Bach Interactions: A Dynamic Performance & Learning Experience
About the Series
Nine virtual programs offer some of the finest works in the cantata and oratorio repertory. You’ll enjoy the Washington Bach Consort as you’ve never heard them before, but you’ll also gain revelations and insights into the music itself coming from our two resident Bach scholars, Michael Marissen and Daniel R. Melamed. Supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the J. Reilly Lewis Legacy Fund, Bach Interactions is a new digital concert experience offering the expressive heights of Bach’s musical language as well as the story behind its creation.
The series features three renowned cantatas, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131, and Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61, followed by all six parts of Bach’s beloved Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248.
Daniel R. Melamed
Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 8 p.m. on YouTube & Facebook
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend, BWV 248/II
Jacob Perry, Jr.
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Katelyn Aungst & Laura Choi Stuart*, sopranos; Reginald Mobley* & Kristen Dubenion-Smith, altos; Matthew Hill & Jacob Perry, Jr.*, tenors; Steven Combs & David Rugger*, basses
Andrew Fouts† & Tatiana Chulochnikova, violins; Risa Browder, viola; John Moran, violoncello; Jessica Powell Eig, violone; Colin St-Martin* & Kathryn Roth, flutes; Margaret Owens & Fatma Daglar, oboes d’amore; Geoffrey Burgess & Sarah Huebsch, oboes da caccia; Leon Schelhase, harpsichord; Adam Pearl, organ
Christmas Oratorio: Part II