Wednesday, Dec 2
Voices of Music- Virtual Class Offering
“Beat Generation: Percussion in Monophonic Musical Tradition with Peter Maund.” In this class we’ll focus on the two primary musical elements: melody and rhythm. We’ll explore how these elements work together to generate musical momentum, tension and resolution using examples from medieval European to modern Middle Eastern music.
Box Office: (415) 260-4687
Saturday, Dec 5
California Bach Society- Online Cantata Workshop
California Bach Society invites Bach lovers for our second interactive online Cantata Workshop. This time we look at J.S. Bach’s glorious composition for Advent: Cantata 62, “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland.” Join artistic director Paul Flight, internationally renowned soloists Mark Bonney (live from Glasgow, Scotland) and Sumner Thompson (live from Boston), CalBach singers, and guests from all over the world to sing, listen, and learn together. We’ll practice sections of the choral movements, sing along to an outstanding recording, learn about the cantata from Paul Flight, and enjoy all solos sung live from soloists’ homes during the event. We will also sing through a beautiful double choir setting of the chorale “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” by Samuel Scheidt.
All participants will be muted during the event. Whether you’re a lifelong singer, a beginner, or a listener, you will experience a full Bach cantata in a deeply satisfying new way.
Suggested donation: $10