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Our 28th Season presents dazzling works by Bach, Handel, and Masters of the French Baroque, a diverse array of peerless musical inspiration.

Our Next Concerts

American Bach Choir

Bach's Motets for Double Chorus

March/April 2017
Nola Richardson

Handel's La Resurrezione

May 2017
ABS Summer Bach Festival

ABS Summer Bach Festival

August 2017

ABS Summer Bach Festival
"English Majesty"
August 4 – 13, 2017

HANDEL: Water Music Suites ~ PURCELL: King Arthur
plus BACH: Mass in B Minor ~ TELEMANN: Water Music
BACH: Sinfonias, Concertos, and Transcriptions ~ and more

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What's eNews at ABS

Academy Alumnus Steven Brennfleck Makes His ABS Debut

The Florence Gould Foundation Awards $20,000 Grant To ABS

"Into the Woods" for Music, Wine, and Food

Tekla Cunningham Master Class at the San Francisco Conservatory

A Message from our Executive Director Don Scott Carpenter

Fanfare Magazine Interviews Praises ABS Messiah Film

New Berkeley Venue
for 2017

While restorations progress at First Congregational Church in Berkeley, our Winter and Spring concerts will be moved across the street to First Presbyterian Church

Featured Recordings

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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Audio CD

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

2 CDs
Handel's Messiah in Grace Cathedral

Handel's Messiah in Grace Cathedral

Blu-ray® and DVD
5.1 DTS-HD™ Surround Sound
Bach: St. Matthew Passion Audio CD

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

3 CDs

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

Read the Season Brochure

Read the
Season Brochure

Our 2016-2017 Season features Handel's Messiah in San Francisco's majestic Grace Cathedral, a program of exquisite music from the Parisian Baroque schools, Bach's tremendously exciting Motets for Double Chorus, and one of Handel's earliest and most colorful oratorios.

2016/2017 Season Brochure

Bach's Mass in B Minor: Anatomy of a Masterwork

A 30-minute documentary

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