Mark your calendars now! December 10 is the official release date of ABS’s newest CD release: Handel: Laudate pueri Dominum featuring Mary Wilson. This recording celebrates the joyous meetings of American Bach Soloists, under the direction of Jeffrey Thomas, with one of their most cherished collaborators, the sensational American soprano Mary Wilson.
Known for her dazzling technique and beautiful voice, Mary has long been an ABS fan favorite. Since making her ABS debut in the 2003 performances of Handel’s Messiah at Grace Cathedral, she has appeared with ABS on many occasions singing the music of Bach, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Charpentier, and, most of all, Handel.
The new recording features ABS and Mary performing extraordinary works by Handel: Laudate pueri Dominum, a gorgeous psalm setting which Wilson sang with ABS at the 2012 Christmas concerts at St. Stephens Church in Belvedere and the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis last season; Gloria, an early work from the period of the composer’s Italian sojourn; and one of last season’s great highlights, the virtuoso motet Silete venti (“Silence, ye winds”).
Produced by the same team that recorded ABS’s last CD, 1685 & The Art of Ian Howell, and recorded in the beautiful acoustics of Belvedere’s St. Stephen’s Church, the sound quality is excellent. Pre-order now and help ABS top the iTunes charts!