Women of the Baroque

Women of the Baroque
Canoro pianto et affetti

Friday, March 22, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Canoro pianto et affetti explores the musical world of 17th-century women through songs for solo voice. This program is inspired by the 1613 collection Canoro pianto di Maria Vergine sopra la faccia di Christo estinto (“The singing cries of the Virgin Mary over the face of the deceased Christ”). The program features select monodies arranged into a song cycle, including two compositions attributed to the Milanese nun Claudia Sessa, continuing with secular monodies by women composers similarly themed on Christ’s facial features. In a program devised and curated by rising-star soprano Paulina Francisco, this promises to be an evening of delightful discovery!

Paulina Francisco, soprano
Paula Maust, harpsichord
Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba
Deborah Fox, lute & theorbo

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Running time: approximately 75 minutes with no intermission

Margarita Brose, underwriter

Vincent Lauzer with recorders

Vincent Lauzer

The Virtuoso Recorder
Vincent Lauzer plays Bach and Telemann

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church


One of the finest recorder players on the international early music scene today, Canadian superstar Vincent Lauzer will present a rare program of enthralling works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and Georg Philipp Telemann. Lauzer is co-artistic director of the Montréal Baroque Festival; his recording of Vivaldi concertos was awarded a Diapason d’Or by the French magazine Diapason.

Vincent Lauzer, recorder
Risa Browder, violin & viola
Patrick Merrill, harpsichord
Wade Davis, cello & viola da gamba

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Running time: approximately 75 minutes with no intermission

William Byrd

Vocal Polyphony
William Byrd 400th

Friday, October 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Each season, the singers of the Washington Bach Consort present a concert exploring sacred vocal polyphony of the Renaissance and Baroque. Arguably among the finest composers of the high Renaissance, William Byrd (c.1540–1623) left behind a repertory richly varied in its contrapuntal style, with a sense of individuality not often encountered among his counterparts in continental Europe. The program will be performed in observance of the 400th anniversary of the composer’s death. Much of Byrd’s Latin sacred music would have been prohibited in parishes of Elizabethan Protestant England. Like many Roman Catholics, Byrd had to exercise caution when it came to speaking—or composing—his religious views.

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Running time: approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

Hope P. McGowan, underwriter

Andrew Fouts
Andrew Fouts
Leon Schelhase
Justin Wallace

Fantastic Bach!
Stylus Fantasticus

Friday, September 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

The influence of the 17th-century instrumental stylus fantasticus can be heard in numerous works of J.S. Bach. Andrew Fouts and Justin Wallace present a special program that highlights this fantastic tradition. We’ll hear path-breaking works by Bach’s virtuosic German predecessors—Dietrich Buxtehude, Johan Paul von Westhoff, Johann Jakob Walther, and Heinrich Biber—but you especially won’t want to miss Bach’s brilliant Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in E Major, BWV 1016.

Andrew Fouts, violin
Justin Wallace, harpsichord

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Running time: approximately 60 minutes

William B. Munier, MD, underwriter

Dana Marsh

Dana Marsh

Vocal Polyphony
Thomaskantors and the German Motet

Friday, March 31, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, April 1, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Johann Hermann Schein
Fontana d’Israel

Featuring vocalists of the Washington Bach Consort
Dr. Dana T. Marsh, conductor

Beginning with Johann Hermann Schein (1586–1630), who served as Kantor at the Thomasschule in Leipzig for fifteen years, we include on our vocal polyphony series German motets by the foremost composers to hold the position before J.S. Bach. Schein’s motet series Fontana d’Israel is among the most important of the 17th century, with music exquisitely crafted to its biblical text. In the hands of the Washington Bach Consort’s superb vocalists, this will be a concert to remember!

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Running time approximately 70 minutes


Rachell Ellen Wong

Rachell Ellen Wong

Bach on the Solo Violin

Friday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, March 4, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Johann Sebastian Bach
Unaccompanied works for violin featuring
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004


Recipient of a prestigious 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant—the only Baroque artist in the respected program’s history—and Grand Prize winner of the inaugural Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition, violinist Rachell Ellen Wong, is a rising star on both the historical performance and modern violin stages. This concert offers Bach works for unaccompanied solo violin, featuring the renowned Partita No. 2 in D Minor, with its famous Ciaccona.

