Tickets for Bach’s St. Matthew Passion going fast

Matthew2012-500Do you already have your tickets for ABS’s presentation of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion? It is always a significant occasion when this great masterwork is performed and ABS’s presentations are especially anticipated by Bach lovers. Tickets for the March 1 performance in San Francisco’s St. Mark’s Lutheran Church are already SOLD OUT and availability is beginning to run low for the other three performances. Get your St. Matthew Passion tickets here.

Currently the best availability is at the First Congregational Church in Berkeley on February 28 at 7:30 p.m. Excellent seats remain in the main orchestra seating area and in the balcony. Of course the First Congregational Church is also where ABS made their historic recording of St. Matthew Passion in 1996 as part of the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition. On that occasion, Jeffrey Thomas did double-duty as conductor and Evangelist and William Sharp sang the role of Christus. The recording is a classic and you can purchase the CD on our website or download it from iTunes. This month (February 27-March 2), Thomas will conduct, tenor Derek Chester will sing the role of the Evangelist, and Sharp will return as Christus. It is going to be sensational!

We expect all four of venues to sell out prior to the performance, so reserve your seats today! Visit our website or call the ABS office at (415) 621-7900 for more information.