ABS Berkeley Concerts Moved Across the Street to First Presbyterian Church for 2017

As you may know, our Berkeley home, First Congregational Church, suffered extensive fire damage last fall and the groups who use the facility to perform concerts have been looking for temporary homes for the 2017 season. Many people, including the staff of First Congregational, had hoped to be back in the facilities by now, but that is not the case. So, for the 2017 winter and spring season, American Bach Soloists have moved their performances across the street to First Presbyterian Church (2407 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA). We have every hope that we will return to First Congregational in 2018!

We are grateful to First Presbyterian Church for opening their doors to us; we are especially supportive of the congregation and staff of First Congregational Church during this difficult period, and we are grateful to you for your understanding in this endeavor.

First Presbyterian Church Berkeley, across the street from First Congregational Church

Map of First Presbyterian Church relative to First Congregational Church

SUBSCRIBERS AND CURRENT TICKET HOLDERS

We are beginning the process of moving your seats into the new location and you will receive replacement tickets in the mail very soon. Upon receipt of these tickets, please destroy your current set as they will no longer be valid. If you have questions about this, please feel free to contact the ABS office (415-621-7900).

NEW TICKET BUYERS

If you don’t yet have seats for our Berkeley concerts, you may visit americanbach.org/tickets and reserve your seats in First Presbyterian Church now. Seats are available for our performances in Belvedere, Davis, and San Francisco, as well.

NEW SUBSCRIPTION SALES

Subscriptions for our Winter and Spring 2017 concerts in the new venue are on sale now, and will be available online or by phone until February 9th, 2017. Visit americanbach.org/subscribe for more information and to obtain subscription savings and benefits.

PROGRESS OF RESTORATIONS AT FIRST CONGREGATIONAL

Work was begun on repairing the damage to the sanctuary in October, 2016. Although there are many steps to safely and carefully restore the building, latest estimates by the staff at First Congregational (published on fccb.org) point to June 2017 as the target date for their congregation to return.

First Congregational Church Berkeley on Friday September 30 2016

Scaffolding to secure the sanctuary ceiling

MORE INFORMATION

Please contact the ABS office with any questions you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new venue for 2017!