Rembrandt Chamber Musicians, Chicago’s premiere ensemble focused on classical and adventurous new chamber musical works, will hold its annual holiday concert, Holiday Baroque, live at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 5 at Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel. The concert will also be streamed on their YouTube channel.
Alice Millar is renowned for resonant acoustics perfectly suited to the sounds of the Baroque repertoire, and for its beautiful stained-glass windows fashioned 50 years ago this year by master artisan Benoît Gilsoul. This year’s Holiday Baroque concert features works of Corelli, Charpentier, Vivaldi and Bach, classics that surely capture the spirit of the season.
Longtime Rembrandt ensemble members John Macfarlane, Carol Cook and Calum Cook will be joined by some of the ensembles most frequent collaborators and some of Chicago’s finest musicians. Guest artists include soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, harpsichordist Stephen Alltop, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster violinist Yuan-Qing Yu, CSO Assistant Principal Cello Kenneth Olsen, and Lyric Opera Orchestra violinists Kathleen Brauer and Ann Palen and bassist Ian Hallas.
The program consists of:
BACH: Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541
MONTEVERDI: Laudate dominum in sanctis eius, SV 287
Marco UCCELLINI: Aria sopra “La Bergamasca”
CORELLI: Concerto Grosso in G Minor, “Christmas Concerto”
BACH: Preludio from Violin Partita No.3 in E Major, BWV 1006
CHARPENTIER: In nativitatem Domini canticum, H. 416: Nuit
VIVALDI: The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in F minor, RV 297, “Winter”
About Rembrandt Chamber Musicians
Founded in 1990, Chicago-based Rembrandt Chamber Musicians perpetuates classical chamber music as an accessible, engaging and deeply personal living art form by presenting world-class performances of well-known masterworks and hidden gems from the Baroque period to the present; collaborating with guest artists; commissioning composers to create new musical works; and supporting young musicians through an annual high school chamber music competition and educational outreach initiatives. Rembrandt Chamber Musicians features principal members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago as core members of the ensemble. For more information, visit www.rembrandtchambermusicians.org.
General admission tickets to Rembrandt Chamber Musicians concerts are $41. Full season subscriptions to RCM’s 2021-2022 season begin at $160, a 21% discount, with other subscription options beginning at $110. Student tickets are $12 with valid ID.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.rembrandtchambermusicians.org or by phone at 872-395-1754.
NOTE: Subscribers and paid single-ticket holders can access online streamed performances of all Rembrandt’s concerts in the 2021–2022 season. Rembrandt Chamber Musicians will be following Centers for Disease Control, state, and local guidelines. Proof of vaccination will be required to attend 2021-2022 season events.