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Saturday, February 4, 2017, 4:30 PM.
The Lutheran Church of the Ascension's One Tree, Many Branches Concert Series presents Black Tulip, performing a concert, "Music from the Dutch Golden Age".
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site or this site.

Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:30 PM.
Organists Michael D. Costello, Richard Hoskins, Brian Schoettler, and Roger D. Stanley will perform all 18 of Bach's Leipzig Chorales.
Location:  St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church, 1424 N. Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:30 PM.
The Oriana Singers, Bill Chin, Director; City Voices; and the Gargoyle Brass; will perform Monteverdi's Vespers. Pre-concert talk at 6:30.
Location:  First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 3:00 PM.
The Handel Week Orchestra & Chorus, Dennis Northway, Artistic Director, will perform a concert of Handel's music, "The Grand Handel: Concerto Festival". Soloists: Rosalind Lee, soprano; Thomas Yang, violin; Stuart Letich, organ. Pre-concert lecture at 2:15 PM.
Cost:  Visit this site for details.  Free admission for ages 8-18.
Location:  Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  E-mail info @ handelweek.com; or visit this site.

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 5:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents Ars Longa de la Habana performing a concert, "Gulumbá, Gulumbé", a program of 17th- and 18th-century music from the colonial period in the Americas. Pre-concert lecture at 4:00.
Cost:  Tickets are $29-$46, $10-$15 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; e-mail info @ earlymusicnow.org; or visit this site.

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 7:00 PM.
Bella Voce, Andrew Lewis, Director; trebles of the Choir of St. Luke's; Ars Antigua; and Christine Kraemer, organist; will perform cantatas by Bach.
Cost:  $25-$30; $15 seniors; students free.
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.

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8:00 PM.
The Marion Consort will perform a concert of early church music. Pre-concert talk at 7:15.
Location:  Saint Clement Church, 642 West Deming Place, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site or the group's Facebook page.

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents VOX 3 Collective performing a semi-staged production of Charpentier's chamber opera Les Arts Florissants under the musical direction of harpsichordist Jason Moy.
Cost:  Individual tickets are $20. 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:  Visit this site; e-mail bcbarn @ prairiecrossing.com; or visit the Early Music at the Barn Facebook page.

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 7:30 PM.
The Northwestern Baroque Music Ensemble, Stephen Alltop, conductor; and David Douglass, violin; will perform a concert, "Baroque Goes Classical", with music by Hoffmeister, JC Bach, Stamitz, and Haydn.
Cost:  $6 general, $4 student.
Location:  Northwestern University's Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-491-5441; visit this site.

Friday, February 24, 2017, 8:00 PM.
The DePaul University Baroque Ensemble, Jason Moy Director and harpsichord, will perform instrumental and vocal chamber works by Sammartini, Handel, Telemann, and Bach.
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  DePaul Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site, or this site, or this site.

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 7:30 PM.
Handel Week presents "The Intimate Handel: Music for Mezzo, Harpsichord, Flute and Basso Continuo". With soloists: Jake Barlow, countertenor; Marcia Hustad, flute; Erik Liefrinck, harpsichord; Richard Yeo, cello; Dennis Northway, continuo, Artistic Director.
Cost:  Visit this site for details.  Free admission for ages 8-18.
Location:  Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  E-mail info @ handelweek.com; or visit this site.

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 7:30 PM.
The Apollo Chorus of Chicago, Stephen Alltop, Director; and the Renovo String Orchestra; will perform Bach's B-Minor Mass.
Cost:  Varies by seating. Visit this site for more info.
Location:  Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site, or this site; or call 847-859-9351.

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 7:30 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, Nicholas Kraemer, conductor, will perform a concert, "Harmony & Invention", with music by Handel, Locke, Vivaldi, Rameau, Muffat, and Telemann.
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:  Visit this site.
Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:30 PM.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (Millennium Park), Chicago, Illinois.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 8:00 PM.
The DePaul University Baroque Ensemble, Jason Moy Director, will perform a concert of music by Bach and Handel.
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  DePaul Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site, or this site.

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 PM.
The Howard Mayer Brown International Early Music Series presents Stile Antico performing a concert, "In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile", with music by Phillips, Dering, Dowland, and Byrd. 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, March 3, 2017, 5:45 PM.
The Haymarket Opera Company, Craig Trompeter General Director, will perform Alessandro Scarlatti's Lenten Oratorio Agar et Ismaele esiliati. With soloists: Angela Young Smucker, mezzo soprano, as Agar; Kristin Knutson, soprano, as Ismaele; Jill Dewsnup, soprano, as Sara and Angelo; Peter van de Graaff, bass-baritone, as Abramo.
Cost:  Premium $50, general admission $35, student $10. Visit this site for details; or call 708-306-4118.
Location:  Chicago Temple First United Methodist Church, 77 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site.
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 5:00 PM.
Location:  Church of the Atonement, 5749 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:00 PM.
The Newberry Consort will present a concert, "The Queen: Christina of Sweden - The Girl King". With special guest narrator: author Sara Paretsky.
Pre-concert chat at 7:30 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 4, 2017, 8:00 PM.
Pre-concert chat at 7:30 PM.
Location:  Northwestern University's Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, Evanston, Illinois.
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3:00 PM.
Pre-concert chat at 2:30 PM.
Gala Fundraiser dinner and performance, "Pastime with Good Company", following the concert.
Cost:  $250 per person.  Visit this site.
Location:  Logan Center for the Arts (9th floor), University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3:00 PM.
The Handel Week Orchestra & Chorus, Dennis Northway, Artistic Director, will perform Handel's oratorio Alexander's Feast. Soloists: Sarah Gartshore, soprano; William Bouvel, tenor; Philip Kraus, baritone. Pre-concert lecture at 2:15 PM.
Cost:  Visit this site for details.  Free admission for ages 8-18.
Location:  Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  E-mail info @ handelweek.com; or visit this site.

