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Monday, December 16

2013 Messiah Sing-Along
2013 Messiah Sing“Good Tidings of Great Joy” Conducted by Schola Cantorum’s Maestro Gregory Wait
With Chamber Orchestra, You Sing the Choruses and Solos, Listeners Welcome, Too!
Bring your own score or borrow ours.
7:30 PM
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street (corner of Castro and Mercy streets) in downtown Mountain View.
Tickets:  $22/adults; $18/seniors and youth; $14/groups
For more information, visit scholacantorum.org
Buy Tickets; (650) 254-1700

Tuesday, December 17

A Chanticleer Christmas
xmas-150x1501The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works from Gregorian chant and medieval and Renaissance polyphony to traditional carols and spirituals.
6PM
8:30PM performances.
St. Vincent Church
35 Liberty St., Petaluma.
$35–$65
415-392-4400 or www.chanticleer.org/concerts-and-tickets/bay-area/a-chanticleer-christmas

Wednesday, December 18

A Chanticleer Christmas
The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works from Gregorian chant and medieval and Renaissance polyphony to traditional carols and spirituals.
8PM
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
1017 11th St., Sacramento.
$35–$65
415-392-4400 or www.chanticleer.org/concerts-and-tickets/bay-area/a-chanticleer-christmas

Thursday, December 19

A Chanticleer Christmas
The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works from Gregorian chant and medieval and Renaissance polyphony to traditional carols and spirituals.
6PM, 8:30PM
Mission Santa Clara
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara.
$35–$65
415-392-4400 or www.chanticleer.org/concerts-and-tickets/bay-area/a-chanticleer-christmas

Voices Of Music, David Tayler and Hanneke van Proosdij, Directors.
VOM group pic V2bAlessandro Grandi—Venetian Vespers A reconstruction of a first Christmas day Vespers service based on selections from Grandi’s 1630 Messa, e salmi concertati, a tre voci, as well as virtuoso vocal and instrumental music by Monteverdi, Marini, Buonamente and Uccellini, all printed in Venice. With Laura Heimes & Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos; John Taylor Ward, baritone; Elizabeth Blumenstock, Carla Moore, Lisa Grodin & William Skeen, baroque strings; David Tayler, theorbo; and Hanneke van Proosdij, organ & recorder. Pre-concert lecture by Jeffrey Kurtzman 45 minutes before each performance.
8:30PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverly St., Palo Alto.
$35/$40
415-260-4687

Friday, December 20

California Revels
haddon-hall_-derbyshire_The Spirits of Haddon HallIn the 28th annual Christmas Revels, the Lord and Lady of this stately medieval manor can no longer afford the cost of upkeep and the staff necessary to run it. Can the ghosts of past generations convince the current owners to find a way to remain in the Hall, or will this be their final Yuletide at Haddon?
A theatrical celebration of the winter solstice with music dance and pageantry from many lands. Fred Goff and Shira Kammen, masters of music.
8PM performance.
Scottish Rite Theater
1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland.
$20–$40
510-452-8800 californiarevels.org

SFEMS presents Magnificat, Warren Stewart, Director
3L_magnificat_12_11_72“A Venetian Christmas Mass.” Music by Giovanni Gabrieli and Claudio Monteverdi, and appropriate plainsong. With soloists Clara Rottsolk & Jennifer Paulino, sopranos; Andrew Rader & Clifton Massey, countertenors; Christopher LeCluyse & Daniel Hutchings, tenors; Hugh Davies & Peter Becker, basses; and The Whole Noyse Renaissance wind band.
8PM
First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

Voices Of Music
Alessandro Grandi—Venetian Vespers A reconstruction of a first Christmas day Vespers service based on selections from Grandi’s 1630 Messa, e salmi concertati, a tre voci, as well as virtuoso vocal and instrumental music by Monteverdi, Marini, Buonamente and Uccellini, all printed in Venice. With Laura Heimes & Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos; John Taylor Ward, baritone; Elizabeth Blumenstock, Carla Moore, Lisa Grodin & William Skeen, baroque strings; David Tayler, theorbo; and Hanneke van Proosdij, organ & recorder. Pre-concert lecture by Jeffrey Kurtzman 45 minutes before each performance.
8PM
St. Stephen’s Church
3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere

Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble, Cindy Beitmen, Director
WAVEF2012The Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) and the men of the Schola Cantorum of St. Albert Priory present their annual Christmas concert following the traditional format of a Festival of Lessons and Carols, which has been the customary Christmas Eve service at King’s College, Cambridge, England since 1918. The performance includes 12th-c. Sarum chant; 13th–15th-c. French and English music; works by Ravenscroft, Ord, Mouton, and Michael Praetorius; and traditional Christmas carols with audience participation.
8PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
$20/$10 (tickets at door only).
For information, www.wavewomen.org, wavewomen@netzero.net, or 510-233-1479.

