PERFORMANCE

The Chamber Series

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Washington Bach Consort’s renowned chamber concert series! Experience one-of-a kind performances presented in two intimate and inviting venues, perfectly tailored to the repertoire.

Friday performances take place in downtown DC at the über-modern Live! at 10th & G. Enjoy a drink at the Bach Bar before the concert and stay afterwards for a beer, chocolate, or dessert tasting by one of our local partners. Ample garage parking is available, and the Metro Center and Gallery Place Metro stations are only steps away.

Saturday evenings are spent in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, nestled in historic Old Town Alexandria, VA. Music in a space this relaxing will leave you feeling rejuvenated!

General Admission seating.

 

Friday Performances: Live! at 10th & G, 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Saturday Performances: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA 22314

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Emmanuel Coppey

Emmanuel Coppey
violin

Emmanuel Coppey, violin

Winner of the Lillian and Maurice Barbash International J.S. Bach Competition

Wednesday, September 11, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Established in 2019, The Lillian and Maurice Barbash International Bach Competition is the most important event of its kind to launch in decades. Its distinguished winners have garnered international praise through honors and competitions at the highest peaks of musical artistry and virtuosity. The Washington Bach Consort presented the competition’s inaugural winner Rachell Ellen Wong on our Chamber Series in 2022. Beginning with the forthcoming 2024–2025 season, we shall present the winner of this prestigious competition annually, showcasing for our audience the pinnacle of international solo Bach performance. In September 2024, we will present the winner of the fifth-annual Barbash competition, Emmanuel Coppey (France), who will enchant us with an exciting program of works by our favorite composer!

Emmanuel Coppey, violin

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2024–2025 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2024–25 season, opening Wednesday, September 21 with Emmanuel Coppey, winner of the Lilian and Maurice Barbash International J.S. Bach Competition, features five large scale subscription concerts at some of the region’s finest venues and nine chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of three or more concerts at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

Director’s Series concerts include admission to a pre-concert lecture; seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Director’s Series and the Chamber Series at a discount off the single ticket price.

Priority Seating

Subscribers receive first choice in seat selection.

Additional Tickets

Wish to bring guests? Subscribers may purchase additional tickets throughout the season at the discounted subscription rate.

Ticket Exchange

If unable to attend a performance, subscribers may exchange tickets for another concert during the season.

Ticket Donations

Prior to a performance, subscribers may return tickets marked “donated” and receive a receipt for tax purposes for the value of the tickets.

$20 under 40

Under 40? Score $20 tickets to Washington Bach Consort concerts! Enjoy world-class performances without breaking the bank. Grab your seat now and immerse yourself in the brilliance of Bach’s music!

Margot Rood

Margot Rood
soprano

In Love with Night
Mythology Comes to Life

Friday, October 18, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, October 19, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Soloists:

Leon Schelhase

Leon Schelhase
harpsichord and director

Margaret Owens

Margaret Owens
oboe, recorders

Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham
viola da gamba

Kevin Payne

Kevin Payne
theorbo

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

French and English baroque masters such as Jean-Philippe Rameau, Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, Marin Marias, and Henry Purcell wrote a great deal of music that connects us with early-modern sensibilities of the supernatural via the legends of classical mythology. Our musicians will “make the olden world appear” through an enchanting evening of music celebrating the goddess Diana’s starlit night!

Margot Rood, soprano
Margaret Owens, oboe, recorders
Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba
Kevin Payne, theorbo
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord and director

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2024–2025 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2024–25 season, opening Wednesday, September 21 with Emmanuel Coppey, winner of the Lilian and Maurice Barbash International J.S. Bach Competition, features five large scale subscription concerts at some of the region’s finest venues and nine chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of three or more concerts at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

Director’s Series concerts include admission to a pre-concert lecture; seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Director’s Series and the Chamber Series at a discount off the single ticket price.

Priority Seating

Subscribers receive first choice in seat selection.

Additional Tickets

Wish to bring guests? Subscribers may purchase additional tickets throughout the season at the discounted subscription rate.

Ticket Exchange

If unable to attend a performance, subscribers may exchange tickets for another concert during the season.

Ticket Donations

Prior to a performance, subscribers may return tickets marked “donated” and receive a receipt for tax purposes for the value of the tickets.

$20 under 40

Under 40? Score $20 tickets to Washington Bach Consort concerts! Enjoy world-class performances without breaking the bank. Grab your seat now and immerse yourself in the brilliance of Bach’s music!

Vocal Polyphony

Vocal Polyphony
Heinrich Schütz & the German Motet

Friday, March 7, 2025 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, March 8, 2025 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Selections from Cantiones Sacrae (1625) and Geistliche Chormusik (1648)

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Heinrich Schütz was arguably the foremost composer of the early-baroque German motet and the most important German composer before J.S. Bach. After three years of study in Venice with the great Giovanni Gabrieli, Schütz brought early Italian baroque style to German-speaking churches. Vocalists of the Washington Bach Consort under the direction of Dana Marsh will delve into Schütz’s finest collections: first, the incomparable Cantiones Sacrae—a cycle of motets with an entirely unique musical language—not only when compared with other composers, but as Joshua Rifkin has put it, even when compared with any other collection of Schütz’s own work during his lifetime. Schütz’s Geistliche Chormusik offers some of his most richly popular motets, which reveal the composer at the top of his craft.

