Music of the Baroque will host its annual gala on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at the Fairmont Chicago.
For the first time we will present the Music of the Baroque Award to the acclaimed sculptor and longtime MOB supporter Richard Hunt, and to the arts advocate Joan Harris in celebration of the 20th anniversary of MOB performing at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.
Richard Hunt has been commissioned by Music of the Baroque, supported by Sipi Metals Corp., to create the sculpted award which will be presented biennially to individuals who have had a significant impact on Music of the Baroque or the wider world of baroque music performance.
Once again, the gala will begin in spectacular style with our gala concert. We are thrilled to welcome our principal guest conductor, Nicholas Kraemer, who will conduct our chorus, orchestra, and featured soloists in a concert of Baroque favorites.
Enjoy champagne on arrival, the gala concert, and a cocktail reception followed by a lavish three-course meal and dancing afterward to the MixTape Band.
Black tie is encouraged (e.g. tuxedos, suit/tie, evening gowns, and cocktail dresses).
The MOB raffle features amazing prizes, including trips to different parts of the United States and catered dinner parties by Blue Plate. Raffle tickets are on sale now! Click here to purchase your raffle tickets.
If you have questions or need additional information please contact Development Director Jason Givan.
At last year’s gala, our Strong Voices Chorus treated gala attendees to a surprise performance of Maroon 5's "Memories."
See the clip below:
This is our only fundraising event of the season. Proceeds benefit every aspect of what we do, from our concerts to our Strong Voices arts education program in six Chicago public high schools.
If you cannot join us for the event please consider making a donation. Gifts of $1,000 or more will be acknowledged in our gala and concert program books.