The  Sounds of the South Loop  music series invites musicians and listeners to come together in the beautiful space of the  Second  Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Concerts are a taut 60 minutes in length; no intermission; the music always high-quality regardless of the flavor - classical, modern, or exotic. 

Sounds of the South Loop 
2015 -16 Season!
Please note our new start time of 6:30pm!

  Ian Maksin - “Cello from Bach to B. B. King”

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 - 6:30 PM

  Maksin will offer an eclectic program ranging from the unaccompanied cello suites by J. S. Bach to Maksin’s own renditions in tribute to B. B. King, America’s greatest blues icon who passed earlier this year. 

Ian Maksin

  Temporal Brass Quintet

Temporal Brass Quintet

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 6:30 PM

Temporal Brass Quintet



Music in the Neighborhood

Sunday, 8 November 2015 - 3:00 PM


  Apollo Chorus of Chicago



Swing for the Spirit & Soul

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 6:30 PM

Swing for the Spirit & Soul - an uplifting and meaningful collection of tunes from Great American Songbook.

Since their first meeting at a Chicago gig, jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis and jazz pianist Dennis Luxion knew they had a unique musical connection. Their love of fantastic tunes, both well-worn and obscure, and the desire to communicate them in a honest and straightforward way where the lyric reigns supreme is what makes the listening experience special for audiences.

Petra van Nuis & Dennis Luxion

Sing-Along Messiah

Sunday, 6 December 2015 - 3:30 PM


Ensemble: Sounds of the South Loop Players

Conductor: Kim Diehnelt

Sing-Along Messiah

Prairie State Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, 21 February 2016 - 2:00 PM


Prairie State Jazz Ensemble

The Prairie State Jazz Ensemble returns!

Based at Prairie State Community College and led by Eugene Vinyard, the Ensemble specializes in “old Jazz” with the goal of bringing BeBop to current and future generations.



Fábrius Ensemble

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 - 6:30 PM


Russian flautist Alena Lugovkina and American harpist Katherine Ventura met in Switzerland at the renowned Verbier Festival in 2012 and have been playing together ever since, in Europe and throughout the United Kingdom.

Fábrius Ensemble


CYSO Steel Drum EnsembleCYSO lgo

Sunday, 13 March 2016 - 2:00 PM

Welcome the return to Spring and Daylight Saving with a performance of the CYSO Steel Drum Ensemble, presenting the sounds and rhythms of the islands.

CYSO Steel Drum Ensemble

EH Knox

Elizabeth Hale Knox

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 6:30 PM

Mezzo-Soprano Elizabeth Hale Knox - in concert!


Elizabeth Hale Knox


Grat Street 4tet Grant Street String Quartet

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 6:30 PM 

 “Bartok, Beethoven, and Corpus” 

Grant Street String Quartet


Sounds of the South Loop

"Chicago's most intense and imaginative music series."
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Enjoy a drink with the artists!

Join the evening's artists for a glass of wine, or other beverage, after the concert!

from the Artistic Director

I chose musicians who are more than great performers and technical wizards - they are people worth knowing.

You will experience not only an artistic connection, but a personal connection with all of our performing artists. 

I call this - LIVE music at its BEST!


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2nd Presbyterian Church of Chicago
1936 S Michigan Ave
Photo of St. Cecilia by Martin Cheung, courtesy Friends of Historic Second Church.

Chicago, IL 60616
CTA bus #3, 4  -   Street and lot parking.

Visit Chicago's only National Landmark Church Tours begin 45 mins. prior to events.

Photo of St. Cecilia by Martin Cheung, courtesy Friends of Historic Second Church.    **Programs subject to change**

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Sounds of the South Loop

LIVE music at its BEST!