Monday, January 21

American Bach Soloists
Master Class on baroque vocal music with ABS baritone William Sharp. Presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Conservatory.
Sol Joseph Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.

Tuesday, January 22

Sonoma Bach
“Ready, Set, Sing!” continues.
A series of 4 classes (January 8, 15, 22, & February 5), taught by internationally recognized countertenor Christopher Fritzsche, focusing on improving individual vocal technique for ensemble singers. Pre-registration at is required.
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa.

Wednesday, January 23

John Dornenburg, viola da gamba and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord
François Couperin, Pièces de violes; J.S. Bach, Sonata in g minor for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord; August Kühnel Sonata in e minor; Canzoni by Girolamo Frescobaldi; 21and Ricercari by Diego Ortiz.
Memorial Church, Stanford University.

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

Friday, January 25

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas director.
JT2009_192w_altJ.S. Bach’s St. John Passion, with soloists Aaron Sheehan, tenor (Evangelista); William Sharp, baritone (Christus); Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Brennan Hall, countertenor; Derek Chester, tenor; and Joshua Copeland, baritone; and the American Bach Choir.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
3 Bay View Ave., Belvedere.

Celebrate Robert Burns’ 254th Birthday
robertBurnsRobert Burns (1759-1796), Scotland’s beloved poet,  left a legacy of poems and songs known throughout the world. You’ll hear Robbie tell his own story, as well as many favorite songs and poems, including a performance of Tam o Shanter.  Susan Rode Morris, soprano; Shira Kammen, Scottish fiddle; Phebe Craig, harpsichord; Julie Jeffrey, viol and Karl Goldstein as Robert Burns.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave. (at Curtis)  Albany, CA
Tickets at the door $25 general admission
$22/seniors,students  $15/children

 Saturday, January 26

American Bach Soloists repeats program of January 25.
J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion
First Congregational, Dana & Durant, Berkeley.

Sunday, January 27

American Bach Soloists repeats program of January 25.
J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.

“The Far Famed Ones—Poetry and Music of the Vikings” Tim Rayborn voice and exotic instruments (Saami shamanic drum and traditional rattle, Baltic overtone flute, TIM RAYBORNFAR FAMED ONESNordic lyre, bone flute, 9th-century citole, and the gue: a Shetlandic bowed lyre) presents a program of myth, poetry, ritual, and music, as he delves deeply into the ancient spiritual and cultural traditions of Northern Europe to present both reconstructed works and surviving pieces from the Viking Age (8th–12th c.).
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington, Albany.
510-528-1685 or