Hélène Brunet, sopranoRebecca Powers, mezzo-soprano (debut)Steven Brennfleck, tenorHadleigh Adams, baritoneAmerican Bach Soloists • American Bach ChoirJeffrey Thomas, conductor
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