Our annual tradition of performances of Handel’s Messiah in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral perennially provide a treasured December holiday event to capacity audiences. The finely tuned voices of the American Bach Choir and the polished sheen of sonorities brought by ABS’s period-instrument orchestra soar within the majestic interior of San Francisco’s Nob Hill landmark.
ABS is thrilled to return to the superb acoustics and architectural beauty of the 1,400-seat Weill Hall in the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. Our performances of Handel's timeless holiday oratorio are met with standing ovations and cheering crowds year after year.
Back by popular demand, ABS will usher in the new year with “A Baroque New Year’s Eve at the Opera” in San Francisco’s beautiful Herbst Theatre. Start an early night on the town at 4:00 p.m. with a delightful program of arias, duets, and instrumental music from Baroque opera and concert, with plenty of time left for more celebrations in the evening or an early return home for a peaceful night. Bring your family and friends to celebrate a New Year full of wonderful music.
Previous New Year's Eve programs have featured:
Mary Wilson, soprano
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor
Sarah Coit, mezzo-soprano
Hadleigh Adams, baritone
Stay tuned for this year's vocal soloists!