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Calendar: May 2—8, 2022

Friday, May 6

Cal Performances: The Tallis Scholars
In a program that builds a bridge between the 15th and 21st centuries, the Tallis Scholars pair a masterwork of Renaissance polyphony (Antoine Brumel’s Missa Et ecce terrae motus) with a new composition by composer David Lang (sun-centered), written in answer to the Brumel mass.

Time: Friday, May 6, 8 PM: PDT
Cost: $48-$82.
Venue: First (Congregational) Church Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way.
More information HERE.


Friday, May 6—Sunday, May 8

California Bach Society: St. John Passion
Artistic director Paul Flight leads the award-winning California Bach Society in Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent St. John Passion, with Mark Bonney as the Evangelist and Scott Graff in the role of Jesus. A 50th anniversary reception will follow each performance.

Time: Friday, May 6, 7:30 PM; Saturday, May 7, 7:30 PM; Sunday, May 8, 3:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $10-$35.
Venue: 5/6, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco; 5/7, First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 621 Hamilton Ave.; 5/8, First Congregational Church Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way .
More information HERE.


Sunday, May 8

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival: Music in the Garden
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival presents its annual Mother’s Day fundraiser in a beautiful garden setting, featuring Robin Petrie (hammered dulcimer) and Shelly Phillips (harp). Finger food and drinks will be served.

Time: Sunday, May 8, 1-5 PM: PDT
Cost: $50-$55.
Venue: Private garden–address to be given to ticket holders.
More information HERE.


Sunday, May 8

Berkeley Bach Cantata Group: St. Matthew Passion and Christ Lag in Todes Banden
The Berkeley Bach Cantata Group invites singers who love Bach to join the BBCG chorus and orchestra and Director Derek Tam in reading through St Matthew Passion excerpts and Cantata BWV 4, Christ Lag in Todes Banden.

Time: Sunday, May 8, 2-5 PM: PDT
Cost: $10 donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Venue: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1707 Gouldin Rd., Oakland.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman