Handel's Messiah in Grace Cathedral

Our December concerts begin with three performances of Handel’s treasured masterwork, Messiah, in San Francisco’s resounding Grace Cathedral. Jeffrey Thomas will conduct the ABS period-instrument orchestra, the acclaimed American Bach Choir, and an outstanding quartet of soloists.

“What stood out above all, in this annual rite that drew a huge crowd, was the sense of being addressed directly, personally, confidingly. Conductor Jeffrey Thomas brought it all together, melding his ABS forces with precision and intuitive responsiveness to Handel’s capacious 1742 masterwork.” Steven Winn, SFCV 

Wednesday December 11 2019 7:30 p.m.

Thursday December 12 2019 7:30 p.m.

Friday December 13 2019 7:30 p.m.

   Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Hélène Brunet, soprano

Rebecca Powers, mezzo-soprano (debut)

Steven Brennfleck, tenor

Hadleigh Adams, baritone

American Bach Soloists • American Bach Choir

Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

Hélène Brunet


Rebecca Powers

mezzo-soprano (debut)

Grace Cathedral

Nob Hill, San Francisco

Stephen Brennfleck


Hadleigh Adams


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Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah

from the ABS film
"Handel's Messiah in Grace Cathedral"