2024-25 Concert Season

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Journey back to the dawn of time with the Music of the Baroque Chorus & Orchestra. The 2024-25 season features beloved favorites, rarely heard gems, illustrious guest conductors, internationally renowned soloists, and more. Renew or subscribe for the most significant savings; single tickets go on sale Monday, August 5.

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  • The Creation

    The creation of the world as told in the Book of Genesis springs to life through vivid musical pictures. Music Director Dame Jane Glover leads the Music of the Baroque Chorus, Orchestra, and international opera stars Joélle Harvey, Aaron Sheehan, and Brandon Cedel in Haydn’s timeless work of towering imagination and genius.

    • Sunday, September 15, 3:00 PM North Shore Center, Skokie
    • Tuesday, September 17, 7:30 PM Harris Theater, Chicago
    • Friday, September 20, 5:00 PM On Demand,
  • The Elements

    Laurence Cummings, music director of the Academy of Ancient Music, explores life’s basic building blocks—earth, air, fire, and water. The watery Neptune splashes through Rameau’s Suite from Naïs and Ebb und Fluth, Telemann’s own “Water Music.” Vivaldi leads the earthly charge in “Autumn” from The Four Seasons. All the elements dance and twirl in Rebel’s shockingly imaginative Les Elémens.

    • Sunday, October 27, 7:30 PM North Shore Center, Skokie
    • Monday, October 28, 7:30 PM Harris Theater, Chicago
    • Friday, November 1, 5:00 PM On Demand,
  • The Christmas Oratorio

    From the opening chorus’s joyful, exuberant trumpets and timpani, the Christmas story unfolds in dramatic narrative, moving arias, and stirring chorales. Dame Jane Glover brings together an impressive cast of soloists, including Gwilym Bowen's return as the Evangelist, with the Chorus and Orchestra for this powerful work.

    • Sunday, November 24, 7:30 PM North Shore Center, Skokie
    • Monday, November 25, 7:30 PM Symphony Center, Chicago
    • Friday, November 29, 5:00 PM On Demand,
  • Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts

    Inspiring music in some of Chicago’s most beautiful spaces. The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass Ensemble traverse through time from the medieval age to the present with ethereal chant, majestic works for brass, and some of the best choral music ever written. Andrew Megill conducts music by Gabrieli, Praetorius, and much more.

    • Thursday, December 19, 7:30 PM Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest
    • Friday, December 20, 7:30 PM St. Michael in Old Town, Chicago
    • Saturday, December 21, 2:00 PM Faith, Hope, & Charity Church, Winnetka
    • Sunday, December 22, 2:00 PM Alice Millar Chapel, Evanston
    • Friday, December 27, 5:00 PM On Demand,
  • Minkowski Conducts

    French conductor Marc Minkowski makes his Music of the Baroque debut with music by three orchestral gods—Handel, Rameau, and Mozart. Handel’s concerto grosso was originally the overture to a lost “magic opera.” In Rameau’s Suite from Les Boréades, the Greek god Apollo saves the day. The power of Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 prompted the connection to Jupiter, the Roman god of the sky.

    • Saturday, January 25, 7:30 PM Harris Theater, Chicago
    • Sunday, January 26, 3:00 PM North Shore Center, Skokie
    • Friday, January 31, 5:00 PM On Demand,
  • Handel's Theodora

    In celebration of Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer’s 80th birthday, a world-renowned cast of soloists—Sherezade Panthaki, Iestyn Davies, Allyson McHardy, David Portillo, and Jonathan Woody—join the Chorus and Orchestra for Handel’s great dramatic masterpiece (and his own personal favorite): the story of the virtuous martyr Theodora and her Roman protector Didymus.

    • Sunday, March 2, 7:30 PM North Shore Center, Skokie
    • Monday, March 3, 7:30 PM Harris Theater, Chicago
    • Friday, March 7, 5:00 PM On Demand,
  • Mozart and His Mentors

    Mozart learned a great deal from talented musicians around him. Dame Jane Glover explores symphonies by two of his most admired mentors—Josef Myslivecek and Johann Adolph Hasse. Imogen Cooper returns to Music of the Baroque for Mozart's playful and virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 13.

    • Sunday, April 6, 7:30 PM North Shore Center, Skokie
    • Monday, April 7, 7:30 PM Harris Theater, Chicago
    • Friday, April 11, 5:00 PM On Demand,
  • Celestial Voices

    From the beginning, Music of the Baroque's roots can be traced to choral music performed in churches. Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer highlights the Chorus’s incredible range of talent in music from the Renaissance to the Baroque, from the shimmering sounds of Palestrina and Byrd to the high energy of Bach’s “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied” (Sing unto the Lord a new song).

    • Sunday, May 11, 7:30 PM Faith, Hope, & Charity Church, Winnetka
    • Monday, May 12, 7:30 PM Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago
    • Friday, May 16, 5:00 PM On Demand,

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