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Handel's Messiah in Grace Cathedral

December 12 – 14 2018 

“The singers and instrumentalists of the ABS Choir and Orchestra were, as always, magnificent. There are simply not enough superlatives to adequately describe their mastery and musicianship and do justice to their dedication and artistry.” San Francisco Classical Voice

Handel’s timeless masterpiece will be presented for the 21st consecutive year in the awe-inspiring majesty of Grace Cathedral. Perennially a sold-out event, audience members from far and wide attend this Bay Area favorite that features the superb American Bach Choir and the period-instrument specialists of ABS in one of their largest configurations, under the direction of Jeffrey Thomas. Praising his performances of Handel, Opera News wrote “Jeffrey Thomas draws crisp, vital playing from the ace baroque instrumentalists of American Bach Soloists.” An annual holiday tradition, these performances meld together Handel’s glorious music with the serene beauty of one of San Francisco’s greatest architectural treasures.

Wednesday December 12 2018 7:30 p.m.

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


Thursday December 13 2018 7:30 p.m.

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


Friday December 14 2018 7:30 p.m.

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


  • Additional performance on Saturday December 15 7:00 p.m. at the Green Music Center, Sonoma County


Concert length: approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson

soprano
Eric Jurenas

Eric Jurenas

countertenor
Aaron Sheehan

Aaron Sheehan

tenor
Jesse Blumberg

Jesse Blumberg

bass
Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah

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