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Bach Interactions: A Dynamic Performance & Learning Experience

About the Series

Nine virtual programs offer some of the finest works in the cantata and oratorio repertory. You’ll enjoy the Washington Bach Consort as you’ve never heard them before, but you’ll also gain revelations and insights into the music itself coming from our two leading Bach experts, Michael Marissen and Daniel R. Melamed. Supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Bach Interactions is a new digital concert experience offering the expressive heights of Bach’s musical language as well as the story behind its creation.

The series features three renowned cantatas monthly, Wachet auf, BWV 140, Aus der Tiefen, BWV 131, and Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61, followed by all six parts of Bach’s beloved Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, with each part presented on its intended day of liturgical observation, from Christmas Day to the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6).

September 2020

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Bach Interactions Cantatas

Bach Interactions Cantatas

A Voice of Awakening
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 8 p.m. on Facebook

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

Bach Interactions Cantatas

Bach Interactions Cantatas

A Voice of Awakening
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. on YouTube

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

October 2020

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Bach Interactions Cantatas

Bach Interactions Cantatas

A Voice in the Abyss
Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. on Facebook

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131

Bach Interactions Cantatas

Bach Interactions Cantatas

A Voice in the Abyss
Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131

Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 5 p.m. on YouTube

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131

November 2020

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Bach Interactions Cantatas

Bach Interactions Cantatas

A Voice of Expectation
Nun komm, der Heiden Heilan,BWV 61

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 8 p.m. on Facebook

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61

Bach Interactions Cantatas

Bach Interactions Cantatas

A Voice of Expectation
Nun komm, der Heiden Heilan,BWV 61

Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 5 p.m. on YouTube

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61

December 2020

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Christmas Oratorio

Bach Interactions
Christmas Oratorio

Christmas Oratorio
Part I: The First Day of Christmas

Streamed Event:
Friday, December 25, 2020 at 8 p.m. on YouTube & Facebook

Johann Sebastian Bach
Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage, BWV 248/I

Christmas Oratorio

Bach Interactions
Christmas Oratorio

Christmas Oratorio
Part II: The Second Day of Christmas

Streamed Event:
Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 8 p.m. on YouTube & Facebook

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend, BWV 248/II

Christmas Oratorio

Bach Interactions
Christmas Oratorio

Christmas Oratorio
Part III: The Third Day of Christmas

Streamed Event:
Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. on YouTube & Facebook

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen, BWV 248/III

January 2021

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Christmas Oratorio

Bach Interactions
Christmas Oratorio

Christmas Oratorio
Part IV: New Year’s Day

Streamed Event:
Friday, January 1, 2021 at 8 p.m. on YouTube & Facebook

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben, BWV 248/IV

Christmas Oratorio

Bach Interactions
Christmas Oratorio

Christmas Oratorio
Part V: The Sunday After New Year’s Day

Streamed Event:
Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 5 p.m on YouTube & Facebook

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen,BWV 248/V

Christmas Oratorio

Bach Interactions
Christmas Oratorio

Christmas Oratorio
Part VI: The Feast of the Epiphany

Streamed Event:
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 8 p.m. on YouTube & Facebook

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben, BWV 248/VI

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