Calendar: March 26–April 1, 2018

Tuesday, March 27

“Chinese Baroque” Noontime Concerts presents Rita Lilly, soprano; Mindy Ella Chu, mezzo-soprano; David Wong, guqin; Addi Liu, violin; Laura Gaynon, cello; and Derek Tam, harpsichord, performing a unique program that features Western music written in and for the Chinese courts, as well as Chinese music transcribed by European visitors of the 17th and 18th centuries.

12:30 PM
Old St. Mary’s Cathedral
660 California St., San Francisco

Wednesday, March 28

Early Music Open Mic Night
la-barre-and-other-musicians-bouys-croppedJoin us for Early Music Open Mic Night in the East Bay, 4th Wednesday of the month from September through May. This is your opportunity to perform early music in a friendly cabaret style setting. Instrumentalists, singers, soloists, groups, students, youngsters, professionals — all are welcome! Please email earlymusicopenmic@gmail.com with the date you’d like to perform. Time slots will be up to 15 minutes, and there will be six time slots on each night. A Roland state of the art harpsichord/organ will be available on site as well as a regular piano. Food and drinks will be provided.

7–9:30 PM
Hillside Community Church,
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
Donations gratefully accepted

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.

7:30–9:30 PM
Trinity Church, Angus Hall
330 Ravenswood Ave. (at Laurel), Menlo Park
650-591-3648 or mpro-online.org


Tactus, Tanmoy Laskar, Director
Tanmoy Laskar conducts voices and instruments in an evening of meditative Renaissance polyphony, including Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Lamentations (Feria V, Lectio I) and Stabat Mater; Nicolas Gombert, Lugebat David Absalon; Jean L’Héritier, Locutus est Dominus; and Robert White, Lamentations.

7 PM
All Saints Chapel, Church Divinity School of the Pacific
2451 Ridge Rd., Berkeley

Friday, March 30

Tactus, Tanmoy Laskar, Director
Tenebrae Service at St. Francis A Good Friday Tenebrae service celebrating the Passion of Christ, punctuated by the music of Tallis, Victoria, and others, all by candlelight.

7 PM
St. Francis Lutheran Church
152 Church St, San Francisco


Saturday, March 31

Valley of the Moon Music Festival
Benvenue Pianoforte Trio (Monica Huggett, Violin; Tanya Tomkins, Cello; and Eric Zivian, Fortepiano) perform trios by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Hummel. Valley of the Moon Music Festival, now in its third season, is the first and only festival in the U.S. devoted exclusively to presenting the chamber music of the Classical and Romantic eras, performed on period instruments.

3 PM
Green Music Center, Schroeder Hall, Sonoma State University
1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park
Tickets online $30

Sunday, April 1

St. John Schola
Monks square
St. John Schola Chants Terce & High Mass of Easter Gregorian Mass II, Kyrie Fons Bonitatis, and Propers for Easter Sunday in the Latin Gregorian chant of the Traditional Roman Rite, in the authentic context of a fully Traditional Catholic Latin High Mass.

9:30 AM Hour of Terce in Gregorian Chant, 10 AM 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.

Tactus, Tanmoy Laskar, Director
Easter Service at St. Matthew’s A spiritual rejuvenation with Palestrina’s triumphal Missa Tu es Petrus on Easter Day.

11 AM
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
3281 16th St, San Francisco

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