Rachell Ellen Wong, violin

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Running time: approximately 70 minutes, no intermission

Leon Schelhase

Leon Schelhase

Musical Odyssey
The Goldberg Variations

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988


The renowned Goldberg Variations have been admired for generations and comprise Bach’s most popular work for the keyboard. Plumbing the depths of musical possibility offered by the opening Aria, Bach takes us on an extended musical odyssey. Winner of the American Bach Soloists’ Goldberg Prize, harpsichordist Leon Schelhase brings this work to life with virtuosity.

Leon Schelhase, harpsichord

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Running time: Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission

Richard & Beth Ayres, underwriters

Joanna Blendulf

Joanna Blendulf
viola da gamba

Adam Pearl

Adam Pearl

The Eloquent Viol
Bach on the Viola da Gamba

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Johann Sebastian Bach
Selections to include:
Suite no. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Suite no. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012


An instrument that is all too rarely heard today, but well-recognized by J.S. Bach, is the viola da gamba. It comes from a lineage of stringed instruments that precedes the violin/violoncello family. American violist da gamba, Joanna Blendulf, plays a program drawing from Bach’s sonatas written expressly for the instrument, with further examples from his Baroque contemporaries. Most Bach enthusiasts will recognize the instrument from the most poignant moments of the St. John and St. Matthew Passions. This concert offers an opportunity to become more intimately acquainted with the instrument’s range of expression, presented by one of today’s finest performers. Joanna Blendulf is joined by harpsichordist, Adam Pearl.

Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba; Adam Pearl, harpsichord

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Running time: Approximately 75 minutes, no intermission

Stephen C. Wright & Thomas Woodruff, underwriters

Wade Davis

Ruben Valenzuela
Guest Director

Conceptio Gloriosae
Baroque Music in Latin America

Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Sacred Polyphony and Villancicos
Works by Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, Francisco López Capillas, Antonio de Salazar, and Juan de Araujo.

For those who haven’t experienced music of the Latin American Baroque, it’s nothing short of a revelation! Exuberance and energy spring from a dynamic fusion of Italian and Iberian style with brilliant native inflections of language, harmony, and rhythm.


Crossley Danielle Hawn & Sara MacKimmie, sopranos; Kristen Dubenion-Smith & Sylvia Leith, altos; Matthew Hill & Jacob Perry, Jr., tenors; Mark Duer & Ian Pomerantz, basses


William Simms, guitar & theorbo; Jessica Powell Eig, violone; Michelle Humphreys, percussion; Paula Maust, organ

Ruben Valenzuela is the Founder and Artistic Director of Bach Collegium San Diego (BCSD). As a conductor and keyboardist, he has led BCSD in notable performances of music of the Renaissance, early and high Baroque, early Classical period, as well as music of the twentieth century. Valenzuela’s performances have been described as “dramatic,” “vibrant,” and “able to unlock the true power of Baroque music” (San Diego Story). Under Valenzuela’s leadership, BCSD has achieved international acclaim through virtuosic performances of iconic repertoire, as well as lesser-known works.

In addition to his work with BCSD, Valenzuela is regularly called upon as a guest director. Notable guest engagements include Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, New York City; Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium at Boston University; Bach at Emmanuel Church, Boston; and most recently Juilliard415 at Lincoln Center, New York City.

Valenzuela holds a PhD in Musicology from Claremont Graduate University and is the Director of Music & Organist of All Souls’ Episcopal Church, San Diego.

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Running time approximately 65 minutes, no intermission

Jill Kent and Mark Solomons, underwriters

Andrew Gonzalez

Andrew Gonzalez
violoncello da spalla

Violoncello da spalla
Bach’s Cello Suites

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Johann Sebastian Bach
Selections to include:
Suite no. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Suite no. 6 in C Major, BWV 1012


Few have heard of the violoncello da spalla; fewer still have heard the instrument in a live performance or commercial recording. It looks like a smaller version of the cello and is strapped to the body over the shoulder (spalla), resting across the upper chest. The instrument existed during Bach’s lifetime, and there is speculation that several of his cantatas dating from the 1720s (with instrumental parts labelled “violoncello piccolo”) may have been composed with such an instrument in mind. The same has been conjectured about Bach’s Sixth Cello Suite, which will be presented in this performance. Andrew Gonzalez, praised by The Strad magazine for his “warm-hearted playing and mellow tone,” performs a rich program on this fascinating instrument, opening a revelatory view of two of Bach’s iconic cello suites.

Andrew Gonzalez, violoncello da spalla

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Running time: 60 minutes, no intermission

Josquin des Prez

Vocal Polyphony
Franco-Flemish composers of the 15th and 16th centuries

Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Josquin des Prez (c.1450/55–1521) was among the most important composers of his era and, like Bach, a master of counterpoint. He was held in especially high esteem by his contemporaries—a reputation that continues to the present day. This program celebrates the 500th anniversary of the composer’s death.



