A Musical Feast Gala Benefit

Celebrating Jane Glover on fifteen years as Music Director

We are excited to celebrate Jane Glover on June 1, 2018 at this year's gala benefit, A Musical Feast, at the Fairmont Chicago. Join us as Jane Glover leads a very special performance by members of the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, followed by an elegant evening of dining and dancing. A Musical Feast is our most important fundraising event of the year and proceeds benefit every aspect of what we do, from great concerts to inspiring educational outreach. Support Music of the Baroque and celebrate Jane Glover by purchasing event tickets, taking a chance on the raffle, or making a donation. To receive an invitation, or for more information about tickets and sponsorships, contact Development Manager Mary Siegel or call 312.551.1415, x27.


GALA BENEFIT RAFFLE

This year’s raffle is our best yet with magnificent prizes inspired by our upcoming concert season. Support the gala benefit by taking a chance on the raffle—you get to select the specific prize packages you want to win. Raffle chances begin at $50 with special prizes at the $200, $500, and $1,000 levels. Click here to view all the raffle packages and to place your chances.


Crystal Prize, value $2,923

Buy $1,000 or more for entry

A trip to British Columbia with two nights at the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria and two nights at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel. While there, you’ll have tickets to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, membership to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and UBC Museum of Anthropology and you’ll enjoy a tour and tasting at Victoria Distillery.

Included, a $500 gift card for airfare or other travel costs.

Back in Chicago, wine membership at wineHouse, and wine storage for a year by Kent Certified Wine Cellar & Trust.


Sapphire Prize—Blue Plate Catering, value $2,775

Buy $500 or more for entry

Blue Plate caters your party for up to 20 guests at Blue Plate’s elegant dining space.

On your own, dine at Rosebud restaurant and dazzle in jewelry from Hazel.


Gold Star Prize, value $2,585

Buy $200 or more for entry

This lavish Chicago getaway includes three nights at the Fairmont; spa services at mySpa; dining at Columbus Tap, Catch 35, and Tortoise Supper Club; and a one-hour flight tour in a private plane. Continue the feeling of flight with an 8-week aerial fabric class at Aerial Dance Chicago. Also, hand-designed jewelry by Sara Lenart, four premium White Sox tickets, and membership and classes at Alliance Française de Chicago.


Mozart Requiem, value $2,014

Mozart would have loved Pittsburgh! It’s a trip to Pittsburgh featuring two nights at the Fairmont Pittsburgh, private tours of the Carnegie Museum and The Frick, and two tickets to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Symphony. Back in Chicago, cheer the home team with 4 tickets to a Cubs game and savor a season-full of cheesecake with 4 Eli’s seasonal cheesecakes.


The Four Seasons, value $3,262

There is something for each season in this trip to two cities on lakes. Enjoy two-night stays at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago and the InterContinental Milwaukee. In Milwaukee, you’ll have two tickets to the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Milwaukee Irish Fest, and the Jazz Estate, plus dining at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge. In Chicago, you’ll have four of the best seats to a Cubs and a Bears game plus an Urban Oasis massage.


Christmas Oratorio, value $3,276

A week-long stay in an Aspen condo with room for four and spectacular mountain views. Back home, enjoy a holiday tradition with two tickets to "A Christmas Carol" at the Goodman Theatre. Also, dine at Park Grill, tour and taste at KOVAL Distillery, and practice yoga at Yoga Experience.


Holiday Brass & Choral, value $2,476

A New Orleans holiday with two nights at Hotel Monteleone and  passes to five local museums. In Chicago, the music plays on with tickets to Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at the Harris Theater, Chicago Sinfonietta, and Rembrandt Chamber Musicians plus tickets to The Joffrey Ballet. For food and spirits, enjoy a case of Terlato Family Vineyards Angels Peak wine and dining at The Deer Path Inn and The Walnut Room at Macy’s plus wine storage for a year by Kent Certified Wine Cellar & Trust.


Hewitt Plays Mozart, value $3,170

Host your own recital with a Blue Plate catered dinner party for ten guests in your home. Decor enhancements with a rug from Oscar Isberian Rugs and flowers from Fleur, Inc. Rehearse with music lessons at Access Contemporary Music.


The Grand Tour, value $3,296

This is the grandest of tours with two night stays in Berkeley at the Claremont Club and Spa, A Fairmont Hotel and in Sonoma at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. Included, a $500 gift card for airfare or other travel costs. Incredible Adventures takes you on a one-day wine and beer tour in the Sonoma and Muir Woods area. Let the music carry you away with two tickets to performances by Philharmonia Baroque and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.


Hot Coffee, value $2,322

What’s hot? It’s a trip to Dallas for two nights at Magnolia Hotel Downtown Dallas including a food tour courtesy of Food Tours of America-Dallas. Let the heat continue in Chicago with four premier seats for the White Sox; two 50-yard line seats for the Bears; dining at Smoque BBQ, Sepia, and Saigon Sisters; hair styling at Fox Hair Chicago; a private breadmaking class including lunch and tea; and two Heritage-style Rookwood Pottery mugs to hold brimming cups of coffee.


Pulpit and Playhouse, value $3,112

Start with a trip to San Diego for two nights at The Westgate Hotel and two tickets to the San Diego Symphony. Continue in Chicago for a year of the best of theater, music and dance with tickets to Chicago a cappella, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre, The Gift Theatre, Giordano Dance Chicago, Lake Forest Symphony, Lifeline Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Raven Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Steep Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Theatre of Western Springs, TimeLine Theatre, UChicago Presents, and Writers Theatre.


Click here to purchase tickets.


