If you love music, consider attending Compline, a sung service of chant and polyphony in candlelight, and Evensong, a contemplative service with psalms, canticles, hymns, and anthems. Live Streamed HERE on our Facebook Group page.
Please check the featured group's website for ticket availability, updated times, and program information, as details can change.
A Series of Music History Lectures by John Prescott, Ph.D. Five Saturday afternoons 2:00-4:00pm via Zoom October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13
There is still time to sign up for the later sessions of this series. Also, you may sign up for the whole series and receive recordings of the sessions that have already taken place.
These lectures will trace musical developments in England through the 1500s. This period saw the religious convulsions of the English Reformation. It also engendered more refined autonomous instrumental music, along with a flowering of secular song.
We will explore how music had to accommodate extreme and sudden shifts between Catholic and Protestant religious practice. Composers, particularly Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, continued to create works of stunning beauty through all this turmoil.
We will learn about developments and refinements in secular music, both vocal and instrumental. In addition to his more notorious traits, Henry VIII was a gifted composer. We will hear his music as well as the music written for his daughter, Elizabeth I, one of the greatest royal patrons of music.
October 16: Week 1 The End of the Medieval Tradition Church music under Henry VII and the early years of Henry VIII.
October 23: Week 2 Reformation and Reaction Church music under Henry VIII, Edward VI, and Bloody Mary.
October 30: Week 3 A New Middle Way Church music during the reign of Elizabeth I.
November 6: Week 4 Royal Music Music by, for, and about Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
November 13: Week 5 Viols, Voices, and Virginals Continuing developments in vocal and instrumental music in England.
John Prescott received his M.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from U. C. Berkeley. Prior to this, he received his B.A. magna cum laude in Music and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa from Carleton College (MN). He has been the recipient of a number of academic honors, including the British Marshall Scholarship for two years of study at St. John's College in Cambridge, England. He also studied at Oxford University's Worcester College. Dr. Prescott has written extensively on the music of Handel. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on John Stanley, the 18th-century blind organist, conductor, violinist and impresario.
Dr. Prescott has taught music courses at U.C. Berkeley and music theory at The Crowden School (Berkeley CA), and was the musicologist for the San Francisco Elderhostel Arts and Humanities Program. He gives pre-concert lectures for a number of Bay Area musical organizations including the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Since 2013 he has been a lecturer at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes.
Second Concert Prometheus Symphony Orchestra Sunday, November 21, 3pm PDT Eric Hansen, Music Director prometheussymphony.org
We are pleased to announce our 2021-22 Season.
Preconcert talk at 2:40 PM
Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto for Three Trumpets, Two Oboes, and Timpani Edward Elgar In the South Richard Strauss Four Songs, Op. 27
Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghami, Soprano Audience members must show proof of vaccination for admittance. ADMISSION FREE
Families with children are always welcome. There is no admission fee for our concerts, but donations are gratefully accepted.