Jason Deroche in Avanti Guitar Trio

Fri., Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm

in Chicago

Join guitarist and club member, Jason Deroche, on Friday, February 3rd at 12:10 pm as he performs with the Avanti Guitar Trio. The venue is The Fourth Presbyterian Church, Buchanan Chapel, 126 E. Chestnut St. (at North Michigan Ave.), Chicago. For more information, please see the following links:   



Acappellago celebrated their gala on February 18th - "A Grand Night for Singing." This biennial event was held at Cantigny Park's LeJardin Room and featured many talented singers as soloists and in ensemble. Everyone enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and sweets, a cash bar AND a silent auction with theater & concert tickets, sport tickets, paraphernalia, and much more.

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Sun., Feb 19 @ 3:30 pm

in Hinsdale

Join West Suburban Symphony on Sunday, February 19th at 3:30 pm as they present "Songs from the Heart". Philosophy and faith have long inspired magnificent music, and this concert brings you two of those masterworks – both the final creations of legendary composers: Ludwig van Beethoven’s tribute to universal brotherhood – his Symphony No. 9, with its Ode to Joy finale with chorus and acclaimed Chicago vocal soloists, John Concepcion, Stacy Eckert, Ann McMann and Jeffrey Ray... and Giuseppe Verdi’s dramatic Stabat Mater with chorus: an operatically styled interpretation of the Latin hymn on the sorrows of the Virgin Mary, ending with a vision of Paradise. Presented at Hinsdale Central High School, 55th & Grant Streets, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521. For ticket information, please using the following link: 

Tower Chorale

Sun., Mar 5 at 3:00 pm or

Sun., Mar 12 at 3:00 pm

Don't miss Tower Chorale's presentation of "Annelies: The Voice of Anne Frank" on Sunday, March 5th at 3:00 pm at Western Springs Christian Reformed Church, 5140 Wolf Road, Western Springs OR on Sunday, March 12th at 3:00 pm at Concordia Chapel of our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest. For tickets and information, please view the attached link:  


Sunday, March 12

3:30 pm

TREASURES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA   Experience the nuanced elegance of music written for small orchestras over the centuries, in an intimate concert that includes the premiere of a new composition by Chicagoan Elijah Smith: Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite 3, a set of lively dances typical of the European courts of the 1700s… Ludwig van Beethoven’s cheerful and energetic Symphony No. 2… Gioachino Rossini’s rousing Overture to Scala di Seta, a one-act comic opera… and Elijah Smith’s Elysian, a portrayal of life as heaven on earth, written for this concert.


Presented at Union Church, 137 S. Garfield Avenue, Hinsdale, IL 60521


Escape to...Birdland

Saturday, March 18

@ 7:30 pm

Event Hall at Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st Street, Oak Brook


Sunday, March 19 

@ 4:00 pm

Congregational Church of Batavia

21 S. Batavia Avenue, Batavia

The Chicago Ensemble

The Chicago Ensemble will be offering a Workshop for Adult Amateur Chamber Music Players on Sunday, March 26th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at:


PianoForte, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.


The application was sent to all members via email on January 27th.  

The application deadline is February 15th.  


For a copy of the application, please use the attached link or email sfoley6@comcast.net

St. John Passion


CCA  joins the Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra of Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest to present Bach’s masterpiece.


Saturday, April 8, 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 9, 4:00 PM

Grace Lutheran Church

7300 Division Street, River Forest

Admission is free. Tickets are not required.


April 30, 2017  –  3:30 pm

MELODIES BY TCHAIKOVSKY   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s music is unmatched in lush beauty and brilliance. You’ll love this program of symphonic and operatic works that captures the spirit of dance as only Tchaikovsky can: Symphony No. 3, dominated by dance music and his only symphony written in a major key… and Polonaise and Waltz from his deeply moving lyric opera Eugene Onegin. In addition, the winner of their 70th annual solo competition for teen musicians, Julian Rhee, will perform the third movement of Brahms' Violin Concerto; Julian is a high school junior from Brookfield, Wisconsin, who has won many prestigious competitions for young violinists. 


Presented at Hinsdale Central High School, 55th & Grant Streets, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

Daniel Ziesemer

New member and violinist, Daniel Ziesemer, has been invited to play as a guest on the program of the Music Institute of Chicago’s Downers Grove Faculty Concert on Sunday, May 7th from 2:30-3:30 pm at Faith United Methodist Church, 432 59th St., Downers Grove. He, along with pianist, Sung Hoon Mo, will accompany vocalist Barbara Ann Martin in J. S. Bach’s beloved Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring. Daniel will also play  a few solos including Fritz Kreisler’s Caprice Viennois.

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