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MORE ABOUT BACH'S "JESU, MEINE FREUDE," BWV 227

Here, in its entirety from a concert featuring all seven of Bach’s iconic motets, is the motet “Jesu, meine Freude.” Among singers and enthusiasts, it’s always among the very top favorites. We hope you enjoy this live performance!

Performed at National Presbyterian Church

Dana Marsh, conductor

Soprano I
Amy Broadbent
Katelyn Grace Jackson
Sara MacKimmie
Elijah McCormack

Soprano II
Alicia DePaolo
Margot Rood
Laura Choi Stuart

Alto I
Rhianna Cockrell
Kristen Dubenion-Smith
Crossley Danielle Hawn

Alto II
Hannah Baslee
Roger O. Isaacs
Clifton Massey

Tenor I
Gene Stenger
Gregório Taniguchi
Jeffrey Thompson

Tenor II
David Evans
Matthew Hill
Oliver Mercer

Bass I
Mark Duer
Ian Pomerantz
Ross Tamaccio

Bass II
Karl Hempel
David Rugger
Paul Max Tipton

Violoncello
John Moran

Violone
Jessica Powell Eig

Organ
Adam Pearl

MORE ABOUT HANDEL'S MESSIAH

Here’s the “it’s-not-Christmas” part of Messiah that offers us one of everyone’s favorite sequences of choruses in the oratorio repertory. This week’s excerpt takes us from “Surely, he hath born our griefs” to “He trusted in God.” Tenor Dann Coakwell sings the recit, “All they that see him laugh him to scorn.”

Performed at The Music Center at Strathmore

Dr. Dana T. Marsh, conductor

Soprano
Sonya Headlam, soloist
Jaely Chamberlain Turner
Laura Choi Stuart
Crossley Hawn
Sara MacKimmie
Margot Rood

Alto/Countertenor
Patrick Dailey, soloist
Julie Bosworth
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury
Kristen Dubenion-Smith
Derek Greten-Harrison
Barbara Hollinshead

Tenor
Dann Coakwell, soloist
Aaron Cates
David Evans
Jason Rylander
Andrew Sauvageau
John Logan Wood

Bass
Jonathan Woody, soloist
Joshua Brown
Karl Hempel
Carter Sligh
Gilbert Spencer
Ross Tamaccio

Violin I
Andrew Fouts
Freya Creech
Marlisa del Cid Woods
Jude Ziliak
Carmen Johnson-Pájaro

Violin II
Natalie Rose Kress
Gersh Chervinsky
Leslie Nero
Caroline Levy
Caitlin Cribbs

Viola
Risa Browder
Scott McCormick
Asa Zimmerman

Violoncello
John Moran
Wade Davis

Violone
Jessica Powell Eig

Harpsichord
Paula Maust

Organ
Patrick Merrill

Lute
Dušan Balarin

Oboe
Sarah Schilling
Sarah Weiner

Bassoon
C. Keith Collins
Kelsey Schilling

Trumpet
Josh Cohen
Dillon Parker

Timpani
Michelle Humphreys

Rehearsal Pianist
Wei-Han Wu

Video Produced by Mark Willey

MORE ABOUT HANDEL'S "MESSIAH"

From the March 2023 performance of Handel’s Messiah at Strathmore, we’re delighted to share this excerpt featuring bass Jonathan Woody’s powerful rendition of “Why do the nations so furiously rage together,” followed by the chorus, “Let us break their bonds asunder.” Messiah aficionados will notice that the bass aria is performed in this case—da capo—which means double the fun for Mr. Woody and for the rest of us who get to listen!

Performed at The Music Center at Strathmore

Dr. Dana T. Marsh, conductor

Soprano
Sonya Headlam, soloist
Jaely Chamberlain Turner
Laura Choi Stuart
Crossley Hawn
Sara MacKimmie
Margot Rood

Alto/Countertenor
Patrick Dailey, soloist
Julie Bosworth
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury
Kristen Dubenion-Smith
Derek Greten-Harrison
Barbara Hollinshead

Tenor
Dann Coakwell, soloist
Aaron Cates
David Evans
Jason Rylander
Andrew Sauvageau
John Logan Wood

Bass
Jonathan Woody, soloist
Joshua Brown
Karl Hempel
Carter Sligh
Gilbert Spencer
Ross Tamaccio

Violin I
Andrew Fouts
Freya Creech
Marlisa del Cid Woods
Jude Ziliak
Carmen Johnson-Pájaro

Violin II
Natalie Rose Kress
Gersh Chervinsky
Leslie Nero
Caroline Levy
Caitlin Cribbs

Viola
Risa Browder
Scott McCormick
Asa Zimmerman

Violoncello
John Moran
Wade Davis

Violone
Jessica Powell Eig

Harpsichord
Paula Maust

Organ
Patrick Merrill

Lute
Dušan Balarin

Oboe
Sarah Schilling
Sarah Weiner

Bassoon
C. Keith Collins
Kelsey Schilling

Trumpet
Josh Cohen
Dillon Parker

Timpani
Michelle Humphreys

Rehearsal Pianist
Wei-Han Wu

Video Produced by Mark Willey

MORE ABOUT BACH'S CREDO: CONFITEOR AND ET EXPECTO

We’re delighted to share another excerpt from our recent performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor, performed at the concluding Director’s Series concert on April 30, 2023. Featured this week are selections from the Credo: Confiteor and Et expecto. We hope you enjoy!

