Calendar: December 23–29, 2019

Monday, December 23

Chanticleer
chanticleer square
“A Chanticleer Christmas” The joy of Christmas comes once again to Chanticleer, as we celebrate this age-old narrative with what we hope are fresh eyes and ears, hearts and voices. Gregorian chant and Biebl are never far away, but this year we turn also to carols in half-a-dozen different languages, American hymns, Spanish villancicos that ask us to dance, and “I Wonder as I Wander,” which calls us to pray. Our musical “Christmas crèche” has as its center the holy family, of course, featuring music of Hassler and Praetorius, Victoria and Morales. Completing the picture are shepherds, twittering angels, curious donkeys, some very wise men and you, our faithful audience. This is a tradition we cherish, and we can’t wait to celebrate the holidays with you again.

6 PM and 8:30 PM performances
Carmel Mission
3080 Rio Road, Carmel-by-the-Sea
$35–$79
Tickets online


Tuesday/Wednesday, December 24/25

St. John Schola
Monks square
St. John Schola Chants the Hour of Matins & High Mass of Christmas: Gregorian Mass VI “Kyrie Rex Genitor” 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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Written by Jonathan Harris
San Francisco Early Music Society