PERFORMANCE

National Presbyterian Church Series

National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

Each season at National Presbyterian Church, the Washington Bach Consort presents four concerts featuring the Consort’s superb chorus, orchestra, and soloists. These concerts provide audiences with the opportunity to experience the thrilling music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his Baroque contemporaries in a majestic space. As part of our Talking Bach series, renowned Bach scholar, Dr. Michael Marissen, delivers a free lecture beginning an hour before every performance. Following each concert, we invite you to join us for a complimentary reception with the artists. NPC has ample free parking and is located within walking distance of the Tenleytown Metro.

Tickets on Sale August 1st

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Amy Broadbent

Handel & Bach: Sing a New Song

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190

George Frideric Handel
Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, HWV 76

Johann Sebastian Bach
Magnificat, BWV 243

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Join the Consort as we celebrate the opening of our 41st season and welcome our new Artistic Director. Bach’s cantata for the New Year, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, is a joyous outpouring of gratitude. Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day is Handel’s magnificent tribute to the patron saint of music set to text by John Dryden. Dryden’s unique vision of the creation story, centered on music, is one in which nature springs to life and is brought to order after hearing “the tuneful voice on high.” Bach’s joyful Magnificat is the concert finale. This iconic masterpiece features some of Bach’s most thrilling and tuneful music.

Amy Broadbent, soprano
Rebecca Kellerman, soprano
Roger O. Isaacs, countertenor
Kyle Tomlin, tenor
Steven Combs, baritone

Tamera Luzzatto & David Leiter and Shannon & James Davis, underwriters

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2018–2019 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2018–19 season, opening Sunday, September 16, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and three chamber series concerts at Live! at 10th & G.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of 3 concerts or more at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Series at National Presbyterian Church and the Chamber Series at Live! at 10th & G, 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 Preview

Subscribers will receive an invitation to our season preview, featuring insights, musical illustrations and refreshments.

Four-concert and three-concert subscriptions are available. Please note that there is no elevator to the balcony. The church has ample free parking. Concerts include admission (limited space) to a pre-concert lecture.

Pay Your Age 18-38!

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Christmas with the Consort

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Motets for the Advent and Christmas season including:

Johann Ludwig Bach
Uns ist ein Kind geboren

Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm, Jesu, Komm! BWV 229

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
This holiday season, join the Consort for a performance of seasonal motets, including J.S. Bach’s masterful work for double choir Komm, Jesu, Komm! This concert will display the virtuosity of the Consort’s acclaimed chorus as they perform motets by Bach and other Baroque masters of the form.

Deutsche Telekom, underwriter

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2018–2019 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2018–19 season, opening Sunday, September 16, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and three chamber series concerts at Live! at 10th & G.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of 3 concerts or more at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Series at National Presbyterian Church and the Chamber Series at Live! at 10th & G, 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 Preview

Subscribers will receive an invitation to our season preview, featuring insights, musical illustrations and refreshments.

Four-concert and three-concert subscriptions are available. Please note that there is no elevator to the balcony. The church has ample free parking. Concerts include admission (limited space) to a pre-concert lecture.

Pay Your Age 18-38!

Now get the seats of your dreams at a fraction of the price; your own age! 27 years old? Pay $27 It’s that easy!

Laura Choi Stuart

Bach, Vivaldi & the Italian Influence

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Music of Bach and the Italian masters including:

Johann Sebastian Bach
Non sa che sia dolore, BWV 209

Antonio Vivaldi
Vengo a voi, luci adorate, RV 682

Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestral Suite No. 1, BWV 1066

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
During Bach’s lifetime, opera was flourishing in Italy. Composers including Antonio Vivaldi were exploring new musical techniques, producing vocal and instrumental works full of energy and drama. Discover why Bach was so inspired by the music of his Italian contemporaries in a concert featuring soprano Laura Choi Stuart and the Consort orchestra.

Laura Choi Stuart, soprano

Rosemary Monagan, underwriter, in memory of her sister Molly Patricia Pierce

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2018–2019 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2018–19 season, opening Sunday, September 16, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and three chamber series concerts at Live! at 10th & G.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of 3 concerts or more at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Series at National Presbyterian Church and the Chamber Series at Live! at 10th & G, 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 Preview

Subscribers will receive an invitation to our season preview, featuring insights, musical illustrations and refreshments.

Four-concert and three-concert subscriptions are available. Please note that there is no elevator to the balcony. The church has ample free parking. Concerts include admission (limited space) to a pre-concert lecture.

Pay Your Age 18-38!

Now get the seats of your dreams at a fraction of the price; your own age! 27 years old? Pay $27 It’s that easy!

Patrick Kilbride

Easter & Ascension Oratorios

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
The feasts of Easter and Ascension are significant events in the Christian calendar, celebrating the day when Jesus rose from the dead and the day that he entered heaven. J.S. Bach’s magnificent oratorios demonstrate his versatility, juxtaposing the full force of the orchestra and chorus in expressions of unbridled joy with more intimate music conveying Jesus’s sacrifice for humankind.

Katelyn G. Aungst, soprano
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury, mezzo-soprano
Patrick Kilbride, tenor
Richard Giarusso, baritone

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

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2018–2019 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2018–19 season, opening Sunday, September 16, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and three chamber series concerts at Live! at 10th & G.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase a subscription series of 3 concerts or more at any time by clicking here or by calling the office.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Series at National Presbyterian Church and the Chamber Series at Live! at 10th & G, 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 Preview

Subscribers will receive an invitation to our season preview, featuring insights, musical illustrations and refreshments.

Four-concert and three-concert subscriptions are available. Please note that there is no elevator to the balcony. The church has ample free parking. Concerts include admission (limited space) to a pre-concert lecture.

Pay Your Age 18-38!

Now get the seats of your dreams at a fraction of the price; your own age! 27 years old? Pay $27 It’s that easy!