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Thursday, December 1, 2011, 7:00 PM.
Baroque Band, Garry Clarke, Artistic Director, will perform Handel's Messiah.
Cost:  $35, $30 seniors, $15 students.
Location:  Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-235-2368; e-mail info @ baroqueband.org; or visit this site.

Friday, December 2, 2011, 7:30 PM.
EnsAmble Ad-Hoc will perform a recital, "Santa Maria", a program of Cantigas and Laude from Medieval Spain and Italy, respectively.  Coaching session (for singers), 6:00-7:00 PM.
Cost:  Suggested donation: $5.
Location:  Oak Park Art League, 720 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site.
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 5:00 PM.
Location:  Saint Maurice Church, 3615 South Hoyne Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Friday, December 2, 2011, 8:00 PM.
The University of Chicago Chorus; University of Chicago Motet Choir; Rockefeller Chapel Orchestra; will perform Handel's Messiah
Cost:  Varies by seating. 
Location:  Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-702-8069; or visit this site.

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 2:00 PM.
University of Chicago piano students and guests will perform the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I of J.S. Bach.
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor, 1010 E. 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Call 773-702-8069; e-mail musicdept@uchicago.edu; or visit this site.

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 8:00 PM.
Ensemble Musical Offering will perform a concert, "Gloria! Glorious Music of the Baroque", with music by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi.  Pre-concert talk one hour before the concert.
Cost:  $30, students $20.
Location:  All Saints' Cathedral, 818 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more info:  Call 414-258-6133; e-mail info @ ensemblemusicaloffering.org; or visit this site.
Sunday, December 4, 2011, 4:00 PM.
Location:  Wauwatosa Woman's Club, 1626 Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 4:00 PM.
The North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble, David Rubens, Artistic Director, will perform Handel's Messiah, part 1.  With soloists:  Nancy Wiebe Mazurowski, soprano; Jessye Wright, Jennifer Kosharsky, mezzi; Jay Morrissey, tenor; Elliot Nott, baritone.
Cost:  $35 general, $25 seniors, $10 students and children.
Location:  North Shore United Methodist Church, 213 Hazel, Glencoe, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-835-1227; e-mail NorthShoreEnsemble @ gmail.com; visit this site.

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents the Milwaukee Renaissance Band performing a Holiday Concert.
View the 2011-2012 season flyers here and here.
Cost:  Individual tickets are $15. Series subscription (six concerts) price is $84, or $12 per concert.  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; e-mail bcbarn @ prairiecrossing.com; or visit the Early Music at the Barn Facebook page.

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 4:00 PM.
The Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Dieter Kober, Director, will perform a Sing-Along Messiah.
Location:  United Methodist Church, 325 N. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois
For more info:  Call 312-357-1551; visit this site.

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 4:00 PM.
The Rembrandt Chamber Players will perform a concert, "Masterful Bach".  With soloists: Peter Van De Graaff and Amy Conn.
Cost:  $35.  Series subscriptions available.
Location:  Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-360-3145; e-mail rembrandtcp @ ameritech.net; or visit this site.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 12:20 PM.
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Manz Organ Series presents Thomas Wikman, organist, performing a concert of works by Johann Michael Bach, Luebeck, Pachelbel, Rathgeber, and others.
Cost:  Freewill offering.
Location:  Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology, 1100 East 55th Street (55th and University), Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Friday, December 9, 2011, 7:30 PM.
The Howard Mayer Brown International Early Music Series presents the Tallis Scholars performing a holiday program of works by Sweelinck, Taverner, Praetorius, Morales, Palestrina, and others.
Cost:  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-702-8068; e-mail chicagopresents @ uchicago.edu; or visit this site.

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 12:00 noon.
The Bach & Beethoven Ensemble will perform a concert in celebration of Santa Lucia Day, with music by Bach and Handel.  Lunch (Swedish smorgasbord) following the concert.
Cost:  $15.  For reservations, call 847-251-1730.
Location:  St. John's Lutheran Church, 1235 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois.
For more info:  e-mail bbe @ bachandbeethoven.org; or visit this site.

