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Handel's Messiah
in Grace Cathedral

December 13–15 2017

“What safeguards the tradition are performers as engaged and provocative as Jeffrey Thomas and the American Bach Soloists.”

Joshua Kosman • San Francisco Chronicle

American Bach Soloists, led by Artistic & Music Director Jeffrey Thomas, present their annual performances of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, in one of San Francisco’s most awe-inspiring, sacred spaces on December 13-15, 2017. ABS, Handel, and San Francisco’s historic Grace Cathedral are a winning combination and a highlight of the holiday season, year after year. Since 1998, ABS has presented Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral to more than 40,000 attendees. A Bay Area holiday tradition now in its 20th consecutive year, ABS’s performances of Handel’s timeless work attract music lovers from around the world and have become an essential part of the musical year for Northern California audiences. Voted “Best of the Bay” by the readers of San Francisco Classical Voice, the Bay Area Reporter observed, “For those who treasure Messiah, Thomas’ version is revelatory.” Maestro Thomas will conduct the period-instrument specialists of ABS, the renowned American Bach Choir, and an internationally acclaimed quartet of brilliant vocal soloists.



Wednesday December 13 2017 7:30 pm

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


Thursday December 14 2017 7:30 pm

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


Friday December 15 2017 7:30 pm

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


Additional performance:

Sunday December 17 2017 4:00 pm at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis


Suzanne Karpov

Suzanne Karpov

Soprano
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

Countertenor
Zachary Wilder

Zachary Wilder

Tenor
Hadleigh Adams

Hadleigh Adams

Baritone

Listen/Watch
"HALLELUJAH CHORUS"
from the ABS film
"Handel's Messiah in Grace Cathedral"