Special Event

Christian Pursell, baritone

Ronny Michael Greenberg, piano

Sunday October 23 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Bachtoberfest with Christian Pursell

Celebrate BACHTOBERFEST in the heart of San Francisco with American Bach Soloists, baritone CHRISTIAN PURSELL, and pianist RONNY MICHAEL GREENBERG.

OCTOBERFEST is a tradition that began in the Bavarian city of Munich in the early 1800s and is now celebrated worldwide. Great music and tasty craft beers are staples of the festivities.

Baritone Christian Pursell and pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg will perform Bach and the great German song composers including Schubert, Strauss, Beethoven, and Wolf.

Afterwards, join the artists in an outdoor courtyard for a selection of German beers, soft pretzels, German wine, and sweet German pastries.

Lederhosen and dirndls are optional, but come join the party for some great autumn fun!

What, When, & Where

Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Mache dich, mein Herze, rein
Ave Maria

An die ferne Geliebte

Der Doppelgänger & Der Atlas

Heimliche Aufforderung

Zur Warnung & Der Jäger

Sunday October 23 2022 4:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Church & St. Mark's Square
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
The program will last approximately 1 and 1/2 hours with one intermission.

About the Artists

Hailing from the Santa Cruz mountains of California, bass-baritone Christian Pursell is a rising star among the next generation of singers. 

"...a voice of remarkable solidity and mobility from top to bottom."
San Francisco Classical Voice

"Whatever he sings, Pursell’s diction is a model of clarity, and his intriguingly dark voice is beautifully projected."
Opera News

"...formidable explosion of meaty, impeccably modulated sound."
San Francisco Chronicle

A native of Montreal, Ronny Michael Greenberg has toured internationally performing in the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, Montreal’s Place des Arts Theater, and across Italy, New Zealand, and Hawaii. 

"The incredible pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg ... moved smoothly from style to style and allowed the voices to shine."
Big Island Music Magazine

Christian Pursell

Christian Pursell

Ronny Michael Greenberg

Ronny Michael Greenberg

Christian and Ronny on YouTube

Christian Pursell is at home on both the concert and opera stages. Watch this fantastic video of Christian and Ronny collaborating on an operatic favorite and get a preview of their fantastic sound!


P.O. Box 421986
San Francisco CA 94142


Phone: +1 (415) 621 7900 
Fax: +1 (415) 621 7920