Friday, October 14

Artists’ Vocal Ensemble (AVE), Jonathan Dimmock, Artistic Director.
“Wise and Foolish Virgins,” a program featuring a recently discovered Mass setting by Alonso Lobo based on the (also recently found) motet by Guerrero entitled Prudentes Virgines. Also on the program will be Renaissance works of Josquin and Handl, American shape note hymns, and new music from the US and Europe.
8PM
St. Ignatius Church
Fulton at Parker, San Francisco.
$28 General Admission/$12 Students
www.ArtistsVocal.org

California Bach Society, Paul Flight Artistic Director
Magnificat settings by J.S. Bach and his son Johann Christian, as well as works by two of Bach’s Leipzig predecessors, Johann Schelle and Sebastian Knüpfer.
With soloists Jennifer Paulino, Brian Staufenbiel, and Jeffrey Fields.
8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$30/$22/$18/$10
415-262-0272, www.calbach.org

Magnificat, Warren Stewart, Director
La Descente d’Orphée aux enfers

Charpentier’s emotionally-charged setting of the Orpheus myth.
7:30PM
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
751 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Preconcert lecture 45 minutes before performance
$35/$28/$12
800-595-4849 or www.magnificatbaroque.com.

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, October 15

AVE repeats program of October 14.
8PM
Cathedral of Christ the Light
2121 Harrison St., Oakland.

Magnificat repeats program of October 14.
8PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Ellsworth & Bancroft, Berkeley.

California Bach Society repeats program of October 14.
8PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.

San Francisco Bach Choir, Corey Jamason, Artistic Director
“Before Bach—Choral Music from the Family Archives.”
Music from the illustrious Bach family in the 17th-century, including the works of no fewer than six of Bach’s ancestors.
With Danielle Reutter-Harrah, mezzo-soprano and the SFBC Baroque Orchestra, featuring Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba.
8PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
$28–$15 Advance 415-441-4942 or www.sfbach.org

San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Todd Jolly, Director
“An Evening at Elizabeth’s Court.”
Season Opening Gala Benefit & Performance. Includes reception with mead, wines and a Silent Auction, followed by Renaissance feasting and songs divine, hilarious, and bawdy! Appropriate dress for the occasion is requested, and period costume will be especially welcome!
7PM
Seventh Avenue Performances
1329 7th Ave., San Francisco.
$30–$50
www.SFRV.org, sfrvoices@yahoo.com, or 415-664-2543×3

Sunday, October 16

 AVE repeats program of October 14.
5PM
Mont La Salle Chapel
Christian Brothers Vineyard, Napa.

 California Bach Society repeats program of October 14.
4PM
First Congregational Church
Dana St. at Durant Ave., Berkeley.

Chamber Music Day
A series of live performances by local artists, this year including early music groups Cançonièr and Voices of Music..
11AM–5PM
de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco.
FREE

Creative Arts Series
Janine Johnson, harpsichord, performs works of Bach, Buxtehude, d’Anglebert, Duphly and Pezold.
3:30PM
Resurrection Parish
303 Stony Point Road at Third Street (northwest corner)
Santa Rosa
$10 to $25
707-824-5611 www.CreativeArtsSeries.com

 Magnificat repeats program of October 14.
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.

 San Francisco Bach Choir repeats program of October 15.
4PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
3PM
Free, pre-concert lecture (Sunday performance only)