PERFORMANCE

The Series at National Presbyterian Church

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

The Washington Bach Consort’s beloved subscription series offers four large-scale concerts in a majestic space, National Presbyterian Church, featuring our world-class vocal and instrumental ensembles, with an array of star soloists. Before each performance, take advantage of our “Talking Bach” series, full of insights about the music and presented by the renowned Bach scholar, Dr. Michael Marissen. After the concert, join us for a complimentary reception where you’ll meet the artists in person. NPC has ample free parking and is located within walking distance of the Tenleytown Metro.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Margot Rood

A Royal Occasion
Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Bach’s Trauerode

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus), BWV 106
Laß, Fürsten, laß noch einen Strahl (Trauerode), BWV 198

George Frideric Handel
Coronation Anthems, HWV 258-261
Zadok the priest
Let thy hand be strengthened
The King shall rejoice
My heart is inditing

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You’ll feel like royalty when the Consort’s vocalists and instrumentalists serenade you with exquisite music composed for Kings and Queens. 1727 was a banner year for such outpourings. Bach’s now rarely performed Trauerode (BWV 198) was first heard at a memorial service for the Electress of Saxony and nominal Queen of Poland, Christiane Eberhardine. Further afield in England, George Frideric Handel composed a set of enthralling anthems for the coronation of King George II, introduced by his celebrated work loved by today’s audiences, “Zadok the Priest.”

Margot Rood, soprano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Jonathan Woody, bass

Claire & Pierre Wagner, underwriters

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2019–2020 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2019–20 season, opening Sunday, September 22, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and eight chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at Virginia Theological seminary.

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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Elijah McCormack

The Christmas Story
Bach’s epic Christmas Oratorio

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Johann Ludwig Bach
Uns ist ein Kind geboren

Johann Sebastian Bach
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248

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Bach’s musical account of the Christmas story remains a cherished tradition every year not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. We invite you to join us as the Consort inaugurates its annual observance of the same tradition in DC this season! You’ll hear five of the six cantatas that comprise the composer’s epic Weihnachts-Oratorium, thrillingly delivered by the Consort musicians and soloists.

Elijah McCormack, soprano
Kristen Dubenion-Smith, alto
Rufus Müller, tenor and evangelist
Steven Combs, bass

Mary Ann Gardner, underwriter

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2019–2020 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2019–20 season, opening Sunday, September 22, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and eight chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at Virginia Theological seminary.

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!

Dann Coakwell

The Passion
Bach’s St. John Passion — the ultimate tour de force!

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

J.S. Bach
Johannes-Passion, BWV 245

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Bach’s musical setting of the Passion captivates the listener in a highly-charged spiritual and emotional journey. The drama of Christ’s betrayal by Judas and his tortuous treatment and trial under Pontius Pilate unfold with an irresistible momentum that has left listeners transfixed and awestruck for centuries.

Dann Coakwell, Evangelist
Jason Widney, Jesus
Mark Duer, Pilate

Amy Broadbent, soprano
Robin Bier, alto
Matthew Loyal Smith, tenor
Paul Max Tipton, bass

The Honorable & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller IV and Glen S. Fukushima, underwriters

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2019–2020 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2019–20 season, opening Sunday, September 22, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and eight chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at Virginia Theological seminary.

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!

Bojan Čičić

Concerti Virtuosi
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, Concerto by Torelli

Bojan Čičić, Guest Director

Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060R
Concerto for 3 Violins in D major, BWV 1064R
Concerto for Oboe d’amore in A major, BWV 1055R

Giuseppe Torelli
Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in D major, G.11

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Virtuoso violinist and concertmaster of London’s famed Academy of Ancient Music, Bojan Čičić, guest-directs the Consort in a program of brilliant concerti featuring our own Bach Consort instrumentalists!

Bojan Čičić, Augusta McKay Lodge and Tatiana Chulochnikova, violins
Geoffrey Burgess and Meg Brown Owens, oboes
Josh Cohen, trumpet
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord

Glen S. & Sakie T. Fukushima, underwriters

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

Subscriptions to the 2019–2020 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2019–20 season, opening Sunday, September 22, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and eight chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at Virginia Theological seminary.

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!