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Master Calendar 2022-2023

For concert and event planning.  This calendar is updated throughout the season.

No need to scroll all the way through this page to find out what is happening right now.  Consult the online Early Music Around Town (EMAT)  calendar for a shortlist of upcoming concerts and events.

 

Please note that SCEMS does not present or sponsor concerts.

The listings below include early music related concerts and events offered by organizations throughout the Southern California area.  Readers are advised to call ahead to verify events, times, and ticket availability, which are subject to change.

September 2022

Saturday, September 10 3pm & 5pm

The Da Camera Society presents: Delirium Musicum: program TBD (Baroque-inspired music)

Experience a vibrant, immersive performance by LA-based 16-piece orchestra Delirium Musicum. Led by Etienne Gara, a new generation of classical musicians bring a fresh approach to the old masters and enthusiasm for the new. At the heart, a singular desire to build a special bond with the audience—to move to tears, to bring joy, to inspire through music!

Pompeian Room, Doheny Mansion,Doheny Campus , Mount Saint Mary’s University, 10 Chester Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Additional Information: https://dacamerasociety.org/concerts-upcoming/deliriummusicum/?mc_cid=8539b06474&mc_eid=8b200a9f73

www.deliriummusicum.com, (619) 537-9832

 

Fri, Sep 16, 2022 8:00 PM (repeats Sat, Sep 17, 2022 7:30 PM in Long Beach)

Musica Angeleica Baroque Orchestra: music by Bach, Locatelli, Handel

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1,  BWV 1046a - J. S. Bach

Violin Concerto D-Major, Op. 3 No. 12, "The Harmonic Labyrinth“ - Pietro Antonio Locatelli, featuring Yu Eun Kim, Artist-in-Residence

Selections from Water Music - George Frideric Handel

Martin Haselböck, Director, Cynthia Roberts, Concertmaster

Saint Paul the Apostle. 10750 Ohio Avenue Los Angeles, California 90024

Please note - At the venue, church pews will not have seat numbers. It is open seating within your purchased section.

more info: musicaangelica.org

 

Sat, Sep 17, 2022 7:30 PM (repeats Fri, Sep 16, 2022 8:00 PM  in West Los Angeles)

Musica Angeleica Baroque Orchestra: music by Bach, Locatelli, Handel

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1,  BWV 1046a - J. S. Bach

Violin Concerto D-Major, Op. 3 No. 12, "The Harmonic Labyrinth“ - Pietro Antonio Locatelli, featuring Yu Eun Kim, Artist-in-Residence

Selections from Water Music - George Frideric Handel

Martin Haselböck, Director, Cynthia Roberts, Concertmaster

Beverly O'Neill Theater 300 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, California 90802

more info: musicaangelica.org

 

Saturday, September 17 , 7:30pm

PRISM Choral Ensemble: The Pange Lingua Concert

An evening of early a capella choral music featuring Josquin des Prez's luminous Missa Pange lingua, as well as works by John Dunstable, Christian Erbacher, William Cornysh, and Eric Whitacre. PRISM is a conductorless, professional ensemble of nine singers .

Tickets $15 with $10 discounted rate for seniors and students. St. Basil Catholic Church 3611 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90005.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit www.prismensemble.org/events.

To contact please email heyitsprism@prismensemble.org.

 

Sunday Sept 18,  2:30 pm. (repeats  Sunday Oct 2, 2:30 pm in Mar Vista)

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: Roaring Twenties

Jean Mouton was a famous French composer known for his motets (the most refined of the time) and for being the teacher of Adrian Willaert, one of the founders of the Venetial school. Mouton (1459-1522) became the head musician for Francois I of France.  We believe that, in that position, he had overall responsibility for music at the meeting of Francois I and Henry VIII in 1520.  Truly the “Roaring Twenties” for the 16th century.  This event, The Field of the Cloth of Gold”, was an attempt to bring the two monarchs in closer alliance.  Mouton’s music was noted for elaborate counterpoint as well as smooth flowing cantus firmus phrases.

Our 20th century “Roaring Twenties” are represented by the arrangements of the Charleston and Humpty Dumpty.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Fullerton.    1231 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831

more info: larohome.org

October 2022

Sunday Oct 2, 2:30 pm, (Sunday Sept 18,  2:30 pm in Fullerton)

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: Roaring Twenties

Jean Mouton was a famous French composer known for his motets (the most refined of the time) and for being the teacher of Adrian Willaert, one of the founders of the Venetial school. Mouton (1459-1522) became the head musician for Francois I of France.  We believe that, in that position, he had overall responsibility for music at the meeting of Francois I and Henry VIII in 1520.  Truly the “Roaring Twenties” for the 16th century.  This event, The Field of the Cloth of Gold”, was an attempt to bring the two monarchs in closer alliance.  Mouton’s music was noted for elaborate counterpoint as well as smooth flowing cantus firmus phrases.

Our 20th century “Roaring Twenties” are represented by the arrangements of the Charleston and Humpty Dumpty.

St. Bede's Episcopal Church,  Mar Vista. 3590 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 www.stbedesla.org

more info: larohome.org

 

Sunday, October 2, 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Da Camera Society & Tesserae Baroque: Early Music as Arts & Crafts: Exploring the Dolmetsch Heritage

Join Tesserae Baroque and The Da Camera Society for a concert celebrating the link between the Early Music movement and the Arts and Crafts architectural movement.

The program takes its name from Arnold Dolmetsch, a performer and instrument maker admired by protagonists of the Arts and Crafts movement. A champion of ‘authentic’ performances of early music, Dolmetsch was one of the first people in Britain to build copies of historic instruments. The early music he pioneered will be featured on the program

Held at the historic Gamble House in Pasadena, the event will feature simultaneous musical performances throughout the venue. Audiences will be invited to move from room to room over the course of the afternoon, thus experiencing the synergy between music and architecture.

Living Room: Malachai Komanoff Bandy, viol; Eva Lymestull, viol, Leif Woodward, viol

Gardens: Stephen Stubbs, lute & baroque guitar, Alexandra Opsahl, recorders

Attic: Ian Pritchard, clavichord

Tickets: $35 Tickets available at https://dacamerasociety.org/concerts/ on Thursday, September 8th.

The Gamble House requires masks at all times.

The Gamble House, Pasadena. 4 Westmoreland Place Pasadena, CA 91103

more info:    https://dacamerasociety.org/concerts/           https://gamblehouse.org/

Friday, October 7, 2022 8:00 PM (PT)

The USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: "Concerto delle donne – Music by and for Women in Early Baroque Italy"

Directed by Rotem Gilbert and Jason Yoshida; Featuring compositions by Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani and Isabella Leonarda.

Admission Free and Open to the Public

Alfred Newman Recital Hall 3616 Trousdale Prkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

http://web-app.usc.edu/maps/?id=2

(masks are strongly recommended indoors)

For more information, contact Adam Knight Gilbert at akgilber@usc.edu or  (213) 821-6052

 

October 8 at 2 pm (repeats October 9 at 7 pm)

Los Angeles Master Chorale: HAYDN'S CREATION

Let there be light! Our season begins with Haydn’s grand celebration of the dawn of life on Earth.

https://tickets.lamasterchorale.org/haydns-creation

Walt Disney Concert Hall

 

October 9 at 7 pm (repeats October 8 at 2 pm)

Los Angeles Master Chorale: HAYDN'S CREATION

Let there be light! Our season begins with Haydn’s grand celebration of the dawn of life on Earth.

https://tickets.lamasterchorale.org/haydns-creation

Walt Disney Concert Hall

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 4:00 p.m.

