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Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 PM.
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:30 PM.
Northwestern University's Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, together with the Callipygian Players, will perform Handel's Messiah.
Cost:  $15 for the general public and $5 for students.
Location:  Northwestern University's Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, Evanston, Illinois.
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Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3:00 PM.
The University of Chicago Chorus; University of Chicago Motet Choir; Rockefeller Chapel Orchestra; and soloists; Stephanie Washington, soprano; Lindsey Adams, alto; Matthew Dean, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass; will perform Handel's Messiah
Cost:  $25 to $50.  Varies by seating.  Students $5.  Call 773-702-2100 for tickets; or visit this site.
Location:  Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-702-8484; or visit this site.

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3:00 PM.
The Elmhurst Choral Union will perform Handel's Messiah.
Cost:  $25 adults, $23 seniors, $10 youth.
Location:  Hammerschmidt Chapel, 190 S. Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:00 PM.
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra will perform Handel's Messiah. With soloists: Sarah Lawrence, soprano; Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano; Calland Metts, tenor; Peter Van De Graaff, bass.
Cost:  Visit this site for more info.
Location:  Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way, Middleton, Wisconsin.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:00 PM.
Madison Bach Musicians, Marc Vallon, conductor, will perform a Baroque Holiday Concert, with works by Lassus, Josquin, Biber, Telemann, and Bach.
Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before each concert.
Cost:  $28 general, $23 students/seniors.
Location:  First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin.
For more info:  visit this site.

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 5:00 PM.
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents the Rose Ensemble, performing a concert, "A Rose in Winter".
Cost:  Tickets are $29-$46, $10-$15 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; e-mail info @ earlymusicnow.org; or visit this site.

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:00 PM.
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 PM.
The Apollo Chorus of Chicago and Baroque Orchestra, Stephen Alltop, conductor, will perform Handel's Messiah.
Cost:  Ticket prices vary; series subscriptions available.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-427-5620; or visit this site.

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8:00 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass Ensemble, Paul Agnew, conductor, will perform the annual Holiday Brass and Choral Concert.
Cost:  Varies by date, venue, and seating.  Series subscriptions also available.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division Street, River Forest, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-551-1414; e-mail baroque @ baroque.org; or visit this site.
Friday, December 16, 2016, 8:00 PM.
Location:  St. Michael's Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 3:00 PM.
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 3:00 PM.
Location:  Divine Word Chapel, 2001 North Waukegan Road, Northbrook, Illinois.

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 3:00 PM.
New Comma Baroque will perform a concert, "Winter Revelry - A New Comma Baroque Christmas", with music by Bach, Buxtehude, Scarlatti, Ziani, and others. With guest artists: Amy Bearden, soprano; Katherine Shuldiner, viola da gamba.
Cost:  $20.
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, December 18, 2016, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents Echoing Air performing a concert of music of the music of the season from Europe and the British Isles, spanning from Medieval times through the Baroque period.
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, December 18, 2016, 7:30 PM.
The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana (BACH) will perform its annual Baroque Christmas Concert.
Cost:  $20 general, $10 students.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Holy Cross Catholic Church, 405 W. Clark Street, Champaign, Illinois.
For more info:  call 217-378-6802; e-mail info @ baroqueartists.org; or visit this site.

Monday, December 19, 2016, 7:30 PM.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform the complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos.
Cost:  Varies by seating.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (Millennium Park), Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7:00 PM.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 7:00 PM.
The International Music Foundation presents the annual performance of the Do-It-Yourself Messiah.
Cost:  Tickets cost $15 will be available on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (Millennium Park), Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site.

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.