This groupmuse happened on Wednesday, August 22, at 7:30 PM PDT.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Monica Chew plays the Goldberg Variations
In-person Concert

Monica Chew plays the Goldberg Variations

Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley

Wed, August 22, 2018 7:30 PM, PDT

25 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
ADA access
Not accessible


David Anderson Superhost

Brilliant local pianist Monica Chew will play Bach's masterpiece for keyboard, the Goldberg Variations. And maybe some other stuff too. It will be killer. Don't miss it.


Goldberg variations


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Monica Chew, over 4 years ago

Dear friends, you are in for a special treat tonight! Our esteemed host David has agreed to play some canons by Bach (only discovered in 1974) with me as a pre-Goldberg appetizer! Though, technically as they are based on the first 8 notes of the Goldberg bass, they are also Goldberg canons (BWV 1078).

Doors open at 7:30, music will begin by 8pm sharp or when everyone arrives, whichever happens first. Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

Monica Chew, over 4 years ago

Thanks everyone for coming and especially to David for hosting! I really had a great time and hope you did, too. If you'd like to receive monthly concert announcements, please send me your email at or [email protected].

For your amusement, here is a recording of Handel's 62 variations on the first 8 notes of the Goldberg ground bass:

David Anderson, over 4 years ago

Here's a more fluid recording of the Handel:


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