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Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:30 PM.
The Chicago Bach Ensemble, James Setapen, conductor, will perform a concert, "The Cantata Project", with cantatas by Bach.  Pre-concert lecture (before every performance) at 6:45 PM.
View the concert poster.
Cost:  $15 adults ($10 advance purchase); children under 12 free
Location:  St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 South Princeton Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-434-8600; visit this site.
Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Location:  Calvary Memorial Church, 931 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Location:  St. Hedwig Church, 2226 North Hoyne Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 8:00 PM.
Chicago a cappella, Jorge Córdoba Valencia, guest conductor, will perform a concert, "Navidad en México", with music from the Renaissance and Baroque to traditional songs.
Cost:  Varies by seating, age category, and date.  Please visit this site for details.
Location:  Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-281-7820; visit this site.
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 4:00 PM.
Location:  Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:00 PM.
Location:  Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 4:00 PM.
Location:  Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, Illinois.

Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM.
The Elmhurst Choral Union, orchestra and soloists will perform Handel's Messiah.
Cost:  $25 for adults; $23 for seniors (62 and better), $10 youth (ages 7-22).
Location:  Location:  Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, December 2, 2012, 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, Amberleigh Aller, soprano; Sarah Ponder, mezzo soprano; 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.

Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:00 PM.
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8:00 PM.
The University of Chicago Chorus; University of Chicago Motet Choir; Rockefeller Chapel Orchestra; and soloists; Kimberly Jones, soprano; Michelle Wrighte, alto; Matthew Dean, tenor; Andrew Schultze, bass; will perform Handel's Messiah
Cost:  Varies by seating.  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 773-702-2100; or visit this site.

Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:00 PM.
Schola Antiqua of Chicago, Michael Alan Anderson, Director, will perform "Tidings True: Advent Music from Long Ago", a program of seasonal music featuring de la Rue's Missa Conceptio tua for extremely low voices.
Cost:  $20 general, $10 students/seniors.
Location:  Sacred Heart Parish, 1077 Tower Road, Winnetka, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-955-5887; e-mail info @ lumenchristi.org; visit this site.
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM.
Location:  St. James Chapel (Quigley Chapel), Quigley Pastoral Center, 835 N. Rush Street (Rush at Pearson), Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 5:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents the Boston Camerata, with Milwaukee Choral Artists, performing a concert, "A Medieval Christmas".
Cost:  Tickets are $25-$40, $10-$20 for students.  Season and partial-season subscriptions also available.
Location:  St. Joseph Chapel, 1501 South Layton Boulevard (South 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, December 8, 2012, 8:00 PM.
Ensemble Musical Offering will perform a concert, "Rejoice!", with works by Biber, Buxtehude, and Bach.
Pre-concert talk 7 PM.
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.

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:30 PM.
Bella Voce, Andrew Lewis, Director, will perform a concert, "Holiday Delights", with Renaissance classics and other works.
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 9, 2012, 4:00 PM.
Location:  St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois.

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:00 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:  North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-427-5620; or visit this site.
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 3:00 PM.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago, Illinois.

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 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.

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:30 PM.
The Chicago Chamber Choir, together with the Amadeus Consort, will perform Bach's Magnificat.
Location:  St. Matthias Parish, 2310 W Ainslie, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site, or this site.
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 3:00 PM.
Location:  St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard, Chicago, Illinois.
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 3:00 PM.
Location:  Our Lady of the Brook Parish, 3700 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, Illinois.

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 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:  $27-$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 14, 2012, 8:00 PM.
Location:  St. Michael's Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 3:00 PM.
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 3:00 PM.
Location:  Divine Word Chapel, 2001 N. Waukegan Road, Techny, Illinois.

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 8:00 PM.
Friday, December 14, 2012, 1:30 PM.
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 8:00 PM.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:30 PM.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Harry Bicket, conductor, will perform a concert of Bach concertos, also works by Stravinsky and Clyne.  With soloists: Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, violin; Scott Hostetler, oboe d'amore.
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, December 14, 2012, 8:00 PM.
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 3:00 PM.
Madison Bach Musicians, Trevor Stephenson, Artistic Director, will perform a Baroque Holiday Concert.
Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before each concert.
Cost:  $20 general, $15 students/seniors, $10 children (ages 6-12).  Visit this site for details.
Location:  First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 5:00 PM.
The Bach Institute at Valparaiso University presents a performance of Handel's Messiah (Part 1), and Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Part 2). 
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 16, 2012, 2:00 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 16, 2012, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents the Gaudete Brass Ensemble performing in concert.
View the 2012-2013 season flyer here.
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; e-mail bcbarn @ prairiecrossing.com; or visit the Early Music at the Barn Facebook page.

