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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, 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:
  • Baroque Band, Garry Clarke, Director, will perform a concert, "Past Masters", with works by Locke, Biber, Lully, and Schmelzermore...
  • The Bella Voce Camerata will perform a concert, "Stabat Mater", with works by that title by Pergolesi and modern composer Arvo Pärtmore...
  • The Oriana Singers, Bill Chin, Director, plus an ensemble of period instruments, will perform a concert, "Sing An Old Song", German Renaissance and early Baroque music by Schütz, Praetorius, and Scheidtmore...
  • The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn presents Ensamble Ad-Hoc performing a concert, "Cantigas!", featuring 13th century Iberian secular and sacred songs, presented in Galician-Portuguese. more...
  • Outer Voices will perform a concert, "Refraction/Reflection", with music by Gombert, Machaut, and Dunstaple, also contemporary pieces that feature imitation.  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.