PERFORMANCE

The Chamber Series

The Washington Bach Consort presents eight chamber concerts in two intimate and welcoming spaces perfectly matched 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

Vincent Lauzer with recorders

Vincent Lauzer
recorder

The Virtuoso Recorder
Vincent Lauzer plays Bach and Telemann

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Vincent Lauzer

Vincent Lauzer
recorder

Risa Browder

Risa Browder
violin & viola

Adam Pearl

Patrick Merrill
harpsichord

Wade Davis

Wade Davis
cello & viola da gamba

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

One of the finest recorder players on the international early music scene today, Canadian superstar Vincent Lauzer will present a rare program of enthralling works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and Georg Philipp Telemann. Lauzer is co-artistic director of the Montréal Baroque Festival; his recording of Vivaldi concertos was awarded a Diapason d’Or by the French magazine Diapason.

Vincent Lauzer, recorder
Risa Browder, violin & viola
Patrick Merrill, harpsichord
Wade Davis, cello & viola da gamba

Read the Program Notes

Running time: approximately 75 minutes with no intermission

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2023–2024 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2023–24 season, opening Sunday, September 22, features five large scale subscription concerts at some of the region’s 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!

Women of the Baroque

Women of the Baroque
Canoro pianto et affetti

Friday, March 22, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Paulina Francisco

Paulina Francisco
soprano

Paula Maust

Paula Maust
harpsichord

Joanna Blendulf, principal

Joanna Blendulf
viola da gamba

Deborah Fox

Deborah Fox
lute & theorbo

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Canoro pianto et affetti explores the musical world of 17th-century women through songs for solo voice. This program is inspired by the 1613 collection Canoro pianto di Maria Vergine sopra la faccia di Christo estinto (“The singing cries of the Virgin Mary over the face of the deceased Christ”). The program features select monodies arranged into a song cycle, including two compositions attributed to the Milanese nun Claudia Sessa, continuing with secular monodies by women composers similarly themed on Christ’s facial features. In a program devised and curated by rising-star soprano Paulina Francisco, this promises to be an evening of delightful discovery!

Paulina Francisco, soprano
Paula Maust, harpsichord
Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba
Deborah Fox, lute & theorbo

Running time: TBA

Margarita Brose, underwriter

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2023–2024 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2023–24 season, opening Sunday, September 22, features five large scale subscription concerts at some of the region’s 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!

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