Read more about our 5-year strategic plan for Washington Bach Consort’s growth.

Our Mission

The Washington Bach Consort shares the transformative power of music, with the works of J.S. Bach and other Baroque composers at the core. Our professional artists inspire audiences with the highest levels of artistic excellence, enrich the cultural life through historically-informed performances, and provide educational programs in the Washington, DC community and beyond.

Our Vision

To continue being a top-tier Baroque and classical music organization, passionately sharing and masterfully performing the music of J.S. Bach.

Our Strategic Focus

This five-year plan will build upon our recognition as the premier period music ensemble in the nation’s Capital and substantially increase impact and visibility through the addition of high-profile programs, significant joint ventures and an enhanced education program.

By enhancing our programming, marketing it well and extending our reach, the Washington Bach Consort will be further cemented as a leading performing arts institution while remaining rooted in our local community.

Our Goals and Strategies


  • Present at least one annual performance at a premier Washington area venue
  • Add repeat performances to expand accessibility
  • Undertake offering concerts featuring vocalists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Enter upon collaborations with other DC-based arts organizations, such as dance ensembles or opera companies
  • Explore semi-staged oratorios

Educational & Outreach Programming

  • Create “Bach Consort in Your Neighborhood” outreach concerts
  • Agree to a joint educational venture with an African American cultural institution
  • Develop an Education Council of educators, arts professionals and other community leaders to discuss ways to enhance educational programming
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