CON GIOIA Early Music Ensemble: Bach and More Bach

Exquisite Arias from J. S. Bach’s cantatas BWV, 29, BWV 32, BWV 79, BWV 108, BWV 166 and the complete cantata, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199.

The program features the highly acclaimed soprano Sherezad Panthaki; John Buffet, baritone; and Jon Lee Keenan, tenor; with Lot Demeyer, oboe; Kati Kyme and Lindsey Strand-Polyak, violins; Ellie Nishi, viola; William Skeen,‘cello; Denise Brisé, violone; and artistic director Preethi de Silva, harpsichord. 

Tickets may be obtained online after September 4 at suggested donation amounts via Eventbrite: https://con-gioia-bach-and-more-bach.eventbrite.com

No tickets available at the door.

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative result of a diagnostic test result taken within 32 hours prior to the event will be required for entry. All audience members must wear a mask and observe social distancing when indoors at the venue.

Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, 301, Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. CA 91103.

Further details after September 5 at www.congioia.org (909) 624-0638.

Sunday Oct 17 3PM

Tesserae Baroque Annual Fundraiser: Bach Reconstructed

Program:

J.S. Bach:Organ Sonata No.5 in C Major, BWV 529

Johann Adam Reincken:Sonata Prima in A Minor, Hortus Musicus

J.S. Bach:Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F Major, BWV 1057

Ensemble

Andrew McIntosh, baroque violin & viola, Susan Feldman, baroque violin, Janet Strauss, baroque violin, Alex Opsahl, recorder, Stephan Haas, recorder, Leif Woodward,  viola da gamba, Eva Lymentstull, baroque 'cello, Ian Pritchard, harpsichord & organ

Performance to be followed by an outdoor reception catered by Gingergrass.

All tickets are $150, and must be purchased in advance.

Attendees must wear a mask while indoors, and show proof of vaccine on arrival.

This event is a fun way to support our season activities. Your donation ensures that we continue to offer free tickets to children, and heavily discounted tickets to anybody who needs them. We love this music, and we will always strive to make it available to all.

Contrapuntal Recital Hall, Brentwood

more info: tesseraebaroque.org

 

Friday, October 21, 2022, 7:00 p.m. (repeats  Saturday, October 22, 2022, 7:00 p.m.)

Bach Collegium San Diego: BLOW BY BLOW! music by Blow and Purcell

John Blow: Masque: Venus & Adonis , Ode: Ye Sons of Phoebus , Henry Purcell: Instrumental Music from King Arthur

Exploring the music and relationship of John Blow to Henry Purcell, two of England’s most influential composers of the seventeenth century.

SOLOISTS: Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano, Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Mezzo-Soprano, Jay Carter, Countertenor, John Buffett, Baritone

Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 8459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 7:00 p.m. (repeats Friday, October 21, 2022, 7:00 p.m.)

Bach Collegium San Diego: BLOW BY BLOW! music by Blow and Purcell

John Blow: Masque: Venus & Adonis , Ode: Ye Sons of Phoebus , Henry Purcell: Instrumental Music from King Arthur

Exploring the music and relationship of John Blow to Henry Purcell, two of England’s most influential composers of the seventeenth century.

SOLOISTS: Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano, Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Mezzo-Soprano, Jay Carter, Countertenor, John Buffett, Baritone

All Souls' Episcopal Church 1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

Saturday Oct 22 8:00 PM  (repeats October 23, 4 p.m. in Pasadena)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: "Hooked" on Early Music

The Jouyssance choir opens its 2022-23 season with "Hooked on Early Classics," presenting selections that made our singers fall in love with Early Music. You don't want to miss this show! We'll present some old favorites and throw in some fun surprises for you.

tickets: https://jouyssance.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=16d8f6de191025a0a5077e2ce&id=af7c30b9d6&e=6bb4a45960
Church of the Angels 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena

more info: https://www.facebook.com/jouyssance

St. Bede's Episcopal Church , 3590 Grand View Blvd , Mar Vista, CA, CA, US-90066

Sunday, October 23, 4 p.m. (repeats  10/22/2022 in Mar Vista)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: "Hooked" on Early Music

The Jouyssance choir opens its 2022-23 season with "Hooked on Early Classics," presenting selections that made our singers fall in love with Early Music. You don't want to miss this show! We'll present some old favorites and throw in some fun surprises for you.

tickets: https://jouyssance.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=16d8f6de191025a0a5077e2ce&id=af7c30b9d6&e=6bb4a45960
Church of the Angels 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena

more info: https://www.facebook.com/jouyssance

Sunday, Oct. 23 3 p.m.

Ciaramella: “Lovers and Labyrinths: Renaissance Songs, Dances, and Improvisations for Love, Death, and Rebirth”

Early music ensemble Ciaramella makes their Pomona College premiere in a program that features period instruments. The ensemble is comprised of new faculty member Malachai Bandy and performance faculty member Jason Yoshida, among others; Performers: Adam and Rotem Gilbert, Malachai Komanoff Bandy*, Adam Bregman, Aki Nishiguchi, Mary Vanhoozer, and Jason Yoshida*. Performed on period instruments

Safety protocols will be followed at all concerts. Go to pomona.edu/music-concert-safety-information for details.

All Pomona College Music events are FREE and open to the public – thanks to the generous donations of friends and alumni.

Ciaramella brings to life Medieval and early Renaissance music from historical events and manuscripts. Praised for performing intricate fifteenth-century counterpoint “with the ease of jazz musicians improvising on a theme,” its members are united by the conviction that every composition conceals a rich story waiting to be unlocked. The ensemble’s most recent album Dances on Movable Ground has earned five stars in the British magazine Early Music Today and was picked as Editor’s Choice. Read more: https://www.ciaramellaensemble.com/about

Visit our online calendar, pomona.edu/music-calendar to learn more about these and student or senior recitals

Bridges Hall of Music 150 E 4th St, Claremont, CA 91711

more info: https://www.pomona.edu/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D162016367&eventid=162016367

Sunday, October 30, 2022 3 p.m.

William Peterson, organ : Anniversary Concert in Celebration the Hill Memorial Organ’s Inaugural Concert: Music of J.S. Bach

Emeritus faculty member William Peterson returns to the organ console for this 20th anniversary celebration of the Hill Memorial Organ’s Inaugural Concert. Peterson has played concerts throughout the United States. His programs have included “French Organ Music from the Time of World War I,” “The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach” and a concert that featured a first half with music by sixteenth and seventeenth century Dutch and German composers and a second half with music by Erben, Krenek, and Kohn.

The Hill Memorial organ, built in Bridges Hall of Music on the Pomona College campus in 2001 by C.B. Fisk as Opus 117, is a distinctly eclectic organ with three-manuals, 66 ranks and over 3500 pipes. Read more about Opus 117.

PROGRAM: Music of J.S. Bach:

From the Orgelbüchlein

Herr Christ, der ein’ge Gottes-Sohn, BWV 601

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 634

Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BWV 638

Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 604

Fugue in C Major (BWV 545)

From Dritter Theil der Clavierübung (1739)

      Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 672

      Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 673

      Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674

Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot, BWV 678

Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 680

Duetto III, BWV 804

Fuga a 5 con pedale pro Organo pleno, BWV 552/2

Free Admission, no tickets | doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert

Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th St., Claremont, CA 91711

https://www.pomona.edu/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D162016583

November 2022

Tuesday Nov 1 7:00 pm

Musica Transalpina Baroque Ensemble: Music for Songs of conquest – All Saints’ Day Mass in colonial Peru

Ceremonial music written by Peruvian composers or by composers represented in the colonial archives of the 16th-18th centuries.

            Join Muisca Transalpina as we explore the vibrant musical legacy of South American baroque music preserved in cathedral and mission archives. Unfortunately for us, the liturgical works mentioned in the inventories of the Peruvian archives survive in fragments due to frequent (and enthusiastic) use, but the music of the chapel masters of the Cuzco and Lima cathedrals are preserved alongside arrangements of masses by world-renowned European composers in unlikely places: namely, in the archives of the Moxos and Chiquitos missions in Upper Peru, present-day Bolivia.

            We shall explore music written in Peru as well as music written by composers represented in the enormous but lamentably incomplete musical archives of the cathedrals of Cuzco, Lima, and La Plata, including Lassus and surprisingly Michael Haydn, and we conclude our programme with the royal anthem "Elegit eum Dominus" that the Portuguese composer Gaspar Fernandes – who is remarkably famous both for directing the splendid music programme at the cathedral in Antigua Guatemala and for being the teacher of Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla – wrote for the 1612 arrival of the Spanish viceroy Don Diego Fernández de Córdoba, who would variously govern Mexico and Peru.

            The artwork features a detail of Dominican musicians from the "Virgen de Montserrat" painted by Francisco Chihuantito in the parish church of Chincheros In Cuzco, Peru. This demonstrates the highly clerical nature of church music In viceregal Peru, where church establishments were not able to avail themselves of professional lay musicians like they were able to in Europe, and so needed clergy who could function in both a ministerial and musical rôle. The missionaries were very quickly able to train native musicians to sing & play the elaborate polyphony that was expected in the Tridientine liturgy, and a traveler to the Moxos mission remarked that "the Indians are able to play instruments as well as any European, and they sing acceptably, but not one of them has a vocal range low enough to sing bass!" As a result, masses written in Peru by composers like Thomás de Torrejón y Velasco have an abundance of Tiple (Treble) parts and only one bass part, or, in the case of Domenico Zipoli, would oftentimes dispense with the bass part altogether, and write masses for upper voices, much like Vivaldi at his Venetian conservatory.

Free and open to the public.

SS. Peter and Paul Parish church 515 W. Opp St., WIlmington CA 90744

Parking in church lot

Fri, Nov 4  7:00 PM

Jean Rondeau, harpsichord: J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

As a solo artist and a member of the Baroque ensemble Nevermind, Jean Rondeau has expanded the boundaries of early music and earned universal acclaim for his recordings and live performances. His outstanding talent and innovative approach to keyboard repertoire will be on full display with this performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, presented in its complete form, with the indicated repeats and judicious insertion of moments of silence.

Pre-concert Talk by Derek Katz, UCSB Associate Professor of Musicology 6 PM / Hahn Hall / Free to event ticket holders

Tickets: General Public $35; All Student $10

Hahn Hall, UC Santa Barbara:  Hahn Hall is located at the Music Academy of the West

more info: https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/events-tickets/events/22-23/jean-rondeau/

Friday Nov 18 1215pm

Cornucopia Baroque Ensemble: Music by Boismortier, Croft, Telemann

The ensemble is Aki Nishiguchi (Baroque oboe, recorder), Carolyn Beck (Baroque bassoon), Alfred Cramer (violin), Lindsay Strand-Polyak (violin), Roger Lebow (violincello), Jason Yoshida (theorbo), Ganydon Beeks (harpsichord), Malachi Bandy (viola da gamba).

free,

Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building , Pomona College (note special location), Claremont, CA 91711

Saturday, November 19th, 2:00pm Pre-Concert Lecture, 2:30pm Performance, Panel discussion and audience talk-back follows concert

UCLA Early Music Ensemble : "Una Sañosa Porfía: The Sound of Power in the Spanish Empire"

CANCELLED DUE TO UC ACADEMIC WORKERS STRIKE

This performance by the UCLA Early Music Ensemble explores repertoire from Spain and Latin America, featuring works from the Cancionero de Palacios along with contributions by such women composers as Gracia Baptista and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. We will also improvise and dance along to ground bass patterns! A pre-concert lecture and post-concert discussion will address colonization in early Latin America, specifically tackling a genre known as the negrilla. We invite all individuals, especially those from Afro-Latin communities, to join us in this profound experience as we seek to confront the [ongoing] harms of the past and provide agency to marginalized voices. 

FREE ADMISSION

UCLA Shoenberg Music Building, 445 Charles E. Young Dr East,  Ostin Ensemble Room Rm 110A (south end Schoenberg Hall)

Self-parking in Parking Structure 2 at Hilgard and Westholme, park at North end (near Schoenberg)

 

Saturday, November  19, 2022 7:30 PM (PT)

The USC Collegium Musicum: "Hoy comamos y bebamos!: Music of Renaissance Spain"

Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert and Alejandro Acosta

Featuring music from various authors from the Cancionero Musical de Palacio and the Cancionero de Medinaceli songbooks, with works by Johannes Urrede, Juan del Encina, Juan Vásquez, Francisco Guerrero, Luis Milan, Luis de Narváez, and Miguel de Fuenllana

Admission Free and Open to the Public

(masks are strongly recommended indoors)

Cammilleri Hall (Google maps will find it), Brain and Creativity Institute, 3620A McClintock Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90089

For more information,

contact Adam Knight Gilbert at akgilber@usc.edu or  (213) 821-6052

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

Sunday, November 20, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tesserae Baroque : Bach Re/Deconstructed

A unique performance of vocal and instrumental works by Bach that have only survived in “secondary” versions, with the original versions being lost. In an attempt to recreate the sound of the original version, Tesserae will use modern reconstructions, including our own! Works performed will include the “Seventh” Brandenburg Concerto, based on the G-Minor gamba sonata, a Trio Sonata for Recorder and Violin, based on the A-Major Flute Sonata, as well as organ trios arranged as instrumental trios, and an aria from the St. Mark Passion.

Tickets: $30/$25/$15, Children and members of the Music Guild may attend for free.

Masks or proof of vaccination are currently not required for indoor events in Los Angeles County. For those who wish to be seated in an area with additional spacing and a mask requirement, please reach out to alex@tesseraebaroque.org

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills 504 North Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 

DECEMBER 2022

Messiah performances and Messiah sing-alongs are at the END OF THE DECEMBER CALENDAR

Friday, December 2, 2022 8:00 PM

Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Une jeune pucelle: French Baroque Noels and Dances

Directed by Rotem Gilbert and Jason Yoshida, with guest Mary Vanhoozer, hurdy gurdy 

Featuring music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, and Nicolas Saboly. With dances by Michael Praetorius and François Caroubel!

Newman Recital Hall, USC

map: http://web-app.usc.edu/maps/?id=2

Friday, December 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m. (repeats  Saturday, December 10, 2022, 7:00 p.m.)

Bach Collegium San Diego WITH TESSERAE BAROQUE  : MICHAEL PRAETORIUS: CHRISTMAS MASS

Celebrating one of Germany's most influential seventeenth century composers whose music became the core repertoire for Northern Germany's prominent churches.

A thrilling program of Praetorius' music as it might have been heard in a Christmas Lutheran Mass during the first half of the seventeenth century. Joined by Los Angeles-based ensemble Tesserae, specializing in the music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

PROGRAM:Puer natus in Bethlehem (1619)/Musica Sioniae V (1607), Kyrie: Missa: gantz Teudsch (1619) , Hymns: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr & , Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her , Sonata: Padouana a 5, Johann Hermann Schein , Motet: Duo seraphim a 8, Samuel Scheidt , Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (1619) , Es ist ein Ros entsprungen a 4 (1607) , In dulci jubilo (1619)

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church  3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 7:00 p.m. (repeats Friday, December 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m.)

Bach Collegium San Diego WITH TESSERAE BAROQUE  : MICHAEL PRAETORIUS: CHRISTMAS MASS

Celebrating one of Germany's most influential seventeenth century composers whose music became the core repertoire for Northern Germany's prominent churches.

A thrilling program of Praetorius' music as it might have been heard in a Christmas Lutheran Mass during the first half of the seventeenth century. Joined by Los Angeles-based ensemble Tesserae, specializing in the music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

PROGRAM:Puer natus in Bethlehem (1619)/Musica Sioniae V (1607), Kyrie: Missa: gantz Teudsch (1619) , Hymns: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr & , Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her , Sonata: Padouana a 5, Johann Hermann Schein , Motet: Duo seraphim a 8, Samuel Scheidt , Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (1619) , Es ist ein Ros entsprungen a 4 (1607) , In dulci jubilo (1619)

All Souls’ Episcopal Church 1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

Sat, Dec 10, 2022 2:00 PM  (repeats Sat, Dec 17, 2022 2:00 PM)

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Festival of Carols

Bring the whole family and celebrate the joy of the holiday season with the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

more info: lamasterchorale.org

 

Sunday Dec 11 11AM

Wessex Consort and Los Goytx: Christmas music for Advent Sunday Service

Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Christmas music is performed for the Third Sunday of Advent service at First Baptist Church Glendale.  Bruce Teter and Adam Gilberti program music to be played on historically-accurate instrument copies of Medieval (musa bagpipe, symphony hurdy gurdy, portative organ, vielle fiddle), Renaissance (recorders high and low, alta capella loud band with shawms and sackbut), and Baroque (musette bagpipe, viele a roue hurdy gurdy, oboe, recorder, harpsichord, viola da gamba) instruments, in addition to the mighty organ played by Adam Gilberti. The acoustics are marvelous!

First Baptist Church Glendale, 209 N Louise St, Glendale, CA 91206

free parking for church attendees in adjacent lots

Sun, Dec 11, 2022 7:00 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Lo, How a Rose

This concert is named after a classic Renaissance Christmas carol that depicts the beauty and comfort of the nativity.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

more info: lamasterchorale.org

 

Sun, Dec 18, 7 – 9 PM

London Handel Players: Holiday music by Handel, Bach, Mozart

Catch the holiday spirit with sparkling works by Handel, Bach, Mozart , and Vivaldi played on period instruments by this acclaimed baroque ensemble from London.Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit, sitting onstage with this Baroque ensemble from London. Conjuring Christmases past, the nine-piece ensemble will perform excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and sparkling works by Mozart and Vivaldi.  Having toured extensively in Europe and North America, London Handel Players will make a rare West Coast stop at The Soraya for this intimate holiday celebration.

Ticket $76

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Great Hall 18111 Nordhoff St, Los Angeles, CA

https://www.thesoraya.org/calendar/details/london-handel-players-2022

Parking: https://www.thesoraya.org/visit/parking/

Messiah performances and Messiah sing-alongs

 

Sunday Dec 11 400pm-530pm, Doors open at 3:30 pm.

Messiah Sing-Along

Pasadena's favorite singalong Messiah returns this year! Director Duane Funderburk leads audience members in Handel's masterpiece, assisted by soloists Tiffany Rivette Hintz, Dianne Harmel, Jon Keenan, David Kress and the Lake choir and chamber symphony.

No tickets needed; a freewill offering will be taken.

Additional parking is available from Gateway Plaza  300 N. Corson with free shuttle service starting at 3 pm.

Lake Ave Church 393 North Lake Avenue Pasadena,CA91101

For more information,  626.817.4530.

https://www.lakeave.org/events/messiah-sing-along?evid=3105

 

Sun, Dec 11, 5 – 7 PM

St. James choir: Messiah

Enjoy an evening with friends, family, and the St. James choir performing Handel’s Christmas portion of “Messiah".

Tickets $25

St. James Episcopal Church 3209 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA

 

Sunday Dec 11 ~4PM

Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus: Messiah

Our FABULOUS Annual "MESSIAH" with the SSO Chorus and World Class soloists!

Bring a score to sing along  at the Hallelujah Chorus

Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann , music director and conductor, with soloists

Tickets - FREE up to $20, door prizes, wine at intermission

Bethel Congregational Church Sanctuary, 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762

https://southlandsymphony.com/event/4761326/608051676/messiah-with-southland-symphony-orchestra-and-sso-chorus

Fri, Dec 16, 7 – 8 PM

Handel's Messiah Sing-Along — BRANCH of HOPE

Branch of Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church 2370 West Carson Street Torrance, CA, 90501

https://www.branchofhope.org/events/2022/12/2/handels-messiah-sing-along

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17  7 PM – 11 PM, Music: 8-10pm with 2 generous intermissions

3rd Annual Wine & Cheese Messiah

We'll perform our favorite choruses, recits, and arias.  Come enjoy a respite from holiday madness in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. 

In response to the growing tradition of huge-scale productions of Handel's best-known work, Sir Thomas Beecham noted a "rapid and violent reaction against monumental performances ... an appeal from several quarters that Handel should be played and heard as in the days between 1700 and 1750". We're heeding this advice and taking it one step further, scaling our forces down to just four voices and a piano.

Soprano: Chloe Vaught, Countertenor: Brandon L. Harris, Tenor: Jon Lee Keenan, Bass, baritone: David Erik Peterson, Accompanied by Ben Ginsberg

The space has theater seating, but you are also welcome to get even closer to the performance by bringing picnic blankets, cushions, bean bags, etc. to picnic on the theater floor. BYO picnic like you're going to the Hollywood Bowl!  Concessions will also be available for purchase.

Tickets: Sliding scale: $1-$1000 donation at the door

Highways Performance Space 1651 18th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404
https://www.highwaysperformance.org/

Facebook event:  https://tinyurl.com/3rdWCM

 

Sat, Dec 17, ?

