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San Francisco Bach Choir Auditions for 2014–15

Join a really great choir! Sing rare early music gems and choral masterpieces in an inspired ensemble with world-class soloists and period instruments. SFBC is gearing up for its exciting 2014–15 season under newly-appointed Artistic Director, Magen Solomon. We invite experienced singers with good reading skills to audition for our dynamic and high-level volunteer chorus, now […]

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Calendar: August 11–17, 2014

Monday, August 11 Prescott Lectures “Something Old, Something New.” John Prescott, Ph.D., presents a series of talks on the  transition from the Renaissance to the baroque. Day 1: “The background: What was Renaissance music?” 9:30 AM to Noon St. Mary Magdalen Church 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley $20 per session, $85/$80 full week suzannesiebert@gmail.com or 510-843-2425 […]

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Project Zefiro: Gaudeamus

Once again, SFEMS Affiliate Alta Sonora is sponsoring a limited, pre-auditioned workshop of wind band players this August. Dan Stillman and Greg Ingles will be coaching 13 Renaissance brass and reed players from all over the country—3 cornetts, 5 sackbuts, and 5 reeds—in week-long rehearsals at St. Alban’s for a grand concert on the night […]

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Junior Bach Auditions—Coming Soon!

Dear Music Teacher, Welcome to the beginning of the Junior Bach Festival’s 2014–2015 season! We thank you if you have prepared students to audition for the Junior Bach Festival in the past, and we hope you will encourage your advanced students to apply this year. We will accept applications between October 1 and December 1. […]

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Something Old, Something New

The Transition from Renaissance to Baroque John Prescott, Ph.D., will present an entirely new early music course this coming month, from Monday, August 11, through Friday, August 15. The five-day lecture series once again will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman Street in Berkeley, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Dr. Prescott’s lectures have become […]

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Calendar: July 28–August 3, 2014

Wednesday, July 30 New Esterházy Quartet The Hillside Club Presents “Amadè-Athon.” The New Esterházy Quartet will perform the complete set of six quartets that Mozart dedicated to his friend Joseph Haydn in three concerts at the landmark Hillside Club in Berkeley. Introduced by short remarks on the quartets and the friendship between Mozart and Haydn, […]

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Calendar: July 21–27, 2014

Saturday, July 26 Karen R. Clark “St. Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179), her music and significance in our modern lives.” A Singing Study Group with Karen Clark. Second of three Saturday sessions focusing on the music, life, and writings of the great medieval mystic, composer, polymath, and saint. Session II: Readings from Hildegard’s Scivias (Know the Ways […]

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