Thursday, November 29

New Esterházy Quartet
“Haydn & His Students V” Lisa Weiss and Kati Kyme, violins, Anthony Martin, viola, William Skeen, violoncello perform Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartet in Bb, Op. 130; Franz Joseph Haydn, Quartet in G, Op. 17, No. 5; and Anton Ferdinand Titz, Quartet No. 5 in d minor.
6:30PM
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.
www.BrownPaperTickets.com/Event/282766

Friday, November 30

California Bach Society, Paul Flight Artistic Director
“Christmas in Antwerp and Amsterdam” A concert of Renaissance polyphony from the Franco-Flemish tradition, plus selections from Jan Sweelinck’s Cantiones Sacrae of 1619 by Jan Sweelinck, and the delightful Antwerp collection Cantiones Natalitiae of 1645.
8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$30/$22/$18/$10
415-262-0272, www.calbach.org

New Esterházy Quartet repeats program of November 29.
6:30PM
St. Mark’s Parish Hall
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
www.BrownPaperTickets.com/Event/282771

SFEMS presents Musica Pacifica
NOËL, NOËL!  – CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM 18TH-CENTURY ITALY, FRANCE AND GERMANY
Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; Charles Sherman, organ & harpsichord; with guests Clara Rottsolk, soprano; and Washington McClain, oboe perform Christmas Music from 18th-century Italy, France and Germany, including Antonio Vivaldi’s concerto La Pastorella, H.I.F. Biber’s “Nativity” Sonata, and Alessandro Scarlatti’s Christmas Cantata.
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8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

 Sonoma Bach
“An Early Music Christmas.”
 The 15-voice chamber choir Circa 1600 and outstanding local organist David Parsons join forces to perform seasonal music of Josquin, Palestrina and Bach, plus seasonal carols. The centerpiece is G.P. Palestrina’s motet Dies sanctificatus illuxit nobis and the composer’s parody mass on that motet.
8PM
Saturday Afternoon Club
430 10th Street, Santa Rosa.
$12–$20
877-914-BACH; www.sonomabach.org

 Saturday, December 1

California Bach Society repeats program of November 30.
8PM
All Saint’s Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto.

Flanders Recorder Quartet Ensemble Workshop
Westminister Presbyterian Church
1100 Shasta Ave., San Jose
408-294-7447

San Francisco Bach Choir, Corey Jamason, Artistic Director
“Psallite! A Candlelight Christmas.” Featuring polychoral music of Gallus, Praetorius, Schütz and others. This festive program with candles, carols and multiple choirs singing in the round has become a not-to-be-missed San Francisco tradition. With mezzo-soprano Maya Kherani and the SFBC Baroque Orchestra.
8PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
$35–$10 Advance
855-473-2224 or www.sfbach.org

SFEMS presents Musica Pacifica
NOËL, NOËL!  – CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM 18TH-CENTURY ITALY, FRANCE AND GERMANY
Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; Charles Sherman, organ & harpsichord; with guests Clara Rottsolk, soprano; and Washington McClain, oboe perform Christmas Music from 18th-century Italy, France and Germany, including Antonio Vivaldi’s concerto La Pastorella, H.I.F. Biber’s “Nativity” Sonata, and Alessandro Scarlatti’s Christmas Cantata.
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7:30PM
First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant, Berkeley
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

SFEMS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY, RECEPTION AND SILENT AUCTION.
Join us at The Musical Offering Café immediately following the Berkeley Musica Pacifica performance at First Congregational Church.
THE SILENT AUCTION
Get in the holiday spirit, delight your friends and family and support your early music community.  This year we are offering an astounding range of choices.

  • House concerts by early music stars
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  • A box at the SF Opera
  • Tickets for performances by PBO, ABS, the Messiah at the new Green Music Center, and…
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SFEMS Annual Holiday Party follows concert, at the Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Family Christmas Concert: A Service of Lessons & Carols. Members of San Francisco Renaissance Voices join lead tenor Corey Head and students from his vocal studio at Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, our host as Artists-in-Residence, for a traditional Service of Lessons and Carols. Audience carol sing along; a festive holiday reception follows the concert!
7:30PM
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Ave., San Francisco.
FREE

Sonoma Bach repeats program of November 30.
2PM
Petaluma United Church of Christ
825 Middlefield Drive, Petaluma.

University Baroque Ensemble, Davitt Moroney Director
Works of Bach, Corelli, Charpentier, and Froberger.
8PM
Hertz Hall
University of California, Berkeley.
$16/$12/$5
510-642-4864 concerts@berkeley.edu

 Sunday, December 2

California Bach Society repeats program of November 30.
4PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth), Berkeley.

San Francisco Bach Choir repeats program of December 1.
4PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church, Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
3PM Free, pre-concert lecture (Sunday performance only)

SFEMS presents Musica Pacifica
NOËL, NOËL!  – CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM 18TH-CENTURY ITALY, FRANCE AND GERMANY
Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; Charles Sherman, organ & harpsichord; with guests Clara Rottsolk, soprano; and Washington McClain, oboe perform Christmas Music from 18th-century Italy, France and Germany, including Antonio Vivaldi’s concerto La Pastorella, H.I.F. Biber’s “Nativity” Sonata, and Alessandro Scarlatti’s Christmas Cantata.
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7:30PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

 San Jose Chamber Music Society
Flanders Recorder Quartet performs “A Musical Banquet with Johann Sebastian Bach.” Contrapuncti 1, 3, 9, and 18 from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080; Concerto in A Minor, BWV 596; Passacaglia in G Minor, BWV 582; and Concerto in F Major, BWV 595; Claudio Merula, canzoni La Marcha and La Livia; Anonymous, Czaldy Waldy and La Manfredina; Jan Van der Roost, I Continenti; and Johann Strauss, Pizzicato Polka.
7PM
Le Petit Trianon
72 N. 5th St., San Jose
Pre-Concert Talk: interview with FRQ members.
$27–$42
408-286-5111

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