ABS performs Handel’s Messiah

American Bach Soloists annual performances of Handel’s Messiah are an eagerly anticipated part of the musical year for many Bay Area music lovers. This year, ABS thrilled audiences in three of Northern California’s most picturesque and ideal venues, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, the Mondavi Center in Davis, and the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. With 5 performances of the masterpiece in 7 days, approximately 5,600 people heard ABS’s magnificent performances.

At the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts:

Jeffrey Thomas directs ABS at the Mondavi Center on December 14.

Jeffrey Thomas directs ABS at the Mondavi Center on December 14.

At Grace Cathedral in San Francisco:

Sold out performances in Grace Cathedral were filmed for future release.

Sold out performances in Grace Cathedral were filmed for future release.

At The Green Music Center at Sonoma State University:

Audience on their feet for the Hallelujah chorus at the Green Music Center.

Audience on their feet for the Hallelujah chorus at the Green Music Center.

Thank you to all who came out to hear ABS’s 2014 Messiah. It was a fabulous run with glorious music, outstanding artists, and one of the greatest Handel interpreters around, Maestro Jeffrey Thomas!

Next up: Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, January 23-26, 2015. For tickets and more information, visit our website.