PERFORMANCE

The Chamber Series

Live! at 10th & G, 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC (Friday performances)

Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA (Saturday performances)
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The Washington Bach Consort now 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.

On Friday evenings, the Chamber Series is located in downtown DC at the über modern Live! at 10th & G. Enjoy a drink or two before the concert at the Bach Bar, located in the lobby and stay after for a tasting by one of our local partners serving beer, chocolate, or doughnuts, etc. Ample parking is available underneath the venue, which is just a block from the Metro Center and Gallery Place Metro stations.

For the first time ever, Saturday evenings will be spent in Immanuel Chapel at the Virginia Theological Seminary nestled in historic Alexandria. Music in a space this relaxing will leave you feeling rejuvenated! Free parking is limited. Valet parking is available at the venue for $10 [cash only].

General Admission seating.

For questions about seating and the venue, or more information on the season, call 202.429.2121 during business hours.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Henry VIII

The Tudors
Sacred motets of Tallis, Sheppard, Byrd & others

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Live!
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at VTS

Motets of John Taverner, Thomas Tallis

John Sheppard, Christopher Tye, and William Byrd.

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

In a new series of programs devoted to vocal polyphony, the Washington Bach Consort will transport you to 16th-century England. Revel in a bespoke selection of sacred motets written by the finest composers to serve at the pleasure of four Tudor monarchs, from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I. This music is truly of another world, and as a Venetian ambassador of the period was known to have said of the English Chapel Royal choristers performing this music, it sounded “more divine than human.”

Amy Broadbent, soprano
Agnes Coakley Cox, soprano
Sarah Davis, alto
Reginald Mobley, alto
Patrick Kilbride, tenor
Matthew Loyal Smith, tenor
Joshua Brown, bass
Mark Duer, bass

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Running time: 75 minutes, no intermission

Tamera Luzzatto & David Leiter, Friday underwriters

Al Regnery, Saturday underwriter

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2019–2020 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2019–20 season, opening Sunday, September 22, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and eight chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at Virginia Theological seminary.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of 3 concerts or more at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Series at National Presbyterian Church and the Chamber Series at Live! at 10th & G, 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 Preview

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

Four-concert and three-concert subscriptions are available. Please note that there is no elevator to the balcony. The church has ample free parking. Concerts include admission (limited space) to a pre-concert lecture.

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!

Nigel North

Bach on the Lute: Nigel North
A magical evening from the instrument of Orpheus

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Live!
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at VTS

J.S. Bach
Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 1013
Suite in C Major (after the 6th cello suite), BWV 1012
Suite in E Minor (auf lautenwerk), BWV 996

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Nigel North has for years been acknowledged by critics in the US and abroad to be the foremost interpreter of Bach on the lute. Having recorded such works to completion, North presents an especially rare program not to be missed. One of the most respected classical guitarists of the 20th century, Julian Bream, said of North’s Bach playing, “…I was bowled over by how masterful and musical it was!” This promises to be a magical evening.

Nigel North, lute

Running time: 65 minutes, no intermission

Barbara Piquet Villafranco, In Memory of Ronald V. Villafranco, Saturday underwriter

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2019–2020 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2019–20 season, opening Sunday, September 22, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and eight chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at Virginia Theological seminary.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of 3 concerts or more at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Series at National Presbyterian Church and the Chamber Series at Live! at 10th & G, 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 Preview

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

Four-concert and three-concert subscriptions are available. Please note that there is no elevator to the balcony. The church has ample free parking. Concerts include admission (limited space) to a pre-concert lecture.

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!

Dieterich Buxtehude

Devotion & Contemplation
Membra Jesu nostri | Dieterich Buxtehude

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Live!
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at VTS

Dieterich Buxtehude
Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

The North German composer Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637/39- 1707) was held in such high reverence by the 20-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach that he walked 250 miles from Arnstadt to Lübeck to hear the great organist/composer. Membra Jesu nostri is an exquisite cycle of seven cantatas, each as a contemplation of a different part of the body of Christ. Derived from a 13th-century poem, the work evinces a vast spectrum of divinely inspired emotion and musical beauty.

Running time: 60 minutes, no intermission

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2019–2020 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2019–20 season, opening Sunday, September 22, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and eight chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at Virginia Theological seminary.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of 3 concerts or more at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Series at National Presbyterian Church and the Chamber Series at Live! at 10th & G, 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 Preview

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

Four-concert and three-concert subscriptions are available. Please note that there is no elevator to the balcony. The church has ample free parking. Concerts include admission (limited space) to a pre-concert lecture.

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!