The Affiliates of SFEMS
Since 1980 SFEMS has assisted groups that share the Society's commitments to music for educational purposes, artistic excellence, a historically informed approach, and operation on a not-for-profit basis.
How to become a SFEMS affiliate.
Alice's Renaissance String Band
Alice's Renaissance String Band was formed five years ago by a small group of early music enthusiasts who had met each other at SFEMS events over the years. Meeting regularly in each other's homes, the members worked very hard to improve their ensemble skills, technique and musicality. Alice has performed for friends in house concerts, for church services and for hospital inpatients. In the last two years, Alice has expanded the group from time to time to include one or more professional musicians and singers and has presented public concerts at local venues. Most exciting, Alice has produced fully staged productions of two of Purcell's operas, "The Fairy Queen" and "Dido And Aeneas," and is planning a third for April 2009, Purcell's "King Arthur."
Alta Sonora is a Renaissance wind band, playing shawm, slide trumpet, sackbut, recorder and dulcian. The group formed in 2001 and specializes in the alta capella repertory of the 15th century, with forays into 14th and 16th century music as well. Besides presenting concerts, educational programs for adults, and accompanying vocal ensembles, the group presents a program aimed at middle school classes, with demonstrations and explanations of both the music and a variety of wind instruments. (Contact: Peggy Murray, 510-233-0868, email@example.com)
The American Recorder Orchestra of the West (AROW) was founded in 2000 and comprises dedicated, enthusiastic musicians who live throughout Northern California. AROW musicians play the entire recorder family, from sopranino to contrabass. Intermediate and advanced musicians interested in the orchestra are invited to contact Music Director Richard Geisler: firstname.lastname@example.org; 530/477-2293.
The San Francisco Recorder Society holds monthly playing sessions that are led
by a variety of local recorder teachers and qualified chapter members. The
sessions introduce the members to a variety of pieces from the recorder
repertoire, usually addressing the historical context of each piece and a
"historically informed" approach to playing it. Recorder players at all levels
are welcome to play at our monthly meetings, which are held on the third
Wednesday of each month, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Christ
Church Lutheran 1090 Quintara Street (at 20th Avenue), in San Francisco.
A $10 playing fee per session may be applied to the $40 annual fee for
Our website is:
and our president, Greta Haug-Hryciw, can be reached at
Archetti is a dynamic new ensemble of professional Baroque string players who perform the impassioned string concerti and ensemble music of the 17th and 18th centuries. The eight core members bring the highest expression and vitality to their performances, and are drawn from the very best of the San Francisco Bay Area's renowned early music scene.
Carla Moore and John Dornenburg, Co-directors
For information: email@example.com
Bay Area Baroque Workshops presented its first coached workshop at
MusicSources in Berkeley in September, 2007. It was very well received by
the participants. Our third workshop was held in October 2008. For further information, consult our web site www.babw.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkeley Festival Friends
The East Bay Recorder Society is an association of recorder enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recorder players from low intermediate to advanced levels are invited to join to play music together and to learn more about the recorder. Membership activities include the following:
Most chapter meetings are held at Zion Lutheran Church, 5201 Park Blvd. in Oakland,
7:30 - 10:00 pm on the first Friday of the month.
- Monthly playing meetings September through June featuring a professional conductor, usually held the first Friday of the month
- The opportunity to receive the music for practice ahead of time
- Monthly newsletter September through June
- At least two workshops a year, including a weekend in May at the Marin Headlands, featuring large-group, special-interest and low-intermediate sessions with 10 conductors. Viols and soft double reeds also welcome.
- Recitals — Opportunities to perform before a supportive audience of chapter members
- Members' directory
- Social events, including Twelfth Night Party and Summer Picnic
(EBRS, Susan Jaffe, President; e-mail: email@example.com).
The Euphora Project
The Euphora Project has made its goal not only to present historically informed concerts,
but also to inhabit the spirit of this ancient music. Using historical interpretation and
ornamentation from both printed and manuscript sources, The Euphora Project performs
Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music. The group also performs new music written for
the ensemble in a style similar to the compositional practices of the fifteenth,
sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. Dominic Schaner (lute & theorbo) directs
The Euphora Project.
