ABS Film “Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral” to be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD

ABS Messiah Blu-ray™

ABS Messiah on Blu-ray™

American Bach Soloists are proud to announce the limited, pre-release availability at our December 2015 holiday concerts of our highly anticipated film “Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral.” Recorded in HD video with DTS High Definition™ 5.1 Surround Sound, the film will be available on Blu-ray Disc™. Standard Definition video with Dolby Stereo sound will also be available on DVD. Blu-ray™ and DVD copies will be available at the same price of $25. The national and international release date for this film is March 1, 2016, whereupon disc copies will be available through the ABS website and other vendors, or via streaming or download through iTunes, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Google Play.

Capturing a scintillating December 2014 performance of the 1753 Foundling Hospital Version of Handel’s masterpiece by American Bach Soloists under the direction of Music Director Jeffrey Thomas, Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral also presents the beautiful artwork and majestic interior and exterior architecture of San Francisco’s singular landmark, Grace Cathedral. Vocal soloists Mary Wilson (soprano), Eric Jurenas (countertenor), Kyle Stegall (tenor), and Jesse Blumberg (baritone) sing Handel’s great arias and ensembles, and are joined by ABS musician John Thiessen on trumpet.

Voted “Best of the Bay” for Early Music Performance 2014-2015 by the readers of San Francisco Classical Voice, this memorable performance of Handel’s Messiah, which played to a sold out crowd last year, will now be available worldwide through this film

Available at these performances:

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in St. Ignatius Church, December 12 2015 7:30 p.m.

Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral, December 16-18 2015 7:30 p.m.