Leandra Ramm | Mezzo-Soprano

American Bach Soloists: A Baroque Christmas

Date(s) - December 13, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm -

Grace Cathedral

HANDEL  Messiah (Christmas portion – Part I)
CHARPENTIER “Midnight Mass” (Messe de Minuit)
HANDEL  “Hallelujah” & “Amen” choruses

Mary Wilson, soprano
Eric Jurenas, countertenor
Steven Brennfleck, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
American Bach Soloists
American Bach Choir

Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

“The singers and instrumentalists of the ABS Choir and Orchestra were, as always, magnificent. There are simply not enough superlatives to adequately describe their mastery and musicianship and do justice to their dedication and artistry.” — Niels Swinkels, San Francisco Classical Voice

About the Music

In this special abridged evening performance, perfect for the whole family, you’ll hear the Christmas portion (Part I) of Handel’s Messiah along with music of the season by Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The finely tuned voices of the American Bach Choir and the polished sheen of sonorities brought by ABS’s period-instrument orchestra soar within the majestic interior of San Francisco’s Nob Hill landmark. Together with the best highlights of Handel’s peerless composition, ABS will perform Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit (“Midnight Mass”), one of the most treasured Christmas compositions from the Parisian Baroque.