Wednesday, July 31

Sonoma Bach
“Midsummer Night Sings” continues (see July 10). Robert Worth conducts Mozart, Vesperae Solennes de Dominica, K 321,
and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K 339.
United Church of Christ
825 Middlefield Dr., Petaluma.

Sunday, August 4

Vinaccesi Ensemble
“Songs & Psalmody: Salamone Rossi Hebreo & Benedetto Marcello” Nanette McGuinness, soprano; Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Smucker, tenor; Kirk Eichelberger, bass; Adam Cockerham, archlute; Hallie Pridham, baroque cello/gamba; and Susie Fong, harpsichord, music by the most famous Jewish composer of the Baroque era, Salamone Rossi, along with psalms from Benedetto Marcello’s most famous work, Estro Poetico-Armonico, including Sephardic Hebrew melody, and a work by Benedetto Vinaccesi.
Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Ave., Berkeley

Saturday, August 10

PROJECT ZEFIRO: Renaissance Winds Blow into California
P.Z. FLIER_fullThe month of August will see an unusual gathering of Renaissance wind players at St. Alban’s in Albany.
Greg Ingles, sackbut, and Dan Stillman, Renaissance reeds, will organize the concert and direct eleven advanced players of cornetto, sackbut, shawm and dulcian for the performance.  The music featured comes from several wind band manuscript sources, such as the Lerma MS. and the Regensburg MS., some of which indicate the original instrument combinations used.  The program will include large double and triple choir pieces by Gabrieli, Victoria, etc., as well as pieces for smaller groupings.
8 p.m.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Av. (corner of Curtis), Albany, CA
Tickets available at the door
Benefit concert for St. Alban’s Church
Suggested donation: $20 adult/ $15 senior, MusicSources, SFEMS
(no one turned away for lack of funds)
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Saturday, August 17

California Bach Society
Eighth annual choral workshop: More Bach Cantata Choruses! Paul Flight continues his survey of the choruses from the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Join members of the California Bach Society under the direction of Artistic Director Paul Flight in exploring choruses from Cantata 105, Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht; Cantata 198, Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl; and Cantata 11, Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen; and Cantata 23, Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn. Dr. Flight will have the assistance of Gwen Adams, CBS rehearsal accompanist and organist.
Palo Alto (address available upon registration).
$50 fee includes music and lunch.
Register by August 10 online at For information, call 415-262-0272

Friday,  August 30

Barefoot Chamber Concerts presents:
Celestial Pursuits, Earthly Rewards: Music of Unerring Grace and Humor
Shira Kammen, voice, string things, harp, ringmistress;
with Allison Zelles Lloyd, Tonia D’Amelio and Rita Lilly, sopranos
6.30 p.m.
Hillside Community Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
Tickets $15 general, $13 seniors and SFEMS members (even cheaper online)
18 and under admitted free and welcome.
Tickets at the door or order online at
More info at