Calendar: December 13-19, 2021

Wednesday, December 15

American Bach Soloists: A Baroque Christmas in Grace Cathedral
In this special abridged performance, ABS will play the Christmas portion (part I) of Handel’s Messiah along with music of the season by Arcangelo Corelli and Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and a rousing finale including Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

Time: Wednesday, December 15, 7:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $39-$125.
Venue: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Thursday, December 16—Sunday, December 19

American Bach Soloists: Handel’s Messiah
In what has become a beloved holiday tradition, American Bach Soloists and the American Bach Choir perform Handel’s Messiah in the glorious space of Grace Cathedral.

Time: Thursday, December 16, 7:30 PM; Friday, December 17, 7:30 PM; Sunday, December 19, 3 PM: PDT
Cost: $39-$125.
Venue: 12/16 and 12/17: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco; 12/19: Weill Hall at Green Music Center, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park.
More information HERE.

Friday, December 17—Sunday, December 19

Voices of Music: Holiday Concertos—Bach, Corelli, & more
Voices of Music returns to the stage with their signature holiday program of virtuoso concertos, including the Bach violin concerto in A Minor BWV 1041 performed by Rachell Ellen Wong.

Time: Friday, December 17, 7 PM; Saturday, December 18, 7:30 PM; Sunday, December 19, 8 PM: PDT
Cost: $50-$55.
Venue: 12/17: First Congregational Church Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road; 12/18: First Congregational Church Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way; 12/19: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Saturday, December 18

San Francisco Renaissance Voices: Christmas Lessons and Carols
San Francisco Renaissance Voices and organist Don Scott Carpenter celebrate the season in a candlelight service of Advent and Christmas carols.

Time: 4 PM: PDT
Cost: FREE concert/reception: donations requested.
Venue: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Saturday, December 18

San Francisco Choral Artists: Out of Darkness…Light!
SF Choral Artists’ program explores themes of light and darkness, including music by Byrd, Bach, Poulenc, Barber, and more, including several Bay Area composers. This concert will be videotaped at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco and made available on the website.

Time: 5 PM: PDT (Accessible December 18—January 6)
Cost: Pay what you wish.
Venue: Online.
More information HERE.

Sunday, December 19

Maya Kherani: Une Fête Baroque
Calliope East Bay Music and Arts presents soprano Maya Kherani in a program of music ranging from the late Renaissance to high Baroque periods, accompanied by Caitlyn Koester (harpsichord), Jon Mendle (theorbo and lute), and Rocio López-Sánchez (baroque cello, viola da gamba).

Time: 4 PM PDT
Cost: $25-$40.
Venue: St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Avenue, Berkeley, and online.
More information HERE.

Sunday, December 19

The Handel Opera Project: Christmas Concert
The Handel Opera Project presents its annual Christmas concert, featuring soloists Daphne Touchais, Kathleen Moss Miller, Jennifer Mitchell and Bradley Kynard accompanied by Victor Romasevich and Michael Jones on violin and Leighton Fong on violoncello.

Time: 2 PM PDT
Cost: Free; donations requested.
Venue: First Church of Christ, Scientist, 2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley.
More information HERE.



Written by Heidi Waterman