Margarita Brose and Chuck Reifel & Janie Kinney, underwriters

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2024–2025 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2024–25 season, opening Wednesday, September 21 with Emmanuel Coppey, winner of the Lilian and Maurice Barbash International J.S. Bach Competition, features five large scale subscription concerts at some of the region’s finest venues and nine chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of three or more concerts at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

Director’s Series concerts include admission to a pre-concert lecture; seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Director’s Series and the Chamber Series at a discount off the single ticket price.

Priority Seating

Subscribers receive first choice in seat selection.

Additional Tickets

Wish to bring guests? Subscribers may purchase additional tickets throughout the season at the discounted subscription rate.

Ticket Exchange

If unable to attend a performance, subscribers may exchange tickets for another concert during the season.

Ticket Donations

Prior to a performance, subscribers may return tickets marked “donated” and receive a receipt for tax purposes for the value of the tickets.

$20 under 40

Under 40? Score $20 tickets to Washington Bach Consort concerts! Enjoy world-class performances without breaking the bank. Grab your seat now and immerse yourself in the brilliance of Bach’s music!

Wade Davis

Wade Davis
cello

Bach’s Cello Suites
Meet Wade Davis

Friday, April 4, 2025 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, April 5, 2025 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

J.S. Bach’s cello suites are among the composer’s most popular, celebrated works, and like the unaccompanied partitas and sonatas for violin, their performance evokes a depth of intimacy that is hard to match in any other repertory. Washington Bach Consort cellist, Wade Davis, noted for his engaging, high-energy performances of these pieces, will offer the first and third suites in what promises to be a captivating evening!

Wade Davis, cello

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2024–2025 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2024–25 season, opening Wednesday, September 21 with Emmanuel Coppey, winner of the Lilian and Maurice Barbash International J.S. Bach Competition, features five large scale subscription concerts at some of the region’s finest venues and nine chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of three or more concerts at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

Director’s Series concerts include admission to a pre-concert lecture; seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Director’s Series and the Chamber Series at a discount off the single ticket price.

Priority Seating

Subscribers receive first choice in seat selection.

Additional Tickets

Wish to bring guests? Subscribers may purchase additional tickets throughout the season at the discounted subscription rate.

Ticket Exchange

If unable to attend a performance, subscribers may exchange tickets for another concert during the season.

Ticket Donations

Prior to a performance, subscribers may return tickets marked “donated” and receive a receipt for tax purposes for the value of the tickets.

$20 under 40

Under 40? Score $20 tickets to Washington Bach Consort concerts! Enjoy world-class performances without breaking the bank. Grab your seat now and immerse yourself in the brilliance of Bach’s music!

Alicia DePaolo

Alicia DePaolo
soprano

Ian Pomerantz

Ian Pomerantz
bass-baritone

A Song of Dedication
Baroque Splendor in Portuguese Jewish Amsterdam—350th Anniversary

Friday, May 2, 2025 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, May 3, 2025 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Shir Hanukkat Beit HaKnesset (Song for the Dedication of the Portuguese Synagogue) (1675)

Composed by Members of the Portuguese Community, Text by Rev. Isaac Aboab da Fonseca (1605–1693)

Hizki Hizki, Piyyut for the Inauguration of the Portuguese Synagogue, Rev. Isaac Aboab da Fonseca (1675)

Festival Kedusha for the Inauguration of the Portuguese Synagogue (1675), attr. to Rev. Hazzan Joseph de Farro (c.1608–1689) and Rev. Hazzan Imanuel Abenatar Mello

Liturgical Chamber Music by Abraham de Cáceres (d.1740)

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

From the 17th century until World War II, the Portuguese Israelite Synagogue of Amsterdam was the nexus of the Western Sephardic diaspora. This program commemorates the 350th anniversary of its inauguration with musical celebrations and baroque spectacle from its opening. An architectural marvel, the Esnoga was the most conspicuous symbol of religious freedom offered to Jews in a Protestant Republic anywhere in Europe. Ian Pomerantz and Alicia dePaolo will highlight the August 1675 musical celebrations with the North American premiere of the dedicatory cantata, Shir Hanukat Beth Hamiqdash. Recently discovered in the manuscripts of Cantor Joseph ben Sarfati, with text by the Portuguese-born Rabbi Rev. Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, it is a lasting testimony to tolerance, the Dutch Golden Age, and the resilience of the Portuguese Jewish community.

Alicia DePaolo, soprano
Ian Pomerantz, bass-baritone

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2024–2025 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2024–25 season, opening Wednesday, September 21 with Emmanuel Coppey, winner of the Lilian and Maurice Barbash International J.S. Bach Competition, features five large scale subscription concerts at some of the region’s finest venues and nine chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of three or more concerts at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

Director’s Series concerts include admission to a pre-concert lecture; seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Director’s Series and the Chamber Series at a discount off the single ticket price.

Priority Seating

Subscribers receive first choice in seat selection.

Additional Tickets

Wish to bring guests? Subscribers may purchase additional tickets throughout the season at the discounted subscription rate.

Ticket Exchange

If unable to attend a performance, subscribers may exchange tickets for another concert during the season.

Ticket Donations

Prior to a performance, subscribers may return tickets marked “donated” and receive a receipt for tax purposes for the value of the tickets.

$20 under 40

Under 40? Score $20 tickets to Washington Bach Consort concerts! Enjoy world-class performances without breaking the bank. Grab your seat now and immerse yourself in the brilliance of Bach’s music!

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