California Bach Society: Venetian Vespers

California Bach Society: Venetian Vespers

4:00 p.m.

2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Artistic director Paul Flight leads the California Bach Society in glorious music from 17th century Venice, featuring familiar and lesser-known treasures by Claudio Monteverdi and his disciples at St. Mark’s: Giovanni Rovetta and Francesco Cavalli. Among other works, the choir will perform Monteverdi’s popular Beatus vir, a Dixit Dominus setting by Rovetta, and a Magnificat by Cavalli.

The 30-voice chorus is joined by soloists Victoria Fraser and Caroline Jou Armitage, soprano; Pablo Corá and Lincoln Hanks, tenor; and Scott Graff, bass. Accompanying the choir and soloists is a Baroque ensemble of winds and strings: Alexandra Opsahl and Steve Escher, cornetto; Carla Moore and Cynthia Black, violin; Jon Mendle, theorbo; Rocio Lopez Sanchez, cello; and Yuko Tanaka, keyboard.

Discounted tickets available through midnight on Saturday, Feb 26: $30, $25, $10.   Order online at or call (650) 485-1097.