Susan Kavinski & Sara MacKimmie, sopranos; P. Lucy McVeigh & Kristen Dubenion-Smith, altos; Jacob Perry Jr. & Gregório Taniguchi, tenors; Jason Widney & Edmund Milly, basses; Michael Holmes, sackbut

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Running Time: approximately 70 minutes including intermission

St Chappelle

French Devotion in the Sainte-Chapelle
Charpentier’s Missa Assumpta est Maria

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Live! at 10th & G
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Missa Assumpta est Maria, H 11

Marc Antoine Charpentier’s final mass setting, Missa Assumpta est Maria, was written at the end of his life when he was Master of Music at the Sainte-Chapelle, King Louis XIV’s royal chapel in Paris. We hear Charpentier at his best and most refined in this work, with tonal language and expressive rhetoric that deliver everything performers admire most about the French Baroque style. It’s the most superb music you’ve never heard!

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Margaret Carpenter Haigh & Amy Nicole Broadbent, sopranos; Sylvia Leith & Andrew Rader, altos; Jacob Perry, Jr. & Matthew Loyal Smith, tenors; Aaron Cain & Ian Pomerantz, baritones; Mark Duer & Edmund Milly, basses

Colin St-Martin & Kathryn Roth, flutes; William Simms, theorbo; Joanna Blendulf, Leslie Nero, Niccolo Seligmann & Amy Domingues, violas da gamba; Jessica Powell Eig, violone; John Walthausen, organ

Anonymous Donor, underwriters

Nigel North

Bach on the Lute: Nigel North
A magical evening from the instrument of Orpheus

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Live
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at VTS

J.S. Bach
Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 1013
Suite in C Major (after the 6th cello suite), BWV 1012
Suite in E Minor (auf lautenwerk), BWV 996


Nigel North has for years been acknowledged by critics in the US and abroad to be the foremost interpreter of Bach on the lute. Having recorded such works to completion, North presents an especially rare program not to be missed. One of the most respected classical guitarists of the 20th century, Julian Bream, said of North’s Bach playing, “…I was bowled over by how masterful and musical it was!” This promises to be a magical evening.

Nigel North, lute

Running time: 65 minutes, no intermission

Barbara Piquet Villafranco, In Memory of Ronald V. Villafranco, Saturday underwriter

Henry VIII

The Tudors
Sacred motets of Tallis, Sheppard, Byrd & others

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Live!
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at VTS

Motets of John Taverner, Thomas Tallis

John Sheppard, Christopher Tye, and William Byrd.


In a new series of programs devoted to vocal polyphony, the Washington Bach Consort will transport you to 16th-century England. Revel in a bespoke selection of sacred motets written by the finest composers to serve at the pleasure of four Tudor monarchs, from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I. This music is truly of another world, and as a Venetian ambassador of the period was known to have said of the English Chapel Royal choristers performing this music, it sounded “more divine than human.”

Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission

Tamera Luzzatto & David Leiter, Friday underwriters

Al Regnery, Saturday underwriter

John Moran

At Home with Bach
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, Telemann & Stölzel

John Moran, Guest Director

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Live!
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at VTS

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata for Violin in G major, BWV 1021
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051
Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1027

Gottfried Heinrich Stöltzel
Quartet in E minor

Georg Phillipp Telemann
Sonata à 5 in E minor, TWV 44:5


Bach’s apartment in Leipzig was a beehive of activity with the entire family busy with the preparation of musical scores and parts and frequent musical visitors passing through. When the day’s work was done, they would have had incredible opportunities for music making. This program, featuring the Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 alongside other works by Bach, Telemann, and Stölzel, imagines one such ephemeral evening of friends and family happily playing together. The Consort’s principal cellist, John Moran, directs.

John Moran, Guest Director, violoncello and viola da gamba
Risa Browder, violin and viola
Andrew Fouts, violin and viola
Leslie Nero, violin and viola
Marlisa del Cid Woods, violin
Amy Domingues, viola da gamba
Rebecca Humphrey, violoncello and viola da gamba
Jessica Powell Eig, viola da gamba and violone
Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission

Jill Kent & Mark Solomons, Friday underwriters

Steve Wright & Tom Woodruff, Saturday underwriters

Leon Schelhase

Sounds of Spring

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a selection of music for flute and harpsichord by Bach and his contemporary, Georg Philipp Telemann.