Saturday, December 21

California Revels
The Spirits of Haddon HallIn the 28th annual Christmas Revels, the Lord and Lady of this stately medieval manor can no longer afford the cost of upkeep and the staff necessary to run it. Can the ghosts of past generations convince the current owners to find a way to remain in the Hall, or will this be their final Yuletide at Haddon?
A theatrical celebration of the winter solstice with music dance and pageantry from many lands. Fred Goff and Shira Kammen, masters of music.
1PM and 5PM performances.
Scottish Rite Theater
1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland.
$20–$40
510-452-8800 californiarevels.org

SFEMS repeats Magnificat
3L_magnificat_12_11_72“A Venetian Christmas Mass.” Music by Giovanni Gabrieli and Claudio Monteverdi, and appropriate plainsong. With soloists Clara Rottsolk & Jennifer Paulino, sopranos; Andrew Rader & Clifton Massey, countertenors; Christopher LeCluyse & Daniel Hutchings, tenors; Hugh Davies & Peter Becker, basses; and The Whole Noyse Renaissance wind band.
7:30PM
First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant, Berkeley.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

SFEMS Annual Holiday Party
XmascardCelebrate the holiday season with dinner, A Venetian Christmas Mass by MAGNIFICAT under the direction of Warren Stewart and our annual holiday party.
Pre-Concert Dinner Served at the Musical Offering Café, 2430 Bancroft Way
The Musical Offering Café once again will offer pre-concert dining, featuring their delicious cafe menu along with a daily special for SFEMS concert-goers Saturday, December 21st 5:30–7:30 p.m., immediately before our Berkeley performance by MAGNIFICAT.
Please call 510-849-0211 for more information.
Holiday Party at the Musical Offering Café, 2430 Bancroft Way
SFEMS members and friends are invited to join us for our annual holiday party, reception Saturday, December 21st at The Musical Offering Café & Classical Record Shop immediately following the Berkeley MAGNIFICAT performance at First Congregational Church.
The record shop will be open during the reception, selling a fabulous selection of early music CDs and more.

Voices Of Music
Alessandro Grandi—Venetian Vespers A reconstruction of a first Christmas day Vespers service based on selections from Grandi’s 1630 Messa, e salmi concertati, a tre voci, as well as virtuoso vocal and instrumental music by Monteverdi, Marini, Buonamente and Uccellini, all printed in Venice. With Laura Heimes & Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos; John Taylor Ward, baritone; Elizabeth Blumenstock, Carla Moore, Lisa Grodin & William Skeen, baroque strings; David Tayler, theorbo; and Hanneke van Proosdij, organ & recorder. Pre-concert lecture by Jeffrey Kurtzman 45 minutes before each performance.
8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell, San Francisco.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
“A Festival of Lessons and Carols” Annual Free Family Concert. SFRV lead tenor, Corey Head, once again directs this event and brings advanced students from his vocal studio to join with members of San Francisco Renaissance Voices to recreate this Christmas tradition that features familiar holiday pieces, and in the tradition of the Festival a specially commissioned work for the evening by Bay Area composer Winton Yuichiro White, lots of audience carol sing along, and a festive holiday reception to enjoy after the concert!
7:30PM
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Ave., San Francisco.
FREE Donations will be cheerfully accepted. www.SFRVoices.org

Sunday, December 22

California Revels
The Spirits of Haddon HallIn the 28th annual Christmas Revels, the Lord and Lady of this stately medieval manor can no longer afford the cost of upkeep and the staff necessary to run it. Can the ghosts of past generations convince the current owners to find a way to remain in the Hall, or will this be their final Yuletide at Haddon?
A theatrical celebration of the winter solstice with music dance and pageantry from many lands. Fred Goff and Shira Kammen, masters of music.
1PM and 5PM performances.
Scottish Rite Theater
1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland.
$20–$40
510-452-8800 californiarevels.org

A Chanticleer Christmas
The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works from Gregorian chant and medieval and Renaissance polyphony to traditional carols and spirituals.
8PM
St. Ignatius Church
650 Parker St., San Francisco.
$35–$65
415-392-4400 or www.chanticleer.org/concerts-and-tickets/bay-area/a-chanticleer-christmas

SFEMS repeats Magnificat
3L_magnificat_12_11_72“A Venetian Christmas Mass.” Music by Giovanni Gabrieli and Claudio Monteverdi, and appropriate plainsong. With soloists Clara Rottsolk & Jennifer Paulino, sopranos; Andrew Rader & Clifton Massey, countertenors; Christopher LeCluyse & Daniel Hutchings, tenors; Hugh Davies & Peter Becker, basses; and The Whole Noyse Renaissance wind band.
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.

Voices Of Music
Alessandro Grandi—Venetian Vespers A reconstruction of a first Christmas day Vespers service based on selections from Grandi’s 1630 Messa, e salmi concertati, a tre voci, as well as virtuoso vocal and instrumental music by Monteverdi, Marini, Buonamente and Uccellini, all printed in Venice. With Laura Heimes & Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos; John Taylor Ward, baritone; Elizabeth Blumenstock, Carla Moore, Lisa Grodin & William Skeen, baroque strings; David Tayler, theorbo; and Hanneke van Proosdij, organ & recorder. Pre-concert lecture by Jeffrey Kurtzman 45 minutes before each performance.
7:30PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.

Tuesday, December 10

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 WVan-Doren-Hi-Res-1-150x150illiam Croft’s The Burial Service. With soprano Yulia Van Doren, tenor Thomas Cooley, and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director.
8PM
Bing Concert Hall
Stanford University, Palo Alto.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$105
(415) 252-1288 or www.philharmonia.org/solomon-in-london/

Wednesday, December 11

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor
JT2009_192w_altGeorge Frideric Handel, Messiah. With soloists Shawnette Sulker, soprano; Eric Jurenas, countertenor; Aaron Sheehan, tenor; and Mischa Bouvier, baritone.
7:30PM
Grace Cathedral
1100 California St., San Francisco.
$25–$94
info@americanbach.org or 415-621-7900

Thursday, December 12

American Bach Soloists repeats program of December 11.
George Frideric Handel, Messiah. With soloists Shawnette Sulker, soprano; Eric Jurenas, countertenor; Aaron Sheehan, tenor; and Mischa Bouvier, baritone.
7:30PM
Grace Cathedral
1100 California St., San Francisco.
$25–$94
info@americanbach.org or 415-621-7900

Friday, December 13

California Bach Society, Paul Flight, Director
“Christmas With Peter Warlock and Henry VIII” An exploration of the English carol tradition from medieval to modern times, including music written for the Eton College chapel, works of Robert Wylkynson, Robert Parsons, Peter Warlock, and modern-day carols set to medieval texts by Benjamin Britten, John Ireland, and Gustav Holst.
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

California Revels
haddon-hall_-derbyshire_The Spirits of Haddon Hall
In the 28th annual Christmas Revels, the Lord and Lady of this stately medieval manor can no longer afford the cost of upkeep and the staff necessary to run it. Can the ghosts of past generations convince the current owners to find a way to remain in the Hall, or will this be their final Yuletide at Haddon?
A theatrical celebration of the winter solstice with music dance and pageantry from many lands. Fred Goff and Shira Kammen, masters of music.
8PM
Scottish Rite Theater
1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland.
$20–$40
510-452-8800 californiarevels.org

A Chanticleer Christmas
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The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works from Gregorian chant and medieval and Renaissance polyphony to traditional carols and spirituals.
8PM
Cathedral of Christ the Light
2121 Harrison St., Oakland.
$35–$65
415-392-4400 or www.chanticleer.org/concerts-and-tickets/bay-area/a-chanticleer-christmas

East Bay Chapter, ARS
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Monthly playing session, Letitia Berlin guest conductor. New members and guests welcome.
7:30–10PM
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland.
www.eastbayrecorders.org, tishberlin@sbcglobal.net, 510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367

Sonoma Bach, Robert Worth, Director
1380139481“An Early Music Christmas: Mystery and Jubilation” This holiday program ranges from Victoria’s beloved motet O magnum mysterium to the joyful hymn In dulci jubilo, with many stops in between. Our chamber choir, Circa 1600, directed by Robert Worth, sings Christmas music by Baroque and Renaissance composers, and organist Charles Rus, performs dazzling variations on French carols.
8PM
St. Vincent de Paul Church
35 Liberty St., Petaluma.
$12–$20
707-303-4604, www.sonomabach.org/mystery-and-jubilation.html

Saturday, December 14

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, conductor
“An ABS Christmas at St. Stephen’s.” J.S. Bach, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51; Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen, BWV 248; plus holiday carols and works by Britten, Conte, Howells, Rutter, Vaughan Williams, & Whitacre. With Shawnette Sulker, soprano; John Thiessen, trumpet; and the American Bach Choir.
8PM
St. Stephen’s Church
3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere.
info@americanbach.org or 415) 621-7900. SOLD OUT.

California Bach Society, Paul Flight, Director
Paul Flight
“Christmas With Peter Warlock and Henry VIII” An exploration of the English carol tradition from medieval to modern times, including music written for the Eton College chapel, works of Robert Wylkynson, Robert Parsons, Peter Warlock, and modern-day carols set to medieval texts by Benjamin Britten, John Ireland, and Gustav Holst.
8PM
All Saint’s Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto.
$30/$22/$18/$10
650-485-1097, www.calbach.org, info@calbach.org

California Revels repeats December 13 program.
The Spirits of Haddon HallIn the 28th annual Christmas Revels, the Lord and Lady of this stately medieval manor can no longer afford the cost of upkeep and the staff necessary to run it. Can the ghosts of past generations convince the current owners to find a way to remain in the Hall, or will this be their final Yuletide at Haddon?
A theatrical celebration of the winter solstice with music dance and pageantry from many lands. Fred Goff and Shira Kammen, masters of music.
1PM and 5PM performances.
Scottish Rite Theater
1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland.
$20–$40
510-452-8800 californiarevels.org

A Chanticleer Christmas (see December 13)
The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works from Gregorian chant and medieval and Renaissance polyphony to traditional carols and spirituals.
8PM
First Congregational Church
Dana & Durant, Berkeley
$35–$65
415-392-4400 or www.chanticleer.org/concerts-and-tickets/bay-area/a-chanticleer-christmas

Driftwood Consort
“Telemann not Television.” Lars Johannesson and Alissa Roedig (baroque flutes), Roy Whelden (viola da gamba) and Jonathan Salzedo (harpsichord, perform an evening of music for your enjoyment, featuring selections from Georg Philipp Telemann’s Tafelmusik and other chamber works.
7PM
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
9850 Monroe Ave., Aptos.
$20/$22/$5
tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/524245; information: www.driftwoodconsort.org, or call 831-706-8408

Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
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8PM
Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley.
$30+
https://commerce.cpsma.berkeley.edu/CPPresents/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=8730& or 510-642-9988.

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 Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$30/$28/$15
www.sfca.org or 415-494-8149

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
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Monthly viol consort playing with guest coach Josh Lee. Players of all levels welcome.
9AM–3PM
Hillside Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito.
Newcomers please email or phone ahead. dcantey@att.net, 831-420-1618

Sunday, December 15

American Bach Soloists repeats program of December 11.
George Frideric Handel, Messiah. With soloists Shawnette Sulker, soprano; Eric Jurenas, countertenor; Aaron Sheehan, tenor; and Mischa Bouvier, baritone.
Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Mrak Hall Drive, Davis.
info@americanbach.org or 415-621-7900

California Bach Society, Paul Flight, Director
“Christmas With Peter Warlock and Henry VIII” An exploration of the English carol tradition from medieval to modern times, including music written for the Eton College chapel, works of Robert Wylkynson, Robert Parsons, Peter Warlock, and modern-day carols set to medieval texts by Benjamin Britten, John Ireland, and Gustav Holst.
4PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave., Berkeley
$30/$22/$18/$10
650-485-1097, www.calbach.org, info@calbach.org

California Revels repeats December 13 program.
The Spirits of Haddon HallIn the 28th annual Christmas Revels, the Lord and Lady of this stately medieval manor can no longer afford the cost of upkeep and the staff necessary to run it. Can the ghosts of past generations convince the current owners to find a way to remain in the Hall, or will this be their final Yuletide at Haddon?
A theatrical celebration of the winter solstice with music dance and pageantry from many lands. Fred Goff and Shira Kammen, masters of music.
1PM and 5PM performances.
Scottish Rite Theater
1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland.
$20–$40
510-452-8800 californiarevels.org

A Chanticleer Christmas (see December 13)
The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works from Gregorian chant and medieval and Renaissance polyphony to traditional carols and spirituals.
8PM
St. Ignatius Church
650 Parker St., San Francisco.

Philharmonia Baroque
pbo-eventsGeorge Frideric Handel, Messiah, with soloists Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Jay Carter, countertenor; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Philip Cutlip, baritone; and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, Director.
3PM
Weill Hall, Donald and Maureen Green Music Center
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park.
$40–$85
866-955-6040 or http://gmc.sonoma.edu/event/1557440-philharmonia-baroque-handel-s-messiah

St. Mary Magdalen Festival Choir, Andrew Canepa Director.
“Spanish Christmas Music from the Old World to the New.” Spanish medieval, Renaissance and Mexican baroque music, including works from the Llibre Vermell and Cantigas de Santa Maria and compositions of Francisco Guerrero, Joan Cererols, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla. Featuring vocal soloists Luciana Miranda, soprano; Laryssa Sadoway, mezzo soprano; Sylvia O’Daniel, alto; Rob Calvert, tenor; and Max Ziff, bass, the St. Mary Magdalen Feast Choir, and the St. Mary Magdalen Festival Consort of Musicians.
7PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman, Berkeley.
$15–$20; under 18 FREE. Free parking in lot next to the church, corner of Berryman and Henry.
acanepa@marymagdalen.org or 510-526-4811

Sonoma Bach repeats program of December 13.
“An Early Music Christmas: Mystery and Jubilation” This holiday program ranges from Victoria’s beloved motet O magnum mysterium to the joyful hymn In dulci jubilo, with many stops in between. Our chamber choir, Circa 1600, directed by Robert Worth, sings Christmas music by Baroque and Renaissance composers, and organist Charles Rus, performs dazzling variations on French carols.
4PM
Saturday Afternoon Club
430 10th St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$12–$20
707-303-4604, www.sonomabach.org/mystery-and-jubilation.html

