Calendar: December 18–24, 2017

Monday, December 18

Chanticleer
chanticleer square
“A Chanticleer Christmas” The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works old, new, and familiar. The program follows the journey of the wise men, across the ages and the world. Fellow pilgrims are a motley group of shepherds and onlookers–Welsh, Huron, Indian, English, Americans of all origins–reveling in the wonder, joy, and peace that the Christmas story brings. Candle-lit Gregorian chant gives way to music by Morales, Gonzalez, Victoria, Poulenc, Sweelinck, and traditional carols, gospel and spirituals.

8 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley (entrance on Dana)
$35–$75 Student and senior discounts available.
Tickets online


Tuesday, December 19

Cappella Romana
“A Byzantine Christmas,” a program featuring Byzantine Chants in Greek, Arabic, and English. The concert will be directed John Michael Boyer, Protopsaltis of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco and Cappella Romana’s Associate Music Director. He is joined by Lebanon-born soloist Deacon John (Rassem) El Massih and a choir of men and women Byzantine cantors from across North America. All proceeds will go to families in need, distributed by Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Read more …

7:30 PM
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
1017 11th St., Sacramento
Tickets start at $25 with discounts for students and groups.
Tickets online at cappellaromana.org/, by phone at 503-236-8202, or at the door.


Wednesday, December 20

San Francisco Recorder Society
Monthly playing session with conductor Greta Hryciw. New members and guests welcome. Come early to find parking.

7:30 PM–9:30 PM
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco.
Non-members $10 fee applied to membership.
For more information contact Florence Kress: 415-731-9709, fkress@aol.com
arssanfrancisco.org/


Thursday, December 21

Chanticleer
chanticleer square
“A Chanticleer Christmas” The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works old, new, and familiar. The program follows the journey of the wise men, across the ages and the world. Fellow pilgrims are a motley group of shepherds and onlookers–Welsh, Huron, Indian, English, Americans of all origins–reveling in the wonder, joy, and peace that the Christmas story brings. Candle-lit Gregorian chant gives way to music by Morales, Gonzalez, Victoria, Poulenc, Sweelinck, and traditional carols, gospel and spirituals.

6 PM and 8:30 PM performances
Mission Santa Clara
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
$35–$75 Student and senior discounts available.
Tickets online


Friday, December 22

Chanticleer
chanticleer square
“A Chanticleer Christmas” The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works old, new, and familiar. The program follows the journey of the wise men, across the ages and the world. Fellow pilgrims are a motley group of shepherds and onlookers–Welsh, Huron, Indian, English, Americans of all origins–reveling in the wonder, joy, and peace that the Christmas story brings. Candle-lit Gregorian chant gives way to music by Morales, Gonzalez, Victoria, Poulenc, Sweelinck, and traditional carols, gospel and spirituals.

6 PM and 8:30 PM performances
Carmel Mission
3080 Rio Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea
BOTH PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT


Saturday, December 23

Chanticleer
chanticleer square
“A Chanticleer Christmas” The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works old, new, and familiar. The program follows the journey of the wise men, across the ages and the world. Fellow pilgrims are a motley group of shepherds and onlookers–Welsh, Huron, Indian, English, Americans of all origins–reveling in the wonder, joy, and peace that the Christmas story brings. Candle-lit Gregorian chant gives way to music by Morales, Gonzalez, Victoria, Poulenc, Sweelinck, and traditional carols, gospel and spirituals.

8 PM
St. Ignatius Church
650 Parker Street, San Francisco
$35–$75 Student and senior discounts available.
Tickets online

San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Katherine McKee, Director
“Lessons and Carols” We join our host as Artists-in-Residence, The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in San Francisco, for our annual Service of Lessons & Carols as we re-create the service that originated in 1918 at King’s College (England) celebrating the season as well as the end of World War I that will include many opportunities for you to sing along to favorites of the season with us. Not only is it a free event (no tickets or reservations are required) but one of our most popular offerings, so be sure to come early to get a good seat—don’t miss it!

4 PM
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
FREE EVENT
http://www.sfrvoices.org/

Schola Magdalena, Andy Canepa, conductor
“An Italian Renaissance & Baroque Christmas Concert,” featuring the music of 16th- and 17th-century Italian Nuns Raffaella Aleotti, Isabella Leonarda, and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani—with special guest composer Tomás Luis de Victoria. Featuring the Schola Magdalena and vocal Soloists: Monica Frame, Nina Groleger, and Luciana Miranda; accompanied by the Mary Magdalen Festival Consort: Tyler Lewis and Amy Haltom, baroque violins; Amy Brodo, baroque cello; William Poulter, flute; Cheryl Ann Fulton, harp; Michael Peterson, organ Andy Canepa, conductor

8 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
Free parking lot.
Tickets sold at the door. Suggested Donation: $20 General/$15 Seniors/$5 Students/Children under 18 free.


Sunday/Monday, December 24/25

St. John Schola
Monks square
St. John Schola Chants Matins & High Mass of Christmas: Gregorian Mass II IX “Kyrie Fons Bonitatis” with Propers for the First Mass of Christmas in the Latin Gregorian chant of the Traditional Roman Rite, in the context of a fully Traditional Catholic Latin High Mass.

11 PM Matins; Midnight: High Mass.
St. John’s Oratory at the historic Fishermen’s & Seamen’s Memorial Chapel
Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 45 B (one block NE of Jefferson & Taylor, next to the bell-tower), San Francisco
FREE. Wheelchair accessible. Free parking beside the Oratory.
www.traditio.com/stjohn.htm

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