end of semester concert by two fine student ensembles performing medieval, renaissance & baroque music
Muse Shira Kammen and clown/storyteller Jeff Raz perform “Sir Gawain & Dame Ragnelle”, and Muse Margaret Davis with Broceliande plays Celtic music from the British Isles and Medieval & Renaissance music of the European courts and countrysides. Additional info: email@example.com
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
evening of folk, blues, Middle Eastern songs
$21 adv / $23 door
Lisa Zeiler, co-founder of the beloved feminist folk trio Rebecca Riots, and Jennie Chabon, cantor for Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek, have been making music together for more than a decade, collaborating on three albums and countless live performances, and tonight they come to the Freight to share music that promises to open your heart and lift your spirits. Lisa’s masterful guitar work and Jennie’s stunning vocals create a transcendent sound that gets your body moving and leaves you breathless with delight.
Jennie grew up in Berkeley, sang in the San Francisco Girls Chorus, studied anthropology at Columbia University, and earned a Masters of Sacred Music and Investiture at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Lisa recorded four albums with Rebecca Riots, played sold-out shows around the country, and became a Freight favorite. Tonight’s band includes drummer Kevin Weber, Phil Gorman on piano, Rachel Garlin on vocals, Harry Wittenberg on bass, and Shira Kammen on violin. Jennie and Lisa both have great musical chops, but the strength of their collaboration comes from their chemistry – they know each other’s musical tastes and they take great pleasure in making new musical discoveries together. If you like your music beautiful, meaningful, and spiritually uplifting, get your tickets quickly because this show is bound to sell out!
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.
Hildegard, Machaut & More! directed by Karen Clark.
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
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