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

Friday, November 29

The New Esterházy Quartet
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“Haydn & His Students VI.” Lisa Weiss & Kati Kyme, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, violoncello, perform Joseph Eybler’s Quartet in c minor, Op. 1, No. 2; Joseph Haydn’s Quartet in G, Op. 64, No. 4; and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Quartet in Eb, Op. 127.
8PM
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street (at Spruce), Berkeley.
Tickets for this Friday concert are $15, and sold only at the door.
View Program Notes >

Saturday, November 30

New Esterházy Quartet repeats program of November 29.
“Haydn & His Students VI.” Lisa Weiss & Kati Kyme, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, violoncello, perform Joseph Eybler’s Quartet in c minor, Op. 1, No. 2; Joseph Haydn’s Quartet in G, Op. 64, No. 4; and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Quartet in Eb, Op. 127.
4PM St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco.
$25/$20/$10 415-520-0611; www.newesterhazy.org.
View Program Notes >

Sunday, December 1

Cal Performances
Davitt Moroney(cropped)Davitt Moroney, harpsichord, performs J.S. Bach, Partita No. 1, in B-flat Major; Partita No. 5, in G Major; and Partita No. 6 in e minor.
3PM
Hertz Hall
University of California, Berkeley.
$42+ 510-642-9988
https://commerce.cpsma.berkeley.edu/CPPresents/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=8691

New Esterházy Quartet repeats program of November 29.
“Haydn & His Students VI.” Lisa Weiss & Kati Kyme, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, violoncello, perform Joseph Eybler’s Quartet in c minor, Op. 1, No. 2; Joseph Haydn’s Quartet in G, Op. 64, No. 4; and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Quartet in Eb, Op. 127.
4PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street at Hamilton, Palo Alto.
$25/$20/$10 415-520-0611; www.newesterhazy.org.
View Program Notes >

Bay Area Holiday Tradition, “The Christmas Revels,”  Returns with its 28th Annual Musical Pageant, Dec 13-22 at Oakland Scottish Rite Theatre

Revels13_JugglerPoster_online_smallSFEMS email subscribers are invited to purchase tickets to the 2013 Christmas Revels and receive a 20% discount off your purchase. This Year’s Revels, “The Spirits of Haddon Hall,” is set in an English country estate just after World War I.  The Lord and Lady of the stately manor can no longer afford the cost of upkeep and the staff necessary to run it.  As they make plans to sell their ancient home, the ghosts of past generations appear to celebrate the winter solstice one more time.  Can they convince the current owners to find a way to remain in the Hall, or will this be their final Yuletide at Haddon?

Traditional music of the season abounds, along with joyous comedy, lovely costumes and country dancing.  The 65-member cast includes adult and children’s choruses, a brass quintet, and the Deer Creek Morris Men. “The Spirits of Haddon Hall” preserves the long-ago winter traditions that join us together in humanity and community.  Once again, eager audiences will play a part in welcoming the Yuletide.

SFEMS Email Subscribers get 20% off the regular price with discount code MAGNIFICAT

Tuesday, November 19

Philharmonia Baroque, Steven Fox, Guest Conductor
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Music from Imperial Saint Petersburg. A program exploring early Russian Classicism, including Dmitri Bortniansky’s Sinfonia Concertante and Suite from Le fils rival, Maksym Berezovsky’s Symphony in C Major; Dmitry Bortniansky, Suite from Alcide; Johann Heinrich Facius’s Concerto for Violoncello in d minor (Tanya Tomkins, soloist), arias by Mikhail Glinka, as arranged by Rimsky-Korsakov (Anna Dennis, soprano soloist); and Yevstigney Fomin, “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from Orpheus.
8PM
Center for Performing Arts
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$105
(415) 252-1288 or http://www.philharmonia.org/music-from-imperial-saint-petersburg/

Wednesday, November 20

San Francisco Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session. New members and guests welcome.
7:30PM–9:30PM
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco.
Non-members $10 fee applied to membership. http://arssanfrancisco.org/

Friday, November 22

Nash Baroque Ensemble with guest artist Janet See, Flute
“Chaccone” JanetSeeMusic for flute and diverse instruments from the French Baroque
Don’t miss this evening of exciting music making with The Nash Baroque Ensemble and guest artist Janet See, Flute!  Vicki Melin, baroque flute, Katherine Heater, harpsichord, Adam Cockerham, theorbo and Gretchen Claasen, viola da gamba will be joined by Bay area favorite, Janet See, baroque flute for an evening of french baroque music.  Music will include Jean-Marie LeClair’s Chaconne from Deuxième Recréation de Musique,  Michele Blavet’s charming sonata La Vibray, Marin Marais’ Trio Sonata in C Minor, and duos and trios from France’s glorious baroque period of flute music.
8PM
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
$20 general, $15 student/senior; at the door or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/498908
www.NashBaroque.org