2018 GALA SPONSORS


IMPRESARIOS

Bill McIntosh
The Negaunee Foundation

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Thomas and Amy Kuhns


PRODUCERS

Anne Marcus Hamada
C. James and Karen Prieur
Stephen Wood and Kathleen Arthur









UNDERWRITERS

Pamela Baker
Stan and Mary Ferguson
Sydney L. Hans and Lawrence E. Strickling
Helen Marlborough and Harry Roper
Mr. Matthew Regan and Dr. Julie Talano





SPONSORS

Aon
Tom and Jennifer Cline
Michael A. Forti
Leland Hutchinson and Jean Perkins
Louise Lane
James A. Serritella
Miller Shakman & Beem LLP
Marjorie Moretz Stinespring
UL
James A. White and Andrea Ravin

BENEFACTORS

Elliott and Mona Golub
Jim and Kay Mabie
Declan McGovern and Angela McLaughlin
Melissa Moore
John L. Wilhelm, M.D.

PATRONS

Ron and Queta Bauer
Donna and Andrew Brickman
Bridgeview Bank Group
CIBC Bank USA
Philip and Marsha Dowd
Timothy A. and Bette Anne Duffy
Barbara and Frank Easterbrook
Mark Ferguson and Elizabeth Yntema
Mark and Beth Filip
Karen Fishman and Anne Ladky
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery LLP
Robert Fix
David and Alexandra Fox
Kimberly and Mark Gralen
Bert and Ann Hand
Cynthia and Ron Holmberg
George Joseph
Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck
Tom Karaba and Marsha Hoover
Carol and James Klenk
Andrew and Susan Langan
Bruce and Mary Leep
Robert and Janice Lorch
Stephen Marquardt and Deborah Shaw
Linda and Dennis Myers
Linda Thoren Neal
Emily Nicklin and Jack Callahan
Gerard Notario, MD and Robert Asher
Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
Richard and Shirley Paulson
Meg and Mike Revord
Gerald Saltarelli
Derek and Elizabeth Sammann
Lynne and Ralph Schatz
Carole Schecter and Steven Mayer
Chris Shukie, UBS Financial Services
Matthew E. Steinmetz
Bruce and Chris Toth
Pam and Doug Walter
Betsy and Jeff Zeiger
David and Elizabeth Zott

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RAFFLE DONORS

















3 Green Sisters
1850 House
ACM School of Music
Aerial Dance Chicago
Alliance Française de Chicago
American Writers Museum
The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, Chicago
Ayla’s Originals
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
Big City Swing
Black Ensemble Theater
Zach and Kerry Maiorca at Bloom Yoga Studio
The Book Cellar
Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge
The Cabildo
Carnegie Museum of Art
Catch 35
The Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums
Chicago a cappella
Chicago Architecture Foundation
The Chicago Mosaic School
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Sinfonietta
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Tap Theatre
City Lit Theater Company
Columbus Tap
Court Theatre
Dance SPA
The Deer Path Inn
The Eli’s Cheesecake Co.
Embellish
Evanston Art Center
Farmhouse
Karl R. Fink
Fleur, Inc.
Food Tours of America—Dallas
Fox Hair Chicago
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
The Frick Pittsburgh
The Gift Theatre
Giordano Dance Chicago
Goodman Theatre
Sydney L. Hans and Lawrence E. Strickling
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Hazel
Anne and William J. Hokin
Hotel Monteleone
Incredible Adventures
InterContinental Milwaukee
The International Museum of Surgical Science
iO Theater
The Jazz Estate
The Joffrey Ballet
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Kent Certified Wine Cellar & Trust
Kinslahger Brewing Company
Carol and James Klenk
KOVAL Distillery
Thomas and Amy Kuhns
Lady Gregory’s
Lake Forest Symphony
Lawton Ridge Winery
Lifeline Theatre
Lillstreet Art Center
Louisiana State Museum
Lynfred Winery
Magnolia Hotel Downtown Dallas
Marriott Theatre
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
mySpa
The New Orleans Jazz Museum
Northlight Theatre
Odgen Museum of Southern Art
Old Town School of Folk Music
Oscar Isberian Rugs
Park Grill
Philharmonia Baroque
The Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The Presbytere
Raven Theatre
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
The Rookwood Pottery Co.
Rosebud Restaurants
Tony and Carl Ruzicka
Saigon Sisters
San Diego Symphony
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
Sara Lenart Jewelry Design
Renee Schwartz
Sepia
Sew Crafty Studio
Smoque BBQ
Steep Theatre Company
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
StoryStudio Chicago
Terlato Wines International
Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center, NFP
TimeLine Theatre Company
Tortoise Supper Club
UBC Museum of Anthropology
UChicago Presents
Uptown Underground
Urban Oasis
Victoria Distillers
Volare Restaurant
The Walnut Room
Mark Weisbard and Vicki Rich
The Theatre of Western Springs
The Westgate Hotel
Windy City Playhouse
wineHouse
Writers Theatre
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
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DONATIONS IN KIND

Invitation design donated by Kym Abrams Design


Invitation printing donated by LCP


Program book printing donated by North Shore Printers

Sponsor table gifts donated by Amy's Candy Bar and Domaine de Canton


Pictures from A Musical Feast 2017


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A Musical Feast

June 1, 2018


The Fairmont Chicago

200 North Columbus Drive


6:15pm

Concert conducted by Jane Glover

with members of the Music of the Baroque

Chorus and Orchestra


7:00pm

Cocktail Reception with passed hors d’oeuvres and open bar

A personal poem written for you by the Poems While You Wait team


8:00pm

Lavish three-course dinner


9:15pm

Raffle drawing and dancing to the music of the

Becca Kaufman Orchestra


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