The Director’s Series

About the Series

The Washington Bach Consort’s beloved Director’s Series offers five magnificent concerts in the majestic spaces of National Presbyterian Church and the state-of-the-art Music Center at Strathmore—featuring our world-class vocal and instrumental ensembles, and an array of star soloists. Before each performance, take advantage of our insightful Talking Bach lecture series presented by the renowned Bach scholar, Dr. Michael Marissen. After the concert, join us for a complimentary reception and meet the artists in person.


National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852


National Presbyterian Church

Mass in B Minor
The Foundation

Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

National Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC

Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232


Margot Rood

Paulina Francisco

Crossley Danielle Hawn

Crossley Danielle Hawn

Roger O. Isaacs

Roger O. Isaacs

Andrew Bearden Brown

Kyle Stegall

Dashon Burton

Mischa Bouvier


We close the season with our signature work, Bach’s great Mass in B Minor. Among the greatest musical compositions in any tradition, Bach’s masterwork has been for countless audiences a limitless reservoir of comfort and a balm for the soul.

Paulina Francisco, soprano; Crossley Danielle Hawn, soprano; Roger O. Isaacs, countertenor; Kyle Stegall, tenor; Mischa Bouvier, bass

Running time: 150 minutes, including intermission

Join us for Talking Bach at 3 p.m. The series of free pre-concert lectures by noted Bach scholar, Michael Marissen, are presented one hour before Director’s Series performances. Learn More»

The Honorable & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller IV, underwriters


Subscriptions to the 2022–2023 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2022–23 season, opening Sunday, September 18, features five 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.

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