Golden Bough

Golden Bough

America Bound

April 11, 2021  •  3 pm

Season 29 continues with Golden Bough, who will take the audience on a musical journey from the Emerald Isle to the New World—and do so remotely, via the magic of Zoom.

Margie, Paul, & Kathy will perform music from the Celtic Lands along with classic American Folk Songs and favorites from the American Folk Revival of the 50’s and 60’s.

The beautiful Irish ballad “The Bard of Armagh” (written in the 1600s) came to America and evolved into the cowboy classic “The Streets of Laredo.” “Isle of Hope” is a song about Annie Moore; at the age of 15, she became the first immigrant to come to America through Ellis Island in 1892.

Their program also features great American classics, with traveling as a theme. These include such songs as “This Land is Your Land”, “Red River Valley”, “Sentimental Journey,” and “Walk Right In”.

These songs are the backbone of American folk music and invoke a simpler time. You’ll be singing and humming along to the songs America loves!

Tickets are $25 for this online event. Links to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to ticket holders prior to the concert. However you decide to purchase—please make sure we get your email address!

There are two ways to sign up:

  1. Mail checks to:  Congregation Beth Shalom, PO Box 85, Modesto, CA 95353.  Include “Concert Series” in the memo area. Please make sure they arrive by April 8, so we can get Zoom invitations out in time.
  2. Tickets may also be purchased through PayPal.

Valentine Concert & Tea

Grace Lieberman Tribute/David Bradford Memorial

Valentine’s Day Concert & Tea

Christine Capsuto Shulman & Elizabeth Neff

Feb. 14, 2021    3 pm

Sunday Afternoons at CBS is excited to finally begin Season 29 with our very popular Valentine Concert & Tea featuring multi-talented Christine Capsuto Shulman and Elizabeth Neff, performing Love Songs Through the Genres.

As with most performances during these times, this wonderful concert will be virtual via Zoom. The full Afternoon Tea will include tea sandwiches, scones and jam, Valentine pastries and chocolates—as well as teas—packaged for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home.

Because of COVID challenges, your participation in this special season-opening fundraiser will help us keep the concert series alive. We hope you will purchase early and often. Tickets for this event only are $50 each.

UPDATE Tickets are still available, but only online via Brown Paper Tickets (the big button below).  Instructions on connecting to the concert will be printed in your “goodie box,” and we will email them as well.

Drive-thru pick-up of Tea goodies will be available 11am – 1pm on the 14th at CBS, 1705 Sherwood Avenue. Please bring your BPT or PayPal proof of purchase or receipt to insure your proper number of tea servings—one serving per confirmed reservation.

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Partial program for this Romantic Musical Love Fest


  • Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Evita)
  • Think of Me (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Love Changes Everything (Aspects of Love)
  • Dodi Li (Jewish marriage song, “I Am My Belovéd’s, and My Belovéd is Mine”)
  • Song Cycle (Yiddish Set by Viktor Ullman)
  • Will He Like Me? (She Loves Me)
  • If I Loved You (Carousel)


  • Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
  • Vedrai carino (Don Giovanni)
  • Ach, ich fühls (The Magic Flute)
  • I Want Magic (A Streetcar Named Desire)
  • Je dis que rien ne m’èpouvante (Carmen)

Have a song request or questions?  Leave a message at 209 571-6060.


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California Zephyr

California Zephyr

July 18  •  3 pm


Roundin’ the bend for a much anticipated return, California Zephyr is back with fancy pickin’, sterling harmonies, great songwriting, and infectious humor!

Covid restrictions willing, this will be a live concert outdoors at our venue, complete with after-concert BBQ.  Watch this space for details as they finalize.

As comedian Pat Paulsen exclaimed upon the band’s performance on the original “Gong Show”:

“This is the kind of band you want to go down to the river and stomp frogs with!”