Handel's Messiah Sing-along

Claremont orchestra,

Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E 4th St, Claremont, CA

? SOLD OUT?

https://www.gspcem.net/event-details/handels-messiah-sing-along

 

Sun, Dec 18, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Handel's 'Messiah'

Daniel Suk (Artistic Director of Dream Orchestra) and Joe Bazyouros (Director of Music at the Cathedral)

General Admission: $40.00, Admission is for general seating on a first come, first serve basis, and parking will be $10.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707

https://olacathedral.org/events/handels-messiah

https://local.aarp.org/event/handels-messiah-returns-to-the-cathedral-2022-12-18-los-angeles-ca.html

 

Sun, Dec 18, 2022 7:00 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Handel's Messiah

Hear Handel’s dramatic arias and rousing choruses performed with passion and precision by the Los Angeles Master Chorale. You’ll be shouting “Hallelujah!” all the way home.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Grant Gershon, conductor, 48 singers and chamber orchestra, Sunmi Shin, soprano, Laura Smith, Roethe, mezzo-soprano, Robert Norman, tenor, Derrell Acon, bass

RUN TIME: 150 minutes with intermission

https://lamasterchorale.org/messiah

https://lamasterchorale.org/holidays

December 19, 7:30 PM

Messiah Sing-Along 2022

What's better than listening to "Messiah"? Singing along, of course! Whether you are a classically trained soprano or a spirited singer in the shower, join us for this vibrant holiday sing-along tradition. Bring your own score or purchase one in the lobby, and be prepared to sing, sing, sing and enjoy! Purchase your score at the event, or bring your own. 

SOLOISTS: Graycen Gardner, soprano, Lindsay Patterson Abdou, mezzo-soprano, Casey Breves, tenor, David Dong-Geun Kim, bass

RUN TIME: 150 minutes with intermission

COVID-19 SAFETY: Due to the participatory nature of this performance, masks are required for the Sing-Along Messiah. We recommend that our patrons wear well-fitting medical grade masks, surgical masks, or higher-level respirators, such as N95 or KN95 masks. The Los Angeles Master Chorale suggests that all guests get vaccinated with a W.H.O.-listed COVID-19 vaccine, but vaccines are not required to attend our concerts. If you cannot meet this requirement, and have already purchased tickets, we will offer an exchange or refund.

Tickets: $45-$153

Disney Hall, Downtown Los Angeles

January 2023

Thursday January 5 at 7 P. M.

Musica Transalpina: Requiem Memorial for Pope Benedict XVI

program: Requiem ex F con terza minore by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Musica Transalpina is a professional vocal & period instrument ensemble dedicated to reviving sacred music from the early baroque period. World-class musicians incorporate the most recent HIP scholarship in their field to offer performances of music never before heard in America. Bryan Roach, Musical Director

One of the most immediately identifiable legacies of Pope Benedict XVI., which continues unabatedly even after his pontificate, is the profound effect he had on serious liturgical music.  He was a gentleman of refined musical sensibilities and discriminating taste, promoting a high standard of musicianship which has reintroduced choral music into churches, and not only in concert settings. He was a great proponent of the Church’s full classical music tradition, not interpreted narrowly in terms of simple Roman plainchant and austere Renaissance polyphony, but broadly, in the grand Central European tradition in which he was raised and which Musica Transalpina is dedicated to bringing to the United States. He believed that there was a deep spiritual & psychological value in “baroque masterpieces” and concerted mass settings because they can help the faithful contemplate the joy of the the Faith by their confidence and brillo.

Free , parking onsite in large church lot

Ss. Peter and Paul Parish Church, 515 West Opp Street, Wilmington CA 90744.

more info: https://musicatransalpina.org/category/events/upcoming/

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Friday Jan 6, 2023 | 8:00pm*

Saturday Jan 7, 2023 | 7:00pm

​(Repeats  Jan 12, 14,  20, 21 (final weekend Sold Out)

Pacific Opera Project: Antonio Vivaldi's

Ercole su'l Termodonte. 

ENJOY the video of a performance of this fantastic opera with some excellent singers and production: check out these highlights:

countertenor at 1:45:55

soprano/oboe at 2:00:12

soprano rage aria at 2:10:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vivsV07qKo

POP presents the U.S. premiere of a rare, recently rediscovered Vivaldi opera, "Ercole su'l Termodonte," (1723) based on the Greek myth of the ninth Labor of Hercules, where Hercules is tasked with capturing the sword of Antiope, the queen of the Amazons. POP will employ a mix of countertenors, mezzos, tenors, and sopranos performing the roles of seven castrati (many en travesti) with a period orchestra. Set in the Baroque era, POP will transform the Highland Park Ebell Club into a baroque opera house, complete with hand-built box seating, pre-show experiences, food, and wine. Opening and closing nights are black-tie optional and costumes are always encouraged. This is not just an opera, but an immersive experience into the 1700s that cannot be missed. The Highland Park Ebell 131 S. Avenue 57 Los Angeles, CA  90042 Tickets: $20-320.

For information, visit www.pacificoperaproject.com/ercole
 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2023 AT 8 PM

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: A Merrie Twelfth Night

Jouyssance returns to the British Isles for its beloved celebration of Twelfth Night, performing works by Dunstable, Tallis, Byrd and Philips, plus a host of 15th and 16th century carols both familiar and obscure.
Join us afterwards as we toast the holiday season with some complimentary goodies and a cup of Wassail!

Saint Paul the Apostle 10750 Ohio Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024

more info: https://www.facebook.com/jouyssance/

www.jouyssance.org/current-season

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7TH @ 7:30 PM

Kontrapunktus : music by  Handel and Bach: Soli Deo gloria

Led by acclaimed Sphinx Competition First Place Laureate and Concertmaster, HANNAH WHITE, and featuring a world-class chamber ensemble that hail from the prestigious Juilliard School and Colburn School

Program includes Bach’s, “Violin Concerto in A Minor.” with Aubree Oliverso, violin

            Although these two musical titans were born five weeks and less than 100 miles apart, they could not have been more different. Handel dedicated his life to commerce and was ostentatious; whereas, Bach committed his to the clergy and was modest. They shared only a few things in common-a mutual friend in their eminent counterpart, Georg Philipp Telemann, a penchant for coffee, a superlative ingenuity for composition, and the initials "S.D.G." that both, especially Bach, inscribed at the end of many of these compositions to extol their faith. "S.D.G." is abbreviated for SOLI DEO GLORIA, which is Latin for Glory to God alone.  This sacred locution is indicative of the magnificent production we have planned for this winter. And with just about every member of our stellar ensemble returning, SOLI DEO GLORIA promises to be a concertgoing experience for the ages!

Parking is free and masks are optional, All venues are ADA compliant

Ticket $20-$25,  more info: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/

WEST HOLLYWOOD, ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8TH @ 4 PM (Doors open at 3 PM)

Kontrapunktus : music by  Handel and Bach: Soli Deo gloria

Led by acclaimed Sphinx Competition First Place Laureate and Concertmaster, HANNAH WHITE, and featuring a world-class chamber ensemble that hail from the prestigious Juilliard School and Colburn School

Program includes Bach’s, “Violin Concerto in A Minor.” with Aubree Oliverso, violin

            Although these two musical titans were born five weeks and less than 100 miles apart, they could not have been more different. Handel dedicated his life to commerce and was ostentatious; whereas, Bach committed his to the clergy and was modest. They shared only a few things in common-a mutual friend in their eminent counterpart, Georg Philipp Telemann, a penchant for coffee, a superlative ingenuity for composition, and the initials "S.D.G." that both, especially Bach, inscribed at the end of many of these compositions to extol their faith. "S.D.G." is abbreviated for SOLI DEO GLORIA, which is Latin for Glory to God alone.  This sacred locution is indicative of the magnificent production we have planned for this winter. And with just about every member of our stellar ensemble returning, SOLI DEO GLORIA promises to be a concertgoing experience for the ages!

