American Bach Soloists

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American Bach Soloists (ABS)
Chamber orchestra on period instruments
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Official American Bach Soloists logo
Founded 1989 (1989)
Location San Francisco
Principal conductor Jeffrey Thomas

The American Bach Soloists ("ABS") is an American baroque orchestra and early music chorus dedicated to preserving the heritage of early music through historically informed performances on period instruments, community outreach through free educational programs, and the development of young artists through an annual summer Academy. The not-for-profit arts organization frequently performs the cantatas, concertos, overtures, oratorios, passions, and chamber music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his baroque period contemporaries including Vivaldi, Handel, Monteverdi, and Telemann, as well as music by classical composers including Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. Performing forces typically range from 20 to 75 singers and instrumentalists, depending on repertoire. American Bach Soloists have made eighteen recordings on Koch International Classics, Delos International, and their own American Bach Soloists label.



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