The Washington Bach Consort’s Bach to School program is focused on introducing young audiences to the music of J.S. Bach. Second through fifth graders discover the significance of early music in modern times through interactive programs which tell the story of Bach’s life by means of a play interspersed with numerous short pieces performed by Consort artists on period instruments.

The Consort’s two plays Bach in Time and The Goldberg Variations are presented in collaboration with the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative’s Arts for Every Student program, the Sitar Arts Center, and THEARC.

The Washington Bach Consort’s newest education program is the Wunderkind Projekt, designed to inspire your music students! (A wunderkind is a person who achieves great success when relatively young.) Professional musicians and educators from the Bach Consort will visit your school and discuss an upcoming Noontime Cantata concert which students are then invited to attend. A Consort musician will return to your school a week later to continue the discussion and reinforce the concert experience.

What will your wunderkinds accomplish after experiencing Bach’s music? Higher test scores? A new found appreciation for the arts? A 21st century Bach Revival?!

We strive to create an appreciation of early music that will last a lifetime.

Consort Circles

With a donation of $100 or more, you will join our Consort Circles, a recognition group for supporters of our artistic and educational programs, and receive the following benefits as an expression of our thanks.

Click images below to download “Bach to School” classroom materials.

Bach in Time
Comic Book

Bach in Time
Teacher Materials

Click below to hear musical samples.

“Bouree from Orchestral Suite No. 1”
“Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 – Final Movement”
“Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring from Cantata 147”
“Echo Aria from Cantata 213”
“Two-part Invention No.8”
“Excerpts from Chorale and Aria No. 2 from Cantata 80”
“Movement 7 from Cantata 202”
“Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV 208”