Mass in B Minor
Johann Sebastian Bach

July 30 2023


Mass in B Minor

BACH Mass in B Minor

Hélène Brunet, soprano • Sarah Coit, mezzo-soprano
Agnes Vojtko, contralto • Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Christian Pursell, bass-baritone

American Bach Soloists & Cantorei
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

Mass in B Minor
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When & Where

Sunday July 30 2023 7:30 p.m.
Saint Mark's Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street
between Gough & Franklin, San Francisco

The program will last approximately 2 hours & 20 minutes including one intermission.

About the Music

Bach’s Mass in B Minor is the pinnacle of Baroque music, and ABS’s now renewed annual performances have drawn audiences to San Francisco from around the world.

Under the meticulous and insightful direction of Jeffrey Thomas, these performances of the Mass in B Minor — Johann Sebastian Bach’s consummate masterwork — bring eye-opening revelations of Bach’s score that draws upon 35 years of his compositions.  

Recognized worldwide as one of the foremost interpreters of the music of Bach and the Baroque, Maestro Thomas continues to inspire audiences and performers alike through his keen insights into the passions behind musical expression. Fanfare Magazine proclaimed that “Thomas’ direction seems just right, capturing the humanity of the music… there is no higher praise for Bach performance.” 

About the Artists 

The American Bach Soloists are leading performers in the field of Baroque music, dedicated to historically informed performances of Bach and his contemporaries. 

Critical acclaim has been extensive: The Washington Post named ABS “the best American specialists in early music … a flawless ensemble … a level of musical finesse one rarely encounters.” And the San Francisco Chronicle has extolled the ensemble’s “divinely inspired singing.” 


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