Holiday Brass & Choral—at home!
No holiday season is complete without our annual Holiday Brass & Choral Concert! Our musicians gathered virtually to keep this annual tradition alive. For more holiday cheer, listen to our newest holiday recording, On This Night, which includes brass music by Gabrieli, the Te Deum that traditionally closes the performance, and much more.
The MOB Chorus sings the Te Deum
The MOB Brass Ensemble presents Gabrieli's Canzona septimi toni à 8
A Baroque Thanksgiving
Broadcast on Sunday, November 29, at 7:30 PM, A Baroque Thanksgiving is an hour-long virtual concert featuring solo and chamber performances by members of our ensemble, including Gina DiBello in an unaccompanied sonata by Bach and Katelyn Lee, Barbara Butler, and Stephen Alltop in Handel's "Let the bright Seraphim" from the oratorio Samson. Executive Director Declan McGovern provides colorful commentary from surprise locations in downtown Chicago.
Fall 2020 Interviews
Handel: Composer & Businessman
In this two-part series, Music Director Jane Glover talks with Executive Director Declan McGovern about Handel as a composer and businessman. In Part I, Glover discusses Handel's early years, the motivation behind developing his business talents, his time in Italy, and the impetus for his journey to London. Part II turns to Handel's opera and oratorio composition, his success in the stock market, and his life and legacy.
Handel: Composer & Businessman, Part 1
Handel: Composer & Businessman, Part 2
Jane Glover & Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Conversation
A three-part series featuring a fascinating conversation between Music Director Jane Glover and renowned conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner about their books on Handel and Bach, respectively. Topics covered include what motivated each book project, surprising things they learned, their favorite works by Bach and Handel, why Bach didn't compose operas, unique insights into the composers' personalities, and much more. Radio personality Carl Grapentine moderates.
Jane Glover & Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Conversation, Part 1
Jane Glover & Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Conversation, Part 2
Jane Glover & Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Conversation, Part 3
Nicholas Kraemer & Declan McGovern in Conversation
Music of the Baroque Executive Director Declan McGovern interviews Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer. In the first of two parts, Kraemer discusses his activities during the pandemic, how his conducting career got started, and a few of his favorite Music of the Baroque performances. In part two, learn how Chicago musicians differ from their London colleagues, what makes Nicholas's approach to Messiah and the Brandenburg Concertos special, and what he misses about Chicago.
Nicholas Kraemer & Declan McGovern in Conversation Part 1
Nicholas Kraemer & Declan McGovern in Conversation Part 2
2019-20 Season Videos
The MOB Chorus & Orchestra present Vivaldi's Gloria
From our musicians' homes to yours: The Air from Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3
"Rival Divas" in Rehearsal
Jane Glover discusses and rehearses Rival Divas, a fascinating look into the singing rivalries in Handel and Mozart's day featuring sopranos Jane Archibald and Susanna Phillips.
Patrick Dupré Quigley on the Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts
Guest conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley shares what's special about Music of the Baroque's Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts, which take place December 19-22 in River Forest, Chicago, and Northbrook.
Nicholas Kraemer on "Bach and the Italians"
Nicholas Kraemer discusses the music on the Nov. 24 & 25 concerts, including his original title for the program and the reason behind the works he chose.
Nicholas Kraemer on "The Chase"
Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer discusses the music of "The Chase," the second program in Music of the Baroque's 2019-20 season.
Mass in B Minor in Rehearsal
Music Director Jane Glover rehearses the Mass in B Minor with the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, which opens the ensemble's 2019-20 season.
A Musical Preview of Pulpit & Playhouse—Handel, Purcell
Nicholas Kraemer leads the chorus, orchestra, and soloists in the final concert of the season. Featured works include Handel's Dixit Dominus and excerpts from Purcell's Fairy Queen.
Gina DiBello performs The Four Seasons
Highlights from "Baroque in the Park"
Jane Glover on Handel's Esther
Jane Glover discusses Handel's Esther, which Music of the Baroque performs Sunday, February 25, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, and Tuesday, February 27, at the Harris Theater in Chicago.
Jane Glover on Mozart Dialogues
Jane Glover discusses Mozart Dialogues, Sunday, January 28, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, and Monday, January 29, at the Harris Theater in Chicago.