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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Looking Ahead

November 2017          

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

Thursday, November 30
The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
   This concert will be dedicated to the memory of David Donovan,
   in recognition of his twenty years of ministry at Fourth Church
   and his support of the Civic Orchestra.

December 2017     

Friday, December 1           
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 and online at www.stcharlessingers.com

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;
use coupon code CHANTICLEER for a 25 percent discount

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

Saturday, December 9
Chicago A Cappella singing a holiday extravaganza
8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Tickets available at the door and online at www.chicagoacappella.org

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
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
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
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

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).