Music of the Baroque's 2024-25 Season—On Demand!

Music of the Baroque is delighted to share our 2024-25 season, "From the Beginning" with you—regardless of where you live! All eight concerts will be recorded and made available On Demand for 30 days following the performance.

Individual streaming passes will go on sale Monday, August 5, and are just $15 each. Or create a series of 3 or more On Demand concerts and pay $10 per performance. You will receive an email that includes your individual viewing link(s) once the concert is available. Viewing links can also be found in your confirmation email.

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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.

Available beginning Friday, September 20, 2024

    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 the “Autumn” Concerto from The Four Seasons. All the elements dance and twirl in Rebel’s shockingly imaginative Les Elémens.

Available beginning Friday, November 1, 2024

    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 the return of Gwilym Bowen as the Evangelist, with the Chorus and Orchestra for this powerful and passionate work.

Available beginning Friday, November 29, 2024

    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.

Available beginning Friday, December 27, 2024

    Minkowski Conducts

Renowned 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.” The Greek god Apollo saves the day in Rameau’s Suite from Les Boréades. And the sheer power of Mozart’s Symphony No. 41—his final orchestral work—prompted the connection to Jupiter, the Roman god of the sky.

Available beginning Friday, January 31, 2025

    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 one of Handel’s great dramatic masterpieces (and his own personal favorite): the story of the virtuous martyr Theodora and her Roman protector Didymus.

Available beginning Friday, March 7, 2025

    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.

Available beginning Friday, April 11, 2025

    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).

Available beginning Friday, May 16, 2025

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