Calendar: August 21–27, 2017

Tuesday, August 22

San Francisco Bach Choir, Magen Solomon, Director
“Bach, a Brew, and You: A Musical Sing-in” SFBC is taking over Standard Deviant Brewing for an evening of socializing and singing! Enjoy food, a cold beer, and a taste of the Bach Choir. Artistic Director Magen Solomon will lead us through highlights of our 2017–2018 season, including works by Praetorius, Grieg, Mendelssohn, plainchant and, of course, Bach, to name a few. Standard Deviant is even brewing a special bock for the occasion! Beer and food will be available for sale, featuring the Powered by Pork food truck (with pork, chicken, and veggie options). Grab a singing friend, and join us for a fun night of singing, food, companionship, and beer!

6 PM Food, beer, and socializing; 7 PM Group sing; 8 PM More beer & socializing!
Standard Deviant Brewing
280 14th St., San Francisco
Free
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3050885
RSVP and additional event info at www.sfbach.org/brew


Friday, August 25

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Ordo Virtutum Back by popular demand San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director) acclaimed East-Indian infused production (“Hildegard’s music rang out anew,” … Los Angeles Times) of Ordo Virtutum (The Play of the Virtues) by the medieval mystic nun Hildegard von Bingen returns! One of the earliest extant liturgical musical dramas that provided the basis for the art form we now know as opera, Ordo Virtutum tells the story of the challenges of The Human Soul (Anime) as she is guided by The Virtues led by their queen Humility, to obtain wholeness of the spirit. Our stellar singers and dancers will be joined by our returning original-cast, internationally-renowned instrumentalists, Deepak Ram (bansuri), Diana Rowan (Celtic harp) and local favorite, Todd Jolly (percussion).

7:30 PM
Holy Rosary Church
1313 A Street, Antioch
$20–30
Tickets online or 415-650-6258


Saturday, August 26

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Ordo Virtutum Back by popular demand San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director) acclaimed East-Indian infused production (“Hildegard’s music rang out anew,” … Los Angeles Times) of Ordo Virtutum (The Play of the Virtues) by the medieval mystic nun Hildegard von Bingen returns! One of the earliest extant liturgical musical dramas that provided the basis for the art form we now know as opera, Ordo Virtutum tells the story of the challenges of The Human Soul (Anime) as she is guided by The Virtues led by their queen Humility, to obtain wholeness of the spirit. Our stellar singers and dancers will be joined by our returning original-cast, internationally-renowned instrumentalists, Deepak Ram (bansuri), Diana Rowan (Celtic harp) and local favorite, Todd Jolly (percussion).

7:30 PM
Trianon Theatre
72 North 5th St., San Jose
$20–30
Tickets online or 415-650-6258

Tactus, Tanmoy Lasker, Director
“Arise, my Love” Tactus Renaissance chamber choir with Derek Tam, organ, perform a concert of dreams and awakenings from the Song of Songs:
Arise, my Love, and come
Away into the morn
Our feet shall shake the diamonds
Of dew, sparkling jewels
Glistening
Amidst the rays of the dawn sun chasing
The rain clouds
Leaving in their wake
New life
Lilies, roses, yea, pomegranates
Vines budding, and the figs
Intoxicating
In the dawn breezes
Awake! Arise, and come
A new dream awaits!

8 PM
St Francis Lutheran Church
152 Church Street, San Francisco
Free admission
Suggested donation $15 at the door. Tickets $12 on Eventbrite
http://www.tactus-sf.org/p/season.html


Sunday, August 27

Old First Concerts presents Gaude, Jace Wittig, Director
“Heaven Full of Stars” Caitlin Tabancay Austin and Elizabeth Kimble, sopranos; Celeste Winant and Gabriela Estephanie Solis, altos; Samuel Faustine and Tim Silva, tenors; and Matthew Peterson and Clayton Moster, basses, perform a program of dynamic, a cappella choral music covering eight centuries. Poets and musicians through the ages have looked to heavens for inspiration, solace, guidance, and celebration. These impulses are heard through the eclectic voices of composers from Medieval Italy, the Spanish Renaissance, German Romanticism, and today.

4 PM
Old First Church
1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco
$5–$23
415-474-1608 or aimeedp@oldfirstconcerts.org

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Ordo Virtutum Back by popular demand San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director) acclaimed East-Indian infused production (“Hildegard’s music rang out anew,” … Los Angeles Times) of Ordo Virtutum (The Play of the Virtues) by the medieval mystic nun Hildegard von Bingen returns! One of the earliest extant liturgical musical dramas that provided the basis for the art form we now know as opera, Ordo Virtutum tells the story of the challenges of The Human Soul (Anime) as she is guided by The Virtues led by their queen Humility, to obtain wholeness of the spirit. Our stellar singers and dancers will be joined by our returning original-cast, internationally-renowned instrumentalists, Deepak Ram (bansuri), Diana Rowan (Celtic harp) and local favorite, Todd Jolly (percussion).

4 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancrot Way, Berkeley
$20–30
Tickets online or 415-650-6258

Tactus, Tanmoy Lasker, Director
“Arise, my Love” Tactus Renaissance chamber choir with Derek Tam, organ, perform a concert of dreams and awakenings from the Song of Songs:
Arise, my Love, and come
Away into the morn
Our feet shall shake the diamonds
Of dew, sparkling jewels
Glistening
Amidst the rays of the dawn sun chasing
The rain clouds
Leaving in their wake
New life
Lilies, roses, yea, pomegranates
Vines budding, and the figs
Intoxicating
In the dawn breezes
Awake! Arise, and come
A new dream awaits!

3 PM
St Jerome Catholic Church
308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito
Free admission
Suggested donation $15 at the door. Tickets $12 on Eventbrite
http://www.tactus-sf.org/p/season.html

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