Calendar: December 19–31, 2022


Tuessday, December 20

Cal Arte Ensemble: Brandenburg and Beyond
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: Tuesday, December 20, 7:30 PM: PDT
Cost: Free (donations welcome).
Venue: St. Simon Parish Church, 1860 Grant Rd. Los Altos.
More information HERE.

Saturday, December 24

St. John’s Oratory Schola: Hour of Matins and High Mass of Christmas
St. John Schola Chants the Hour of Matins & High Mass of Christmas: Gregorian Mass II “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.

Time: Saturday, December 24, 11 PM Matins; 12 AM High Mass: PDT
Cost: Free.
Venue: St. John’s Oratory at the historic Fishermen’s & Seamen’s Memorial Chapel, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 45 (one block NE of Jefferson & Taylor, next to the bell-tower), San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Wednesday, December 28

Early Music Open Mic Night
This friendly monthly event is an opportunity to perform early music in a friendly cabaret style setting. Sign up ahead of time as a soloist or group, instrumentalist or
singer. All skill levels welcome. Email Heather at [email protected] for more information or to sign up.

Time: Wednesday, December 28, 7 PM: PDT
Cost: $5 donation accepted to cover cost of refreshments and venue rental.
Venue: Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navallier St., El Cerrito.
More information HERE.

Saturday, December 31

American Bach Soloists: A Baroque New Year’s Eve at the Opera
Liv Redpath (soprano) and Alex Rosen (bass) join the American Bach Soloists orchestra for an evening of arias and instrumental music from Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and Purcell.

Time: Saturday, December 31, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $25-$125.
Venue: Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Written by Derek Tam