Formed in the spring of 2010, The Euphora Project made its debut at the
Berkeley Early Music Festival with following performances at the Early Music
Vancouver Summer Festival. During the 2010-2011 concert season,
The Euphora Project toured southern California to critical acclaim with a concert
at the San Diego Museum of Art in the historic Balboa Park presented by the
San Diego Early Music Society. The Euphora Project continues to delight
audiences with imaginative programs and breathtaking performances.
The Euphora Project encompasses multiple incarnations: a duo featuring
Amy White (voice) and Dominic Schaner (lute & theorbo), and a period instrument
ensemble. (For information, contact: Dominic Schaner, 707-874-2640,
Annette Bauer, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake.
The Farallon Recorder Quartet has been exploring the repertoire for four
recorders since 1996, reveling in the rich masterpieces of the middle
ages, Renaissance and baroque periods as well as charting new
territory with arrangements and original compositions from the present
The quartet has recorded motets, lieder and instrumental music of
Ludwig Senfl, one of the geniuses of the German Renaissance.
Their second CD encompasses English music from the 14th century
to Purcell fantasias.
Both CDs can be ordered from
Digital downloads of the Senfl CD are available from
The English recording may be downloaded by going to the quartet's website.
The Farallon Recorder Quartet plays on a variety of
instruments, including a matched set of renaissance recorders made by
Adriana Breukink and modeled after a set in the Vienna
Contact: Letitia Berlin, 510-559-4670,
Flauti Diversi was founded in 1992 by Frances Feldon at the San Francisco Early Music
Society's Recorder Workshop with the mission of presenting a variety of early
chamber music for historical woodwinds. It has since received an enthusiastic
reception at its performances, including those at the SFEMS Recorder Workshop,
MusicSources, Marin Early Music Festival, in conjunction with the Berkeley
Early Music Festival, Davis Community Church, St John's Lutheran Church
(Sacramento), Kensington Unitarian Church, Music at Old St Mary's, Music at
St Alban's, Trinity Chamber Concerts and the former Hausmusik concert
series. From 1992 until 2002, Flauti performed baroque solo sonatas, duos,
trios and quartets, recreating the virtuosity and subtlety of 17th- and
18th-century European music. From 2002 to 2007, under music director
Frances Feldon, Flauti Diversi produced its own concert series "Baroque and Beyond," and its musical mission expanded to include contemporary works.
Flauti has been an affiliate of SFEMS from 2005. The ensemble includes a variety
of performers and instruments appropriate to the program repertoire, be it
Renaissance, Baroque, contemporary or popular, which allows Flauti to incorporate
a novel panoply of sounds and colors on a wide variety of baroque woodwinds
and other historical instruments. In addition to the more usual recorder
and baroque flute, its members have performed on less common instruments
such as chalumeau, baroque clarinet and bassoon, supported by a continuo
of harpsichord and viola da gamba. Performers have included many Bay Area
Flauti Diversi, with core members Frances Feldon, David Morris, and Katherine Heater,
recently made its first recording, a program of Boismortier's complete Op 37,
a collection of elegant trio sonatas for baroque flute, viola da gamba and
chamber organ by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier.
Contact: Frances Feldon (510)527-9029 or
Hallifax & Jeffrey
Peter Hallifax and Julie Jeffrey are viol players who first came together to
play the music of the French high baroque tradition, specifically the music
of Forqueray, Marais, Dollé and Couperin. Following the success of their
first and second seasons, including concerts on the SFEMS series with guest
artist Jakob Lindberg, and playing the complete works of Forqueray at the
Berkeley Festivals in 2006 and 2008, as well as touring, they have expanded
their repertoire to include English 17th century music. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Music for Healing is a program designed by Healing Muses to create a peaceful sound environment for hospitals, clinics, hospices, convalescent homes, retreat centers and homebound individuals.
Using a combination of Medieval, Renaissance, Celtic music, American folk tunes and spirituals, Music for Healing promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety during stressful hospital stays and procedures. Patients and staff experience the power of music to calm and soothe in a noisy, high-anxiety environment.