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:30 PM.
Early Music Now presents Stile Antico, performing a concert, "Puer natus est", a Christmas program centered on the grandeur of the Tallis Missa Puer natus est, along with glorious seasonal music of Taverner, Byrd, Sheppard, and White.  Reception following.
Cost:  Tickets are $25-$50, $10-$25 for students.  Season and partial-season subscriptions also available.
Location:  Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more info:  call 414-225-3113 or 877-546-8742; e-mail info @ earlymusicnow.org; or visit this site.

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:30 PM.
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 3:00 PM.
The Choir and Orchestra of St. Clement, Paul Nicholson director, will perform Handel's Messiah by candlelight.  Joining the choir and period instrument orchestra will be featured soloists:  Ellen Hargis, soprano; Ryan Belongie, countertenor; Matthew Newlin, tenor; Daniel Eifert, bass.
Cost:  $35-$45.
Location:  Saint Clement Church, 642 West Deming Place, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-281-0371; visit this site.

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:30 PM.
Bella Voce, Andrew Lewis, Director, will perform a Holiday Concert, including Renaissance classics.
Cost:  $15 (students) through $38.
Location:  St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Road, Lisle, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-479-1096; e-mail mail @ bellavoce.org; or visit this site.
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 4:00 PM.
Location:  St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois.

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 3:00 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:  Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-427-5620; or visit this site.
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:00 PM.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago, Illinois.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 12:15 PM.
The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series presents Brandi Berry, violin; Anna Steinhoff, cello; Jason Moy, harpsichord; performing a concert of Baroque trios.  Also broadcast live on WFMT Radio.
Cost:  Free.
Location:  Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-670-6888, or 312-744-6630; visit this site.

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 8:00 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass Ensemble, William Jon Gray, conductor, will perform the annual Holiday Brass and Choral Concert.
Cost:  $40-$75, depending on 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, 2011, 8:00 PM.
Location:  St. Michael's Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Saturday, December 17, 2011, 3:00 PM.
Saturday, December 17, 2011, 8:00 PM.
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:00 PM.
Location:  Divine Word Chapel, 2001 N. Waukegan Road, Techny, Illinois.

Friday, December 16, 2011, 8:00 PM.
Madison Bach Musicians will perform a concert of Renaissance and Baroque holiday music.  Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before the concert.
Cost:  $25 general, $20 students/seniors ($5 off when purchased in advance).  Visit this site for details.
Location:  First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin.
For more info:  visit this site.

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 5:00 PM.
The Bach Institute at Valparaiso University presents the Valparaiso University Bach Choir, Christopher M. Cock, conductor; and the Callipygian Players; performing Handel's Messiah (Part 1), and Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Part 3).  Soloists include:  Maura Janton Cock, soprano; Angela Young Smucker, mezzo soprano; Daniel J. Eifert, bass.
Cost:  For tickets, call 219-464-5162; visit this site.
Location:  Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, Indiana.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 4:00 PM.
The Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society will present its annual Yuletide Concert.
Cost:  Free.
Location:  Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 West Dickens, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  e-mail msjddawson @ sbcglobal.net; or visit this site.

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 4:00 PM.
The Saint Luke Bach Cantata Series presents Bach's Cantata BWV 121, Christum wir sollen loben schon ("We shall praise Christ nobly").
Cost:  Free.
Location:  Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-472-3383; or visit this site.

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 7:30 PM.
The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana (BACH) will present a concert, "A German Baroque Christmas", with music by Telemann, Bach, Handel, and carols.
Cost:  $20, $10 students.  (Season tickets also available.)
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, 2011, 7:00 PM.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 7:00 PM.
The International Music Foundation presents the 36th annual performance of the Do-It-Yourself Messiah.
Cost:  Tickets will be available on Monday, November 15, 2011.  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.

Sunday, December 25, 2011, 10:00 AM.
The Grace Lutheran Church Bach Cantata Vespers presents Bach's Cantata #63, Christen, ätzet diesen Tag (Christians, engrave this day).  Performed as part of Grace Lutheran Church's Sunday Eucharist at 10:00 AM.
Cost:  Free.
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.

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 3:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in Bb, R 375.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 2, 2011, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Keyboard Partita #2 in c, BWV 826.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 2, 2011, 2:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op 8/1-4, Violin Concerto #4 in f, R 297, L'inverno (Winter).  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 5:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in e, R 277, Il Favorito.  Broadcast during the 5:00-6:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 1:00 PM CST.
Corelli's Concerto grosso in g, Op 6/8.  Bach's Cantata #61, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Advent).  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 "Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin" program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 12:00 noon CST.
Praetorius' Advent chorale motet, Wachet auf!; Terpsichore: Suite #1 in C.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 9, 2011, 8:00 PM CST.
Music in Chicago: Music of the Baroque performs its annual brass and choral holiday concert, with music by Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Praetorius, Scheidt, Hassler, Schütz, and Bach.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 11:00 PM CST.
Bach's Keyboard Partita #4 in D, BWV 828.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 12:15 PM.
Live broadcast of a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series performance by Brandi Berry, violin; Anna Steinhoff, cello; Jason Moy, harpsichord; performing a concert of Baroque trios.  Broadcast during the 12:15-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 4:30 PM CST.
Tartini's Sinfonia pastorale in D (Christmas Sinfonia).  Broadcast during the 4:30-5:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 12:00 noon CST.
Handel's Harp Concerto in Bb, Alexander's FeastBach's Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 19, 2011, 9:00 AM CST.
Vivaldi's Concerto in E, Il Riposo: Per il NataleBach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Part I.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 19, 2011, 10:00 AM CST.
60 Years in 60 Seconds: WFMT Historical Glimpses, with Anonymous Four in a live impromptu.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 "Midday with Lisa Flynn" program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 19, 2011, 11:00 AM CST.
Gabrieli's Canzon Septimi Toni; Sonata Pian e Forte.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 9:00 AM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Part IV.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Oboe Concerto in d, BWV 1059; Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: opening chorus, Jauchzet, frohlocketManfredini's Concerto grosso in C, Op 3/12, Christmas Concerto.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 "Midday with Lisa Flynn" program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 11:00 AM CST.
Anonymous' The Play of Daniel: Part One, The Court of Belshazzar.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 9:00 AM CST.
Torelli's Concerto grosso in g, Christmas Concerto.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 1:00 PM CST.
Anonymous' To Drive the Cold Winter Away: A Medieval HolidayVivaldi's Violin Concerto in Bb, R 365.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 "Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin" program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 22, 2011, 9:00 AM CST.
Locatelli's Concerto grosso in f, Op 1/8, Christmas Concerto.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 22, 2011, 10:00 AM CST.
Purcell's Suite of Theater Music.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 "Midday with Lisa Flynn" program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 22, 2011, 11:00 AM CST.
Handel's Messiah: Comfort Ye ... Ev'ry Valley; Trio Sonata in Bb, Op 5/7.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 22, 2011, 2:00 PM CST.
Bach's Magnificat in Eb, BWV 243a.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 23, 2011, 9:00 AM CST.
Praetorius' Lutheran Mass for Christmas Morning: GloriaCorelli's Concerto grosso in g, Op 6/8.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 23, 2011, 11:00 AM CST.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op 8/1-4, Violin Concerto #4 in f, R 297, L'inverno (Winter).  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 25, 2011, 1:00 PM CST.
Handel's Organ Concertos #1 in g & #4 in F; The Water Music (complete).  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 26, 2011, 10:00 AM CST.
Monteverdi's L'Orfeo Suite.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 "Midday with Lisa Flynn" program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 26, 2011, 2:00 PM CST.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #1 in F, BWV 1046.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 26, 2011, 7:00 PM CST.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin: Bach's Christmas Oratorio.  Broadcast during the 7:00-8:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Violin Partita #2 in d, BWV 1004.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 7:00 PM CST.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin: Bach's Christmas Oratorio.  Broadcast during the 7:00-8:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 10:00 AM CST.
Anonymous' Greensleeves to A GroundBach's Ochestra Suite #4 in D, BWV 1069.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 "Midday with Lisa Flynn" program on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 7:00 PM CST.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin: Bach's Christmas Oratorio.  Broadcast during the 7:00-8:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G, BWV 1049.  Broadcast during the 1:00-1:30 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 7:00 PM CST.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin: Bach's Christmas Oratorio.  Broadcast during the 7:00-8:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 30, 2011, 7:00 PM CST.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin: Bach's Christmas Oratorio.  Broadcast during the 7:00-8:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, December 31, 2011, 4:30 PM CST.
Bach's Siciliano in g.  Broadcast during the 4:30-6:00 time period on WFMT Radio.


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