Sunday, May 8

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas Director
Antonio Lotti, Mass for Three Choirs (discovered only ten years ago) and J.S. Bach Magnificat in D.
St Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco.

Chamber Music San Francisco
Archetti Baroque Strings with Louise Carslake, baroque flute & recorder, and Judith Linsenberg, recorder, perform J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concertos 4 & 5, VIVALDI   Recorder Concerto in G, TORELLI  Concerto in A minor for Four Violins, CORELLI  Concerto Grosso in F major, PURCELL  Suite for Strings.

Carla Moore, violin; Cynthia Freivogel, violin; David Wilson, violin: Alicia Yang, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; Farley Pearce, cello; John Dornenburg, violone; Davitt Moroney, harpsichord; with Judith Linsenberg, recorder & Louis Carslake, recorder and flute.
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness & McAllister
San Francisco.
415-392-4400 or
Archetti is an Affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society

“New Wine/Old Bottles”
Anthony Martin, violin, and Jonathan Davis, harpsichord, assisted by Yueh Chou, bassoon, present a program of early music (mostly early 20th century) to benefit the work of the Friends Committee on Legislation of California, a lobbying group advocating for Quaker values in Sacramento (see
Friends Meetinghouse
957 Colorado Ave.,
Palo Alto $25 donation requested, 650-322-2455,

Monday, May 9

American Bach Soloists repeats program of May 6.
Davis Community Church
412 C Street

Tri-Valley Collegium, Shira Kammen, director.
Tri-Valley Medieval & Renaissance Collegium playing session for amateur musicians.
7:30– 9:30 PM
7600 Dublin Blvd, suite 370
Dublin. $25, 925-424-1209 or 925-984-4395

Wednesday, May 11

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.
Music Room number 060, J.L. Stanford Middle School
480 E. Meadow
Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or

Friday, May 13

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
New Esterházy Quartet
“Music Dedicated to Haydn.”
Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church,
2300 Bancroft Way
$15/$12 18 and under free and welcome.
Program lasts approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Light refreshments will be available. or

Sonoma Early Music Festival
Circa 1600 and LOBO Consort, directed by Robert Worth, perform Monteverdi’s Selva Morale e spirituale of 1640.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
8400 Old Redwood Hwy (at Alden Ln.),

Saturday, May 14

Alana Mailes, soprano; Sean Smith, lute, Renaissance guitar; Andrew Hartig, cittern
“Theatrum Musicum—The Lute and its Circle, Milan 1546.” Solos and dances from northern Italy, plus madrigals (in lutesong format) by Arcadelt and Verdelot.
Pre-concert lecture at 7:30PM
Parish Hall, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington, Albany.
$8 or

 Tamara Loring, harpsichord
A program of keyboard music by Louis Couperin, Jean-Henri d’Anglebert, Gaspard Le Roux, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Johann Sebastian Bach.
Point Reyes Dance Palace in the Church
501 B St.
Point Reyes Station.

MusicSources (SPECIAL EVENT)
Peter Sykes, harpsichord
J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations on a grand German style harpsichord after Johann Heinrich Gräbner, built by John Phillips.
Haver Hall,
Northbrae Community Church
941 The Alameda, Berkeley.

$40 ($35 for SFEMS members: $30 for SFEMS Baroque Workshop participants) includes wine and madeleines.
510-528-1685 or

New Esterházy Quartet
“Dedicated to Haydn IV” NEQ continues its new series featuring selections from the quartets dedicated to Haydn, including Johan Wikmanson Op. 1, No. 1 (1801) and Mozart K458 (1784) as well as Haydn’s own Op. 33, No. 6 (1782).
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin
San Francisco

Sacramento Baroque Soloists
“The Baroque Chamber.” Judith Linsenberg, recorder, joins Sacramento Baroque Soloists to perform works for recorder, strings, and continuo, including the “Harrach” Concerto in F major by Johann Fasch. Plus instrumental works by Corelli, Marais, and Uccellini, complemented by soprano Lisa Marie Lawson’s performance of Scarlatti arias.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1430 J St.
$25/$20/$10, or 916-705-3806

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
“Spring Glee Club.” Kathy McKee leads morning and afternoon sessions on singing Catches and Glees.
10–11:30AM, 12:30–2PM (Registration opens at and 9:30AM and Noon).
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Ave.
San Francisco.
$25 for half day, $40 for full day. A fundraiser for SFRV.

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
“Primal Winds.” The Whole Noyse performs a program of Renaissance polyphony and dance music for wind band.
First Congregational Church
900 High Street
Santa Cruz.
831-457-9693 or

Sonoma Early Music Festival repeats program of May 13
Holy Family Episcopal Church
1500 E. Cotati Ave.,
Rohnert Park.

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly consort playing with guest coaches Peter Hallifax and Julie Jeffrey.
Players of all levels welcome.
9:15AM–4PM Zion Lutheran
5201 Park Blvd.
Newcomers please phone ahead. 510-531-1471,

Sunday, May 15

Chattanooga Chamber Music
Tamara Loring, harpsichord, performs music of Clérambault, Le Roux, Rameau, Bach, and Handel.
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

New Esterházy Quartet repeats program of May 14.
All Saints Church
555 Waverly St.
Palo Alto.

Pacific Collegium, Christopher Kula, Director
A varied program of familiar and surprising cantatas from throughout J.S. Bach’s career, including the deeply moving Actus Tragicus. This concert features the Chapel College Men and Boys Ensemble, vocal soloists Tonia d’Amelio, Clifton Massey, Neal Rogers, and Jeff Fields, and concertmaster Elizabeth Blumenstock.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Ave.
$45–$15., or 510-473-SPEM (-7736)

Sacramento Baroque Soloists
repeat program of May 14. 3PM

Sonoma Early Music Festival
“Concertino delle Donne: Arias and Duets, Sacred and Secular.” Carol Menke & Jenni Samuelson, sopranos, with the LOBO Consort and Peter Maund, percussion, perform an all-Monteverdi program. Plus cameo appearance by the Sonoma Bach Choir in celebration of Don Green’s birthday.
Green Music Center Concert Hall
1801 E. Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park.
Please note: Tickets for this concert must be obtained in advance. Seats are limited!