Each Friday of the year at 12:10 p.m., free Noonday concerts take place at Fourth Presbyterian Churchin the Sanctuary or Buchanan Chapel (except when otherwise noted) from September through June and outdoors in the courtyard off Michigan Avenue, by the fountain, in July and August.

The Friday Noonday Concert Series is enabled by a generous gift in memory of Pamela L. McGaan, devoted wife and mother, lover of music, and longtime member of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Weekday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts are also offered periodically throughout the year.

Tickets are not required for concerts unless otherwise indicated.

To receive the weekly “Music Notes” email about upcoming concerts at Fourth Church, send your email address to music@fourthchurch.org.


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October 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017
Natalie Mann, soprano
Jeffrey Panko, piano
Mark Allen Jr., clarinet
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel  

Friday, October 20, 2017
Penelope Shumate, soprano
Jeffrey Brown, piano
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel             

Friday, October 27, 2017
John W. W. Sherer, organist
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary 

November 2017          

Friday, November 3, 2017
Alisa Jordheim, soprano
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel  

Sunday, November 5
A Service of Remembrance sung by the Morning Choir
6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
     Requiem by John Rutter

Friday, November 10, 2017
Andrew Sords, violinist
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel  

Friday, November 10
The Choral Society and Camerata Chicago, conducted by Drostan Hall
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Tickets available at the door
     Zadok the Priest by Georg Frideric Handel
     Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
     Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi

Friday, November 17, 2017
Thom Gouwens, organist
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary   

Friday, November 17
The Andrew Pipe Organ 2nd Anniversary Concert
Jan Kraybill, organ 
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Freewill offering at the door
     Featuring Jan Kraybill’s transcription from Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony

Saturday, November 18
Bella Voce performs Handel’s Messiah
7:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Tickets available at the door
     Hear Handel’s Messiah performed on period instruments by one of Chicago’s
     finest choirs

Friday, November 24, 2017
John W. W. Sherer, organist
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary

December 2017     

Friday, December 1, 2017           
Picosa Chamber Ensemble
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel  

Saturday, December 2
St. Charles Singers singing Christmas favorites
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Tickets available at the door

Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 6
Christmas with Chanticleer—an annual favorite!
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Tickets available by calling 312.294.3000, at cso.org, or at the door

Friday, December 8, 2017
Robert Chen, violinist
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel  

Saturday, December 9
Chicago A Cappella singing a holiday extravaganza
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Tickets available at the door

Sunday, December 10
A Festival of Advent Lessons and Music
6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
     This worship service features Fourth Church’s children’s and adult choirs
      singing works by Palestrina, Pärt, and MacMillan

Friday, December 15, 2017
Bach and Beethoven Ensemble
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel   

Sunday, December 17
Christmas Cantata with the Morning Choir
9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary
     "In Nativitatem Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Canticum"
     by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Sunday, December 17
Christmas Musical featuring the Children’s and Youth Choirs
10:30 a.m. in Buchanan Chapel
     "Where’s the Newborn King?"
     by Anna Laura Page and Jean Anne Shafferma

Friday, December 22, 2017
John W. W. Sherer, organist
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Saturday, December 23
Christmas with Tower Brass
5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Suggested donation of $20 at the door
     Another annual favorite featuring music for brass and organ from Gabrieli
     to jazz arrangements by Aaron David Miller

Friday, December 29, 2017
Beena David Quartet
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday, December 31
New Year’s Eve Taizé Service
7:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
     Arrive early to walk the labyrinth and enjoy this time of quiet accompanied
     by the Fourth Church Taizé Instrumental Ensemble

 

Concerts in Upcoming Months

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
A Chanticleer Christmas
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Tickets available at www.cso.org (312.294.3000)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
A Chanticleer Christmas
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Tickets available at www.cso.org (312.294.3000)

Saturday, December 23, 2017
Christmas with Tower Brass
5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
$20 suggested donation at the door

Good Friday, March 30, 2018
Good Friday Choral Service
with the Fourth Church Morning Choir
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary


For more information about concerts at Fourth Presbyterian Church, contact Chris Norton, Music Coordinator (312.981.3595).