The pairing of the two instruments in these compositions, sometimes graceful and sometimes dazzling, charm and delight to this day.

Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia in E major
Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata in F-sharp minor, BWV 910
Partita in A minor, BWV 1013
Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, BWV 922
Sonata for Harpsichord and Flute in B minor, BWV 1067

Colin St-Martin, flute
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord

Running Time: approximately 60 minutes, no intermission

Charles Reifel & Janie Kinney, underwriters

Admission includes a free post-concert reception with a sampling of spring inspired doughnuts by our favorite neighbor Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken immediately following the performance.

Claudio Monteverdi

Soavi accenti: Glories of the Italian Madrigal

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The Consort’s acclaimed vocalists offer an evening filled with harmonies that transport you to 16th-century Italy.


Highly popular among music-lovers of the period, madrigals drew first from classicist texts as subjects for musical experimentation, helping to establish new aesthetic relationships between words and music by the 17th century. Composers wrote these animated and often daring compositions for two to eight voices, emphasizing secular subjects. Thanks to traveling musicians, madrigals spread throughout Europe, stimulating composers in countries including England and Germany to apply their own unique styles to the form, experimenting with new ways of using the human voice to tell stories and express emotions.

The Consort Chorus

Franklin Quartet

Bach to Mozart

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Special guest artists The Franklin Quartet perform rarely heard Mozartian transcriptions in a concert that also includes selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier performed on fortepiano.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had a lively interest in J.S. Bach’s compositions, and arranged for his father to send him copies of Bach’s collection of keyboard pieces, The Well-Tempered Clavier. Mozart then transcribed some of the fugues from that iconic keyboard work for string trios and quartets, some with newly composed adagios preceding them.

The Franklin Quartet
Kenneth Slowik, fortepiano

Jill Kent & Mark Solomons, underwriters

Tatiana Chulochnikova

The Musical Offering

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach
The Musical Offering, BWV 1079

In the spring of 1747, Bach traveled to Potsdam, where his son, Carl Philipp Emanuel, was employed at the court of Frederick the Great. During the visit, Frederick presented the elder Bach with a theme for a fugue, and invited him to improvise upon it. After returning to Leipzig, Bach turned to the king’s theme as the inspiration for The Musical Offering. One of the most ambitious projects of his final years, Bach’s expanded treatment of the “Royal Theme” displays the full extent of his unparalleled contrapuntal mastery.

David Ross, flute
Tatiana Chulochnikova, violin
John Moran, cello
Dongsok Shin, harpischord

Andrew Fouts

Virtuosity and Innovation

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Partita No. 2 in D minor for Violin Solo, BWV 1004
Violin Sonata No. 6 in G, BWV 1019

Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin opened up new possibilities of technique and expression for the instrument. The second partita is renowned for its last movement—the famous D minor Ciaccona—a piece of extraordinary scope and complexity often ranked among the composer’s greatest achievements. The 48 preludes and fugues that comprise the two volumes of The Well-Tempered Clavier bring together virtuosity and technical precision in a fashion rarely seen before or since. The elegant Sonata in G Major for violin and harpsichord rounds out this instrumental showcase.

Andrew Fouts, violin
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord

Todd Fickley

From the Archives

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051
Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1038
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C, BWV 1061

The first chamber concert of the anniversary season opens with a program of repertoire performed during the Consort’s debut season, including works featured on the first-ever program 40 years ago. Join us as we celebrate the history of the Consort in this richly varied program of instrumental works.

Native Washingtonian, conductor, pianist, harpsichordist, and organist Todd Fickley is the acting artistic director of the Consort. He holds an MA in organ performance from the University of Wales and is a fellow of the AGO. He has performed at the Kennedy Center and across the US, Europe and Israel, and has been featured with the NSO and Washington Ballet. His recordings have been critically praised as “some of the most enthralling Bach organ playing you are likely to hear anywhere by anyone.”

Colin St-Martin, flute
Marlisa del Cid Woods, violin
Paul Miller, viola
Scott McCormick, viola
Todd Fickley, harpsichord
Scott Dettra, harpsichord

Reverend Elizabeth Carl & Victoria Hill, underwriters

Anna Marsh

Politically Corrette

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Michel Corrette

Symphonie No. 1 in D Minor
Organ Concerto No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26
Le Phénix
Concerto Comique No. 25 – Les Sauvages et la Furstemberg

Little is known about the French organist and composer Michel Corrette, but he left behind a wealth of music ranging in scope from the slight to the serious. Selections of his chamber music feature the flute, bassoon and organ as solo instruments. This colorful program offers divertissements for the delight of the music-lover.

Gwyn Roberts, flute
Tatiana Chulochnikova, violin
Anna Marsh, bassoon
Todd Fickley, organ

Kate Vetter Cain, soprano

Secular Bach

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Wedding Cantata: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202
Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother, BWV 992
Peasant Cantata: Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212

Although best known for his sacred cantatas, Bach’s secular music demonstrates the same inspiration and mastery as his church music, with a gleam of wit. The Peasant Cantata is paired with Bach’s sublime Wedding Cantata for solo soprano, along with the Capriccio for solo keyboard.

Kate Vetter Cain, soprano
Mark Duer, bass
Colin St-Martin, flute
Stephen Bard, oboe
Bradley Tatum, horn
Todd Fickley, harpsichord

Colin St-Martin, flute

Eine kleine Bachmusik

Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

A Program of Sonatas

Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016
Gamba Sonata No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028
Flute Sonata No. 2 in E Minor, BWV 1034
Flute & Violin Sonata in G Major, BWV 1039

Our season of chamber concerts begins with an exploration of Bach’s sonatas for violin, viola da gamba and flute. This program provides the opportunity to admire the virtuosity of Bach’s instrumental writing in a uniquely intimate setting.

Colin St-Martin, flute
Tatiana Chulochnikova, violin
John Moran, viola da gamba
Todd Fickley, harpsichord

Amy Nicole Broadbent, Soprano

Coffee Cantata

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Coffee Cantata, BWV 211
Selections from the Anna Magdalena Notebook

This delightful program brings us into a very different world from that usually associated with the mainstream Bach repertoire. Here we get a glimpse of the more personal side of the composer, music that is no less lofty or inspired but that brings us much closer to Bach the man.

Amy Nicole Broadbent, soprano
Nicholas Fichter, tenor
Richard Giarusso, bass

Richard Stone, Lute

Suite Delights

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Lute Suite in G Minor, BWV 995
Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816

From its origination in the 14th century as a collection of dances, the musical suite reached its zenith in the Baroque period. In this wonderful collage featuring music for solo lute, cello and harpsichord, discover how Bach’s colossal inventiveness created music that far surpasses established models and showcases the unique expressive capabilities of each individual instrument.

John Moran, cello
Richard Stone, lute
Reilly Lewis, harpsichord

Tatiana Chulochnikova, Violin

Chips Off the Old Bach

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

W.F. Bach
Concerto in D for Flute

Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for Harpsichord, Op. 1, No. 4 in G Major

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049

After exploring the choral music of J. S. Bach and his immediate ancestors in last season’s “All in the Family,” we turn our attention to some of the instrumental treasures produced by father and sons. This concert celebrates not only the brilliance of the works themselves but also the exceptional skills of our talented instrumental soloists.

Tatiana Chulochnikova, violin
Colin St. Martin, flute & recorder
Gwyn Roberts, recorder
Reilly Lewis, harpsichord

Todd Fickley

Pinnacle Achievements

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Goldberg Variations
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

The keyboard is the star of this program. J. Reilly Lewis performs the brilliantly inventive Goldberg Variations, while Associate Conductor and Keyboard Artist Todd Fickley takes charge in a performance of the 5th Brandenburg Concerto-the original prototype for all piano concertos to follow-with its famous solo harpsichord cadenza.

All in the Family: Motets of the Bach Dynasty

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Drawing from the collection known as the Altbachisches Archiv, this concert will feature exquisite motets by Johann Sebastian Bach and his illustrious relatives.

Imagine an evening at home with several generations of the Bach family. Drawing from the collection known as the Altbachisches Archiv, this concert will feature exquisite motets by Johann Sebastian Bach and his illustrious relatives. The program also features organ works by Bach’s teachers and colleagues, Dietrich Buxtehude, Georg Böhm, Johann Pachelbel and Johann Gottfried Walther.

Laura Choi Stuart

The Intimate Bach

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a program of vocal and instrumental music featuring the superb artistry of members of the Consort chorus and orchestra.

In addition to a sampling of many of the composer’s most popular arias and choruses, the ensemble will also showcase some of the timeless treasures in the purely instrumental genre including music for solo harpsichord, solo cello and solo violin. It’s a fun evening where the Joy of Bach really resonates.

Laura Choi Stuart, soprano
Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano
Robert Petillo, tenor
Steven Combs, baritone
Marlisa del Cid Woods, violin
Meg Owens, oboe
John Moran, cello
J. Reilly Lewis, harpsichord

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