Parking is free and masks are optional, All venues are ADA compliant

Ticket $20-$25,  more info: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/

CITY OF ORANGE, ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
 

Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. (livestream and live audience - but note reservation requirements below)

COREY CEROVSEK,  Violinist

Program

J.S. Bach (1685-1750):Sonata No.in G Minor for solo violin, BWV1001

J.S. Bach:Sonata No.3 in C Major for solo violin, BWV1005

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962):Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice for solo violin, Op.6

CLASSICAL CROSSROADS  Second Sundays at Two presents COREY CEROVSEK. Working with Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, Michael Tilson Thomas, among numerous other notable conductors, Corey Cerovsek has performed with leading orchestras worldwide. In recital, he has performed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater and the Frick Collection (New York), the Place des Arts (Montréal), the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra “Debut Series,” Wigmore Hall (London), and the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Salle Gaveau (Paris). 

~ free admission ~

Classical Crossroads concerts are once again open to the public. Advance reservations are required, as are proof of vaccination + booster and N95-level masks (provided gratis). Email ClassicalCrossroads@Earthlink.net by a day ahead with the number in your party and request to be included on the check-in list.

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, Rolling Hills Estates, California

livestream: https://vimeo.com/event/2721288

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 (see Jan 6,7 listing for information)

​Thursday Jan 12, 2023 | 8:00pm

Saturday Jan 14, 2023 |  2:00pm & 7:00pm

​Friday Jan 20, 2023 | 8:00pm

Saturday Jan 21, 2023 |  2:00pm & 7:00pm*
Pacific Opera Project: Antonio Vivaldi Ercole su'l Termodonte. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13TH @ 7:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM

Kontrapunktus : music by  Handel and Bach: Soli Deo gloria

Led by acclaimed Sphinx Competition First Place Laureate and Concertmaster, HANNAH WHITE, and featuring a world-class chamber ensemble that hail from the prestigious Juilliard School and Colburn School

Program includes Bach’s, “Violin Concerto in A Minor.” with Aubree Oliverso, violin

            Although these two musical titans were born five weeks and less than 100 miles apart, they could not have been more different. Handel dedicated his life to commerce and was ostentatious; whereas, Bach committed his to the clergy and was modest. They shared only a few things in common-a mutual friend in their eminent counterpart, Georg Philipp Telemann, a penchant for coffee, a superlative ingenuity for composition, and the initials "S.D.G." that both, especially Bach, inscribed at the end of many of these compositions to extol their faith. "S.D.G." is abbreviated for SOLI DEO GLORIA, which is Latin for Glory to God alone.  This sacred locution is indicative of the magnificent production we have planned for this winter. And with just about every member of our stellar ensemble returning, SOLI DEO GLORIA promises to be a concertgoing experience for the ages!

Parking is free and masks are optional, All venues are ADA compliant

Ticket $20-$25,  more info: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/

LONG BEACH, GRACE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Sat, Jan 14, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (repeats Sun, Jan 15, 2023 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (First Congregational Church of Los Angeles | Shatto Chapel)

Musica Angelica Baroque orchestra: Chaos: A Celebration of Baroque Virtuosity

Co-Directed by Principal Cellist Dr. Alexa Haynes-Pilon and Concertmaster Ilia Korol.

PROGRAM:

Rebel : selections from ‘Les Élémens’

Telemann: Concerto for 2 violins in B flat Major, TWV 52:B2 

Handel : Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, op. 6, No. 7, HWV 325

Geminiani: Concerto Grosso op. 3, no. 3 in E minor  

F. Durante : Concerto No. 8 in A major La Pazzia (“Madness”) 

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto RV 208 in D major, “Grosso Mogul”

Telemann: Concerto for flute, violin and cello in A major, TWV 53:A2 

Ticket Price $58.00-$80.00

Beverly O'Neill Theater, 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802

more info: https://www.musicaangelica.org/ 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14TH @ 7:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM

Kontrapunktus : music by  Handel and Bach: Soli Deo gloria

Led by acclaimed Sphinx Competition First Place Laureate and Concertmaster, HANNAH WHITE, and featuring a world-class chamber ensemble that hail from the prestigious Juilliard School and Colburn School

Program includes Bach’s, “Violin Concerto in A Minor.” with Aubree Oliverso, violin

            Although these two musical titans were born five weeks and less than 100 miles apart, they could not have been more different. Handel dedicated his life to commerce and was ostentatious; whereas, Bach committed his to the clergy and was modest. They shared only a few things in common-a mutual friend in their eminent counterpart, Georg Philipp Telemann, a penchant for coffee, a superlative ingenuity for composition, and the initials "S.D.G." that both, especially Bach, inscribed at the end of many of these compositions to extol their faith. "S.D.G." is abbreviated for SOLI DEO GLORIA, which is Latin for Glory to God alone.  This sacred locution is indicative of the magnificent production we have planned for this winter. And with just about every member of our stellar ensemble returning, SOLI DEO GLORIA promises to be a concertgoing experience for the ages!

Parking is free and masks are optional, All venues are ADA compliant

Ticket $20-$25,  more info: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/

LAGUNA BEACH, LAGUNA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH @ 7:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM

Kontrapunktus : music by  Handel and Bach: Soli Deo gloria

Led by acclaimed Sphinx Competition First Place Laureate and Concertmaster, HANNAH WHITE, and featuring a world-class chamber ensemble that hail from the prestigious Juilliard School and Colburn School

Program includes Bach’s, “Violin Concerto in A Minor.” with Aubree Oliverso, violin

            Although these two musical titans were born five weeks and less than 100 miles apart, they could not have been more different. Handel dedicated his life to commerce and was ostentatious; whereas, Bach committed his to the clergy and was modest. They shared only a few things in common-a mutual friend in their eminent counterpart, Georg Philipp Telemann, a penchant for coffee, a superlative ingenuity for composition, and the initials "S.D.G." that both, especially Bach, inscribed at the end of many of these compositions to extol their faith. "S.D.G." is abbreviated for SOLI DEO GLORIA, which is Latin for Glory to God alone.  This sacred locution is indicative of the magnificent production we have planned for this winter. And with just about every member of our stellar ensemble returning, SOLI DEO GLORIA promises to be a concertgoing experience for the ages!

Parking is free and masks are optional, All venues are ADA compliant

Ticket $20-$25,  more info: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/

PASADENA, ST. ANDREW'S CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sun, Jan 15, 2023 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (repeats Jan 14 7:30 PM in Long Beach)

Musica Angelica Baroque orchestra: Chaos: A Celebration of Baroque Virtuosity

Co-Directed by Principal Cellist Dr. Alexa Haynes-Pilon and Concertmaster Ilia Korol.

