PERFORMANCE

The Chamber Series

The Washington Bach Consort presents eight concerts of smaller-scale works in two intimate and welcoming spaces perfectly matched to the repertoire. The concerts are a refreshing blend of inspiration and relaxation at the end of the work week.

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 after 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

St Chappelle

 

French Devotion in the Sainte-Chapelle
Charpentier’s Missa Assumpta est Maria

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Missa Assumpta est Maria, H 11

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Marc Antoine Charpentier’s final mass setting, Missa Assumpta est Maria, was written at the end of his life when he was Master of Music at the Sainte-Chapelle, King Louis XIV’s royal chapel in Paris. We hear Charpentier at his best and most refined in this work, with tonal language and expressive rhetoric that deliver everything performers admire most about the French Baroque style. It’s the most superb music you’ve never heard!

Anonymous Donor, underwriters

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2021–2022 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2021–22 season, opening Friday, October 15, features six large scale subscription concerts at some of the regions finest venues and eight 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.

Season Kick-off

Subscribers will receive an invitation to our season kick-off, featuring insights, musical illustrations and refreshments.

Pay Your Age 18-38!

Now get the seats of your dreams at a fraction of the price—your own age! 27 years old? Pay $27 It’s that easy!

Josquin des Prez

Vocal Polyphony
Franco-Flemish composers of the 15th and 16th centuries

Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Josquin des Prez (c.1450/55–1521) was among the most important composers of his era and, like Bach, a master of counterpoint. He was held in especially high esteem by his contemporaries—a reputation that continues to the present day. This program celebrates the 500th anniversary of the composer’s death.

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2021–2022 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2021–22 season, opening Friday, October 15, features six large scale subscription concerts at some of the regions finest venues and eight 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.

Season Kick-off

Subscribers will receive an invitation to our season kick-off, featuring insights, musical illustrations and refreshments.

Pay Your Age 18-38!

Now get the seats of your dreams at a fraction of the price—your own age! 27 years old? Pay $27 It’s that easy!

Andrew Gonzalez

Andrew Gonzalez
violoncello da spalla

Violoncello da spalla
Bach’s Cello Suites

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Johann Sebastian Bach
Selections to include:
Suite no. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Suite no. 6 in C Major, BWV 1012

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Few have heard of the violoncello da spalla; fewer still have heard the instrument in a live performance or commercial recording. It looks like a smaller version of the cello and is strapped to the body over the shoulder (spalla), resting across the upper chest. The instrument existed during Bach’s lifetime, and there is speculation that several of his cantatas dating from the 1720s (with instrumental parts labelled “violoncello piccolo”) may have been composed with such an instrument in mind. The same has been conjectured about Bach’s Sixth Cello Suite, which will be presented in this performance. Andrew Gonzalez, praised by The Strad magazine for his “warm-hearted playing and mellow tone,” performs a rich program on this fascinating instrument, opening a revelatory view of two of Bach’s iconic cello suites.

Andrew Gonzalez, violoncello da spalla

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2021–2022 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2021–22 season, opening Friday, October 15, features six large scale subscription concerts at some of the regions finest venues and eight 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.

Season Kick-off

Subscribers will receive an invitation to our season kick-off, featuring insights, musical illustrations and refreshments.

Pay Your Age 18-38!

Now get the seats of your dreams at a fraction of the price—your own age! 27 years old? Pay $27 It’s that easy!

Wade Davis

Conceptio Gloriosae
Baroque Music in Latin America

Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Sacred Polyphony and Villancicos
Works by Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, Francisco Lopez Capillas, Antonio de Salazar, Juan de Araujo, Gaspar Fernandes and others.

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

For those who haven’t experienced music of the Latin American Baroque, it’s nothing short of a revelation! Exuberance and energy spring from a dynamic fusion of Italian and Iberian style with brilliant native inflections of language, harmony, and rhythm.

Jill Kent and Mark Solomons, underwriters

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2021–2022 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2021–22 season, opening Friday, October 15, features six large scale subscription concerts at some of the regions finest venues and eight 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.

Season Kick-off

Subscribers will receive an invitation to our season kick-off, featuring insights, musical illustrations and refreshments.

Pay Your Age 18-38!

Now get the seats of your dreams at a fraction of the price—your own age! 27 years old? Pay $27 It’s that easy!