Tuesday, December 13

Stanford Lively Arts
“A Chanticleer Christmas”
The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs medieval and Renaissance sacred works, traditional carols and spirituals.
8PM
Memorial Church
Main Quad., Stanford University, Palo Alto.
$52/$48 (this performance only)
650-725-ARTS (2787) or http://livelyarts.stanford.edu/event.php?code=CHRI

Wednesday, December 14

A Chanticleer Christmas (see December 13)
8PM
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
1017 11th St., Sacramento.

Thursday, December 15

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Director
George Frideric Handel’s Messiah.
With soloists Mary Wilson, soprano; Ian Howell, countertenor; Charles Blandy, tenor; Jesse Blumberg baritone; and the American Bach Choir.
7:30PM
Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street (at Taylor), San Francisco.
$10–$72
415-621-7900, www.americanbach.org

Friday, December 16

American Bach Soloists repeats program of December 15.
7:30PM
Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street (at Taylor), San Francisco.

 MusicSources
The Dufay Collective performs medieval music to celebrate the Winter Solstice.
Exclusive Bay Area appearance.
7PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave., Albany.
$30/$25
510- 528-1685 or info@musicsources.org, www.musicsources.org, www.canconier.com

SFEMS presents Magnificat
Heinrich Schutz’s Weihnachtshistorie (Christmas Story) performed in the context of a Lutheran Christmas Vespers, as it first was on Christmas, 1660, including liturgical and para-liturgical music of Scheidt, Prætorius, Cavalli, et al. With the collaboration of The Whole Noyse and Sex Chordæ Consort of Viols.
8PM
First United Methodist Church,
625 Hamilton, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

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

Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble, Cindy Beitmen, Director
The 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 since1918. Works by J.S. Bach, Thomas Ravenscroft, Thomas Tallis, Pedro de Cristo, Johann Ebeling, Jacob Handl, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, music from 14th-c. England & Germany, plus Christmas carols.
8PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
$20/$10
www.wavewomen.org, wavewomen@netzero.net, or 510-233-1479.

Saturday, December 17

A Chanticleer Christmas (see December 13)
8PM
St. Ignatius Church
650 Parker St., San Francisco.

¡EXhibit – reCITAL!
An exhibit of nature photography and a harpsichord recital by PHILIP L. GREENE AND TAMARA LORING
2:00 PM
1 Drake Way
Inverness, CA
To reserve send $20 per person to P.O. Box 1297, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
For more information phone 415 669-9898 or email tloring@svn.net 

Festival Consort
“Renaissance Glory.” Carol Menke, soprano, and Chris Fritzsche, countertenor, join David Hogan Smith, Joanna Bramel Young, Bob Cronin and Alan Paul, performing on reproductions of 16th-c. recorders, crumhorns, schreyerpfeiffen, sackbut, curtal, shawms and gittern. Program features works by de Cristo, Victoria, Josquin, Mouton, Dufay and Prætorius.
3PM
The Church of the Incarnation
550 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.
$15
www.BrownPaperTickets.com Information: 707-528-6370

SFEMS repeats Magnificat program of December 16.
7:30PM
First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant Sts., Berkeley.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

The SFEMS Holiday Party & Silent Auction

SFEMS members and friends are invited to join us for a special holiday party and reception at The Musical Offering Café following the Berkeley concert.
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The Christmas Revels repeats program of December 16.
“King Arthur and his Court in Camelot”

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

Sunday, December 18

American Bach Soloists repeats program of December 16.
4PM
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Mrak Drive at Old Davis, Davis.
$12.50–$53.
For tickets to Messiah in Davis, please contact the Mondavi Center directly: 866-754-2787 or www.mondaviarts.org

 A Chanticleer Christmas (see December 13)
8PM
First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant Sts., Berkeley.

¡EXhibit – reCITAL!
An exhibit of nature photography and a harpsichord recital by PHILIP L. GREENE AND TAMARA LORING
2:00 PM
1 Drake Way
Inverness, CA
To reserve send $20 per person to P.O. Box 1297, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
For more information phone 415 669-9898 or email tloring@svn.net 

St. Mary Magdalen Festival Choir and Consort, Andy Canepa, Director
“From the Old to the New World—A Joyous Christmas Concert of Villancicos and Motets from the Mexican Baroque and Spanish Renaissance,” featuring music by Gutiérrez de Padilla, Cererols, Sálazar, Quiroz, Victoria, and Guerrero.
7PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$10–$20 suggested donation. andycanepa@yahoo.com

The Petaluma Women’s Chorus, Melinda Moreaux-Valente, director
“Vivaldi’s Gloria and the virgins of Venice”

The concert will be preceded with a presentation by Bruce Elliott, cultural historian, entitled: Virgins of Venice – Mary in Venetian Art.
4:00PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church
40 5th Street, Petaluma
Suggested donation tickets are $18 general and $12 senior/student.
Tickets at melindamoreaux.com; melinda@melindamoreaux.com, 707.992.0100

SFEMS repeats Magnificat program of December 16.
7:30PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

The Christmas Revels repeats program of December 16.
“King Arthur and his Court in Camelot”

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

Solo harpsichord and choral works of JS Bach.
Bay Area Classical Harmonies with Eugene Petrushansky, harpsichord.
5 pm.
Studio Quercus
385 26th Street, Oakland.
Tickets $18

Why Aske You: dances and fantasias of Byrd, Bull and Frescobaldi.
Lillian Gordis, double-manual Italian harpsichord by Philippe Humeau.
8 pm.
St Joseph of Arimathea Church
2316 Bowditch St, Berkeley
Tickets $10

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