American Bach Soloists
The American Bach Soloists engage and inspire audiences through historically informed performances, recordings, and educational programs that emphasize the music of the Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic eras.
"ABS" was founded here at St. Stephen's Church in 1989 with the mission of introducing contemporary audiences to the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Under the leadership of Co-founder and Music Director Jeffrey Thomas, the ensemble has achieved its vision of assembling the work's finest vocalists and period-instrument performers to bring the brilliant music to life.
For twenty-three years, Jeffrey Thomas has brought thoughtful, meaningful, and informed perspectives to his performances as Artistic and Music Director of the American Bach Soloists. Recognized worldwide as one of the foremost interpreters of the music of Bach and the Baroque, he 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." St. Stephen's church is proud that American Bach Soloists continue as our Artists-in-Residence.