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Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 PM.
The Rockefeller Chapel Choir; University of Chicago Motet Choir; James Kallembach, conductor; members of the Haymarket Orchestra, Jeri-Lou Zike, concermaster; and soloists; Kaitlin Foley, soprano; Lindsey Adams, alto; Matthew Dean, tenor; Vince Wallace, bass. will perform Handel's Messiah
Cost:  $25 to $55.  Varies by seating.  $5 students. Call 773-702-2667 for tickets; or visit this site.
Location:  Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  visit this site.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:00 PM.
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, Andrew Sewell, Music Director; the Festival Choir of Madison; and soloists; Sarah Lawrence, soprano; Johanna Bronk, mezzo-soprano; Gene Stenger, tenor; Peter Van de Graaff, bass; will perform Handel's Messiah
Cost:  $30.
Location:  Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way, Middleton, Wisconsin.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7:30 PM.
The Apollo Chorus of Chicago and Baroque Orchestra, Stephen Alltop, conductor; the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, George Stelluto, conductor; with soloists Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano; Lindsay Metzger, mezzo-soprano; Alex Mansoori, tenor; Evan Boyer, bass; will perform Handel's Messiah.
Cost:  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Grace Presbyterian Church, 8607 State Route 91, Peoria, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-427-5620; or visit this site.

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 8:00 PM.
Madison Bach Musicians, Trevor Stephenson, Artistic Director, will perform its 8th Annual Baroque Holiday Concert, with music by Josquin, Schütz, and Bach.
Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before each concert.
Cost:  $33 general, $30 seniors, $10 students.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin.
For more info:  visit this site.

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 5:00 PM.
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:00 PM.
Early Music Now presents Pomerium performing a concert, "Creator of the Stars: Christmas Music From the Old World", with music by Byrd, Josquin, and Palestrina.
Cost:  Visit this site for details.
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.

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:00 PM.
The Howard Mayer Brown International Early Music Series presents the Tallis Scholars performing a concert, "A Renaissance Christmas", with music by Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina and others.
Cost:  $38, $20 under 35, $10 students.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-702-8068; e-mail chicagopresents @ uchicago.edu; or visit this site.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 8:00 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass Ensemble, William Jon Gray, conductor, will perform the annual Holiday Brass & 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:  Visit this site.
Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM.
Location:  St. Michael's Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 8:00 PM.
The Newberry Consort Convent Women's Ensemble, and a band led by EnsAmble Ad-Hoc, will present a concert, "A Mexican Christmas: Angels in the Convent, Dancing in the Streets".
Pre-concert chat at 7:30 PM.
Cost:  Visit this site for details.
Location:  Saint Clement Church, 642 West Deming Place, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit the Consort website; e-mail info @ newberryconsort.org; or visit the Consort Facebook page.
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:00 PM.
Pre-concert chat at 7:30 PM.
Location:  Bond Chapel, University of Chicago, 1050 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 3:00 PM.
Pre-concert chat at 2:30 PM.
Location:  First United Methodist Church, 516 Church Street, Evanston, Illinois.

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM.
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2:00 PM.
The Apollo Chorus of Chicago and Baroque Orchestra, Stephen Alltop, conductor; with soloists Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano; Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano; Josh Lovell, tenor; Evan Boyer, bass-baritone; 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.

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2:00 PM.
The Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society will presents its annual Yuletide Concert.
Cost:  Free admission.
Location:  Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 4:00 PM.
The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents a performance of Kapsberger's 1629 Christmas Oratorio I Pastori di Bettelemme.
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 16, 2018, 4:00 PM.
Phillip Serna will perform a recital "Holiday Baroque", with music by Hume.
Location:  Fine Arts Music, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit the Fine Arts Music Facebook page.

Monday, December 17, 2018, 7:00 PM.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:00 PM.
The International Music Foundation presents the annual performance of the Do-It-Yourself Messiah.
Cost:  Tickets $15.  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.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 7:30 PM.
The Callipygian Players will perform the American premiere of William Crotch's 1790 Messiah in a one-hour concert featuring arrangements of Christmas carols for diverse instruments and voices.
Cost:  $25.
Location:  Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site;

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday December 24 thru Friday December 28, 2018.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin explores Bach's Christmas Oratorio.  Broadcast during the 7:00-8:00 PM time period throughout the week on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.