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Marion Consort to perform holiday concert at Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake

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  • Marion Consort performs a holiday concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake.

      Marion Consort performs a holiday concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake.
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Erin Cummisford

Celebrate the holiday season with Marion Consort as they perform "Sing We All Noel" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake. Admission is $18 for adults and is available at the door only (cash or check). To inspire early appreciation for the arts, children younger than 16 are admitted free.

This performance is part of the 12th annual Early Music Series, featuring highly acclaimed musicians performing music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Audience members are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to share with friends during performances.

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The "Sing We All Noel" program features rare historical gems from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Chicago's premier early music vocal ensemble performs a cappella Christmas carols from the past, as well as familiar holiday favorites. This one of a kind performance by Marion Consort (Amy Bearden, Melissa Curtis, Chris Henricks, Molly Pufall-Brown, Hans Royal-Hedinger, Adam Schleinzer, and Kyle Shiver-Simpson) includes music by well-known composers including Byrd, Victoria, Hassler, and Monteverdi.

Joel Spears is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Early Music Series, and an active lutenist and guitarist based in the Chicago area. He has performed as a soloist and with ensembles including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater, Bella Voce, and Music of the Baroque. Joel is currently Lute Instructor at the Music Institute of Chicago.

Incredible music and architectural beauty combine to create a unique concert experience at the Byron Colby Barn. The Byron Colby Barn is located at 1561 Jones Point Road in Grayslake, inside the Prairie Crossing conservation community. From I-94, exit Route 120 west, turn south at Route 45, then right at Jones Point Road. Ample free parking is located adjacent to the Barn. Information about upcoming performances is at www.prairiecrossing.com/bcbarn.

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