Baroque Beautiful

by Music of the Baroque

Due to the current pandemic, Music of the Baroque's Gala Benefit will take place "at home" on Friday, October 23, 2020. Enjoy the beauty of live music from the comfort of your living room! 

Visit at 7 pm on October 23 for a special live music event featuring members of our chorus, orchestra, and soloists, a special welcome from Music Director Jane Glover and Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer, a performance by Baroque pianist Angela Hewitt--and a few other surprises.   

While we may not be able to gather in person, we’ve partnered with Blue Plate Catering to bring an amazing gala feast to you! Purchase tickets below to receive a special Music of the Baroque dinner which you can pick up from one of two convenient locations on October 23. If your order is for 10 people or more, the food will be delivered to your door.   Our musicians have also created some Baroque-inspired cocktails for our at-home gala, click here for the recipes!

If you are unable to join us then please consider making a tax-deductible donation--see the right-hand panels for options.  All donations will be acknowledged in our 2020-21 program books.

Make a gala donation here

How will your gala donation help us?

  • Ensures our safe return to the stage for the celebration of our 50th season in 2021
  • Supports our musicians and keeps us connected with our audience during the pandemic  
  • Strengthens our Strong Voices education program involving 1200 students in 6 Chicago Public Schools
  • Facilitates MOB's diversity program, including concerts in local communities 
  • Provides support for MOB's online and broadcast activities

We hope you can join us on Friday, October 23, at 7 pm, or make a donation.  We appreciate your generosity in supporting Music of the Baroque's golden jubilee!

The Tom Bachtell/Music of the Baroque Portraits

As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, Music of the Baroque commissioned New Yorker caricaturist Tom Bachtell to create portraits of five major composers whose music we're performing in our anniversary season: Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and Vivaldi. A poster of all five portraits plus signed individual prints are on sale now and will also be available for purchase during the live broadcast.  

To purchase the poster, click here.  To purchase individual composer portraits, click the links below:






We are deeply grateful for your generosity, and for the support of our 2020 gala sponsors

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