Wednesday, September 19

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.
8–10PM
Music Room number 060, J.L. Stanford Middle School
480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or www.sfems.org/mpro

 San Francisco Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session. New members and guests welcome.
7:30PM–9:30PM
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco.
Non-members $10 fee applied to membership.
http://arssanfrancisco.org/

Friday, September 21

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
The Shira Kammen All-Stars are featured in the second annual Equinocturnal Special Event, which includes all kinds of magic, including music, from the Middle Ages to modern fiddle. Watch the sunset and enjoy the usual refreshments, too.
6PM
Hillside Swedenborgian Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito.
$15/$12
18 and under free and welcome. Program lasts approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Light refreshments will be available. Tickets $13/$15 at the door, (and even cheaper online at Brownpapertickets.com/event/264697); Full details at www.BarefootChamberConcerts.com.

 SFEMS presents Les Délices
“Le Hautbois Français.”

Debra Nagy, oboe; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord, recreate the lush and lyrical sounds of the first great oboe music from the late 17th century, with suites by François Couperin and François Chauvon and arrangements of airs sérieux by Michel Lambert and Joseph Chabanceau de la Barre.
8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org
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Saturday, September 22

Chalice Consort, Ragnar Bohlin, Director
The Chalice Consort performs “Eternal Voice of Silence” featuring works from Hildegard von Bingen to Arvo Pärt.
8PM
Mission Dolores Basilica
3321 16th St, San Francisco.
$15 online, $20 at the door, children 17 and younger free.
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4224762378

SFEMS repeats Les Délices program “Le Hautbois Français.”
Debra Nagy, oboe; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord, recreate the lush and lyrical sounds of the first great oboe music from the late 17th century, with suites by François Couperin and François Chauvon and arrangements of airs sérieux by Michel Lambert and Joseph Chabanceau de la Barre.
7:30PM
St. Mary Magdalen Parish Church
2005 Berryman at Milvia, Berkeley (this
Berkeley venue for the September and October concerts only). 
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Sunday, September 23

Chalice Consort repeats program of September 22.
4PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4224762378

SFEMS repeats Les Délices program “Le Hautbois Français.”
Debra Nagy, oboe; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord, recreate the lush and lyrical sounds of the first great oboe music from the late 17th century, with suites by François Couperin and François Chauvon and arrangements of airs sérieux by Michel Lambert and Joseph Chabanceau de la Barre.
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
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 Monday, September 24

SFEMS Annual Membership Meeting. All Welcome.
SFEMS is celebrating 36 years leading and nurturing the development of our early music community, with a world-acclaimed concert series, nationally recognized education programs and summer workshops, and continued service to the community through our Affiliates Program and production of the biennial Berkeley Festival.

Our successes are many, yet we find ourselves struggling to find the visionary leadership we need to take us into the future by reaching out to the larger community for financial support, embracing the technologies of the 21st century to draw a broader audience, and shaping our unique and evolving role as the leading early music organization in the Bay Area.

We are asking you and all Affiliate Organizations to participate in our search for new board members. We recognize that your commitment to SFEMS and your knowledge of the organization can help us to find the leadership that we need.

Please attend. If you cannot attend, please consider nominating someone who shares the goals of SFEMS and can help us to realize those goals. Send any board nominations to Marilyn Marquis, mmm.marquis@gmail.com.
7–8PM
The Musical Offering.
2430 Bancroft, Berkeley