Monday, September 23

SFEMS Annual Members’ Meeting

– Nominate new board members
– Participate in planning the 2014 Berkeley Festival

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 directly to executive committee member Marilyn Marquis,

 7–8:30PM (refreshments provided)
The Musical Offering.
2430 Bancroft, Berkeley
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Wednesday, September 25

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

Saturday, September 28

Albany Consort, Jonathan Salzedo conductor.
jonathan“State of the Art 1680” Led from the harpsichord by Jonathan Salzedo, the group includes Marion Rubinstein, Amy Brodo, Kate Button, Roy Whelden, Sarah Wood and Ondine Young playing violins, gambas and recorders, and performing music by Castello, Purcell, Marais, Lully, Buxtehude, Bach and others.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1715 Grant Rd., Los Altos.

“The Bard” A celebration of Shakespeare’s words in music, from Renaissance to modern settings, including Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Rutter, and Jaako Mäntyjärvi.
8PM (The concert will run just over an hour with no intermission.)
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Todd Jolly, Music Director.
SFRV“Music of the Final Judgment & Rejoicing in the Torah.” music by Salamone Rossi, Abraham Caceres, Carlo Grossi, et al. With San Francisco Renaissance Dancers (Jennifer Meller, director) and guest artist Diana Rowan, Celtic harp.
8PM (pre-concert talk at 7:15)
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Ave., San Francisco.
$25/$20/$10 or 415-664-2543×3

Trinity Chamber Concerts
40th Season Gala! A special concert by Bay Area early music stars violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock, harpsichordists Janine Johnson & Yuko Tanaka, sopranos Nanette McGuinness & Jennifer Paulino, gambist/cellist/bassist Farley Pearce, bassoonist Yueh Chou and many others. Reception to follow! Join us!
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana St. (at Durant), Berkeley

Sunday, September 29

Albany Consort repeats program of September 28.
“State of the Art 1680”
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Ave., Berkeley.

Archetti plays Bravo Bach Festival
ArchettiArchetti will makes their debut in the city of Sacramento!  The concert program includes sensational concerti grossi by Handel (Opus 6 No. 7), Geminiani (Opus 7 No. 2), Torelli (Concerto for 4 Violins), Avison (Concerto in A Major, based on  keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti), and Locatelli (Introduttione teatrale Opus 4 No. 5). As a special treat, we will also perform that great seasonal favorite, Vivaldi’s “l’Autunno” Concerto from the Four Seasons – prepare yourself for the insobriety of the harvest celebration and the spirited gallop of the hunt!
St John’s Lutheran Church
17th and L Streets, Sacramento, CA
(916) 483-7848;

Clerestory repeats program of September 28
“The Bard”
Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland.

St. Francis Choir, David Schofield, Music Director
Music Meditation MassMusic Meditation Mass.  Celebrate the Festival of St. Michael and All Angels with a fully sung candlelight choral liturgy. The mass will feature Lodovico Viadana’s sixteenth century masterpiece, Missa L’Hora Passa.  The pure lines of polyphonic texture woven together with the chanting of the lessons and prayers form such a wonderful varied and contemplative experience that St Francis has called this event a Music Meditation Mass.  The choir will also sing a motet by Felice Anerio (1560-1614), a contemporary of Viadana.
St. Francis Lutheran Church
152 Church Street (at Market St.), San Francisco

San Francisco Renaissance Voices repeats program of September 28.
“Music of the Final Judgment & Rejoicing in the Torah.”
4PM (pre-concert talk at 3:15)
Congregation Beth El
1301 Oxford Street, Berkeley.
$25/$20/$10 or 415-664-2543×3