PROGRAM:

Rebel : selections from ‘Les Élémens’

Telemann: Concerto for 2 violins in B flat Major, TWV 52:B2 

Handel : Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, op. 6, No. 7, HWV 325

Geminiani: Concerto Grosso op. 3, no. 3 in E minor  

F. Durante : Concerto No. 8 in A major La Pazzia (“Madness”) 

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto RV 208 in D major, “Grosso Mogul”

Telemann: Concerto for flute, violin and cello in A major, TWV 53:A2 

Ticket Price $58.00-$80.00

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles | Shatto Chapel, 540 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90020

more info: https://www.musicaangelica.org/

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm        

Tesserae Baroque: Dresden Ditties with special guest Rachel Podger

During the Baroque, Dresden was one of the most prominent and innovative musical centers in Europe, with composers and virtuosic performers such as Pisendel, Hasse, and Zelenka elevating the musical activities of the city to new heights. It was during one of his many visits to this particular city that Johann Sebastian Bach – who in 1736 was appointed Dresden Hofcomponist (Court Composer) – referred to Hasse’s 1731 opera Cleofide as the “Dresden ditties’. While sounding rather disparaging to English ears, the original German phrase,”Dresden Liederchen,” actually does not imply any contempt on the part of the elderly Bach, who by all counts was a major admirer of Dresden and its musicians.

Rachel Podger directs a collaborative performance between the Colburn Conservatory students and Tesserae Baroque in a performance of this virtuosic and exciting repertoire, including music by Bach as well as many ditties of Dresden.

Tickets: $30, $15

Zipper Hall, The Colburn School 200 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

more info: https://tesseraebaroque.org/event/dresden-ditties/

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 (see Jan 6,7 listing for information)

​Friday Jan 20, 2023 | 8:00pm

Saturday Jan 21, 2023 |  2:00pm & 7:00pm*
Pacific Opera Project: Antonio Vivaldi Ercole su'l Termodonte. 

Friday, January 20, 2023, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tesserae Baroque : Bach Week at Cal Poly: Chamber Concert

Tesserae Baroque is delighted to continue its tradition as resident ensemble for Cal Poly’s annual Bach Week in San Luis Obispo. For the Friday Chamber Concert, we will be joined by tenor Michael Jones and soprano Rebecca Myers for our “Bach Reconstructed/Deconstructed’ program.

For ticketing information, please visit bachweek.calpoly.edu.

First Presbyterian Church, San Luis Obispo  981 Marsh Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

Friday, January 20, 2023   1:00-2:00 PM

Prof. Ireri Chávez-Bárcenas, Bowdoin College: USC MUSICOLOGY FORUM LECTURE“Sounds of Race in 17th-Century New Spain”

Herklotz Seminar Room, University of Southern California

Doheny Memorial Library 3550 Trousdale Prkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Admission Free and Open to the Public

(masks are strongly recommended indoors)

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/

and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

For more information, contact Adam Knight Gilbert at akgilber@usc.edu or (213) 821-6052

Saturday, January 21, 2023, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm       

Tesserae Baroque: Bach Week Finale: Bach and the German Chorale

Members of Cal Poly’s Chamber Choir, Symphony and faculty join with Tesserae Baroque to perform a variety of works based on German chorale tunes and texts. The first half of the concert will include a series of motets. The Chamber Choir will begin with a short chorale motet by Heinrich Schütz, who influenced J.S. Bach. The combined choirs will then perform Bach’s celebrated motet “Komm, Jesu Komm” followed by two motets by Johannes Brahms, created in the style of Bach. The orchestra will perform instrumental music under the leadership of Tesserae Baroque to close out the first half of the concert. The second half of the concert will feature one of Bach’s greatest chorale cantatas: “Jesu, der du meine Seele,” BWV 78.

First Presbyterian Church, San Luis Obispo  981 Marsh Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 + Google Map 

https://bachweek.calpoly.edu/

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 7:30 pm, 6:30 pm preconcert lecture

6:30 pm preconcert lecture - Preludes @ The Wallis, featuring pre-concert conversation with the artists moderated by Classical California KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Concerti

Concerti featuring Principal Viola Yura Lee and Principal Trumpet David Washburn; curated by Concertmaster/Director of Chamber Music Margaret Batjer,

Highlights include newly appointed LACO Principal Viola Yura Lee featured on one of the earliest known viola concertos, Telemann's Viola Concerto in G Major, and Principal Trumpet David Washburn performing the pre-classical Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major, a hidden gem by little-known Czech composer Johann Baptist Georg Neruda, and Handel's Concerto Grosso in A Major, one of the most celebrated works for strings from the Baroque era.

The program is dedicated to the memory of Warner W. Henry, LACO Board Director Emeritus and a champion of chamber and Baroque music.

PROGRAM:

CORELLI Concerto Grosso in D Major, Opus 6, No. 4

GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso in D Major, Opus 5, No. 1

JOHANN BAPTIST GEORG NERUDA Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major

TELEMANN Viola Concerto in G Major

HANDEL Concerto Grosso in A Major, Opus 6, No. 11

For tickets ($79, $59, $39, $29, The Wallis) and information, please visit www.laco.org or call 213 221 3920

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

Sunday, January 29, 2023, 7:30 pm - concert; 7:00 pm preconcert lecture

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Concerti

Concerti featuring Principal Viola Yura Lee and Principal Trumpet David Washburn; curated by Concertmaster/Director of Chamber Music Margaret Batjer,

Highlights include newly appointed LACO Principal Viola Yura Lee featured on one of the earliest known viola concertos, Telemann's Viola Concerto in G Major, and Principal Trumpet David Washburn performing the pre-classical Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major, a hidden gem by little-known Czech composer Johann Baptist Georg Neruda, and Handel's Concerto Grosso in A Major, one of the most celebrated works for strings from the Baroque era.

The program is dedicated to the memory of Warner W. Henry, LACO Board Director Emeritus and a champion of chamber and Baroque music.

PROGRAM:

CORELLI Concerto Grosso in D Major, Opus 6, No. 4

GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso in D Major, Opus 5, No. 1

JOHANN BAPTIST GEORG NERUDA Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major

TELEMANN Viola Concerto in G Major

HANDEL Concerto Grosso in A Major, Opus 6, No. 11

For tickets ($58, Rothenberg Hall) and information, please visit www.laco.org or call 213 221 3920

Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108

February 2023

FRIDAY, February 3, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m.

CON GIOIA Early Music Ensemble: Inspired by Goethe: Music with texts by Goethe composed by his contemporaries.

John Buffet, baritone; and Janelle DeStefano, mezzo-soprano; with artistic director Preethi de Silva, and Stephan Moss, fortepiano; commentary by Prof. Roswitha Burwick.  

Admission is free.

Balch Auditorium, Scripps College. 10th and Columbia, Claremont, CA 91711

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative result of a diagnostic test result taken within 32 hours prior to the event will be required for entry.Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative result of a diagnostic test result taken within 32 hours prior to the event will be required forentry. All audience members must wear a mask and observe social distancing when indoors at the venue.Further details at www.congioia.org (909) 624-0638.

Friday February 17, 2023  1:30 PM (part of an actual wedding)

Musica Transalpina : Royal Wedding Music - Schmelzer Missa Nuptialis

            Musica Transalpina will proudly present Heinrich Schmelzer’s Missa Nuptialis which was composed for the royal wedding of the Infanta Margaret Theresa of Spain to the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I. in 1666. The Infanta’s wedding to the Emperor was one of the most splendid ceremonies of the baroque era, whose lavish festivities––including pyrotechnics upon her entrée into Vienna, costly productions like Antonio Cesti’s opera Il pomo d’oro and Schmelzer’s famous horse ballet that the Emperor himself performed in––lasted for nearly two years. These celebrations were warranted because this union cemented Habsburg hegemony which, if an heir were produced, would ensure lasting peace following the devastation of the Thirty Years’ War.

