Tuesday, December 6

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas MeGegan conductor
J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor.
With soloists Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Nathaniael Watson, baritone; and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott director.
8PM
First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton, Palo Alto.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance. $25–$85
415-392-4400 or www.cityboxoffice.com

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Greta Haug-Hryciw.
Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided. Refreshments.
6:45–9:15PM
Friends Meeting House
890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento.
marschif@gmail.com

Sonoma Bach
Improve your consort playing skills in this class (3rd in a series of 3) for intermediate players led by Live Oak Baroque Orchestra’s own violist da gamba Shirley Hunt. Topics will include the consort songs of William Byrd, Bach for viols, & tunes from Spain & Latin America. Pre-registration on our website is required.
Newcomers welcome!
6PM
Arlene Francis Center
99 W. 6th St., Santa Rosa.
$25
877-914-BACH; www.sonomabach.org

Friday, December 9

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
“The Most Excellent Recorder.”
Judith Linsenberg, recorder, with Katherine Heater, harpsichord, in a recital.
6PM
Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
$15/$13 (18 and under free)
Program lasts approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Light refreshments will be available. Brownpapertickets.com/event/196697 or www.BarefootChamberConcerts.com.

The Christmas Revels
“King Arthur and his Court in Camelot”

As always, there will be music, ranging from inspiring chorales to hearty sing-alongs, lovely costumes, and country dancing. Adult and children’s choruses will add to the warmth, along with storytelling, and performances by accomplished guest artists – tradition bearers of the culture.
8PM
Scottish Rite Theatre
Oakland, CA
$52-$19
http://californiarevels.org/, 510-452-8800

Vince B. Ho, keyboards
“Polish and Lithuanian Organ and Harpsichord Music.” Harpsichordist and organist Vince Ho performs 16th- and 17th-c. keyboard works of Polish- Lithuanian origin. Instruments include a 1969 Flentrop Regal and a 1990 Burrows-Wood Table Positiv. Audience will have the chance to help pump the Regal bellows!
8PM
St James Episcopal Church
1540 12th Ave., Oakland.
Suggested Donation: $10 All receipts will go to the church for good cause.
Plenty of parking available.
www.vincebho.net, www.stjamesoakland.org, 510-533-2136

Saturday, December 10

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.
8:15PM
Cathedral of Christ the Light
2121 Harrison St. Oakland.
$54/$46/$32
415-392-4400 or www.chanticleer.org/concerts-and-tickets

Cal Performances
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan conductor, perform G. F. Handel’s Messiah. With Dominique LaBelle, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Nathaniael Watson, baritone; and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott director.
7PM
Zellerbach Hall
UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley.
$30–$95
510-642-9988, www.calperformances.org

The Christmas Revels repeats program of December 9.
“King Arthur and his Court in Camelot”

1pm and 5pm
Scottish Rite Theatre
Oakland, CA
http://californiarevels.org/, 510-452-8800.

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly consort playing with guest coach David Morris. Players of all levels welcome. Special session for voices and viols!
9:15AM–4PM
Hillside Swedenborgian Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito.
Newcomers please phone ahead. 510-531-1471, mark_bach8@hotmail.com

Sunday, December 11

A Chanticleer Christmas (see December 10)
6PM, 8:30PM performances.
St. Vincent Church
35 Liberty St., Petaluma.

Chattanooga Chamber Music
“Many Voices—Two Hands.” Katherine Roberts Perl, harpsichord, performs various keyboard works of J.S. Bach.
3PM
Home of Kathy Perl
52 Chattanooga St. (btw Dolores & Church), San Francisco.
$20
Wine and cheese reception follows. Space limited; please reserve in advance. 415-641-0940

The Christmas Revels repeats program of December 9.
“King Arthur and his Court in Camelot”

1pm and 5pm
Scottish Rite Theatre
Oakland, CA
http://californiarevels.org/, 510-452-8800.

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