Medical research as well as the musicians’ experiences have shown the benefits of therapeutic music in soothing patients, alleviating anxiety, and managing pain. Healing Muses is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization whose professional musicians offer this kind of healing music, played on harp and flute, to Bay Area hospitals, clinics, hospices, convalescent homes and other institutions providing care for the sick, handicapped and elderly.www.healingmuses.org
Healing Muses, 1185 Solano Ave., PMB #153, Albany, CA 94706
Phone: Suzanne Siebert (510)843-2425;
Diana Rowan (510) 717-7148;
Maureen Brennan (510) 245-2788;
Patrice Haan (510) 534-9250.
Junior Recorder Society
The local chapter of the Junior Recorder Society was founded in the fall of 1997 to provide opportunities for young recorder players to play music together. Teachers Louise Carslake, Hanneke van Proosdij and Letitia Berlin felt it important for children to discover the fun of playing recorders together outside of their private lessons or school classes. Partially supported by the East Bay Recorder Society and SFEMS, our chapter is also a member of the national Junior Recorder Society, which connects young recorder players throughout the U.S. Our monthly meetings are open to all children who have a basic ability on the recorder. We play a wide variety of music from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, and sometimes we experiment with improvisation. Many of our players can play more than one size of recorder, and thanks to the generosity of many SFEMS members we are able to lend instruments to children who do not yet have their own. Performances in 1998 included enthusiastically received recitals for the ARS East Bay Chapter in March, and at the American Recorder Society's reception at the Berkeley Early Music Festival in June. Enrollment has grown steadily, and we are greatly encouraged by the number of recorder players who have joined us recently. (Junior Recorder Society c/o Louise Carslake, 3931 Linwood Ave., Oakland, CA 94602. Telephone: 510-530-3202)
Lute Society of America — Northern California Chapter
The Lute Society of America was formed in 1968 in New York to promote
the lute and related instrument and music scholarship, and offer
services and education to its members. The Northern California Chapter
of the LSA continues the activities of the national chapter on a local
level. We sponsor informal weekend seminars throughout the year in and
around the San Francisco Bay Area, which are open to all local lute
players or other instrumentalists. We also sponsor lute
concerts in conjunction with these larger seminars.
A unique characteristic of our group is that outside our individual LSA
membership, we charge no other local dues, and anyone can join by an
email or note to one of our members. Our members are mostly amateur
players, consisting of both men and women. Many are professionals, with
families and otherwise busy lives, but are still drawn to their interest
in this old, attractive and fragile instrument. Music professionals,
musicologists, singers, guitarists, and others interested in the lute
are also welcome to join.
The Northern California chapter of the LSA does not put out a monthly
newsletter, but is maintained by an email mailing list and a web site, http://www.mclasen.com/lute/balute.html. Our email mailing list helps to keep members informed of our
concerts and seminars, as well as advertising lute-related concerts and
activities of SFEMS and other groups.
The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra (MPRO), formed in 1962, is open for
membership to those who play recorder, early winds or early strings. The
orchestra meets during the fall, winter and spring from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
on alternate Wednesdays at the J.L. Stanford Middle School, 480 E.
Meadow, Palo Alto. The orchestra presents two or more concerts annually.
Additional performing opportunities are offered to those who take part
in the MPRO Ensemble, which presents three or more programs a year at
schools, community centers, retirement facilities and special events.
MPRO membership also includes the services of the orchestra's consort
coordinator, who assists those wishing to join or form small ensembles.
MPRO has performed on public television stations KQED and KCSM, as well
as at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the Palace of the Legion of
Honor, Mission San Jose, and the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the
Arts in Walnut Creek. MPRO also sponsors two workshops annually, which
are directed by well-known recorder artists.
Contact President Dana Wagner at 115 Arrowood Lane, San Mateo, CA 94403
Telephone 650-312-6341 or e-mail
email@example.com, or contact
Grace Butler at 650-493-1965.
The Monterey Bay Recorder Society, a chapter of the American Recorder Society,
encourages recorder playing as a shared social experience. We meet regularly to
play in large-group meetings, directed by a variety of professional musicians
as well as in self-directed small consorts and casual get-togethers.
Come enjoy this instrument which has been in use for over a thousand years!
We encourage everyone interested in early music and the musical pleasures of ensemble
playing to attend a meeting. All levels of proficiency are welcome;
first meeting is free.
