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What is Early Music? 
Early Music is music from the mid 18th century and before, music from the Baroque, Renaissance, and Middle Ages.  It is the most beautiful, enriching, exciting -- and ironically the freshest -- music you will ever hear performed by some of the best musicians anywhere.  Early Music is enchantment!
Welcome to Early MusiChicago -- your source for news and information about Early Music in the Chicago area and elsewhere.

Learn about Early Music at the Composers, Instruments, Organizations, Resources, and Publications pages. 

Get to know area Early Music performers at the Musicians, Ensembles, and Photo Album pages. 

For a complete listing of Early Music concerts, festivals, workshops, and other events, visit the Calendar and Events pages.  Coming Soon:
  • The Second Saturday Concert Series presents Black Tulip, performing a concert, "Tulips in Winter", with works by many diverse Baroque composers including Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi, Purcell, and others.  more...
  • Early Music Now presents the Baltimore Consort; performing a concert, "The Food of Love", with songs and consort music from the Elizabethan Era.  more...
  • The Handel Week Orchestra & Chorus, Dennis Northway, Artistic Director, will perform a concert of Handel's music, "The Chorus Shines"more...