Date(s) - December 14, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm -
Mary Wilson, soprano
Eric Jurenas, countertenor
Steven Brennfleck, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
American Bach Soloists
American Bach Choir
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor
Sponsored in part by Marie Hogan
The program will last approximately 2 ¾ hours with one intermission.
“What stood out above all, in this annual rite that drew a huge crowd, was the sense of being addressed directly, personally, confidingly. Conductor Jeffrey Thomas brought it all together, melding his ABS forces with precision and intuitive responsiveness” — Steven Winn, San Francisco Classical Voice
About the Music
No other Bay Area performances come close to offering the visual, aural, and emotional qualities that have made ABS’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral so superlative. Featuring a stellar cast of vocal soloists, American Bach’s annual tradition of performing Handel’s Messiah in San Francisco’s historic Grace Cathedral perennially provides a treasured December holiday event to capacity audiences.
A Bay Area holiday tradition now in its 25th year, ABS’s performances of Handel’s timeless work have become an essential part of the musical year for many music lovers and have attracted audiences of more than 50,000 from around the world.