Ma’agal Tefillah—Circle of Prayer Led by Maggid Jhos Singer and Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz
Experience our new leaders unique style and welcome Shabbat with music from around the Jewish world, sweet meditation and maggidic mirth. All are welcome — please join us!
Celestial Solace for the Soul:
Medieval & Renaissance music relating to the Sun, Moon & Stars, performed by Calextone: Allison Zelles Lloyd, voice & medieval harp, Letitia Berlin, recorders, douçaine & voice, Frances Blaker, recorders & hackbrett , Shira Kammen, vielle & voice
For this special event on the Berkeley Festival Fringe, Barefoot presents The legendary Barefoot All-Stars (Tonia d’Amelio, soprano; Fred Goff, bass; Peter Hallifax, viol; Julie Jeffrey, viol; Shira Kammen, violin and alto; Allison Zelles Lloyd, soprano; David Morris, viol and tenor; and Lynn Tetenbaum, viol) in a reprise of their wildly acclaimed program of Elizabethan street and chamber music for voices and viols.
The concert is framed by two famous pieces: Orlando Gibbons “Cries of London” and Richard Deering’s “Country Cries”. The former is a lively tapestry of London street cries woven into a texture of viol fantasy counterpoint; in the latter the singers imitate the country sounds of agriculture and hunting but similarly woven into the complex instrumental setting. The resulting narratives in both cases are hilarious, moving, and richly evocative of Elizabethan life.
The perfect accompaniment to these boisterous and theatrical pieces are the serene and gorgeous In Nomines and other fantasies of the period, by Gibbons, Taverner, Bevan, and more. These more contemplative pieces are simply treats for the ear and mind. The entire program truly captures the full amazing range of Elizabethan secular music.
Gallimaufry Chamber Chorus presents:
Iconic Women of the Ancient
World, the Middle Ages,
the Renaissance & Beyond
Wednesday June 8, 2016, 7:30
Berkeley Piano CLub
2724 Haste Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
$15 General ADmission • Tickets at the door
Directed by Shira Kammen, with Susan Rode Morris, soprano
Hildegard & More! directed by Karen Clark.
Friday, June 10, 2016
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM MEDIEVAL ENSEMBLE, CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
The Beginning of Joy: Italian Music of the Late Middle Ages
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH – 2300 Bancroft Way. Tickets available at the door for a donation. (No advance sales.)
Sponsored by Early Music America.xxx
A Concert In Honor of Margriet Tindemans
This celebration honoring a luminary of the Early Music world will include medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music that Margriet loved and played, as well as her own compositions, performed by friends and colleagues, including Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Shira Kammen, Larry Lipnik, Peter Maund, Robert Mealy, Rosamund Morley, David Morris, Julie Jeffrey, Peter Hallifax and others.
June 11, 2016 10:30am
First Congregational Church – 2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Buy Tickets: $40, $15 students under age 30 with ID
Join us on June 11, 2016, for the fifteenth Mad Robin Ball in the elegant Hermann Sons Hall in Petaluma, California. This year we are delighted to welcome Joanna Reiner, from Philadelphia, as our dancing mistress. We look forward to music by Charlie Hancock, Jim Oakden, and Shira Kammen. Following the Saturday afternoon workshop and evening ball, we’ll continue Sunday with a potluck brunch and special Sebastopol dance to make it a full weekend of fun.
Mad Robin is an English Country Dance Ball organized by the English dance group in Sebastopol and sponsored by the North Bay Country Dance Society. A chance to dress up, meet new dancers, explore Sonoma County and dance to wonderful live music in a grand old ballroom. We hope to see you at the next Mad Robin Ball!