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Calendar: November 28-December 4, 2022

 

Friday, December 2–Sunday, December 4

Calextone: Januario—Music for the New Year
Calextone rings in the New Year ahead of the crowd with festive works by Guillaume Dufay, Antoine Busnois, Jacob Obrecht, Baude Cordier, and from the original Carmina Burana.

Time: Friday, December 2, 8 PM; Saturday, December 3, 7:30 PM; Sunday, December 4, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $20-$55.
Venue: 12/2, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper St.; 12/3, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way; 12/4, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


Friday, December 2

WAVE: Stella Splendens
The Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE), in its first concert since 2019, presents a concert of songs celebrating the Yuletide from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. 

Time: Friday, December 2, 8 PM: PDT
Cost: $20 general admission; $15 seniors/students.
Venue: Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
More information HERE.


Friday, December 2–Saturday, December 3

Bay Choral Guild: Hail, Cecilia!
A celebration of St. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, including composer/conductor Sanford Dole’s setting of John Dryden’s 1687 poem A Song for St. Cecilia, Henry Purcell’s Hail, Bright Cecilia, and the grand Te Deum by Antonín Dvořák​.

Time: Friday, December 2, Saturday, December 3, 8 PM: PDT
Cost: $30 general/$25 senior/$10 student.
Venue: 12/2, First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton St., Palo Alto; 12/3, Campbell United Methodist Church, 1675 Winchester Blvd.
More information HERE.


Friday, December 2–Sunday, December 4

California Bach Society: Christmas in the British Isles
The California Bach Society presents holiday favorites and lesser-known gems from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, presented in intimate arrangements for choir and organ.

Time: Friday, December 2, 8 PM; Saturday, December 3, 8 PM; Sunday, December 4, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $10-$40 (discount for advance purchase).
Venue: 12/2, Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell, San Francisco; 12/3, All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverly, Palo Alto; 12/4, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft, Berkeley.
More information HERE.


Saturday, December 3–Sunday, December 4

SF Bach Choir: Songs of Spirit and Joy
Led by conductor Magen Solomon and joined by brass ensemble The Whole Noyse,  SFBC perform a concert of beloved holiday music from around the world, including pieces by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Bach, Praetorius, A. Scarlatti, Dufay, Billings and more.

Time: Saturday, December 3, 7:30 PM; Sunday, December 4, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $40 general/$35 senior/$15 student/FREE 18 & under (all tickets include video access).
Venue: Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


Saturday, December 3–Sunday, December 4

Soli deo Gloria: Midnight
Soli deo Gloria perform Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël (Christmas midnight mass). The concert also features favorites by Britten, Rutter, Bob Chilcott, and more.

Time: Saturday, December 3, Sunday, December 4, 3:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $30 general admission; $25 students & seniors (discount for advance purchase).
Venue: 12/3, Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverly St., Palo Alto; 12/4, St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman