PERFORMANCE

September 2022

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Director's Series

Director’s Series

World Premiere of A New Song
Mythologies Past and Present

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

National Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC

To begin our 45th season, we unveil a world premiere from critically acclaimed composer, Trevor Weston.

October 2022

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Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78

Monday, October 3, 2022 at 12:10 p.m.

Capitol Cantata Series
St. Mark’s Capitol Hill
301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 12:10 p.m.

Downtown Cantata Series
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

The Chamber Series

The Chamber Series

The Eloquent Viol
Bach on the Viola da Gamba

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Joanna Blendulf, plays a program drawing from Bach’s sonatas written expressly for the viola da gamba, with further examples from his Baroque contemporaries.

The Chamber Series

The Chamber Series

The Eloquent Viol
Bach on the Viola da Gamba

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Joanna Blendulf, plays a program drawing from Bach’s sonatas written expressly for the viola da gamba, with further examples from his Baroque contemporaries.

Director's Series

Director’s Series

Orpheus Britannicus
Music of Henry Purcell

Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

National Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC

Henry Purcell’s Hail! Bright Cecilia, delivers English Baroque style at its most powerfully expressive and eloquent.

November 2022

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Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80

Monday, October 31, 2022 at 12:10 p.m.

Capitol Cantata Series
St. Mark’s Capitol Hill
301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 12:10 p.m.

Downtown Cantata Series
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

The Chamber Series

The Chamber Series

A Musical Odyssey
The Goldberg Variations

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

The renowned Goldberg Variations have been admired for generations and comprise Bach’s most popular work for the keyboard.

The Chamber Series

The Chamber Series

A Musical Odyssey
The Goldberg Variations

Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

The renowned Goldberg Variations have been admired for generations and comprise Bach’s most popular work for the keyboard.

December 2022

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Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Christum, wir sollen loben Schon, BWV 121

Monday, December 5, 2022 at 12:10 p.m.

Capitol Cantata Series
St. Mark’s Capitol Hill
301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Christum, wir sollen loben Schon, BWV 121

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 12:10 p.m.

Downtown Cantata Series
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Director's Series

Director’s Series

The Christmas Story
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Parts 1, 2, 5 and 6

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Music Center at Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD

A cherished tradition of the Washington Bach Consort, the holiday season simply isn’t complete without experiencing Christmas Oratorio live at Strathmore!

March 2022

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The Chamber Series

The Chamber Series

Ciaconna
Bach on the Solo Violin

Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

This concert offers Bach works for unaccompanied solo violin, featuring the renowned Partita No. 2 in D Minor, with its famous Ciaccona.

The Chamber Series

The Chamber Series

Ciaconna
Bach on the Solo Violin

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

This concert offers Bach works for unaccompanied solo violin, featuring the renowned Partita No. 2 in D Minor, with its famous Ciaccona.

Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Auf, schmetternden Tönen, BWV 207a

Monday, March 6, 2023 at 12:10 p.m.

Capitol Cantata Series
St. Mark’s Capitol Hill
301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Auf, schmetternden Tönen, BWV 207a

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 12:10 p.m.

Downtown Cantata Series
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Director's Series

Director’s Series

Messiah
The Greatest of Oratorios

Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Music Center at Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD

Messiah has never lost its charm, and the Consort breathes life into this work in a way that proves its enduring appeal. We return to Strathmore for this glorious work.

The Chamber Series

The Chamber Series

Vocal Polyphony
Thomaskantors and the German Motet

Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Johann Hermann Schein’s motet series Fontana d’Israel is among the most important of the 17th century, with music exquisitely crafted to its biblical text. In the hands of the Washington Bach Consort’s superb vocalists, this will be a concert to remember!

April 2022

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The Chamber Series

The Chamber Series

Vocal Polyphony
Thomaskantors and the German Motet

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Johann Hermann Schein’s motet series Fontana d’Israel is among the most important of the 17th century, with music exquisitely crafted to its biblical text. In the hands of the Washington Bach Consort’s superb vocalists, this will be a concert to remember!

Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

Monday, April 3, 2023 at 12:10 p.m.

Capitol Cantata Series
St. Mark’s Capitol Hill
301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 12:10 p.m.

Downtown Cantata Series
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Director's Series

Director’s Series

Mass in B Minor
The Foundation

Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

National Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC

Bach’s Mass in B Minor, among the greatest musical compositions in any tradition, has been a limitless reservoir of comfort and a balm for the soul.

May 2022

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Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

Monday, May 1, 2023 at 12:10 p.m.

Capitol Cantata Series
St. Mark’s Capitol Hill
301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Noontime Cantata Series

Noontime Cantatas

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

Tuesday, May 32, 2022 at 12:10 p.m.

Downtown Cantata Series
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC