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Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:30 PM.
The Bach Week Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Richard Webster Conductor, will present a concert of music by Bach.  With soloists: Christopher Martin, trumpet; Margaret Martin, organ.
Cost:  $30 adults, $20 seniors, $10 students.  Festival passes also available.
Location:  Anderson Chapel, 5149 N. Spaulding Avenue, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  write Bach Week Festival, P.O. Box 1832, Evanston, IL 60204-1832 USA; call 847-868-6015; e-mail info @ bachweek.org; or visit this site.

Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:00 PM.
The Newberry Consort will present a concert, "Celestial Sirens", music from the Mexican Convent of the Encarnación.
Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
Cost:  $35 general, $45 preferred.  Series subscriptions also available.  Visit this site.
Location:  St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit the Consort website; e-mail info @ newberryconsort.org; or visit the Consort Facebook page.
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8:00 PM.
Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
Location:  Bond Chapel, University of Chicago, 1050 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3:00 PM.
Pre-concert lecture at 2:00 PM.
Location:  Northwestern University's Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston, Illinois.

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2:30 PM.
The Bach Week Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Richard Webster Conductor, will present a concert of music by Bach.  With soloists: Katinka Kleijn, violoncello.
Cost:  $30 adults, $20 seniors, $10 students.  Festival passes also available.
Location:  Anderson Chapel, 5149 N. Spaulding Avenue, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  write Bach Week Festival, P.O. Box 1832, Evanston, IL 60204-1832 USA; call 847-868-6015; e-mail info @ bachweek.org; or visit this site.

Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:30 PM.
Schola Antiqua of Chicago, Michael Alan Anderson, Director, will perform a concert, "A Mother's Mother: Music for St. Anne".
Cost:  $25 general, $10 student/senior.
Location:  Bond Chapel, University of Chicago, 1010 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 585-733-0471; e-mail scholachicago @ yahoo.com; visit this site.
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:00 PM.
Location:  St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:00 PM.
Ensemble Musical Offering will perform a concert, "CPE Bach 300th Anniversary Celebration".  Featured soloist: Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Linda Perekstra, Baroque flute.
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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7:30 PM.
The University of Chicago Early Music Ensemble will perform its annual spring concert, featuring English Renaissance classics by Byrd, Dowland, Deering, Parsons, and Morley.
Cost:  Free.
Location:  Bond Chapel, University of Chicago, 1050 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  call 773-702-8484; visit this site.

Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:30 PM.
Laura Pinto, soprano; and David Ellis, viola da gamba; will perform a concert, "Jewels of the Crown", Musical Gems from the Courts of 17th Century Europe.
Cost:  $10.
Location:  Chicago Temple First United Methodist Church, 77 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit this site.

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 7:00 PM.
The Northwestern Baroque Music Ensemble, Stephen Alltop, conductor; and the Alice Millar Chapel Choir and soloists; will perform Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus.
Cost:  Free will offering.
Location:  Northwestern University's Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston, Illinois.
For more info:  call 847-467-4000; visit this site.

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 7:30 PM.
The Music of the Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas Kraemer, conductor, will perform a concert, "Royal Fireworks Music--and More", with works by Purcell, Vivaldi, CPE Bach, Rameau, and Handel.
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, May 19, 2014, 7:30 PM.
Location:  Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (Millennium Park), Chicago, Illinois.

Sunday, May 25, 2014, 7:30 PM.
The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana (BACH) will perform Purcell's opera Dido and Eeneas.
Cost:  $20 general, $10 students.  Visit this site for details.
Location:  St. Mary's Round Barn, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.
For more info:  call 217-378-6802; e-mail info @ baroqueartists.org; or visit this site.

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3:45 PM.
The Grace Lutheran Church Bach Cantata Vespers presents Bach's cantata Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen (God goes up with rejoicing).  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.

Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:00 PM.
The Newberry Consort will give a pre-concert lecture for "Celestial Sirens".
Location:  St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, Illinois.
For more info:  Visit the Consort website; or e-mail info @ newberryconsort.org.
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:00 PM.
Location:  Bond Chapel, University of Chicago, 1050 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM.
Location:  Northwestern University's Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston, Illinois.

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:00 PM.
Ensemble Musical Offering presents a pre-concert lecture for "CPE Bach 300th Anniversary Celebration".
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, May 18, 2014, 6:30 PM.
Pre-concert lecture for the Music of the Baroque performance of Royal Fireworks Music--and More.
Location:  DoubleTree Hotel, 9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois.
For more info:  call 312-551-1414; e-mail baroque @ baroque.org; or visit this site.
Monday, May 19, 2014, 6:00 PM.
Location:  Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago, Illinois.