Calendar: January 30–February 5, 2023


Friday, February 3—Sunday, February 5

American Bach Soloists: Bravura Bach
“Bravura Bach” celebrates the artistry of the American Bach Soloists as they perform an eclectic sampling of some of Bach’s most challenging compositions.

Time: Friday, February 3, 8:00 PM; Saturday, February 4, 7 PM; Sunday, February 5, 4 PM (with another concert in Davis, CA, Monday February 6 @ 7 PM): all times PST
Cost: $39–$101.
Venue: 2/3, St. Stephen’s Church, 3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere; 2/4, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley; 2/5,  St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Saturday, February 4

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival: A Rainbow of American Musics
The Festival’s 50th Anniversary opens with a rainbow of historic musics from all the Americas. UCSC Chamber Singers opens by performing the first printed music to originate in the so-called ‘New World’, a 1631 hymn to the Virgin Mary in the Quechua language used by the ancient Incas, Hanacpachap Cuissicuinin, set to Spanish Renaissance style 4-part polyphony by the Franciscan Friar Juan Pérez Bocanegra. Colonial Sacred Harp singing in square format will bring us to the Northern hemisphere. Celebrating Black History month, the renowned prize-winning Endurance Gospel Quartet of Houston will make their triumphant return to our stage with their ‘archival’ a cappella brand of gospel.

Time: Saturday, February 4, 7:30: PST
Cost: $12-$30.
Venue: Holy Cross Church, 126 High St., Santa Cruz.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman