August 16, 2016 at 8pm
Calvary Presbyterian, San Francisco

AUGUST 16, 2016 at 8 PM
Calvary Presbyterian
San Francisco


Join us for three virtuoso Bach cantatas with “gold standard” (NY Times) baroque trumpeter JOHN THIESSEN and Philharmonia concertmaster ELIZABETH BLUMENSTOCK. Enjoy tasty German SNACKS and WINE free with each $20 ticket!

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The Leipzig Cantata Project brings a full historical-instrument group of top established and young professional artists to perform three exciting Bach cantatas with virtuosic trumpet solos, followed by food and wine. NYC-based John Thiessen (“the gold standard of Baroque trumpet playing” — New York Times) plays alongside Elizabeth Blumenstock (concertmaster for Philharmonia and American Bach Soloists) and oboist Steve Hammer (over 200 recordings), and they are joined by leading baroque musicians from the area and beyond.

The music is followed by German snacks and wine, included free with each $20 orchestra-level ticket. Our tasty German snacks are generously donated by Gaumenkitzel, and our German wine is generously donated by WineWise.

Buy your ticket now for a multisensory, inspirational, emotionally fulfilling performance!


Read all about the artists here.


All cantatas feature exciting trumpet solos by John Thiessen.

Bach Cantata 5: Wo soll ich fliehen hin (Where shall I flee)
Bach Cantata 90: Es reißet euch ein schrecklich Ende (A horrible end will carry you off)
Bach Cantata 43: Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen (God goes up with jubilation)

We know planning ahead isn't for everyone, but in order to guarantee that there are enough tasty German snacks and wine for you, please do buy a ticket in advance!

Getting There

Public Transit

Our venue, Calvary Presbyterian, is accessible by MUNI lines #3, #12, #22 and #24. From the East Bay, take BART to Montgomery, then take the 3 PRESIDIO or a cab to the church.


Calvary Presbyterian is located at 2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115. Some street parking is available, and there are several parking garages in the area.