37th Season

New York Polyphony - And the Sun Darkened
October 21, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Chapel (1501 S. Layton Blvd.)
This concert is co-sponsored by Bill & Sue LeFeber

This vocal program explores the intersection of ancient and contemporary expressions of personal piety.  Franco-Flemish Renaissance pieces by Loyset Compère, Thomas Crecquillon and Josquin des Prez are performed alongside contemporary works by Cyrillus Kreek and Andrew Smith. 

Benjamin Bagby - Beowulf
November 4, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Irish Cultural & Heritage Center (2133 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
This concert is sponsored by Jan Serr & John Shannon

“Hwaet!” commands the storyteller: “Listen!” Benjamin Bagby, one of the world’s leading performers of historically informed music and theater, dramatizes the awe-inspiring epic poem in the original Anglo-Saxon, while accompanying himself on a Germanic harp. With projected English supertitles.


The Baltimore Consort - Wassail, Wassail! Music of the Yuletide Season
Dec 2, 2023, 5:00 p.m. / Dec 3, 2023, 3:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Chapel (1501 S. Layton Blvd.)
These concerts are sponsored by Gregory & Susan Milleville
and by Donald & Mary Stacy

Join us for a festive holiday celebration with one of America’s most beloved ensembles!  This vocal and instrumental program features carols and dance tunes from the British Isles, Germany, France, Spain, and the New World.  There will be a pre-concert lecture at 4:00 on Saturday and 2:00 on Sunday.  The approximate program length is 1 hour 45 minutes, including intermission.  Parking is available in the Sacred Heart Center parking lot, located at 1545 S. Layton Blvd.  The entrance to the chapel is on 27th St. and will be clearly marked.  For patrons with wheelchairs or accessibility needs, we recommend being dropped off in front of the building entrance, to avoid the distance from the lot.
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La Morra - Shaping the Invisible
February 24, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (914 E. Knapp St.)

In their first North American tour, La Morra performs Italian music from the time of Leonardo.  Featuring works by Domenico da Piacenza, Giovanni Serragli, Henricus Issac, Francesco Canova da Milano, among others.     Purchase tickets


Constantinople & Accademia del Piacere - Seville to Isfahan
April 6, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
UWM – Zelazo Center (2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

This musical journey brings into dialogue the music of the Spanish Renaissance with Persian/Ottoman masterpieces taken from recently discovered manuscripts unearthed in monasteries and palace libraries.     Purchase tickets




Four Nations Ensemble - Crossing Borders: Italian & French Masterworks
May 18, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (914 E. Knapp St.)
This concert is sponsored by Jack Simpson

The 18th century witnessed a synergy between courtly French music and emotionally charged Italian music.  This program showcases impassioned works by Antonio Vivaldi, François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, George Frideric Handel, and Antonio Caldara.     Purchase tickets

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All programs and venues subject to change.  Information about pre-concert lectures will be posted closer to each performance date.