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Friday, October 17, 7:30pm
Marilyn Thompson and Christopher Fritzsche in Recital
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St Sebastopol
Advance Tickets: 707-829-4797
$20 in advance or $25.00 at the door
Pianist Marilyn Thompson and countertenor Christopher Fritzsche perform
arias by Handel, Scarlatti, and Gluck, chanson by Fauré, and Saint-Säens,
the songs of Robert Sheldon, as well as piano pieces by Ravel and Haydn. Ms.
Thompson will also perform a solo piano piece called, "Victorian Variations"
written by Mr. Sheldon who was a friend from the SF Conservatory. The
performance, generously underwritten by Elizabeth Witchey Ryer, Karen Ryer
and Patricia Sargent, includes a champagne and chocolate intermission.
Proceeds benefit SCA's Music Program.

Sunday, October 26th, 3 pm
An afternoon of French Chamber Music:
A Benefit for the Occidental Center for the Arts
Occidental Community Church, 3637 Church Street
Tickets $20, reservations suggested, (707) 874-9392

A set of chanson by Debussy with Nancy Hayashibara in a program that will
include the Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Winds among other chamber music.

Saturday, November 8, 8 pm

Transatlantica: French and American Sacred Music

Holy Family Episcopal Church, 1500 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park

For tickets: SSU Box Office (707) 664-2353 or http://www.sonoma-choral.org/

Countertenor Chris Fritzsche and organist Charles Rus team up again in the
SCCS opening recital. They will be joined by cellist Zoe Keating and singer
Allyson Paige for this program featuring sacred music from both sides of the
Atlantic. This is a unique opportunity to hear two sacred cantatas by Andre
Campra as well as the American spiritual and folk music of Appalachia.

Baroque Christmas with the Santa Rosa Symphony & Bach Choir
All tickets $20 through the Symphony Box Office (707) 546-8742
Fritzsche will be one of the soloists along with Carol Menke, Jenni
Samuelson, Hugh Davies and Jos Milton performing three superb works by
Italian, French and German Baroque masters performed in a sacred, yet
convivial, atmosphere. Enjoy dramatic, imaginative use of instruments and
voices as your spirit "soars joyfully aloft." A memorable holiday

Claudio Monteverdi, Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Midnight Mass for Christmas
Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata No. 36

Friday, December 5, 8 pm,
St. Vincent De Paul Church, 35 Liberty Street, Petaluma
Saturday, December 6, 8 pm,
St. Eugene's Cathedral, 2323 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa
Sunday, December 7, 8 pm,
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor

Clerestory Holiday Concerts
Tickets: http://www.clerestory.org/ <file:///\\http://www.clerestory.org/>
Come and hear a cappella men's ensemble in our third season as we explore a
new twist with Britten's Ceremony of Carols. We will also perform some old

Saturday, December 13, 8:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 Ofarrell St., San Francisco

Sunday, December 14, 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way

Festival Consort Christmas
The Festival Consort presents RENAISSANCE GLORY. Soprano Carol Menke and
counter tenor Christopher Fritzsche join Douglas Mandell, Joanna Bramel
Young, David Hogan Smith and Alan Paul for a concert of favorite Christmas
carols and festive works for voices and a variety of early instruments:
recorders, shawms, crumhorns, sackbut, douçaine, gittern and pipe and tabor

Wed. December 10th, 7 PM,

Mahoney Library, Santa Rosa JC Petaluma Campus,
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma. Free. For information call

Friday, December 19th, 8 PM

Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa. Tickets $15. For information call (707)528-6370

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