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Calendar: October 11-16, 2022

Friday, October 14

Resonance: Women of Majesty
First Church Berkeley’s season opener celebrates powerful women in this unique program of Baroque music including works by Handel, Purcell, Strozzi, and de la Guerre, starring Australian soprano Bethany Hill.

Time: Friday, October 14, 7:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $30 general; $20 First Church members and students under 25 (with ID).
Venue: First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way.
More information HERE.

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Friday, October 14–Sunday, October 16

California Bach Society: Plaisirs Baroques—Grand Motets by Charpentier, Mondonville, and Telemann
The California Bach Society opens its 51st season with three lavish masterworks of the French Baroque: grand motets composed for chorus and vocal soloists, with lush orchestration for strings, flutes, oboes, bassoon, trumpets, and drums. The program includes a Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Dominus Regnavit by Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, and Deus Judicium Tuum, written by George Phillip Telemann during his eight-month Paris sojourn in 1737.

Time: Friday, October 14, 8 PM; Saturday, October 15, 8 PM; Sunday, October 16, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $40 (discounts for advance purchase, seniors, students, and under 30).
Venue: 10/14, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco; 10/15, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto; 10/16, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way.
More information HERE.

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Sunday, October 16

San Francisco Bach Choir: TESOROS DORADOS—Treasures of the Spanish New World
The San Francisco Bach Choir, led by Artistic Director Magen Solomon, performs little-known sacred works by Peruvian, Mexican, and Argentinian composers, including Hernando Franco, Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, Sebastián Durón, and Domenico Zipoli, among others whose names are lost to time.

Time: Sunday, October 16, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $0–$35.
Venue: Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.

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Sunday, October 16

Sinfonia Spirituosa: Love Lost and Won at MusicSources
Sinfonia Spirituosa will be joined by mezzo-soprano Julie Miller for a concert of music including pieces by Rameau, Albinoni, Forqueray, Castello, and Handel.

Time: Sunday, October 16, 5 PM: PDT
Cost: $0–$30.
Venue: St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman