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Handel's Messiah
in Grace Cathedral

December 14–16 2016

Jeffrey Thomas conducts the period-instrument specialists of ABS, the renowned American Bach Choir, and a quartet of brilliant vocal soloists in Handel’s beloved masterpiece in one of San Francisco’s most awe-inspiring, sacred spaces. ABS, Handel, and Grace Cathedral are perennially a winning combination and a highlight of the holiday season. A beloved Bay Area tradition now in its 18th consecutive year, ABS’s performances of Handel’s timeless work attract music lovers from around the world.



Wednesday December 14 2016 7:30 pm

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


Thursday December 15 2016 7:30 pm

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


Friday December 16 2016 7:30 pm

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


Additional performances:


Hélène Brunet

Hélène Brunet

Soprano

“Ms. Brunet’s performance consisted of some of the cleanest melismas one would ever wish to hear. Sung with a bright and engaging tone, here was a qualifiably successful, considered interpretation.”

Calgary Herald

Emily Marvosh

Emily Marvosh

Contralto

“Emily Marvosh early on established a dominance of tone and communication that was wonderfully effective…supple, authoritative, beguiling. 

Worcester Telegram

Derek Chester

Derek Chester

Tenor

“The most amazing vocal performance of the evening, however, came from tenor Derek Chester. Along with a ravishingly beautiful voice, he continually revealed a perfect balance of logic and passion.”

Front Row

Mischa Bouvier

Mischa Bouvier

Baritone

“Mischa Bouvier is authoritative and grand, with a soothing, cavernous baritone that can soar to heights of lyric beauty.”

Opera News

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