Favorite Bach Cantatas

Commemorating the Core of ABS's Rich History

February 15 – 18 2019 

Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, Cantata 10

Jesu, der du meine Seele, Cantata 78

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Cantata 80

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Cantata 140

“Favorite Bach Canatatas” presents a renewed focus on the invaluable gems found in Bach’s cantatas. When ABS was founded in 1989, its mission included a primary emphasis on that repertoire of more than 200 works, each containing exquisite and dramatic music that often calls upon the virtuosity of individual members of an ensemble — singers and instrumentalists alike — to display their talents in the expression of each mini-drama that is at the heart and soul of the cantatas by Bach. For both cantata devotees and those new to this music, the passion and the soul-searching impetus found in these beautiful works are both compelling and exciting.

Friday February 15 2019 8:00 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Church, Belvedere

Saturday February 16 2019 8:00 p.m.

First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Sunday February 17 2019 4:00 p.m.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco

Monday February 18 2019 7:00 p.m.

Davis Community Church, Davis

Pre-concert “Insights” begin one hour prior to each performance.

Concert length: approximately one hour and 45 minutes.

Nola Richardson

Nola Richardson

Jay Carter

Jay Carter

Zachary Wilder

Zachary Wilder

Tyler Duncan

Tyler Duncan


Free Pre-Concert "Insights"


One hour prior to our performances in February through May 2017, enjoy a free and informative lecture given by musicologist and conductor Victor Gavenda, an accomplished scholar who will share his insights about the music, the composers, and the experience of hearing great music from the Baroque era performed to the highest standards.