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Sunday, November 30, 2014, 3:00 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, Jane Glover, conductor, will perform a concert of Bach's "The Christmas Oratorio". With soloists:  Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano; Paul Agnew, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone.
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:  call 312-551-1414; e-mail baroque @ baroque.org; or visit this site.
Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:30 PM.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (Millennium Park), Chicago, Illinois.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 PM.
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 PM.
The University of Notre Dame Chorale & Chamber Orchestra will perform Handel's Messiah.
Cost:  $12 general, $6 senior, $3 student.
Location:  DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts, Judd and Mary Lou Leighton Concert Hall, University of Notre Dame, 100 Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame, Indiana.
For more info:  visit this site.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:30 PM.
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM.
The University of Chicago Chorus; University of Chicago Motet Choir; Rockefeller Chapel Orchestra; and soloists; Kimberly Jones, soprano; Hyounsoo Sohn, alto; Matthew Dean, tenor; Andrew Schultze, 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 6, 2014, 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 20, 2014, 3:00 PM.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago, Illinois.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4:00 PM.
The North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble, David Rubens, Artistic Director, will perform Handel's Messiah, part 1. 
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 7, 2014, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents VOX 3 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; visit this site; e-mail bcbarn @ prairiecrossing.com; or visit the Early Music at the Barn Facebook page.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8:00 PM.
Madison Bach Musicians will perform a holiday concert of Renaissance and Baroque music.
Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the concert.
Cost:  $30 general, $25 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.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 5:00 PM.
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents Lionheart performing a concert, "Laude: Joy and Mystery".
Cost:  Tickets are $28-$55, $10-$29 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 or 877-546-8742; e-mail info @ earlymusicnow.org; or visit this site.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3:00 PM.
The Elmhurst Choral Union, orchestra and soloists will perform Handel's Messiah.
Cost:  $25 for adults; $23 for seniors (62 and older), $10 youth (ages 7-22).
Location:  Location:  Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3:00 PM.
The Concerts at 3 series presents Millar Brass performing a concert, "Noel!", a concert of music for the season.
Cost:  Free, but with suggested donation $10/$5.
Location:  Bethany Lutheran Church, 1550 Modaff Road, Naperville, Illinois.
For more info:  e-mail ConcertsAt3 @ gmail.com; visit this site.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 4:00 PM.
The Grace Lutheran Church Bach Cantata Vespers presents Bach's cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Heart and mouth and deed and life).  Performed as part of Grace's annual Advent/Christmas Concert.
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.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 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.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:00 PM.
The Stevenson High School Baroque Ensemble, Enrique Vilaseco, Director, will perform its Fall Concert.  With Phillip Serna, viola da gamba.
Location:  Adlai E. Stevenson High School, One Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 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:  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 19, 2014, 8:00 PM.
Location:  St. Michael's Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3:00 PM.
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3:00 PM.
Location:  Divine Word Chapel, 2001 North Waukegan Road, Northbrook, Illinois.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:30 PM.
The Bach Institute at Valparaiso University presents Christopher Cock, conductor, leading a performance of Bach's Christmas Oratorio #4, 5, 6.
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 20, 2014, 7:30 PM.
Bella Voce will perform a concert, "Holiday Delights", with Renaissance classics and other seasonal choral works.
Cost:  $15 thru $38.
Location:  Location:  St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Road, Lisle, Illinois.
For more info:  call 877-755-6277; visit this site; e-mail mail @ bellavoce.org.
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3:30 PM.
Location:  St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois.

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3:00 PM.
Monday, December 22, 2014, 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 18, 2014.  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.