Saturday, November 23

Nash Baroque Ensemble with guest artist Janet See, Flute
“Chaccone” Music for flute and diverse instruments from the French Baroque
Don’t miss this evening of exciting music making with The Nash Baroque Ensemble and guest artist Janet See, Flute!  Vicki Melin, baroque flute, Katherine Heater, harpsichord, Adam Cockerham, theorbo and Gretchen Claasen, viola da gamba will be joined by Bay area favorite, Janet See, baroque flute for an evening of french baroque music.  Music will include Jean-Marie LeClair’s Chaconne from Deuxième Recréation de Musique,  Michele Blavet’s charming sonata La Vibray, Marin Marais’ Trio Sonata in C Minor, and duos and trios from France’s glorious baroque period of flute music.
7:30PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Avenue, Albany.
$20 general, $15 student/senior; at the door or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/494975
www.NashBaroque.org

Contra Costa Chorale, Cindy Beitmen Director
Group photo - WEB 74kb“Masters of the Baroque” Antonio Vivaldi, Gloria and “In memoria aeterna” from Beatus vir; J.S. Bach, Air from Orchestral Suite in D and vivace from Double Violin Concerto in d; and G.F. Handel, Cornation Anthem No. 2. With guest soloists Rita Lilly and Wendy Busby.
8PM
St. Jerome Catholic Church
308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito
General admission: $15 Students/Seniors/Disabled: $12 Under 12: Free

Sunday, November 24

Contra Costa Chorale, Cindy Beitmen Director
“Masters of the Baroque” Antonio Vivaldi, Gloria and “In memoria aeterna” from Beatus vir; J.S. Bach, Air from Orchestral Suite in D and vivace from Double Violin Concerto in d; and G.F. Handel, Cornation Anthem No. 2. With guest soloists Rita Lilly and Wendy Busby.
5PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Road, Kensington.
General admission: $15 Students/Seniors/Disabled: $12 Under 12: Free

Wednesday, November 13

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

 Thursday, November 14

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Faculty Artist Series. Corey Jamason, harpsichord; and Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba, play Music of Couperin, Marais and J.S. Bach. Inaugural performance of the Conservatory’s new French harpsichord built by John Phillips.E. Reed
8PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
FREE, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
415-503-6275, www.sfcm.edu

Friday, November 15

Philharmonia Baroque, Steven Fox, Guest Conductor
Steven-Fox-resized-150x150“Music from Imperial Saint Petersburg.” A program exploring early Russian Classicism, including Dmitri Bortniansky’s Sinfonia Concertante and Suite from Le fils rival, Maksym Berezovsky’s Symphony in C Major; Dmitry Bortniansky, Suite from Alcide; Johann Heinrich Facius’s Concerto for Violoncello in d minor (Tanya Tomkins, soloist), arias by Mikhail Glinka, as arranged by Rimsky-Korsakov (Anna Dennis, soprano soloist); and Yevstigney Fomin, “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from Orpheus.
8PM
Miner Auditorium
SFJazz Center
201 Franklin St., San Francisco.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$105
(415) 252-1288 or http://www.philharmonia.org/music-from-imperial-saint-petersburg/

 Saturday, November 16

East Bay Recorder Society
Workshop with Adam Gilbert
Adam_Pic_1Adam has planned the Workshop around the Victoria Missa Vidi speaciosam, a 6 voice piece that we can play SSATTB or ATTBBB with different sections arranged for recorders, viols, other instruments and voices. He’ll also present the motet of the same name and incorporate a few other motets by Victoria and Guerrero for various combinations of instruments and voices to round out a short “program.” More Information >
9:30AM – 4:30PM
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland
Cost for registration is now $50 for EBRS/SFEMS/ARS members, $55 general, both on a “space available” basis.
For more information, contact Greta Haug‐Hryciw: gr8asf@yahoo.com; (415) 377‐4444.
Register on line

Marin Baroque, Daniel Canosa, Conductor
“Handel/Italian Journey” Marin Baroque Chamber Choir and period instrument Orchestra, , a concert of works by Georg Frideric Handel and Arcangelo Corelli, including Handel’s Dixit Dominus and others written during his stay as a young man in Italy from 1706–1710 and Corelli’s Concerto Grosso, Opus 6, No. 11. A storyteller will guide the audience through the concert with vignettes of life in Italy at that time for Handel, his music colleagues, and others. A reception immediately follows the concert.
8PM
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo
$25/$20/$5
415-497-6634, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/476353

 Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of November 15.
“Music from Imperial Saint Petersburg.” A program exploring early Russian Classicism, including Dmitri Bortniansky’s Sinfonia Concertante and Suite from Le fils rival, Maksym Berezovsky’s Symphony in C Major; Dmitry Bortniansky, Suite from Alcide; Johann Heinrich Facius’s Concerto for Violoncello in d minor (Tanya Tomkins, soloist), arias by Mikhail Glinka, as arranged by Rimsky-Korsakov (Anna Dennis, soprano soloist); and Yevstigney Fomin, “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from Orpheus.
8PM
First Congregational Church
Dana & Durant, Berkeley.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$105
(415) 252-1288 or http://www.philharmonia.org/music-from-imperial-saint-petersburg/

Sing the Music of Hildegard von Bingen: Workshop with Karen Clark
imageIn this workshop Karen Clark outlines a process fo learning to sing the medieval mystic’s “surpassingly sweet melodies.” Using the original neumatic notation, and the early practice of rote learning, the class will sing selections from the Symphoniae.
10AM – 4PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave.
Albany
Contact: karen@karenrclark.com, 510.812.4518; www.karenrclark.com
Register on line >

 Sunday, November 17

Frances Feldon and Galax Quartet in “Wingin’ It”
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features old and new music (from the early baroque as well as newly-commissioned works) that is founded in improvisational styles and uses birds and bird calls as its vehicle for musical variation. Read More >
4:30PM
The Jazzschool
2087 Addison St., Berkeley
$15/$12
Reservations recommended as space is limited.
For tickets: http://jazzschool.org/event/frances-feldon-galax-quartet/.

MusicSources
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“Vox Virginalis—Music from the Golden Age.” Gilbert Martinez, harpsichord, performs 17th-century music from Northern Europe, including works of Sweelinck, Philips, Schildt, Scheidemann, Byrd and others.
5PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$30/$25
510-528-1685 or info@musicsources.org

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of November 15.
“Music from Imperial Saint Petersburg.” A program exploring early Russian Classicism, including Dmitri Bortniansky’s Sinfonia Concertante and Suite from Le fils rival, Maksym Berezovsky’s Symphony in C Major; Dmitry Bortniansky, Suite from Alcide; Johann Heinrich Facius’s Concerto for Violoncello in d minor (Tanya Tomkins, soloist), arias by Mikhail Glinka, as arranged by Rimsky-Korsakov (Anna Dennis, soprano soloist); and Yevstigney Fomin, “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from Orpheus.
7:30PM
First Congregational
Dana & Durant, Berkeley.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$105
(415) 252-1288 or http://www.philharmonia.org/music-from-imperial-saint-petersburg/

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Baroque Ensemble performs Geminiani Concerto Grosso no. 4 in D Major; Hellendaal Concerto Grosso; Locatelli Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 1, No. 5; Telemann Overture Suite Burlesque de Quixotte, TWV 55:G10.
2PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
FREE, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
415-503-6275, www.sfcm.edu

Tuesday, November 5

Sacramento Recorder Society
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Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Greta Haug-Hryciw. 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, November 6

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

Thursday, November 7

Musica Pacifica
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“Baroque Splendor” Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; John Dornenburg, viola da gamba; and JungHae Kim, harpsichord, perform virtuosic Music from 17th- and 18th-century Europe; works by J.S. Bach, J.-P. Rameau, G.P. Telemann, G. Sammartini, F. Turini, et al.
7:30PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St, Palo Alto.
$25/$20/$10
http://mppaloalto.brownpapertickets.com

 Friday, November 8

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
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Janine Johnson, harpsichord, performs suites by D’Anglebert and Rameau.
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 www.brownpapertickets.com/event/436403. More information at http://barefootchamberconcerts.com

Musica Pacifica repeats program of November 7.
“Baroque Splendor” Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; John Dornenburg, viola da gamba; and JungHae Kim, harpsichord, perform virtuosic Music from 17th- and 18th-century Europe; works by J.S. Bach, J.-P. Rameau, G.P. Telemann, G. Sammartini, F. Turini, et al.
8PM
Trinity Chapel
Dana and Durant Sts., Berkeley.
$25/$20/$10
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/476821

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Fred Palmer. 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

Saturday, November 9

Cal Performances
Apollo's Fire
Apollo’s Fire, Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichordist and conductor, performs J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3, 4, and 5; and Johann David Heinichen, Dresden Concerti.
8PM
First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant Sts. Berkeley.
$42+
510-642-9988
https://commerce.cpsma.berkeley.edu/CPPresents/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=8705

San Francisco Performances
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Pieter Wispelwey performs J.S. Bach, the complete suites for unaccompanied cello.
Part 1: Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007; No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008; and No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009.
2PM & 7:30PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco.
$70/$38
www.sfperformances.org

Sunday, November 10

Se Piace Bach
Anthony Martin
Katherine Heater, harpsichord; Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba, and Anthony Martin, violin, perform J.S. Bach Violin Sonatas No. 1 in b minor & 2 in A Major, and Gamba Sonata in D Major.
3PM
Studio Haba na Haba
1936 Thousand Oaks Bl. between Arlington & San Fernando, in Albany.
$15, refreshments provided; limited seating.
For directions & details email gentookb@icloud.com or leave phone requests at 510-527–2210

Wednesday, October 23

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

Thursday, October 24

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Baroque Ensemble performs vocal music of Monteverdi.
8PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
FREE
415-503-6275, www.sfcm.edu

