Support Music of the Baroque

The generosity of hundreds of donors enables Music of the Baroque to engage and inspire Chicago audiences. More than two-thirds of our annual budget comes from contributions. Support from individuals, especially members of the Music of the Baroque audience, and from foundation and corporate grants, ensures that classical music lovers in Chicago can continue to enjoy superb performances of glorious works from one of music history’s most important periods.

Individual Giving

Contributions from those who enjoy Music of the Baroque concerts and believe in the value of the performing arts make it possible for us to engage Chicago’s very best musicians, program large-scale choral masterpieces by Bach and Handel, feature world-class soloists and conductors, and introduce Chicago audiences to undiscovered musical treasures from the rich and varied repertoire we explore.

There are numerous ways you can make a gift to Music of the Baroque:

  • Contribute to the Annual Sustaining Fund today to help keep Music of the Baroque a vibrant part of Chicago’s classical music life.
  • Invest $1,500 or more and enjoy the special benefits of membership in the Con Brio Society.
  • This year's annual Gala Benefit, A Musical Feast, took place on May 29 and was an unqualified success, netting over $307,000! For information about next year's event, including individual or corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mary Siegel, Development Manager.

Foundation and Government Support

Private and family foundations and state and local government agencies are important investors in Music of the Baroque. In addition to supporting concert performances, radio broadcasts, and recordings, our institutional supporters fund Music of the Baroque’s “Strong Voices” arts education program, which helps strengthen high school choral music programs in low-income communities and provides voice lessons, master classes, and in-school concerts for students who lack the resources to pursue their musical aspirations. The Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs are Music of the Baroque’s long-time public partners. Contact Mary Siegel, Development Manager, for more information.

Corporate Partnerships

Music of the Baroque offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to Chicago-area corporations and small businesses. In addition to demonstrating their commitment to the arts and gaining exposure to an affluent, educated audience, sponsors receive a range of benefits including print and online recognition, logo visibility, on-site signage, and the chance to entertain valued clients at Music of the Baroque performances and our annual Gala Benefit, A Musical Feast. Contact Karen Fishman, Executive Director, for more information.

Gala Benefit

This year’s annual Gala Benefit, A Musical Feast, took place on May 29 at the Fairmont Chicago. More than 350 guests attended this elegant evening of dining and dancing with a very special performance by members of the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra. Please contact Mary Siegel, Development Manager, for information about next year’s event, including individual or corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Arts Education

Music of the Baroque supports choral education at Chicago public high schools through its “Strong Voices” arts education program.