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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:
  • Taya König-Tarasevich, baroque flute; Anna Steinhoff, viola da gamba; David Walker, theorbo; and Jason Moy, harpsichord; will perform a concert, "An Evening at Cafe Zimmermann: Chamber Music of Bach and Telemann"more...
  • OPUS 327 presents Bella Voce and Ars Antigua performing a concert, "An Evening with J.S. Bach", with cantatas and organ works by Bachmore...
  • Handel Week presents "The Intimate Handel: Music for Soprano, Two Violins, and Basso Continuo"more...
  • New Comma Baroque will perform a concert, "The French Connection - Music of the French Baroque", with music by Chambonnières, DuBuisson, Marais, and Sainte-Colombemore...
  • The Grace Lutheran Church Bach Cantata Vespers presents Bach's cantata Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (God alone shall have my heart).  more...
  • The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, Jane Glover, conductor, and soloists, will perform Handel's oratorio Esther, HMV 50.  more...