A Musical Feast Gala Benefit, Concert, & Raffle

with special guests Sir James and Lady Galway

This year’s Music of the Baroque Gala is extra special. It’s the big event that leads up to our 50th anniversary season!

Join us on Friday, May 29 at the Fairmont Chicago as we welcome world-renowned flautist Sir James Galway to perform with the Music of the Baroque Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Music Director Jane Glover.

This is our only fundraising event of the season. You will enjoy champagne on arrival followed by the gala concert and a cocktail reception prior to a lavish three-course meal, and dancing afterward to the Becca Kaufman Orchestra. The MOB raffle features amazing prizes, including trips to different parts of America and catered dinner parties by Blue Plate.

Tickets for this year’s event start at $375 per person and go on sale in mid-March. In the meantime, please register your interest with Development Manager Andrew Baldwin.

Proceeds benefit every aspect of what we do, from 20 dynamic concerts to "Strong Voices," our arts education program in six Chicago public high schools.

To add your support to our pre-50th anniversary gala, please consider making a donation. Donations of $1000 or more will be included in our gala invitations.

Images from A Musical Feast 2019

Last year's elegant black-tie gala benefit on May 31, 2019, at the Fairmont Chicago was an unqualified success. We gratefully acknowledge and thank each one of our individual, foundation, corporate, and in-kind supporters whose generosity helped us reach and exceed our goal.

Photos Copyright (C)2019 by Elliot Mandel




William McIntosh
The Negaunee Foundation


Thomas and Amy Kuhns


Anne Marcus Hamada
Robert D. Hevey, Jr. and Constance M. Filling
C. James and Karen Prieur
Stephen Wood and Kathleen Arthur


Pamela Baker
Tom and Jennifer Cline
Stan and Mary Ferguson
Michael A. Forti
Sydney L. Hans and Lawrence E. Strickling
Helen Marlborough and Harry Roper
Dr. Julie Talano and Mr. Matthew Regan


BMO Harris Bank
Elliott and Mona Golub
Leland Hutchinson and Jean Perkins
Dr. Ken and Marlou Johnston
Louise Lane
Miller Shakman & Beem LLP
Marjorie Moretz Stinespring
James A. White and Andrea Ravin
Lawson and Jane Whitesides
John L. Wilhelm, MD


Jim and Kay Mabie
Donald E. Nelson, Managing Director-Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors


Ron and Queta Bauer
Erik and Melissa Bjella
Donna and Andrew Brickman
Philip and Marsha Dowd
Timothy A. and Bette Anne Duffy
Barbara and Frank Easterbrook
Mark Ferguson and Elizabeth Yntema
First Midwest Bank
Karen Fishman and Anne Ladky
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery LLP
David and Alexandra Fox
Kimberly and Mark Gralen
Bert and Ann Hand
Cynthia and Ron Holmberg
Thomas Karaba and Marsha Hoover
Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck
Carol and James Klenk
Jeanne LaDuke and Carol Stukey
J. Andrew and Susan Langan
Bruce and Mary Leep
Stephen and Rosemary Mack
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Marquardt
Declan McGovern and Angela McLaughlin
Portia Morrison and Alan Richmond
Linda and Dennis Myers
Emily Nicklin and Jack Callahan
Northern Trust
Joseph and Rosemary O'Hara
Jonah Orlofsky and Joan Polacheck
Shirley and Richard Paulson
Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
Proskauer Rose LLP
Rosborough Partners, Inc.
Piper and Jono Rothschild
Derek and Elizabeth Sammann Family
Lynne and Ralph Schatz
Carole Schecter and Steven Mayer
Chris Shukie, UBS Financial Services
Brian and Beth Sieve
Matthew E. Steinmetz
Clark and Joan Wagner
Pam and Doug Walter
Helen E. Witt and Aloysius T. Stonitsch
Paul and Mary Yovovich
Betsy and Jeff Zeiger
Helen Zell
David and Elizabeth Zott

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Invitation design donated by Kym Abrams Design

Invitation printing donated by LCP

Program book printing donated by North Shore Printers

Invitation mailing donated by TCB Mailing

Sponsor gifts donated by Intelligentsia Coffee,
Toni Patisserie & Cafe, and Fannie May


We encourage you to visit our generous in-kind and raffle donors. Please mention their support of Music of the Baroque when you do.

III Forks Steakhouse
About Face Theatre
Aerial Dance Chicago
Alliance Française de Chicago
American Writers Museum
The Annoyance Theatre and Bar
Arlington International Racecourse
Aspen Music Festival and School
Ayla's Originals
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
Big City Swing
Black Ensemble Theater
Blue Plate
The Brewhouse Inn & Suites
Catch 35
The Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums
Chicago a cappella
Chicago Bears Football Club
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Humanities Festival
The Chicago Mosaic School
Chicago Opera Theater
Chicago Public Media and WBEZ 91.5
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Tap Theatre
Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
Chill Meditation & Massage
City Lit Theater Company
Claremont Club and Spa, a Fairmont Hotel
Columbus Tap
Court Theatre
The Dearborn
Deer Path Inn
The Don CeSar
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
The Eli's Cheesecake Company
Embellish Chicago
Evanston Art Center
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Fairmont Chicago
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Karl R. Fink
Float Milwaukee
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Handel and Haydn Society
Sydney L. Hans and Lawrence E. Strickling
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Anne Hokin
Hotel Ivy Minneapolis
Hotel Monteleone
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House
Il Porcellino
The International Museum of Surgical Science
The iO Theater
Kent Certified Wine Cellar & Trust
Carol and James Klenk
KOVAL Distillery
Thomas and Amy Kuhns
Lake Forest Symphony
Lawton Ridge Winery
Le Piano
Les Nomades
Lifeline Theatre
Lillstreet Art Center
Lynfred Winery
Magnolia Hotel Downtown Dallas
Maison de Haj
Helen Marlborough
Marriott Theatre
Milwaukee Art Museum
M.M.La Fleur
Museum of Anthropology at UBC
Museum of Science & Industry
Northlight Theatre
The Ocean House
Oscar Isberian Rugs
O'Shaughnessy's Public House
Park Grill
The Peninsula Chicago
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
Raven Theatre
Red Apple Buffet
Redtwist Theatre
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Tony and Carl Ruzicka
Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago
Saguaro Scottsdale
Saigon Sisters Restaurant
Renee Schwartz
Sara Lenart Jewelry Design
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Smoque BBQ
Sock Club
Steep Theatre Company
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Oscar Tatosian, Honorary Consul, Republic of Armenia
Terlato Wines
The Theatre of Western Springs
Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center, NFP
Timeline Theatre
Tortoise Supper Club
UChicago Presents
Urban Athlete
Urban Oasis
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Warwick Allerton Chicago
Mark Weisbard and Vicki Rich
Yoga Experience

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