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William Sharp Sings Bach in the Chapel of Grace

May 4 2018 

“a sensitive and subtle singer” who evokes “the special character of every song that he sings”

The New York Times


Friday May 4 2018 7:00 pm

Chapel of Grace, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Proceeds from this event support the American Bach Soloists Academy. 

William Sharp

Baritone William Sharp is a consummate artist possessing the rare combination of vocal beauty, sensitivity, and charisma. A treasured favorite of ABS’s audiences, his performances of Bach’s music are legendary. In this one-of-a-kind program—presented in the Chapel of Grace, one of the most magnificent yet intimate spaces in the Cathedral—William Sharp will present Bach arias that he loves, including the treasured solo cantata “Ich habe genug,” accompanied by ABS instrumentalists, each work introduced by his own personal comments about the music, the texts, and their meanings. 

Stephen Hammer, oboe
Tatiana Chulochnikova, violin
Noah Strick, violin
Katherine Kyme, viola
William Skeen, violoncello
Steven Lehning, violone
Corey Jamason, organ 


  • Doors open for Regular Ticket holders at 7:30 p.m.
  • Please note that only Premium Tickets include the personal tour of Grace Cathedral art and the post-concert private reception with William Sharp.


  • The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with a guided tour of the beautiful art, sculptures, frescoes, and architecture that make Grace Cathedral the place of peace and serenity that it is. The tour will feature many of the works that are featured in ABS’s beautiful film, “Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral.”
  • Following the concert, Premium Ticket holders will enjoy a special reception to meet and greet our incomparable musical artist for the evening, William Sharp.