Wednesday, October 9

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.
7:30–9:30PM
Music Room number 060,
J.L. Stanford Middle School, 480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or www.sfems.org/mpro

 Friday, October 11

California Bach Society, Paul Flight Artistic Director
CalBach-PaulFlightClaudio Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610. With soprano Rita Lilly, tenor Brian Staufenbiel, The Whole Noyse Renaissance brass consort, violinists Kati Kyme and Shira Kammen, and special guest cornettist Kiri Tollaksen.
8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$30/$22/$18/$10
650-485-1097, www.calbach.org, info@calbach.org

South Bay Recorder Society
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Monthly meeting, guest conductor Tish Berlin. New members and guests welcomed.
7:30–10PM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh)
San Jose.
408-358-0878 or
zilbrown@aol.com

 SFEMS presents Ostraka
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“Leaving Parnassus.” Josh Lee, viola da gamba; John Lenti, lute; and David Walker, baroque guitar, trace the rise and fall of the outrageous and refined French baroque style and its struggle against the fashionable forces of italianisme through the works of Lully, Marais, de Visée, Caix d’Hervelois, Boismortier, Forqueray, Corbatta and Corrette.
8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

 Saturday, October 12

California Bach Society repeats program of October 11.
8PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
$30/$22/$18/$10
650-485-1097, www.calbach.org, info@calbach.org

Singers’ Retreat
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Weekend workshop for singers, studying and performing works of Renaissance polyphony. Dr. William Mahrt will direct singers in selections from William Byrd’s Gradualia, including his settings of Ave Verum Corpus and O Magnum Mysterium.
9AM Saturday through 5:30PM Sunday.
San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo
$125 (accommodations & dinner optional). PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
510-848-5591, 510-778-3253, at leemcr@gmail.com or reprince@hotmail.com.

SFEMS repeats Ostraka program of October 11.
OstrakaBay_152“Leaving Parnassus.” Josh Lee, viola da gamba; John Lenti, lute; and David Walker, baroque guitar, trace the rise and fall of the outrageous and refined French baroque style and its struggle against the fashionable forces of italianisme through the works of Lully, Marais, de Visée, Caix d’Hervelois, Boismortier, Forqueray, Corbatta and Corrette.
7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave. (at Garber), Berkeley.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
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Special session for Voices and Viols, David Morris director, featuring a mixed bag of late Renaissance madrigals edited by Peter Ballinger and Leslie Gold of PRB Productions. Composers include Weelkes, Coperario and Sigismondo d’India.
9AM–12:30PM
Hillside Swedenborgian Community Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito.
Free to all interested singers, but all who want to be part of it must contact David Morris by Wednesday, October 9 in order to reserve a space and a score. Also, please let me know your preferred vocal range(s), at mahlsdorf@earthlink.net

 Sunday, October 13

California Bach Society repeats program of October 11.
4PM
First Congregational Church
Dana St. at Durant Ave., Berkeley.
$30/$22/$18/$10
650-485-1097, www.calbach.org, info@calbach.org

Singers’ Retreat, William Mahrt Director, performs works of William Byrd.
4PM
Montgomery Chapel
San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo

SFEMS repeats Ostraka program of October 11.
OstrakaBay_152“Leaving Parnassus.” Josh Lee, viola da gamba; John Lenti, lute; and David Walker, baroque guitar, trace the rise and fall of the outrageous and refined French baroque style and its struggle against the fashionable forces of italianisme through the works of Lully, Marais, de Visée, Caix d’Hervelois, Boismortier, Forqueray, Corbatta and Corrette.
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

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