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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 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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Upcoming Concerts

Cantatas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas Oratorio

Friday, December 25, 2020 at 8 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube

Christmas Oratorio
Part I: The First Day of Christmas

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage, BWV 248/I

Friday, December 25, 2020 at 8 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube

Christmas Oratorio
Part II: The Second Day of Christmas

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

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