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Sunday, December 1, 2013, 4:00 PM.
The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana (BACH) will present a Messiah Sing-Along.
Cost:  Free-will donation.
Location:  First Baptist Church at Savoy, 1602 S. Prospect Avenue, Savoy, Illinois.
For more info:  call 217-378-6802; e-mail info @ baroqueartists.org; or visit this site.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7:30 PM.
The Milwaukee Renaissance Band will perform a concert, "Christmas -- Renaissance Style".  Guest performer: Sharon Hansen, soprano.
Cost:  $10.
Location:  St. John on the Lake, 1840 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For more info:  Call 630-240-3489; e-mail info @ MilRenBand.com; visit this site.
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2:30 PM.
Location:  St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1509 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, Illinois.

Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:00 PM.
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM.
The University of Chicago Chorus; University of Chicago Motet Choir; Rockefeller Chapel Orchestra; and soloists; Kimberly Jones, soprano; J'nai Bridges, alto; Trevór Mitchell, tenor; Will Liverman, bass; will perform Handel's Messiah
Cost:  $20 to $45.  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 773-702-2100; or visit this site.

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 6:00 PM.
Mirja Lorenz, recorder; and Joel Spears, theorbo; will perform a concert of music by Castello, Frescobaldi, Kapsberger, Bach, Telemann, de Visee, Marais, and others.
Cost:  $10.  (This is a benefit concert for Families of SMA, Spinal Muscular Atrophy.)
Location:  Norge Ski Club Clubhouse, 100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 5:00 PM.
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents the Waverly Consort performing a concert, "The Christmas Story".
Cost:  Tickets are $25-$50, $10-$25 for students.  Season and partial-season subscriptions 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, December 7, 2013, 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, Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-427-5620; or visit this site.
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago, Illinois.

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:30 PM.
Second Presbyterian Church hosts a Sing-Along Messiah.  With Sounds of the South Loop Players, directed by Kim Diehnelt.
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-225-4951; or visit this site.

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 4:00 PM.
The North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble will perform a concert, "Baroque Music for Christmas Tide", with works by Bach, Corelli, Torelli, and Vivaldi.
Cost:  $35 adults, $25 seniors and students.
Location:  North Shore United Methodist Church, 213 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-835-1227; or visit this site.

Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM.
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Andrew Sewell director, will perform Handel's Messiah.  With soloists:  Stacey Tappan, soprano; Emily Lodine, alto; James Doing, tenor; Peter Van De Graaff, bass.
Cost:  $30.
Location:  Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way, Verona, Wisconsin.
For more info:  Visit this site.
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8:00 PM.
Location:  Stoughton Opera House, 381 Main St., Stoughton, Wisconsin.

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8:00 PM.
Madison Bach Musicians, Trevor Stephenson, Artistic Director, will perform a Baroque Holiday Concert.
Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before each concert.
Cost:  $25 general, $20 students/seniors ($5 less if ordered in advance).  Visit this site for details.
Location:  First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin.
For more info:  visit this site.

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 1:30 PM.
Jason Moy will perform a concert, "Noel: A French Baroque Christmas", with works by Louis & Francois Couperin, Purcell, and others.
Cost:  Free.
Location:  National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 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:  call 773-334-6376; e-mail msjddawson @ sbcglobal.net; or visit this site.

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents the Marion Consort 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; e-mail bcbarn @ prairiecrossing.com; or visit the Early Music at the Barn Facebook page.

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 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.

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 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 20, 2013, 8:00 PM.
Location:  St. Michael's Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM.
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 3:00 PM.
Location:  Divine Word Chapel, 2001 N. Waukegan Road, Techny, Illinois.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 7:30 PM.
The Bach Institute at Valparaiso University presents Christopher Cock, conductor, leading a performance of Bach's Magnificat and Vivaldi's Gloria
Cost:  $15 adults, $10 senior citizens and non-Valpo students; free to Valpo students, faculty and staff.  For ticket information, phone 219-464-5162 or visit this site.
Location:  Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, Indiana.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Saturday, December 21, 2013, 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 22, 2013, 3:30 PM.
Location:  St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois.

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 3:00 PM.
Friday, December 27, 2013, 3:00 PM.
The Art Institute of Chicago's Music in the Galleries series presents Phillip Serna performing solo music for viola da gamba to celebrate the debut of the Art Institute's newly acquired Neapolitan crèche.
Cost:  Free with museum admission.
Location:  Gallery 211, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM.
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM.
The Art Institute of Chicago's Music in the Galleries series presents Joel Spears performing solo music for theorbo to celebrate the debut of the Art Institute's newly acquired Neapolitan crèche.
Cost:  Free with museum admission.
Location:  Gallery 211, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 3:45 PM.
The Grace Lutheran Church Bach Cantata Vespers presents Bach's cantata Meine Seel erhebt den Herren (My soul magnifies the Lord).  Prelude at 3:45 PM, vespers service at 4:00 PM.
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.

Monday, December 2, 2013, 10:00 AM CST.
Handel's Trio Sonata in b, Op 2/1; Love in Bath: Divertissement.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 2, 2013, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's Cantata #208, Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!: Sheep May Safely Graze; Three-Violin Concerto in D, BWV 1064.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 2, 2013, 8:00 PM CST.
Live from WFMT: Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano; Anne Bach, oboe & English horn; Brandi Berry, violin; Craig Trompeter, viola da gamba; Jason Moy, David Schrader, harpsichords; Kuang-Hao Huang, piano; will perform a live concert of music by Telemann, A. Scarlatti, Bach, and others.  Broadcast live during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 9:00 AM CST.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op 8/1-4: L'Inverno (Winter).  Boismortier's Cantata, L'Hyver.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 3:00 PM CST.
Byrd's Lullaby, My Sweet Little Baby.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 3:00 PM CST.
Bull's In Nomine IXPurcell's In Nomine in 7 parts.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 8:00 PM CST.
Bach's Cantata #51, Jauchzet Gott in allen LandenHandel's Sampson: Let the Bright Seraphim.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 6, 2013, 2:00 PM CST.
Handel's Oboe Sonata in Bb, Op 1/8.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 9, 2013, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Violin Concerto #2 in E, BWV 1042.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in c, BWV 582.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 11:00 PM CST.
Anonymous: The Bear's Dance.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 12:00 noon CST.
Handel's Trio Sonata in F, Op 2/4; Messiah: Choruses: Worthy is the Lamb; Amen.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's Flute Sonata in e, BWV 1034; Violin Sonata #2 in A, BWV 1015.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 13, 2013, 3:00 PM CST.
Praetorius' carol, Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen; Terpsichore Suite.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 13, 2013, 8:00 PM CST.
Music in Chicago: Music of the Baroque in a recorded performance of the annual Baroque Holiday Brass & Choral Concert.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Magnificat in Eb, BWV 243a, with four interpolated Christmas chorales.  Handel's Harp Concerto in F, Op 4/5.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 9:00 AM CST.
Vivaldi's Flute Concerto in g, R 439.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 11:00 PM CST.
Locatelli's Concerto grosso in f, Op 1/8.  Anonymous: Trotto; Sia Laudato San Francesco).  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #3 in D, BWV 1068.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 1:00 PM CST.
Charpentier's Noëls pour les Instruments.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 11:00 PM CST.
Bach's Two-Violin Concerto in d, BWV 1043.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 11:00 AM CST.
Handel's Organ Concerto #6 in Bb, Op 4/6.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio: Sinfonia; Christmas Oratorio, part 1.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 11:00 AM CST.
Anonymous: Nowel: Owt of your slepe aryse.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 5:00 PM CST.
Handel's Messiah: Christmas section and Hallelujah.  Broadcast during the 5:00-6:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 11:00 PM CST.
Manfredini's Concerto grosso in C, Op 3/12.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 23, 2013, 10:00 AM CST.
Holborne's Elizabethan Dance Suite.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 23, 2013, 11:00 AM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio: Pastoral Sinfonia.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 23, 2013, 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.

Monday, December 23, 2013, 11:00 PM CST.
JC Bach's Clavier Concerto in AJS Bach's Orchestra Suite.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 10:30 AM CST.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D.  Broadcast during the 10:30-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 11:00 PM CST.
Corelli's Concerto grosso in g, Op 6/8.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 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 25, 2013, 2:00 PM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248.  Sweelinck's motet, Hodie Christus natus est.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 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 25, 2013, 11:00 PM CST.
Anonymous' Christmas Day Mass, Note Dame School: Introit, Puer Natus Est.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 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 27, 2013, 9:00 AM CST.
Handel's Messiah: Aria, If God Be For Us.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 27, 2013, 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 28, 2013, 3:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in D, R 232.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 29, 2013, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Anna Magdalena Notebook: Seven Excerpts; Clavier Concerto #2 in E, BWV 1053.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 PM CST.
WF Bach's Sinfonia for Strings in F, F 67.  JL Bach's Concerto in d for 2 ViolinsJS Bach's Cantata #212, Mer hahn ein neue Oberkeet (Peasant Cantata).  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10:00 AM CST.
Telemann's Tafelmusik, Bk 3: Two-Horn Concerto in Eb.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7:15 PM.
Madison Bach Musicians presents a pre-concert lecture.
Location:  First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin.
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