Sunday, December 16, 2012, 7:30 PM.
The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana (BACH) will perform its annual Baroque Christmas Concert.
Cost:  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 17, 2012, 7:00 PM.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:00 PM.
The International Music Foundation presents the 37th annual performance of the Do-It-Yourself Messiah.
Cost:  Tickets cost $10 will be available on Monday, November 15, 2012.  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 23, 2012, 10:30 AM.
The Lake Street Church Choir, together with the Amadeus Consort, will perform Vivaldi's Gloria.
Location:  Lake Street Church of Evanston, 607 Lake Street Church, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, December 16, 2012, 10:30 AM.
The Saint Luke Bach Cantata Series presents Bach's Cantata BWV 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Heart and mind and deed and life).
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.

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 3:00 PM CST.
Handel's Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 3, 2012, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G, BWV 1048.  Rameau's La Dauphine; Pygmalion Overture.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's choral-preludes Nun komm der Heiden Heiland and Wachet auf; Keyboard Concerto #3 in D, BWV 1054.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 10:30 PM CST.
Bach's Siciliano; Joy of Man's Desiring.  Broadcast during the 10:30-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 10:30 PM CST.
Millennium of Music.  Broadcast during the 10:30-11:30 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 4:00 PM CST.
Telemann's excerpts from Tafelmusik.  Broadcast during the 4:00-5:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:00 AM CST.
Handel's Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God; Life Up Your Heads.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 10, 2012, 2:00 PM CST.
Corelli's Concerto grosso in g, Op 6/8, Christmas Concerto.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's Violin and Oboe Concerto in d, BWV 1060.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 14, 2012, 9:00 AM CST.
Locatelli's Concerto grosso in f, Op 1/8, Christmas ConcertoScarlatti's Keyboard Sonata in A, Kk 537.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:00 PM CST.
Music in Chicago: Chicago's Music of the Baroque performs its annual brass and choral holiday concert.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 16, 2012, 4:00 PM CST.
Bach: solo-violin movements.  Broadcast during the 4:00-5:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 17, 2012, 9:00 AM CST.
Bach's chorale prelude Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 700.  JCF Bach's Die Kindheit Jesu.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 17, 2012, 8:00 PM CST.
A special edition of Live From WFMT: keyboard artist David Schrader's 60th-birthday celebration concert.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Magnificat in Eb, BWV 243a, with four interpolated Christmas chorales.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 9:00 AM CST.
Handel's hymn Joy to the WorldBach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 20, 2012, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #11 [sic] (a reconstruction by Bruce Haynes).  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 20, 2012, 1:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's Concerto in E, R 270.  Handel's Messiah: Comfort Ye ... Ev'ry ValleyVivaldi's Lute Concerto in D, R 93.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 20, 2012, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in d, BWV 903.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 20, 2012, 8:00 PM CST.
Handel's Messiah (abridged).  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 21, 2012, 1:00 PM CST.
Anonymous: To Drive the Cold Winter Away: A Medieval Holiday; Festivities in the Tavern.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, December 22, 2012, 2:15 PM CST.
Manfredini's Concerto grosso in C, Op 3/12, Christmas Concerto.  Broadcast during the 2:15-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 23, 2012, 4:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's Sinfonia in GBach's excerpts from Well-Tempered Clavier.  Broadcast during the 4:00-5:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 24, 2012, 10:30 AM CST.
Purcell's March & Gigue from Suite in D; Trumpet Tune.  Broadcast during the 10:30-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 24, 2012, 11:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #133, Ich freue mich in dir.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 24, 2012, 9:50 PM CST.
Torelli's Concerto grosso in g, Op 8/6, Christmas Concerto.  Broadcast during the 9:50-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 2:00 PM CST.
Dowland's Four Renaissance Lute WorksBach's Sheep May Safely Graze; Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, In dulci jubilo.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, part 1.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 27, 2012, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Three-Part Sinfonias #s 1-7Telemann's Sinfonia Melodica.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 27, 2012, 2:00 PM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, part 2.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 28, 2012, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, part 3.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, December 29, 2012, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, part 4.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 30, 2012, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, part 5.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 31, 2012, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, part 6; Sheep May Safely Graze; Sinfonia Cant 29; Das alte Jahr vergangen ist.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6:45 PM.
Carl Grapentine will give a pre-concert lecture for a performance by the Chicago Bach Ensemble.
View the concert poster.
Cost:  $15 adults ($10 advanced purchase); children under 12 free
Location:  St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 South Princeton Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-434-8600; visit this site.
Friday, November 30, 2012, 6:45 PM.
Location:  Calvary Memorial Church, 931 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 6:45 PM.
With Andrew Schultze, lecturer.
Location:  St. Hedwig Church, 2226 North Hoyne Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:00 PM.
Ensemble Musical Offering presents a pre-concert lecture for "Rejoice!".
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.

Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:15 PM.
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 2:15 PM.
Madison Bach Musicians presents a pre-concert lecture for its Baroque Holiday Concert.
Location:  First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin.
For more info:  Visit this site.


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