St. Matthew's Passion with American Bach Soloists

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

ABS and Artistic Director Jeffrey Thomas, “unsurpassable as a Bach interpreter” (San Francisco Classical Voice), have become closely associated with Bach’s masterpiece, the Saint Matthew Passion. Their emotionally stirring performances are unforgettable. The experience of their 2012 performances of an early version of the work made a profound impact on audiences and critics alike. “I am so grateful I was there,” one patron excitedly proclaimed. SFCV also remarked that the work, “when cleansed of much historical baggage, shone as new. Thanks to Thomas and ABS for such a profoundly beautiful, moving evening.”

Returning to its more familiar form this season, Thomas will direct the Passion with his distinctive focus on musical detail, transparent textures, direct expression, and intense intimacy. ABS and the American Bach Choir will be joined by the Pacific Boychior Academy, as well as ten superb vocal soloists.

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First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley  California  94704
United States