Bach to You
Welcome to the Washington Bach Consort’s newly launched “Bach to You” concert series! Those of us at the Consort have long believed that the more audiences get to know our musicians as individuals, the more they enjoy their music. The “Bach to You” series offers you the opportunity to enjoy a performance by a small ensemble from the Consort right in your own community – where you can hear first-hand from the musicians about the music itself, their baroque-period instruments, and their passion for early music.
For its inaugural concert the musicians have selected works of surpassing beauty from French baroque composers, Michel Pignolet de Monteclair (1667–1737) and Francois Chauvon (1690–1740) and from the foremost English composer of the late 17th century, Henry Purcell (1659–1695).
We hope you enjoy the concert and will stay awhile afterwards to meet the musicians.
They look forward to meeting you!
Learn more about the program by clicking here to read the program notes.
With a donation of $100 or more, you will join our Consort Circles, a recognition group for supporters of our artistic and educational programs, and receive the following benefits as an expression of our thanks.
Fox Hill Residences
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
8300 Burdette Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Registration is requested, but not required for these free performances.
Hear Margot Rood on March 10, 2024 at National Presbyterian Church perform Te Deum: Sacred Grand Motets of Lully and Charpentier.
More about Margot Rood
Margot’s upcoming operatic performances include the title roles in Handel’s Esther and in Mouret’s Les Fêtes de Thalie with Opera Lafayette, with which she stepped in to sing the title roles in the world premiere of Rameau’s Io and the modern premiere of Pierre de La Garde’s Léandre et Héro at the close of the 2022/2023 season.
Notable recordings include Blue Heron’s Ockeghem Songs, Vol. 1 as well as Blue Heron’s world premiere recording of Cipriano de Rore’s 5-voice madrigals. Margot recorded the role of La Paix in Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants with Boston Early Music Festival (CPO), and the role of Emily Webb on Monadnock Music’s recording of Ned Rorem’s Our Town (New World Records). She has recorded repertoire from the medieval to the 21st-century with Coro, Albany Records, Blue Heron, BMOP Sound, Toccata Classics, and Sono Luminus. Her solo recording of art songs by composer Heather Gilligan, Living in Light, is available from Albany Records.
Jessica Powell Eig
viola da gamba
More about Jessica Powell Eig
Margaret Brown Owens
More about Margaret Owens
An eastern North Carolina native, living with her music historian husband and computer enthusiast son in Northern Virginia, Ms. Owens is an active participant in the musical life of the Washington, DC area, playing oboe with the area’s period instrument orchestras. She has seen much of the United States and Canada in her travels to play with groups spanning the coasts. Summers see her onstage at the Charlotte Bach Festival, the Staunton Music Festival, and teaching at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and Amherst Early Music Festival.