See our website, www.sfems.org/mbrs or contact
Susan Renison, president, (831) 355-5869,
Mostly Motets is a small ensemble that sings sacred music primarily from the
Renaissance and earlier. The group sings a cappella works by popular High
Renaissance composers (Tallis, Byrd, Victoria, Palestrina, etc.) as well as
less-often performed earlier music (Dufay, Desprez, Fry, Ockeghem, chant,
Middle English songs, etc.). While the ensemble's roots can be traced back
to informal sessions starting in Santa Rosa in 1998, regularly scheduled
rehearsals began in January of 2004. The group presently rehearses and
performs in the San Francisco Bay Area, primarily in Berkeley, San
Francisco, and on the Peninsula. Rehearsals are usually twice a month on
Sunday afternoons. Anyone who might be interested in singing with the
ensemble is welcome to visit
www.MostlyMotets.com and contact
the director, Steve Moore, at (707) 575-7400.
Music of the Spheres, formed in 2000, is an early music group based in San Francisco and Atlanta, consisting of Baroque violinist Jeanne Johnson, Baroque cellist Joanna Blendulf, and harpsichordist Yuko Tanaka. Music of the Spheres was a main event at the 2002 Bloomington and Berkeley Early Music Festivals and has been featured on several broadcasts of "Harmonia" and "Performance Today." Highlights of 2005 included a performance on the San Francisco Early Music Society series, featuring a world premiere, and a recording for Magnatune. The year 2006 includes an appearance at the Tage Alter Musik Festival in Regensburg, Germany. Music of the Spheres believes that music exists to captivate the imagination, stir memories, and evoke intensely personal emotions in both listener and performer alike, and we desire to bring a wider audience to classical music through performances that focus on these aspects. We are available for concerts, series, festivals, recordings and advanced master classes. Our CDs are available through www.magnatune.com, or on our web site.
Since its founding in 1979 Music's Re-creation has performed to high
acclaim in both Europe and America, including appearances at the Lufthansa
Festival of Baroque Music in London, York Early Music Festival (U.K.),
Kilkenny Festival (Ireland), the Music in Old Krakow Festival (Poland),
Carmel Bach Festival, and the Berkeley Festivals. They have made eight CD
recordings for the Centaur and Meridian labels that feature music by C.P.E.
Bach, Jenkins, Marais, Telemann, Lawes, Clérambault, and Rameau. Well known
for their performances of trios, quartets, and chamber cantatas from the
baroque era, the group has also expanded in size to perform such
large-scale works as Monteverdi's Vespers of the Blessed Virgin, Purcell's
Dido and Aeneas, famous operatic arias by Handel, and concerti by J.S.
Bach. Over the years Music's Re-creation has collaborated in concert with a
long list of distinguished guest artists which includes Jaap Schröder,
Stanley Ritchie, Andrew Parrott, Nicholas McGegan, Nancy Argenta, James
Bowman, Judith Nelson, Derek Lee Ragin, Jennifer Lane, and Julianne Baird.
Music's Re-creation has held artistic residencies with the University of
Washington in Seattle and the Renaissance and Baroque Society of
Pittsburgh. Members are Louise Carslake, baroque flute, Carla Moore,
baroque violin, John Dornenburg, viola da gamba, and Lorna Peters,
harpsichord. (Music's Re-creation, c/o John Dornenburg, Telephone/Fax:
510-530-3202; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Led by artistic directors Judith Linsenberg and Elizabeth Blumenstock, Musica Pacifica has been performing, touring, and recording since 1990. Mining a rich vein of Baroque literature for mixed wind/string ensemble, the group performs the spirited chamber concerti of Vivaldi and Telemann, colorful dance suites from the courts and opera houses of France, and the more intimate solo, duo, and trio sonatas from European countries as diverse as Scotland, Poland, Spain, and England. Musica Pacifica has been described by the press as "some of the finest baroque musicians in America" (American Record Guide) and "among the best in the world" (Alte Musik Aktuell). They have appeared on prestigious chamber and early music concert series throughout the US and Europe, have twice been a featured ensemble at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, and have been heard on German National radio as well as on National Public Radio¹s Performance Today and Harmonia. Musica Pacifica¹s six CD releases on the Virgin/Veritas and Dorian labels have received international acclaim, including the highest ratings in several CD magazines, each one being chosen as "CD of the Month" by the early music journal Toccata-Alte Musik Aktuell (Regensburg), and two major awards, including Chamber Music America and WQXR's 2003 Record Award honoring the best chamber music recordings of the year. (Musica Pacifica, c/o Judith Linsenberg, 833 Walker Ave., Apt. A, Oakland, CA 94610. Telephone/fax: 510-444-4113; e-mail: email@example.com)
