24 January 2008

Benefit concert with Pacific Boychoir and organist William Ludtke

The Pacific Boychoir at First Church of Christ Scientist, 2005 (courtesy of Friends of First Church, Berkeley)

Sunday, 2 March 2008, 3 pm
First Church of Christ Scientist
2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley

$25 advance; $30 at the door

The Grammy Award–winning Pacific Boychoir will sing selections ranging from choral masterworks to American spirituals and include highlights from their coming tour to Argentina. Organist and composer William Ludtke will play Cesar Franck’s Third Chorale and a Walther Concerto.

The concert is sponsored by the Friends of First Church, Berkeley, and proceeds will benefit the Roof Fund. The roof of the 1910 Auditorium has already been replaced, and the critical seismic work completed. Roof and seismic work is now needed in the 1929 Sunday School addition. Recent heavy rains revealed major leaks, and funds are needed for this critical work. Seismic work includes strengthening of the south “Bubblestone” wall of the Sunday School. This urgent seismic work is presently underway.

Info: (925) 376-3908 or Friends of First Church.

10 January 2008

2008 Preservation Awards: call for entries

Kueffer House, before

Kueffer House, after

BAHA invites the nomination of outstanding projects that have renewed the life of historic properties and neighborhoods in the city of Berkeley. Entries will be judged according to such criteria as aesthetic quality, historic significance, and contribution to the fabric of the city.

How to submit nominations? Go to the Call for Entries page for instructions.