2021-2022 Season FAQs

We are very excited to welcome you back—in person!—to our 2021-2022 season. The safety of our musicians and patrons is our top priority. Music of the Baroque will comply with all guidelines set forth by government officials as well as by our venues. Current guidelines are listed below. If you have additional questions, please contact the box office at 312.551.1414.

As of August 23, 2021, both Cook County and the City of Chicago require masks to be worn indoors. This mandate applies to all six of Music of the Baroque's venues for the 2021-22 season.

Venue-Specific Policies

Both the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts are part of a coalition of Chicagoland performing arts venues that have agreed upon unified COVID policies for audience members through the end of 2021.

All audience members attending performances inside the Harris Theater and North Shore Center for the Performing Arts are required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the facility.

In order to enter the venue, you will be asked to present proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the form of a vaccination card. Fully vaccinated means you have received a second dose of an authorized two-dose vaccine, or a single-dose vaccine, at least 14 days prior to the date of the event.

As an alternative to proof of vaccination, you may gain entry by presenting a negative COVID-19 test. The theaters will accept a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the event or a negative antigen (rapid) test result taken within 6 hours of the event.

The most efficient way to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result is using the My Bindle app. My Bindle is a digital wallet, available to download and use free of charge, where you may upload a photo and your vaccination card or test result. You may also present a paper copy of your card or test result along with a photo ID.

Vaccination policies and testing protocols will also extend to staff, artists, and crew.

In addition, all audience members are required to wear a mask while inside the venue, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must cover the nose and mouth at all times.

Further information can be found on the Harris Theater and North Shore Center websites.

Holiday Brass and Choral Venues

Proof of vaccination or a negative test will also be required at our holiday venues (Grace Lutheran, St. Michael, Alice Millar Chapel, Faith, Hope, & Charity). More details will be announced closer to December.

Additional FAQs

Will concerts be at full capacity in the fall?

As Chicago and the State of Illinois are in Phase 5 of reopening, the Harris Theater and North Shore Center venues are open at full capacity. We will continue to follow all city and state guidelines and will reach out to all ticketholders if social distancing and capacity restrictions are reinstated after the concert season begins.

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Will you still be providing virtual concerts for those unable to attend in person?

Yes, we will be offering our concerts on-demand after each concert. Subscribers will receive automatic access to all on-demand concerts in their subscription packages. A virtual subscription featuring all eight concerts on-demand will be available for purchase beginning August 30. Single tickets will be available for purchase beginning a week before the concert.

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What happens to my tickets if a concert is canceled or I do not feel safe attending?

All patrons have the option to donate the cost of their tickets as a tax-deductible contribution, exchange for a future concert, hold it as a credit, or receive a refund should the pandemic force us to cancel concerts.

We also ask that you stay home if you do not feel well. If you can no longer attend a concert, please call the box office at 312.551.1414 to discuss your options regarding your tickets.

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I have a cancelled concert credit. What are my options for redemption?

We are offering the following options for redeeming credits. To confirm your credit amount or to redeem, please contact our box office by email or by calling 312.551.1414:

  1. Apply the credit toward your 21/22 renewal (Note: your subscription invoice includes a unique code that will allow you to do this online; enter this code here)
  2. Apply the credit towards an additional ticket or MOB CD
  3. Convert the credit to a donation to support our transition out of the pandemic

To confirm your credit amount or to redeem, please contact our box office by email or by calling 312.551.1414

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