Friday, March 10, 2017, 7:00 PM.
The Trinity Concert Series presents Phillip Serna performing "Telemannia: The Complete Viol Fantasias", a special benefit concert for the Peoria Bach Festival.
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 NE Randolph Avenue, Peoria, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site; e-mail info @ trinitypeoria.com; or visit this site.

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 2:00 PM.
The Quigley Center's Second Saturday Series presents Leighann Daihl Ragusa, flute; Stephanie Hunt, cello; Jeff Noonan, lute; performing a concert of works by Handel, Quantz, Hotteterre, Boismortier, Chauvon, and Bononcini.
Cost:  Free and open to the public.
Location:  St. James Chapel (Quigley Chapel), Quigley Pastoral Center, 835 N. Rush Street (Rush at Pearson), Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:00 PM.
The North Central College Fine and Performing Arts Series presents Phillip Serna performing "Telemannia: The Complete Viol Fantasias".
Cost:  Free and open to the public.
Location:  Koten Chapel/Kiekhofer Hall, North Central College, 30 N. Brainard Street, Naperville, Illinois
For more info:  Visit this site; or visit this site.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 PM.
The Choirs of St. Chrysostom's, Richard Hoskins, Director of Music & Organist; Erica Schuller, soprano; Craig Trompeter, cello; and Brandon Jack Acker, theorbo; will perform a Compline service, featuring Delalande's Lecons de Ténébres.
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church, 1424 N. Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 5:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents Apollo's Fire performing a concert, "Sugarloaf Mountain". The annual silent auction and choloate reception at 3:00
Cost:  Tickets are $29-$46, $10-$15 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; e-mail info @ earlymusicnow.org; or visit this site.

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3:00 PM.
New Comma Baroque will perform a concert, "From Prussia with Love -- Virtuosity at the Court of Frederick the Great", with works by CPE Bach, Graun, Hertel, Hesse, and Quantz.
Cost:  $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors, $10 Students, free Under 18.
Location:  Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange, 203 S. Kensington Avenue, La Grange, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site; or visit the group's Facebook page.

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3:30 PM.
Alice Sheu, harpsichord; and Julie Iwasa, baroque dance; will perform "Dancing with Rameau and J. S. Bach".
Cost:  $17.
Location:  Dovetail Studios, 2853 W. Montrose Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents the Chicago Recorder Quartet performing a concert, "Surfing the Channel", a musical journey along the shores of England and France with music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and beyond.
Cost:  Individual tickets are $20. 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:  Visit this site; e-mail bcbarn @ prairiecrossing.com; or visit the Early Music at the Barn Facebook page.

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 5:30 PM.
The Bach Week Festival presents its annual benefit concert, the Charles Gates Dawes Hauskonzert, with Duo Sonidos performing works by Handel, Corelli, and Piazzolla. Cocktail reception 5:30, music at 6:00.
Cost:  $60.
Location:  225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site; or call 847-269-9050.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:30 PM.
Roosevelt University CCPA Faculty will perform a J.S. Bach Birthday Recital.
Location:  Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue (7th floor), Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7:00 PM.
The Valparaiso University Department of Music Faculty Series presents Phillip Serna performing "Telemannia: The Complete Viol Fantasias".
Cost:  Free and open to the public.
Location:  Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, 1709 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, Indiana.
For more info:  Visit this site; or visit this site.

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3:00 PM.
Schola Antiqua of Chicago, Michael Alan Anderson, Director, will perform a concert, "Echoes from the Galleries", with liturgical music from the 13th Century.
Cost:  $10 adult, $5 students and Art Institute members.
Location:  Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  e-mail scholachicago @ yahoo.com; visit this site.

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3:00 PM.
The Chicago Chorale, Bruce Tammen, conductor, together with an orchestra of period instruments, will perform Bach's Mass in B minor
With soloists: Chelsea Morris, soprano; Angela Young-Smucker, mezzo soprano; Steven Soph, tenor; Ryan de Ryke, bass.
Cost:  $35 reserved, $25 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 26, 2017, 7:30 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, William Jon Gray, conductor, will perform a concert, "Glorious Chorus", with music by Bach, Vivaldi, Albinoni, and Lotti.
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.
Visit this site.
Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:30 PM.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (Millennium Park), Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:00 PM.
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 4:00 PM.
The Grace Lutheran Church Bach Cantata Vespers presents Bach's St. John Passion
Cost:  Free, with good-will offering.
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.