PERFORMANCE

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 resident Bach scholars, Michael Marissen and Daniel R. Melamed. Supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the J. Reilly Lewis Legacy Fund, 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, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131, and Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61, followed by all six parts of Bach’s beloved Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248.  Each part will be presented on its intended day of liturgical observance, over the twelve days of Christmas to the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6).

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Cantatas

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Michael Marissen
Presenter

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

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 8 p.m. on Facebook
Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. on YouTube

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

Chorale
Recitative
Aria duetto
Chorale
Recitative
Aria Duetto
Chorale

Soloists:

Margot Rood
soprano

Matthew Loyal Smith
tenor

Jason Widney
bass

Andrew Fouts
violino piccolo

Margaret Owens
oboe

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Vocalists:
Margot Rood* & Laura Choi-Stuart, sopranos; Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury & Kristen Dubenion-Smith, altos; Matthew Hill & Matthew Loyal Smith*, tenors; Jason Widney* & Jonathan Woody, basses

Instrumentalists:
Andrew Fouts†, violino piccolo; Tatiana Chulochnikova & Marika Holmqvist, violins; Risa Browder, viola; John Moran, violoncello; Jessica Powell Eig, violone; Margaret Owens* & Geoffrey Burgess, oboes; Sarah Weiner, taille; Brad Tatum, horn; Anna Marsh, bassoon; Adam Pearl, organ

soloists*
concertmaster†

Daniel R. Melamed
Presenter

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
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

Dictum [Chorus]
Dictum with chorale [solo]
Dictum [Chorus]
Dictum with chorale [solo]
Dictum [Chorus]

Soloists:

Katelyn Aungst
soprano

Reginald Mobley
countertenor

Jacob Perry, Jr.
tenor

Jonathan Woody
bass

Geoffrey Burgess
oboe

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Vocalists:
Katelyn Aungst*, soprano; Reginald Mobley*, countertenor; Jacob Perry, Jr*., tenor; Jonathan Woody*, bass;

Instrumentalists:
Andrew Fouts† & Tatiana Chulochnikova, violins; Risa Browder, viola; John Moran, violoncello; Jessica Powell Eig, violone; Geoffrey Burgess*, oboe; Anna Marsh, bassoon; Adam Pearl, organ

soloists*
concertmaster†

Michael Marissen
Presenter

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

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 8 p.m. on Facebook
Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 5 p.m. on YouTube

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

Chorale
Recitative
Aria
Dictum
Aria
Chorale

Soloists:

Amy Broadbent
soprano

Roger O. Isaacs
countertenor

Matthew Hill
tenor

Steven Combs
bass

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Vocalists:

Amy Broadbent, soprano; Roger O. Isaacs, countertenor; Matthew Hill, tenor; Steven Combs, bass

Instrumentalists:
Andrew Fouts† & Tatiana Chulochnikova, violins; Risa Browder & Scott McCormick, violas; John Moran, violoncello; Jessica Powell Eig, violone; Anna Marsh, bassoon; Adam Pearl, organ

soloists*
concertmaster†

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