Tuesday, December 3

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Jerry Schwartz. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided. Refreshments.
6:45–9:30PM
Friends Meeting House
890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento.
marschif@gmail.com or at 916-685-7684.

Wednesday, December 4

Grace Cathedral Concerts
The Tallis Scholars perform sacred music by Tomás Luis de Victoria and Francisco Guerrero, as well as Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere.
7:30PM
Grace Cathedral
1100 California St., San Francisco.
$15–$50
julieh@gracecathedral.orgor 415-392-4400

UC Berkeley Music Department
University Chorus and Chamber Chorus, Marika Kuzma, conductor, perform G.F. Handel, Messiah, Part 1. With baroque orchestra and student soloists.
12 Noon
Hertz Hall
University of California, Berkeley
FREE
510-642-4864 or concerts@berkeley.edu

Friday, December 6

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
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“Three Generations” Ensemble  Montichiari (David Wilson, violin; Farley Pearce, viol; and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord) perform music by Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Johann Gottlieb Graun.
6PM
Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
$15/$13 18 and under free and welcome.
Program lasts approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Light refreshments will be available. Tickets at the door or order online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/436438. More information at http://barefootchamberconcerts.com

Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan Conductor
Thomas-Cooley-resized-150x150“Solomon in London” William Boyce’s serenata Solomon, John Stanley’s Concerto in b minor and William Croft’s The Burial Service. With soprano Yulia Van Doren, tenor Thomas Cooley, and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director.Van-Doren-Hi-Res-1-150x150
8PM
Miner Auditorium, SFJazz Center
201 Franklin St., San Francisco.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$105
(415) 252-1288 or www.philharmonia.org/solomon-in-london/

 Saturday, December 7

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra, Frederic Palmer, Director
Winter Concert featuring an antiphonal canzona by Giovanni Gabrieli, a setting of The Song of Songs by the late medieval composer John Hothby, two recorder pieces by Henry Cowell, an Adagio by Albinoni with Nicholas Vigil, oboe soloist, three 16th-century Scottish songs and the Concerto Op. 6, No. 2 by Corelli.
2PM
Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto
Free 650-591-3648

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of December 6.
“Solomon in London” William Boyce’s serenata Solomon, John Stanley’s Concerto in b minor and William Croft’s The Burial Service. With soprano Yulia Van Doren, tenor Thomas Cooley, and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director.
8PM
First Congregational, Dana & Durant, Berkeley.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$105 (415) 252-1288 or www.philharmonia.org/solomon-in-london/

 San Francisco Bach Choir, Corey Jamason, Artistic Director
Candles_image“In Dulci Jubilo! A Candlelight Christmas.” Featuring polychoral music of Gallus, Praetorius, Byrd, Hassler, Biber and others. This festive program with candles, carols and multiple choirs singing in the round has become a not-to-be-missed San Francisco tradition. With violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock and the SFBC ensemble of sackbuts and strings.
8PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
$35–$10 Youth up to 18 FREE
Advance 855-473-2224 or www.sfbach.org

San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon, Director
Magen_PRphoto“Sweet Voices & Noyses” Renaissance and early baroque works by Giovanni Gabrieli, Carlo Gesualdo, and Luca Marenzio, as well as premieres of new music by SFCA’s Composer-in-Residence Benjamin Taylor and Composer-Not-in-Residence Kala Pierson. With guest artists The Whole Noyse early wind consort.
8PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
$30/$28/$15
www.sfca.org or 415-494-8149

Trinity Chamber Concerts
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“Musica Celestis et Mortalis.” The Euphora Project (Amy White, soprano, and Dominic Schaner, lute) perform Music of the Spheres, works from Renaissance Italy and England that celebrate the relation of music and life experience to celestial harmony.
8PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana St. (at Durant), Berkeley
$15/$10
510-549-3864 www.trinitychamberconcerts.com, http://www.amymichelewhite.com

UC Berkeley Music Department
Davitt Moroney(cropped)University Baroque Ensemble, Davitt Moroney, Director, perform works by Vivaldi and Handel, including an organ concerto played by Davitt Moroney on the newly installed Noack organ in Hertz Hall.
8PM
Hertz Hall
University of California, Berkeley.
$16/$12/$5
510-642-4864 or concerts@berkeley.edu

Sunday, December 8

San Francisco Bach Choir repeats program of December 7.
“In Dulci Jubilo! A Candlelight Christmas.” Featuring polychoral music of Gallus, Praetorius, Byrd, Hassler, Biber and others. This festive program with candles, carols and multiple choirs singing in the round has become a not-to-be-missed San Francisco tradition. With violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock and the SFBC ensemble of sackbuts and strings.
4PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
$35–$10 Youth up to 18 FREE
Advance 855-473-2224 or www.sfbach.org

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of December 6.
“Solomon in London” William Boyce’s serenata Solomon, John Stanley’s Concerto in b minor and William Croft’s The Burial Service. With soprano Yulia Van Doren, tenor Thomas Cooley, and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director.
7:30PM
First Congregational, Dana & Durant, Berkeley.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$105 (415) 252-1288 or www.philharmonia.org/solomon-in-london/

 San Francisco Choral Artists repeats program of December 7.
“Sweet Voices & Noyses” Renaissance and early baroque works by Giovanni Gabrieli, Carlo Gesualdo, and Luca Marenzio, as well as premieres of new music by SFCA’s Composer-in-Residence Benjamin Taylor and Composer-Not-in-Residence Kala Pierson. With guest artists The Whole Noyse early wind consort.
4PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Ave., Oakland.
$30/$28/$15
www.sfca.org or 415-494-8149

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