Current concert listings

Here we list upcoming concerts that include recorders or other early instruments, or are recommended by or include our members or conductors. Please send listings to the webmaster. Include “OCRS” in the subject line.

We are fortunate that there are many great concerts in Southern California all year. We cannot list them all. Here is a list of local concert resources, including area chamber and early music venues, with links.


Saturday, May 19, 7:30 pm

Tesserae Baroque Ensemble of Los Angeles presents: Chorale Concertos & Cantatas

For Tesserae’s season finale, we celebrate the 500th Anniversary Year of the Reformation, one of the most significant events in the history of western music. As a part of the Reformation, Martin Luther sought to involve the congregation in the musical aspects of the church service. The new Lutheran chorales — many composed by Luther himself, and some adapted from secular sources — became the basis of a number of sacred concertos, cantatas, and variations. From Schütz and Scheidt, to Selle and Bach, Tesserae presents a beautiful and varied program of music based on famous Lutheran chorales.

A workshop for both instrumentalists and singers will precede the performance. Vocalists who participate in the workshop will be invited to join Tesserae in the evening performance to sing several of the hymn lines that lay the foundation for some of the great musical creations of the time. 

Tickets are available at the door.General Admittance: $30$25 SCEMS & SeniorsStudents $10. Workshop attendance is free.

Trinity Lutheran Church Pasadena997 East Walnut Street, Pasadena

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8 p.m.Sunday June 3, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble presents: Welcome to all pleasures!

Last season’s collaboration with Los Angeles Baroque on Carissimi’s Jephte was a smashing success. This season, LAB and Jouyssance will present Henry Purcell’s Welcome to all Pleasures!, the composer’s “other” Ode to St. Cecilia. Orlando Gibbons’ Cries of London and several other works of the British Isles will round out the program.

A chapter of the American Recorder Society, Orange County, California