The Christmas Story
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Music Center at Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD

Johann Sebastian Bach              
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Single tickets are available on Strathmore’s website only. Click Tickets to purchase now.


Laura Choi Stuart

Laura Choi Stuart

Robin Bier

Robin Bier

James Reese

James Reese
tenor & Evangelist

Enrico Lagasca

Enrico Lagasca


The Washington Bach Consort brings an enduring European Christmas tradition to America every year—Bach’s Christmas Oratorio—the ultimate musical experience of the holiday season. Add to this the splendor of the Music Center at Strathmore and you’ve found yourself in the perfect occasion! The Washington Post raved about 2019’s “splendid,” “joyful” performance. Our chorus sang with a “bright, forthright sound, its phrasing as word-responsive as its blend was polished and supple.” Chorus and orchestra were together praised as “a tight and responsive group”—one that “could go head-to-head with period ensembles anywhere.” Join us for our return to Strathmore!

Laura Choi Stuart, soprano
Robin Bier, alto
James Reese, tenor & Evangelist
Enrico Lagasca, bass-baritone

Mary Ann Gardner, Stephen C. Wright & Thomas Woodruff, Hope McGowan, and National Endowment for the Arts, underwriters


Subscriptions to the 2021–2022 Season are on sale now!

Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2021–22 season, opening Friday, October 15, features six large scale subscription concerts at some of the regions finest venues and eight chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

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

Director’s Series concerts include admission to a pre-concert lecture; seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

A subscription to the Washington Bach Consort allows you to enjoy performances throughout the season, including the Director’s Series and the Chamber Series at a discount off the single ticket price.

Priority Seating

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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 Kick-off

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