Handel's Messiah in Grace Cathedral

Presented by American Bach Soloists

Handel's Messiah in Grace Cathedral

Our annual tradition of performing Handel’s Messiah in San Francisco’s historic Grace Cathedral perennially provides a treasured December holiday event to capacity audiences. 

A Bay Area holiday tradition now in its 23rd year, ABS’s performances of Handel’s timeless work have become an essential part of the musical year for many music lovers and have attracted audiences of more than 50,000 from around the world. 

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. 

No other Bay Area performances come close to offering the visual, aural, and emotional qualities that have made ABS’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral so superlative.

City: San Francisco
Price Range:
$39 to $125

Program Items

George Frideric Handel Messiah


American Bach Soloists orchestra
American Bach Choir chorus
Jeffrey Thomas conductor
Nola Richardson soprano
Sarah Coit mezzo-soprano
James Reese tenor
Alex Rosen bass

Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States