            In continuing with their tradition of historically-informed performances of baroque sacred music in liturgical settings, Musica Transalpina will help recreate the wedding Mass as it would have been heard by the select audience invited to witness this intimate 17th-century royal ceremony.

This performance is endorsed by the Spanish Consulate and the Instituto Cervantes, dedicated to the promotion of Spanish arts & culture. 

As always, Musica Transalpina performances are free of charge and open to the public, but please consider donating to support their research and performance of baroque sacred music.by donating on their website, musicatransalpina.org. Musica Transalpina is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

Ss. Peter and Paul parish church 515 West Opp Street Wilmington, CA  90744

parking  in large church lot, , more information:  musicatransalpina.org


 

March 2023 is EARLY MUSIC month

Friday, March 3, 2023 1:00 PM

Nell Snaidas and Alejandro Acosta: USC MUSICOLOGY FORUM LECTURE: 

 "Performing Torrejón y Velasco's La púrpura de la rosa" and "Francisco Javier García Fajer's Missa in D"

Herklotz Seminar Room, University of Southern California

Doheny Memorial Library3550 Trousdale Prkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Admission Free and Open to the Public

(masks are strongly recommended indoors)

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/

and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

For more information, contact Adam Knight Gilbert at akgilber@usc.edu or  (213) 821-6052

Friday, March 3, 2023 8:00 PM 

Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: "Early Modern Music in the Americas"

Featuring Torrejón y Velasco's La púrpura de la rosa and Francisco Javier García Fajer's Missa in D

Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert and Jason Yoshida

USC Newman Recital Hall

Admission Free and Open to the Public(masks are strongly recommended indoors)

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/

and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

For more information, contact Adam Knight Gilbert at akgilber@usc.edu or  (213) 821-6052

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 8:00 pm

Pacific Chorale  and Bach Collegium San Diego : Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610”

Pacific Chorale, conducted by Artistic Director Robert Istad  and Bach Collegium San Diego  Founder/ Organist Ruben Valenzuela present a Historically-Informed Performance of a pillar of the Baroque music canon whose splendor and virtuosity has captivated audiences for centuries.

Tickets $25 - $75

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Newport Beach, 2100 Mar Vista Drive 92660

information visit www.pacificchorale.org or call 714-662-2345.

Friday, March 24, 2023, 7:00 p.m. (repeats  Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:00 p.m.)

Bach Collegium San Diego ; J.S. BACH: ST. MATTHEW PASSION

J.S. Bach’s vivid musical account of Christ's passion combines a striking drama and devotion forming a pinnacle of the vocal works composed for the Leipzig churches.

Bach's St. Matthew Passion was written for the Good Friday Vespers service of 1727 at the St Thomas' Church Leipzig and brings together relevant themes of betrayal, judgement, death, and love as expressed through St. Matthew's Gospel and Bach's librettist Picander.

SOLOISTS: Aaron Sheehan, Evangelist , Clara Rottsolk, Soprano , Estelí Gomez, Soprano , Virginia Warnken, Mezzo-Soprano , Jay Carter, Countertenor , Paul Max Tipton (Christus), Bass-Baritone , Enrico Lagasca (Pilatus), Bass-Baritone

All Souls' Episcopal Church 1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92017

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:00 p.m. (repeats Friday, March 24, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

Bach Collegium San Diego : J.S. BACH: ST. MATTHEW PASSION

J.S. Bach’s vivid musical account of Christ's passion combines a striking drama and devotion forming a pinnacle of the vocal works composed for the Leipzig churches.

Bach's St. Matthew Passion was written for the Good Friday Vespers service of 1727 at the St Thomas' Church Leipzig and brings together relevant themes of betrayal, judgement, death, and love as expressed through St. Matthew's Gospel and Bach's librettist Picander.

SOLOISTS: Aaron Sheehan, Evangelist , Clara Rottsolk, Soprano , Estelí Gomez, Soprano , Virginia Warnken, Mezzo-Soprano , Jay Carter, Countertenor , Paul Max Tipton (Christus), Bass-Baritone , Enrico Lagasca (Pilatus), Bass-Baritone

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

April 2023

Saturday, April 15, 2023 7:30 PM 

USC Collegium musicum: "Early Music of Armenia and Cyprus"

Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert and Marina Hovhannisyan

Cammilleri Hall, Brain and Creativity Institute, USC

Admission Free and Open to the Public(masks are strongly recommended indoors)

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/

and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

For more information, contact Adam Knight Gilbert at akgilber@usc.edu or  (213) 821-6052

Friday, April 21, 2023 1:00 PM 

Prof. Jonathan Gómez : USC MUSICOLOGY FORUM LECTURE: 

“Black Music’s Interstitial Inhabitance.”

Herklotz Seminar Room, Doheny Music Library, USC

Admission Free and Open to the Public(masks are strongly recommended indoors)

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/

and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

For more information, contact Adam Knight Gilbert at akgilber@usc.edu or  (213) 821-6052

Friday, April 28, 2023 8:00 PM 

Thornton Baroque Sinfonia

Musica Antiqua Polonica IV: Music from Early Modern Poland (in cooperation with the USC Polish Music Center)

Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert and Jason Yoshida

Newman Recital Hall, USC

Admission Free and Open to the Public(masks are strongly recommended indoors)

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/

and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

For more information, contact Adam Knight Gilbert at akgilber@usc.edu or  (213) 821-6052

May 2023

Friday, May 5, 2023, 7:00 p.m. (repeats Saturday, May 6, 2022, 7:00 p.m.)

Bach Collegium San Diego : BCSD SCORCHERS! THE ORIGINAL GOLDEN OLDIES

Celebrating BCSD's twentieth anniversary season with a scorcher of a program featuring favorite and memorable repertoire performed over the last twenty seasons...how time flies!  Turn up the heat with excerpts from Bach's B minor Mass and Easter Oratorio, to arresting moments from Handel oratorios, by way of glorious Renaissance polyphony, to the sumptuousness of Rameau, plus much more!

All Souls' Episcopal Church 1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

Saturday, May 6, 2022, 7:00 p.m. (repeats  Friday, May 5, 2023, 7:00 p.m.)

Bach Collegium San Diego : BCSD SCORCHERS! THE ORIGINAL GOLDEN OLDIES

Celebrating BCSD's twentieth anniversary season with a scorcher of a program featuring favorite and memorable repertoire performed over the last twenty seasons...how time flies!  Turn up the heat with excerpts from Bach's B minor Mass and Easter Oratorio, to arresting moments from Handel oratorios, by way of glorious Renaissance polyphony, to the sumptuousness of Rameau, plus much more!

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

Sunday, May 21, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm   

Tesserae Baroque: Baroque Music of Mexico City Cathedral

Renowned leader of Bach Collegium San Diego Ruben Valenzuela directs Tesserae Baroque in a program of popular pieces performed in Mexico City Cathedral during the Baroque period. The performance will include Victoria’s Missa ‘Ave regina coelorum’ — a piece so popular in Mexico City that the partbooks had to be recopied — in addition to works by Franco, Capillas, and Guerrero.

Tickets: $35/$25/$15 Free admission for children and members of the Music Guild.

Masks or proof of vaccination are currently not required for indoor events in Los Angeles County. For those who wish to be seated in an area with additional spacing and a mask requirement, please reach out to alex@tesseraebaroque.org.

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills 504 North Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

more info:     www.tesseraebaroque.org      

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