Friday, October 25

Farallon Recorder Quartet
Call the Rain and Make the Crops Grow
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Music of Spain and the New World.
Leticia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, and Claudia Gantivar, recorders; with guest Adam Cockerham, vihuela and baroque guitar, perform a variety of Renaissance and early baroque works from Iberia and Latin America.
8PM
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High St., Sebastopol.
707-829-4797, info@sebarts.org
Read the feature article >

Saturday, October 26

Farallon Recorder Quartet repeats program of October 25
Call the Rain and Make the Crops Grow
Music of Spain and the New World.
Leticia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, and Claudia Gantivar, recorders; with guest Adam Cockerham, vihuela and baroque guitar, perform a variety of Renaissance and early baroque works from Iberia and Latin America.
8PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington, Albany.
510-559-4670, tishberlin@sbcglobal.net
Read the feature article >

Sunday, October 27

Viols and Voices,  Schola Magdalene, conducted by Andy Canepa, with John Dornenburg’s Consort of viols, Sex Chordae.
StCeciliaDomenichinoLouvreA concert of sublime Renaissance music by William Byrd, Josquin des Prez, Guillaume Dufay and Jacobus Vaet. Come listen to the numerous and exquisite combinations of Viols and Voices.
Sex Chordae:
John Dornenburg, treble viol; Julie Jeffries, tenor viol; Farley Pierce, bass viol; and Tobi Szuts, bass viol
Featuring vocal soloists: Luciana Miranda, Soprano; Laryssa Sadoway, Alto; Sylvia O’Daniel, Alto; Michael Kim, Tenor; Max Ziff, Bass; Daniel Pickens-Jones, Bass
5:30PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley, CA
$20 at the door, $15 advance tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/476904 

Sunday–Saturday, October 27–November 2

Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar
Weeklong workshop for adult recorder and viol players of all who play at intermediate to advanced levels. Harpsichordists also are welcome. Four daily classes, morning exercise/dance, impromptu group playing, as well as evening events including a faculty concert each week and a student concert each Friday evening. Faculty are Letitia Berlin (director), Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake & Claudia Gantivar, recorders; and Mary Springfels, viols.
Hidden Valley Institute for the Arts in Carmel Valley.
For more information contact Peter Meckel at hvms@aol.com or 831-659-3115. $827 To register by telephone, call Road Scholar Registration toll-free at 1-800-454-5768 and ask for program number 6254RJ

Wednesday, October 16

UC Berkeley Music Department Noon Concert
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University Baroque Ensemble, Davitt Moroney, director. Students perform music by J.S. Bach, Henry Purcell, and G,B, Pergolesi.
12PM
Hertz Hall,
UC Berkeley Campus, near College and Bancroft, Berkeley.
Free.
510-642-4864, concerts@berkeley.edu

San Francisco Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session. New members and guests welcome.
7:30PM–9:30PM
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco.
Non-members $10 fee applied to membership.
http://arssanfrancisco.org/

 Friday, October 18

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
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“An Uncommon Portion.” Bertamo Trio (Letitia Berlin, recorder; David Morris, viol; and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord) perform music from the 17th, 18th and 21st centuries.
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 www.brownpapertickets.com/event/436396.
More information at http://barefootchamberconcerts.com

 Saturday, October 19

San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music SF Music Day
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“Latin American Connections” The 2013 SF Music Day will bring together 30+ Bay Area ensembles over two days of performances on the weekend of October 19 and 20. With a focus on Latin American music, the program will be presenting an eclectic array of classical, jazz, baroque and contemporary music.
8PM
Sunday, 12–7PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
FREE
For complete line-up www.sffcm.org, info@sffcm.org

Sunday, October 20

Cal Performances
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Les Violons du Roy with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blyth perform G.P. Telemann, Orchestral Suite in C; Josef Haydn, arias from Arianna a Naxos; J.S. Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D, BWV 1069; and G.F. Handel, arias from Giulio Cesare.
8PM
Zellerbach Auditorium
UC campus, Berkeley.
$30+
510-642-9988, https://commerce.cpsma.berkeley.edu/CPPresents/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=8727&J.S.

San Francisco Bach Choir, Corey Jamason, Artistic Director
logo-imageB“The Glory of Vivaldi” Sacred music from the Ospedale della Pietà, including Vivaldi’s Credidi propter quod locutus sum, RV 605; In exitu Israel, RV 604; Domine ad adjuvandum me festina, RV 593; and In furore iustissimae irae, RV 626; plus Antonio Lotti, Crucifixus. With soprano Gina Morgano and the San Francisco Bach Choir Baroque Orchestra.
4PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
3PM
Free, pre-concert lecture (Sunday performance only)
$28–$15 Advance
415-441-4942 or www.sfbach.org

San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
SF Music Day “Latin American Connections” continues. See October 19
12–7PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
FREE
For complete line-up www.sffcm.org, info@sffcm.org

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