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The new ABS Season presents dazzling works by Bach, Handel, and Masters of the French Baroque, a diverse array of peerless musical inspiration.

Our Next Concerts

Messiah in Grace Cathedral

A Weekend
in Paris

February 2017
A Weekend in Paris

Bach's Motets
for Double Chorus

March/April 2017
Bach's Double Chorus Motets

La Resurrezione

May 2017

What's New at ABS

Academy Alumnus Steven Brennfleck Makes His ABS Debut

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

Interview with Jeffrey Thomas about conducting Handel's Messiah

A Sparkling Evening at the ABS Gala in San Francisco's Flood Mansion

A Message from our Executive Director Don Scott Carpenter

Fanfare Magazine Interviews Jeffrey Thomas and Praises 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

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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

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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

from the ABS film
"Handel's Messiah in Grace Cathedral"

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

A 30-minute documentary

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