Wednesday, March 16

San Francisco Chapter, ARS

Monthly playing session, Greg Ingles guest conductor. New members and guests welcome.
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.)
San Francisco.
Non-members $10 fee applied to membership.

Thursday, March 17

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Faculty Artist Recital
Corey Jamason, harpsichord, Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba, featuring Elizabeth Blumenstock and Christine Brandes.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco

Friday, March 18

Barefoot Chamber Concerts

Agave Baroque
“Cold Genius: Music of Henry Purcell”

Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
$15/$13 18 and under free and welcome.
Program lasts approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Light refreshments will be available. or

Junior Bach Festival

58th Annual Junior Bach Festival begins.
Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 18–20 and March 25–27.
Eight concerts (all different) at several Berkeley venues feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
For information, visit, email, or phone 510-843-2224 (510-THE BACH).

Warren Stewart, Director

Orazio Vecchi’s madrigal play in the commedia dell’arte tradition blends pathos and buffoonery with exquisite melodies to satirize the foibles of the human condition. A staged production with the Dell’Arte Company.

St. Patrick’s Seminary
320 Middlefield Rd.
Menlo Park.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before performance
800-595-4849 or

Voices of Music

The Great Artist Series
Tanya Tomkins, Bach Cello Suites II

Cello virtuoso Tanya Tomkins returns to complete the cycle of the Bach Suites for solo baroque cello.
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster
Palo Alto.

Saturday, March 19

Junior Bach Festival continues.
2PM and 7:30PM concerts. See March 18 listing.

Magnificat repeats program of March 18.
8PM St.
Mark’s Episcopal Church
Ellsworth & Bancroft

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Todd Jolly, Director

“The Music of Joy.”
Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Missa Gaudeamus and other songs of joy from the Renaissance and baroque eras, including William Byrd’s Acendit Deum in Jubilatione and Psallite Domino; Orlando Gibbons’ Hosanna to the Son of David, settings of Jubilate Deo by Adriano Banchieri and Josquin des Prez, and of Alleluya by Thomas Tallis and Henry Purcell, as well as Purcell’s coronation anthem for James II, I was Glad.
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church,
1329 Seventh Avenue,
San Francisco.
www.SFRV .org or 415-664-2543×3

South Bay Recorder Society
Workshop with Rotem Gilbert.

“German Masters of the Early Seventeenth-Century and Italian Masters of Antiphonal Music.”
Works of Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Michael Altenburg, Johann Herman Schein, Hans Leo Hassler, Michael Prætorius, Gioseffe Guami, Ludovico Viadana, and Giovanni Picchi.
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh)
San Jose.
$40 whole day; $25 half day.

Voices of Music repeats program of March 18.
8PM St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco.

Saturday–Sunday, March 19–20

Singers’ Retreat

Weekend workshop for singers, studying and performing works of Renaissance polyphony.
Dr. William Mahrt will direct singers in the Missa de Beata Virgine of Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1500–1553), along with motets of Morales and Spanish songs. Two day workshop includes mini-lectures, rehearsals, happy hour, snack bar, 3 catered meals, and Sunday afternoon performance.
9:30AM Saturday through 5:30PM Sunday.
San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Anselmo
$115 (accommodations & dinner optional).
510-848-5591, 510-231-2470, at or

Sunday, March 20

BABO (Bay Area Baroque Orchestra)

Spring Concert
Music by Albinoni, Couperin, Muffat, Legrenzi, Vivaldi, Telemann

St. David of Wales Catholic Church
5641 Esmond St.


Calmus Ensemble Leipzig

The German vocal quintet in its San Francisco debut
J.S. Bach motet Jesu meine Freude, BWV 227, works of Schütz, Poulenc, and Brahms, plus traditional German folk songs.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco.
Information: Tickets: or 415-824-0458

Chattanooga Chamber Music

Katherine Roberts Perl, harpsichord
Performs music of 18th-c. French masters, including works of Marais, F. Couperin, Forqueray and Dulphy.
Home of Kathy Perl
152 Chattanooga St. (btw Dolores & Church)
San Francisco.
$20. Wine and cheese reception follows.
Space limited; please reserve in advance. 415-641-0940

Junior Bach Festival continues.
3PM concert. See March 18 listing.

Magnificat repeats program of March 18.
Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco


“Fandangos Españoles.”
Bertrand Cuiller, harpsichord, joined by Gilbert Martinez, harpsichord, and Danica Sena, castañuelas, perform music of Scarlatti, Soler, and Boccherini.
Northbræ Community Church,
941 The Alameda
510-528-1685 or

Sounds New

The Music of Today
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Rd.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices repeats program of March 19.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street
Palo Alto.

Voices of Music repeats program of March 18.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington