Calendar: January 2–8, 2023


Friday, January 6–Sunday, January 8

Melody of China: Songs of the Dragon (龍之音)
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the United States’ premier Chinese chamber music group, Melody of China, in a concert utilizing traditional instruments and historically informed techniques to showcase the remarkable diversity of Chinese musical traditions.

Time: Friday, January 6, 8 PM; Saturday, January 7, 7:30 PM; Sunday, January 8, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $20-$55.
Venue: 1/6, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper Street; 1/7, First Church Berkeley UCC (First Congregational), 2345 Channing Way; 1/8, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Friday, January 6

Madregalia!!: Puer Natus (A Child is Born)
Madregalia!! returns, joined by the Pastyme Consort, with a concert of music for Christmas and the New Year from both the old and new worlds.

Time: Friday, January 6, 7:30 PM PDT
Cost: $20 suggested donation. Students free.
Venue: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 800 Cass St., Monterey.
More information HERE.

Sunday, January 8

Cantata Collective: BWV 64, 151, 153
Cantata Collective welcomes the new year with three of Bach’s timeless cantatas written for the season: Sehet, welche eine Liebe (BWV 64); Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind (BWV 153); and Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt (BWV 151) . As always, audience members are invited to join in singing the chorales.

Time: Sunday, January 8, 5 PM: PDT
Cost: Free.
Venue: St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman