All that is Rite
Bach and Handel: Music for the Mass and Vespers

Amy Nicole Broadbent

Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 4 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Washington, DC
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in A Major, BWV 234

George Frideric Handel
Nisi Dominus, HWV 238
Dixit Dominus, HWV 232


Crossley Hawn

Crossley Danielle Hawn

Clare McNamara

Clare McNamara

Brian Giebler

Brian Giebler

Paul Max Tipton

Paul Max Tipton


While the Mass in B Minor is among J.S. Bach’s best-remembered legacies, it’s not his only work in the Mass genre. He also wrote four shorter masses, each setting only two of the Ordinary texts: Kyrie and Gloria. Bach’s Mass in A Major offers an impressive range of vocal and instrumental color, covering the gamut of expression in 30 minutes! We’ll also hear brilliant music for the service of Vespers—Nisi Dominus and the virtuosic Dixit Dominus—composed by the 22-year-old G.F. Handel while he was living in Italy. These works show the youthful composer as a fiery master of the Italian style, eager to make his mark on the musical scene in Rome.


Katelyn G. Aungst, Amy Nicole Broadbent*, Crossley Danielle Hawn*, Susan Lewis Kavinski, Margot Rood & Laura Choi Stuart, sopranos; Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Roger O. Isaacs & Clare McNamara*, altos; Brian Giebler,* Matthew Hill & Patrick Kilbride, tenors; Mark Duer, Paul Max Tipton* & Jason Widney, basses


Andrew Fouts, Tatiana Chulochnikova, Gail Hernández Rosa & Leslie Nero, violins; Risa Browder & Scott McCormick, violas; John Moran & Wade Davis, violoncellos; Jessica Powell Eig, violone; Colin St-Martin & Kathryn Roth, flutes; Paula Maust, organ

concertmaster †

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Running Time: approximately 120 minutes including intermission

Shannon & Jim Davis and Anonymous Donor, underwriters


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