PRESS RELEASE – New Comma Baroque Announces Residency at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange


November 27, 2016

New Comma Baroque at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of LaGrange New Comma Baroque, the Chicago-based early music ensemble, is honored to announce its residency at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in La Grange. The partnership signifies the ensemble’s dedication to bringing music directly into the communities, as well as making historically informed performance accessible to audiences.

“Words cannot convey our enthusiasm about this exciting opportunity at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. We are grateful to expand our relationship with music director George Tarasuk, seeing this as a wonderful opportunity to expose audiences to historically-informed performance on period instruments. We are pleased to contribute to a such a musically vibrant community as we have here at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, ” Dr. Phillip W. Serna, New Comma Baroque’s viola da gambist and coordinator said. Agreed George Tarasuk, Director of Music at Emmanuel Episcopal, “This partnership will greatly enhance Emmanuel’s commitment to the arts. Besides adding beauty to our worship, New Comma Baroque will widen Emmanuel’s performance offerings to the community and greatly complement our Kensington Art Center’s String program for neighborhood youth.” 

As Artists-in-Residence, New Comma Baroque will present “Winter Revelry,” a Christmas concert, on Sunday, December 18 at 3:00PM and “From Prussia with Love: Virtuosity from the Court of Frederick the Great” on Sunday March 19, 2017 at 3:00PM

Winter Revelry – A New Comma Baroque Christmas

New Comma Baroque has gained a reputation for combining education and fun through their inventive programming. The ensemble has been praised for their “gusto” and “lively and intense performances” (John W. Barker, Isthmus, The Daily Page), playing across the Midwest, in addition to Boston and New York City.

New Comma Baroque is a program of the Renovo Music Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts organization. More information can be found at and

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