I believe in the power of music to create — to touch, and to heal, and to transform. I’ve seen people with the most diverse backgrounds come together in one place and be touched by the hand of God through the inspiration — the genius — of Bach, or Brahms or Verdi or Mozart. That power to bring people together isn’t restricted to music, but music is my language.

— Dr. J. Reilly Lewis, Founder (1944–2016)


The Washington Bach Consort shares the transformative power of music, with the works of J.S. Bach and other Baroque composers at the core. Our professional artists inspire audiences with the highest levels of artistic excellence, enrich the cultural life through historically-informed performances, and provide educational programs in the Washington, DC community and beyond.


To continue being a top-tier Baroque and classical music organization, passionately sharing and masterfully performing the music of J.S. Bach.

Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 52-1107948