ yahoo.com; visit this site.
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 PM.
Cost:  Concert included with Museum Admission.
Location:  Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Chorus, William Jon Gray, conductor, will perform a concert, "Renaissance Voices--Sacred and Profane".
Cost:  Varies by date, venue, and seating.  Series subscriptions also available.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Divine Word Chapel, 2001 North Waukegan Road, Northbrook, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-551-1414; e-mail baroque @ baroque.org; or visit this site.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:00 PM.
The Second Presbyterian Church's Sounds of the South Loop Series presents Black Tulip performing a concert, "Let Us Howl!", with works by Bononcini, Selma y Salaverde, Hacquart, Handel, Johnson, Matteis, Purcell, and Telemann.
Cost:  $15 general admission, $9 Seniors & students.
Location:  Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-225-4951; or visit this site, or this site.

Friday, April 24, 2015, 8:00 PM.
The Newberry Consort will present a concert, "Mr. Dowland's Midnight".  With guest artist lutenist Paul O'Dette.
Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
Cost:  $35 general ($38 at the door), $45 preferred.  Series subscriptions also available.  Visit this site.
Location:  Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit the Consort website; e-mail info @ newberryconsort.org; or visit the Consort Facebook page.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:00 PM.
Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
Location:  Northwestern University's Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston, Illinois.
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:00 PM.
Pre-concert lecture at 2:00 PM.
Location:  Logan Center for the Arts (9th floor), University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:00 PM.
The Concerts at 3 series presents Erica Schuller, soprano; with Second City Musick; performing music for voice and viol from the late Renaissance and early Baroque.
Cost:  Free, but with suggested donation $10/$5.
Location:  Bethany Lutheran Church, 1550 Modaff Road, Naperville, Illinois.
For more info:  e-mail ConcertsAt3 @ gmail.com; visit this site.

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:00 PM.
Friday, May 1, 2015, 8:00 PM.
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 PM.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Harry Bicket conductor, will perform a concert of works by Bach, Rameau, and Poulenc.
Cost:  Varies by date and seating; visit this site for details.
Location:  Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 312-294-3000; or visit this site.

Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 PM.
The Howard Mayer Brown International Early Music Series presents Benjamin Bagby in a performance of Beowulf. Pre-concert lecture at 6:30.
Cost:  $35, $5 students.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Logan Center for the Arts (9th floor), University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois
For more info:  call 773-702-8068; e-mail chicagopresents @ uchicago.edu; or visit this site.

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 7:30 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, Jane Glover, conductor, will perform a concert, "War and Peace", with works by Handel and Haydn.  With soloists:  Sarah Gartshore, soprano; Kathryn Leemhuis, mezzo-soprano; Ryan Belongie, countertenor; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone.
Cost:  Varies by date, venue, and seating.  Series subscriptions also available.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-551-1414; e-mail baroque @ baroque.org; or visit this site.
Monday, May 18, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (Millennium Park), Chicago, Illinois.

Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Baroque Band, Garry Clarke, Director, will perform a concert, "Water Works", with works by Handel and Telemann.
Cost:  $39; $17 student.  Season subscriptions also available.
Location:  Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-235-2368; e-mail info @ baroqueband.org; or visit this site.
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Location:  Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Location:  Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.