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, Genres, Organizations, Resources, and Publications pages.
Get to know area Early Music performers at the Musicians, Ensembles, People, PhotoAlbum, and Recordings pages.
For a complete listing of Early Music concerts, festivals, workshops, and other events, visit the Calendar and Events pages. Coming Soon:
- The Milwaukee Renaissance Band will perform a concert, "Christmas -- Renaissance Style". more...
- The University of Chicago Chorus; University of Chicago Motet Choir; Rockefeller Chapel Orchestra; and soloists; will perform Handel's Messiah. more...
- Early Music Now presents the Waverly Consort performing a concert, "The Christmas Story". more...
- Second Presbyterian Church hosts a Sing-Along Messiah. With Sounds of the South Loop Players, directed by Kim Diehnelt. more...
- The North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble will perform a concert, "Baroque Music for Christmas Tide", with works by Bach, Corelli, Torelli, and Vivaldi. more...
Look to the EMC Forum for the latest news, announcements, press releases, and more.Visit the Early MusiChicago Broadcasts and Calendar pages for listings of upcoming early music broadcasts on radio and TV.
Shop for early instruments; sheet music; CDs, DVDs and MP3s; and other items at the Businesses, Sheet Music, and Recordings, pages.
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