Tuesday, December 4

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Jerry Schwartz.
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

Friday, December 7

Christmas Revels
three_fools_2_for_home_pageA theatrical celebration of the winter solstice with music dance and pageantry.
Featuring music from many lands, this year with an emphasis on eastern Europe
and the 16th century. Fred Goff and Shira Kammen, masters of music.
8PM
Scottish Rite Theater
1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland.
$12–$55
510-452-8800 californiarevels.org

East Bay Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session, Bob Dawson guest conductor. New members and guests welcome.
7:30–10PM
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland.
www.eastbayrecorders.org, 510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367

Magnificat, Warren Stewart, Director
Charp_330_223Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Pastorale sur la naissance de Nostre Seigneur, with sopranos Catherine Webster, Jennifer Paulino & Clara Rottsolk, countertenor Clifton Massey, tenor Paul Elliott, and bass Peter Becker.
8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
Preconcert lecture 45 minutes before performance
$35/$30/$12
magnificatbaroque.tix.com. 800-595-4849

Saturday, December 8

Christmas Revels, repeat of December 7 program.
1PM and 5PM performances.

Magnificat repeats program of December 7.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Pastorale sur la naissance de Nostre Seigneur, with sopranos Catherine Webster, Jennifer Paulino & Clara Rottsolk, countertenor Clifton Massey, tenor Paul Elliott, and bass Peter Becker.
8PM
St. Mary Magdalen Parish
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
Preconcert lecture 45 minutes before performance
$35/$30/$12
magnificatbaroque.tix.com. 800-595-4849

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra, Frederic Palmer, Director
Winter Concert featuring a sonata by Stradella, a rondeau by Dufay, Impressions Around G by Bay Area composer Nancy Bloomer Deussen, an Adagio by Albinoni with Nicholas Vigil oboe soloist, a Christmas motet by Praetorius and a sonata for seven recorders by Schmelzer.
2PM
Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto
Free 650-591-3648

Cal Performances
Philharmonia Baroque, Masaaki Suzuki, Guest Conductor perform George Frideric Handel, Messiah. handlelsMessiahPhilharmoniaBaroqueOrchestraWith soloists Sherezade Panthaki, sopranos Fabiana González, alto; Dann Coakwell, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone; and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director
7PM
First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant, Berkeley.
$68 and up.
510-642-9988, www.calperformances.org

Soli Deo Gloria, Alan Simon, Artistic Director
J.S. Bach, Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 A complete performance of the 6-cantata cycle featuring soloists Christa Pfeiffer, soprano; Katherine McKee, alto; Brian Staufenbiel, tenor; and John Bischoff, bass, with the chorus and Orchestra Gloria.
Due to the length of this concert both programs will start at 2:30PM. Light refreshments will be served at intermission.
2:30PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto
$30/$25
888-734-7664 or www.sdgloria.org

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly consort playing with guest coach Marie Szuts. Players of all levels
welcome.
9:15AM–4PM
Zion Lutheran
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland.
Newcomers please phone ahead.
510-531-1471, mark_bach8@hotmail.com

Sunday, December 9

Christmas Revels, repeat of December 7 program.
1PM and 5PM performances.

Magnificat repeats program of December 7.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Pastorale sur la naissance de Nostre Seigneur, with sopranos Catherine Webster, Jennifer Paulino & Clara Rottsolk, countertenor Clifton Massey, tenor Paul Elliott, and bass Peter Becker.
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
Preconcert lecture 45 minutes before performance
$35/$30/$12
magnificatbaroque.tix.com. 800-595-4849

Sonoma State University presents Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra performing
pbo-eventsG.F. Handel’s Messiah. Masaaki Suzuki, Guest Conductor with soloists Sherezade Panthaki, sopranos Fabiana González, alto; Dann Coakwell, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone; and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director
3PM
Weill Hall, Donald and Maureen Green Music Center
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park.
$35–$90
http://gmc.sonoma.edu/events/event/694945-philharmonia-baroque-handel-s-messiah

Soli Deo Gloria repeats program of December 8.
2:30PM
Christ Episcopal, Alameda
1700 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda.

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