Music & Videos
Talking Timpani with Michelle Humphreys
Consort timpanist, Michelle Humphreys, demonstrates the fundamentals of this orchestral power player.
Jessica Powell Eig and the violone
Have you ever wondered what a violone actually is? Don't "fret," consort member Jessica Powell Eig has you covered! Learn about the viola da gamba, the violone, and the violone grosso, and hear a movement from Buxtehude's Sonata in D for viola da gamba, violone and basso continuo.
Never Weather-Beaten Sail
‘Never Weather-Beaten Sail’ is from Campion's First Book of Ayres containing Divine and Morall Songs (1613). It’s a song that really speaks to our current times of pandemic and racial injustice. The weary pilgrim has been beset by trials and tribulations, and longs for the peace of God to lay the soul to rest in heaven.
Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano
Amy Domingues, treble/tenor/bass viols
Gavotte en Rondeau from Bach's Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
Violinist Augusta McKay Lodge performs the Gavotte en Rondeau from Bach's Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006. This video is brought to you from her apartment in Paris, where she filmed it during Paris' COVID-19 shutdown, and sends a message of joy and cheer during these difficult times. Please enjoy this lovely movement of Bach.
Illuminating video by Leon Schelhase, continuo organist and harpsichordist
If you've ever wondered what the word continuo or basso continuo means and how it relates to Baroque music, please join Washington Bach Consort's continuo organist and harpsichordist, Leon Schelhase, in this informative video. In it he will briefly discuss what continuo is, what he does in the Consort, and even play a few examples to illustrate some of the key principles of playing from a figured bass as well the skills required to master the art of accompaniment.
"Laudamus te" from Vivaldi's Gloria, RV 589
Enjoy this adorable duet from Vivaldi's Gloria, with a DIY twist in the absence of a string orchestra! We miss seeing our audiences, but hopefully this will bring smiles to you today! Margot Rood, soprano; Crossley Hawn, soprano; Allan Laino, accompanist & engineer
"Gloria in excelsis Deo" and “Et in terra pax.”
A collaborative performance by the Washington Bach Consort. Johann Sebastian Bach Messe in H-moll, BWV 232 "Gloria in excelsis Deo" and “Et in terra pax.”
Amy Broadbent & Matt Hill Sing, "Gute Nacht, o Wesen" from Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
We can hardly wait to get back to singing with our friends at the Washington Bach Consort. Even though we won’t be able to perform “Jesu, meine Freude” in May, we enjoyed putting together this video for you, with the help of Remi the foster dog. Since we had to sing all of the parts in this SSAT movement, you could say this will be both Matt and Amy’s “alto debut” with the Consort! Please enjoy and stay safe.
Geoffrey Burgess presents the baroque oboe."
Principal oboist Geoffrey Burgess presents a series of demonstrations of the three oboes used in major works by Bach. Learn about instrument construction, their use, and reed making.
Es ist vollbracht from Bach’s St John Passion
Principal Cellist John Moran and Principal violist Risa Browder—and son, Stephen Moran—offer a rare and beautiful arrangement of one of the most beloved movements from Bach’s St John Passion!
Hercules at the Crossroads
presented by Washington Bach Consort, is a two-part program for 3rd–5th graders, featuring an inclusive, participatory performance of a cantata (a mini-musical!) by J.S. Bach about the hero Hercules.
Introducing Dana Marsh
The Washington Bach Consort is thrilled to announce our new Artistic Director, Dana Marsh.
Tribute to J. Reilly Lewis (1944-2016) | Washington Bach Consort
Commissioned for the 40th Anniversary of the Washington Bach Consort, founded by J. Reilly Lewis (1944-2016). First presented at the Residence of the Belgian Ambassador on May 10, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
Washington Bach Consort & The Art Munks
Washington Bach Consort was joined by the the Arts Munks from The Sanctuaries at Bloombars in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Northwest Washington, DC on September 28, 2017.
Washington Bach Consort 2015 2016 Season
The brief conclusion of J.S. Bach's cantata "Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens," BWV 148, in 360° virtual reality.
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