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.


Katelyn G. Aungst

Easter & Ascension Oratorios

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

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


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
TBA, tenor
Richard Giarusso, baritone

Running Time: approximately 90 minutes including intermission

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


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.

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