The New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme, Lisa Weiss, Anthony Martin, William Skeen) came together in 2006. They are currently performing for the first time in America on period instruments the complete Haydn cycle, 68 quartets in 18 concerts over the next two seasons, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death in 2007. For details, please consult their website: www.newesterhazy.org
Opera non Troppo
Passamezzo Moderno, founded in 2005, is a period ensemble that performs the music of three centuries, from 1530 to 1830, and specializes in the virtuoso instrumental music of the 17th century. Its members are David Granger, dulcian and bassoon, Andrew Fouts, violin and viola, Jonathan Davis, harpsichord and organ, and Edwin Huizinga, violin. Passamezzo Moderno is an early music ensemble committed to providing their audiences the highest caliber performances on period instruments in historically authentic style. We also are committed to broadening the knowledge and appeal of early music by combining brief lectures within the concerts and through educational outreach. Passamezzo Moderno's first CD, "From Venice to Vienna in the 17th Century," was released in August, 2008.
JOHN PRESCOTT received his BA Magna cum Laude in Music from Carlton College (MN)
and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and his MA in Music from UC Berkeley. He has been
the recipient of a number of academic honors including the British Marshall Scholarship
for two years study at St. John's College, Cambridge England. He also studied at
Oxford University's Worcester College.
He has written extensively on the music of G F Handel and is completing his Doctoral
Thesis on John Stanley, the 18th century, blind organist, conductor, violinist and
He has taught music courses at UC Berkeley and Music Theory at The Crowden School
(Berkeley, CA), and was the musicologist for the San Francisco Elderhostel
Arts and Humanities Program and is currently the resident pre-concert lecturer for Philharmonia
Baroque Orchestra (SF, CA).
To contact John,
phone: 415.441.3695. 601 Van Ness Avenue, #523,
San Francisco, CA 94102.
The Sacramento Recorder Society is a chapter of the American Recorder
Society. Our meetings are from 6:45 to 10:00 p.m. on the first
Tuesday of each month, Sept.-June, at the Friends Meeting House, 890
57th Street (between H and J Streets) in Sacramento. Our members range from low-intermediate to advanced
players, and we offer lessons for beginners. Players of other early
music instruments are also welcome. Our monthly meetings are directed by
professional early music specialists. We also sponsor recorder
workshops and concerts. We encourage members to form small consorts or
study groups, which meet in members' homes, and we offer opportunities
for those groups to perform. Our newsletter and website keep members
informed of early music workshops and concerts throughout Northern
California, and carpools are available for those events. (Sacramento Recorder Society, c/o Billie Hamilton, 5706 Shepard Ave., Sacramento, CA 95819. Telephone: 916-451-7614, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sex Chordae Consort of Viols was founded by gambist John Dornenburg for
the purpose of performing and recording the rich body of music for viol
consort of the 16th and 17th centuries.
The Consort has performed widely in California with presenters including
the Berkeley Early Music Festival, San Francisco Early Music Society, San
Jose Chamber Music Society, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Gualala Arts, and
Magnificat. In 1999 they made their European debut at the Tage Alter Musik
Festival in Regensburg, Germany. The Consort currently has three highly
praised CD recordings released on the Centaur label. For concert booking
information, email the Sex Chordae Consort at email@example.com.
The Singers' Retreat brings together Bay Area singers for two weekends each year. Normally directed by Stanford Professor William Mahrt, the retreats are held in San Anselmo's San Francisco Theological Seminary. Past workshops have explored sacred polyphony by Renaissance composers from Josquin to Monteverdi. Intense singing sessions are balanced with short lectures on the music and its historical contexts. A public performance concludes each workshop. Singers' Retreats are open to all singers with good sight-singing skills. Fees are nominal, some meals are provided, and overnight accommodations can be arranged. (Singers' Retreat, c/o Lee McRae, 2130 Carleton St., Berkeley, CA 94704. Telephone: 510-848-5591;
The South Bay Recorder Society, a chapter of the American Recorder Society,
provides opportunities for members and others to play recorders and socialize.
The SBRS meets 7:30-10:00 PM on the second Friday of the month at the
First Congregational Church of San Jose, 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose,
located at the corner of Hamilton Ave. and Leigh Ave.
Contact President Liz Brownell at 899 E. Charleston Rd. Apt K406, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Telephone 650-223-7139 or e-mail
The Streicher Trio combines the talents of three prominent West Coast musicians: Charlene Brendler, fortepiano; Katherine Kyme, violin; and Joanna Blendulf, cello. The Trio's focus is on Classical era repertory — music of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and their distinguished contemporaries — performed on period instruments. Many appearances in California concert venues have included tours under the auspices of the California Arts Council. Engagements at major US festivals such as the Berkeley Music Festival and the Mozart Festival in San Luis Obispo include festivals in Germany and France. Three compact discs are available from the Streicher Trio. They are the Mozart Piano Trios on the Bayer of Germany label; Piano Trios of Clara Schumann and Louise Farrenc; and Musica da Camera, 17th and 18th century Italian music selected from the Frank. V. de Bellis Collection in the California State University Library, San Francisco. Visit the web at www.sfems.org/streicher or contact Charlene Brendler, 1510 Laurel Ave., Richmond, CA 94805. Telephone: 510-237-0775.
The Tibia Recorder Duo is in residence at the Hidden Valley Institute of the Arts in Carmel Valley every November for workshops and concerts. Please visit hiddenvalleymusic.org or call 831-659-3115 for more details.
Tri-Valley Medieval & Renaissance Collegium
Shira Kammen and her colleagues Greg Ingles, Peter Maund, and David Morris will
alternate leading participants through the rich repertoire of medieval and
renaissance music in weekly playing sessions. Our mission is to provide
opportunities to study and play medieval and renaissance music for
non-professional musicians living in the Tri-Valley Dublin, Livermore, and
Pleasanton, and surrounding area. We are committed to developing public
awareness of the joys of listening to and performing early music and to
emphasizing an historically-informed approach to early music practice on a
variety of instruments, including voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, and
percussion in both performance and education. We recognize the talent and
dedication non-professional musicians.
Our mission is to provide opportunities to study and play medieval and
renaissance music for non-professional musicians living in the Tri-Valley,
Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton. We are committed to developing public awareness
of the joys of listening to and performing early music. We emphasize an
historically-informed approach to early music practice on a variety of instruments,
including voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion in both performance
and education. We recognize the talent and dedication non-professional musicians.
Our goal is to provide participants with an opportunity to study with
internationally recognized performers and teachers, explore the rich musical
history of medieval and renaissance music from Europe to the middle east, and
thus to enhance the motivation to study and perform.
We meet Monday evening from 7:30-9:30 at 7600 Dublin Blvd. Dublin, CA. Suite 370.
The fee is $25.00 per week or $200.00 for a nine week session.
For further information contact Marilyn Marquis 925-424-1209
VdGS-Pacifica, the Bay Area chapter of the Viola da Gamba Society, supports local
amateur gambists by providing professional consort coaching sessions (to which established
consorts, as well as individuals wishing to be placed in consorts according to skill
level, are welcome), beginning-instrument rentals and a monthly newsletter, as well as
by organizing statewide meets and facilitating contacts with local viol teachers.
The chapter meets monthly from Autumn through Spring,
normally at Zion Lutheran Church, 5201 Park Boulevard, Piedmont.
Dalton Cantey, 188 Brook Knoll Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. Telephone: 831-420-1618;
Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) is a 12 voice women's choir founded in September 1999, directed by Cindy Beitmen. The group was formed as an outgrowth of an evening education class sponsored by the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS). Now an affiliate of SFEMS, WAVE is dedicated to promoting and performing music of the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. The ensemble has performed in a number of area churches, the Berkeley Early Music Festival, and various public service concerts in communities of the East Bay and San Francisco. WAVE is committed to keeping tickets at affordable prices so that more people may enjoy the live concert experience. WAVE is Artist-in-Residence at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Berkeley.
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Last updated 04/28/2013.