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Calendar: December 12–18, 2022

 

Wednesday, December 14

American Bach Soloists: A Baroque Christmas
In this special abridged evening performance, the American Bach Soloists perform the Christmas portion (Part I) of Handel’s Messiah along with music of the season by Baroque composers Giovanni Valentini, Johann Christoph Pez, and Marc-Antoine Charpentier.

Time: Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $25-$125.
Venue: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


Thursday, December 15–Friday, December 16

American Bach Soloists: Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral
A Bay Area tradition now in its 24th year, ABS performs Handel’s timeless work in the majestic interior of San Francisco’s Nob Hill landmark.

Time: Thursday, December 15, 7:30 PM; Friday, December 16, 7 PM: PDT
Cost: $25-$125.
Venue: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


Saturday, December 17

J.S.Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (I-III)
I Cantori di Carmel, under Music Director Daniel Henriks and featuring eight soloists selected from its Vocal Arts Academy, will present the first three cantatas of J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

Time: Saturday, December 17, 8 PM: PDT
Cost: $20-$35.
Venue: Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, 1375 East Santa Clara St., San Jose.
More information HERE.


Saturday, December 17–Sunday, December 18

SF Choral Artists: Christmas Postcards
The San Francisco Choral Artists celebrate the season with music from Peru, Kenya, Latvia, Australia, and Korea beside beloved works of Sweelinck and Vaughan Williams, four world premieres (including Composer-in-Residence Samuel C. Nedel and Composer-Not-in-Residence Caroline Mallonee) and works by Bay Area favorites Roger Nixon and Henry Mollicone, in whose memory the program is dedicated. 

Time: Saturday, December 17, 8 PM; Sunday, December 18, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: ADVANCE: Pay what you can; DOOR: $15-$35.
Venue: 12/17, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto; 12/18, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland.
More information HERE.


Sunday, December 18

American Bach Soloists: A Baroque Christmas
In this special abridged performance, the American Bach Soloists perform the Christmas portion (Part I) of Handel’s Messiah along with music of the season by Baroque composers Giovanni Valentini, Johann Christoph Pez, and Marc-Antoine Charpentier.

Time: Sunday, December 18, 3 PM: PDT
Cost: $35-$95.
Venue: Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, Sonoma State University,1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park.
More information HERE.


Sunday, December 18

Mission Dolores Basilica Choir: 31st Annual Candlelight Christmas Concert
The Mission Dolores Basilica Choir, led by director Jerome Lenk, perform Marianna Martines’ Dixit Dominus, as well as selected carol arrangements and an audience sing-along, in the beautiful and historic Basilica Church.

Time: Sunday, December 18, 5 PM: PDT
Cost: $20-$30.
Venue: Mission Dolores Church, 3321 16th St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman