Friday, October 24, 2014

We all love Sherlock, but we should all really love Doyle. By Alexandra K. Vicknair

We all love Sherlock, but we should all really love Doyle.

By Alexandra K. Vicknair   alexandrashistorymusings

     The (Mis)adventures and (a)musings of a historian 

     http://alexandravicknair.wordpress.com/

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“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Adventures of SherlockHolmes

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Golden Gate Boys Choir & Bellringers Old English Christmas Feast and Revels Sunday, December 21st

THE ANNUAL OLD ENGLISH CHRISTMAS FEAST IS COMING!!!
Step back in time with us and enjoy the exciting sights, beautiful sounds and tantalizing aromas of an old English Christmas Feast.  Come experience the drama, the pageantry, and the elegance of a 16th century celebration. You will marvel at the sights and sounds
of the performers and musicians.

Golden Gate Boys Choir & Bellringers
Old English Christmas Feast and Revels
Pre-feast bell ringing, five course dinner. Readings and Carols.
Sunday, December 21st
Saint  Mary's Cathedral Conference Center
(downstairs under the main church)
1111 Gough St,
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free Parking
4:00 p.m.
$150 plate, black tie optional

Call GGBC office to leave mailing address to receive an invitation, which will include meal
choice options and other important information. Reservations Required Phone: (510) 887-4311
GGBCBR@aol.com
http://www.ggbc.org/

Proceeds benefit the Golden Gate Boys Scholarship Programs

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Friday, October 10, 2014

10/10

October Friday in the California valley can be sultry gorgeous. 




Even the mushrooms are popping up overnight and living their cycle for a coupla days. 




More of the same tomorrow.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Alameda Sangha Sun 7-8:30 Accepting Uncertainty & Picnic

Celebrity Organ Recital Jean Baptiste Robin Sunday, October 19

Celebrity Organ Recital
Jean Baptiste Robin
Sunday, October 19, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Jean Baptiste Robin (Versailles Chapel organist), presents a program of French organ music and transcriptions including works
by Couperin, Debussy, Bizet and Ravel

Followed by a reception hosted by San Francisco Chapter of The American Guild of organists and St. Mary's College.

St. Mary’s College Chapel
St Marys Rd
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4569
 stmarys-ca.edu
$20 suggested donation

Jean Baptiste Robin studied composition and organ (with Michel Bouvard and Olivier Latry) at the Conservatoire de Paris,[3] receiving five first prizes. He continued composition studies with George Benjamin (King's College London) and organ studies with Louis Robilliard (Conservatoire de Lyon, Prix de Perfectionnement), Odile Bailleux (Conservatoire de Bourg-la-Reine, Prix de Perfectionnement), and Marie-Claire Alain (regional conservatory of Paris). He was named organist at the Poitiers Cathedral in 2000 and "local" organist for the Chapel of Versailles. He currently teaches organ and composition at the conservatoire in Versailles.

Robin is particularly known for performances of French Baroque organ music, such as his recordings of the complete organ works of Louis Marchand and Fran├žois Couperin,[4] and also for his interpretations of the works of Jehan Alain. He has had compositions commissioned by Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and Radio France. In 2010, Naxos Records released a CD of Robin playing his own organ works.[5]

Upcoming Concerts at St. Dominic's Catholic Church

Upcoming Concerts at St. Dominic's Catholic Church

Sunday, November 2, 11:30 am, Mozart Requiem, in the context of Solemn Mass.  St. Dominic's Schola Cantorum, SF Choral Artists, The Festival Orchestra, Jonathan Dimmock, organ, Simon Berry, conductor.
St. Dominic's Catholic Church
2390 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94115, info@stdominics.org
 Free.  Ample free parking
http://www.stdominics.org/


Sunday, November 30, 7:30 pm, Advent Lesson & Carols.  St. Dominic's Schola Cantorum, Simon Berry, conductor. 
St. Dominic's Catholic Church
2390 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94115
415-567-7824
 Free.  Ample free parking
http://www.stdominics.org/

Monday, December 15, 7:30 pm, Chrismas carol Concert, including Vivaldi's Gloria and works by
James MacMillan etc.  St. Dominic's Schola Cantorum, The Festival Orchestra, Simon Berry,
conductor. 
St. Dominic's Catholic Church
2390 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94115,
415-567-7824, info@stdominics.org
 Free.  Ample free parking
http://www.stdominics.org/