Performed at National Presbyterian Church, Washington DC.

Dr. Dana T. Marsh, Artistic Director

Soprano I
Paulina Francisco, soloist
Alicia DePaolo
Katelyn Jackson
Sara MacKimmie
Elijah McCormack

Soprano II
Crossley Danielle Hawn, soloist
Elissa Edwards
Susan Kavinski
Genevieve McGahey
Kate Vetter-Cain

Alto/Countertenor
Roger O. Isaacs, soloist
Hannah Baslee
Julie Bosworth
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury
Derek Greten-Harrison
Barbara Hollinshead

Tenor
Kyle Stegall, soloist
Ryan C. Connelly
Matthew Loyal Smith
Robert Petillo
Jason Rylander

Bass
Mischa Bouvier, soloist
Karl Hempel
Ian Pomerantz
David Rugger
Ross Tamaccio

Violin I
Andrew Fouts, concertmaster
Carmen Johnson-Pájaro
Natalie Kress
Leslie Nero
Gersh Chervinsky

Violin II
Tatiana Chulochnikova
Freya Creech
Allison Moore
Caroline Levy

Viola
Risa Browder
Scott McCormick
Asa Zimmerman

Violoncello
John Moran
Wade Davis

Violone
Jessica Powell Eig

Harpsichord
Adam Pearl

Organ
Paula Maust

Flute
Colin St-Martin
Kathryn Roth

Oboe
Geoffrey Burgess
Margaret Owens
Anna Marsh

Bassoon
Anna Marsh, dbl. oboe
Kelsey Schilling

Horn
Brad Tatum

Trumpet
Josh Cohen
Jason Dovel
Dennis Anthony Ferry

Timpani
Michelle Humphreys

Video Produced by Mark Willey

MORE ABOUT PART I OF BACH'S MISSA IN B MINOR (KYRIE-GLORIA)

This week, the Washington Bach Consort is delighted to share more than 20 minutes of selections from Part I of Bach’s Missa in B minor (Kyrie-Gloria), recorded live at National Presbyterian Church in the final Director’s Series performance of the 2022-2023 season. Bach’s B Minor Mass is always a life-affirming event, giving us some of the most profoundly moving music ever composed.

Performed at National Presbyterian Church, Washington DC.

Dr. Dana T. Marsh, Artistic Director

Soprano I
Paulina Francisco, soloist
Alicia DePaolo
Katelyn Jackson
Sara MacKimmie
Elijah McCormack

Soprano II
Crossley Danielle Hawn, soloist
Elissa Edwards
Susan Kavinski
Genevieve McGahey
Kate Vetter-Cain

Alto/Countertenor
Roger O. Isaacs, soloist
Hannah Baslee
Julie Bosworth
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury
Derek Greten-Harrison
Barbara Hollinshead

Tenor
Kyle Stegall, soloist
Ryan C. Connelly
Matthew Loyal Smith
Robert Petillo
Jason Rylander

Bass
Mischa Bouvier, soloist
Karl Hempel
Ian Pomerantz
David Rugger
Ross Tamaccio

Violin I
Andrew Fouts, concertmaster
Carmen Johnson-Pájaro
Natalie Kress
Leslie Nero
Gersh Chervinsky

Violin II
Tatiana Chulochnikova
Freya Creech
Allison Moore
Caroline Levy

Viola
Risa Browder
Scott McCormick
Asa Zimmerman

Violoncello
John Moran
Wade Davis

Violone
Jessica Powell Eig

Harpsichord
Adam Pearl

Organ
Paula Maust

Flute
Colin St-Martin
Kathryn Roth

Oboe
Geoffrey Burgess
Margaret Owens
Anna Marsh

Bassoon
Anna Marsh, dbl. oboe
Kelsey Schilling

Horn
Brad Tatum

Trumpet
Josh Cohen
Jason Dovel
Dennis Anthony Ferry

Timpani
Michelle Humphreys

Video Produced by Mark Willey

MORE ABOUT BACH'S "JAUCHZET GOTT, IN ALLEN LANDEN," BWV 51

We’re delighted to share the final two movements of Bach’s joyous “Jauchzet Gott, in allen Landen,” BWV 51, sung and played with jubilant flair by Washington Bach Consort artists Katelyn Jackson, soprano; Tatiana Chulochnikova and Natalie Kress, violins; and Josh Cohen, trumpet. Directed by Dr. Dana Marsh, this concert completed both the Noontime Cantata Series and the entire 2022–2023 season!

Performed at Church of the Epiphany, Washington DC.

Dr. Dana T. Marsh, conductor

Katelyn Grace Jackson, soprano soloist
Josh Cohen, trumpet soloist

Violin I
Tatiana Chulochnikova
Gersh Chervinsky

Violin II
Natalie Kress
Freya Creech

Violoncello
John Moran

Violone
Jessica Powell Eig

Organ
Adam Pearl

MORE ABOUT BACH'S "ET RESURREXIT"

In the ecstatic conclusion of our 45th season, we offer an excerpt from our final Director’s Series performance—one of the most sublimely joyful peaks to be found in Bach’s Mass in B minor: “Et resurrexit.” Many congratulations to all who performed in that memorable, sold-out concert!

Recorded at National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

Dr. Dana T. Marsh, conductor

Soprano I
Paulina Francisco, soloist
Alicia DePaolo
Katelyn Jackson
Sara MacKimmie
Elijah McCormack, soloist

Soprano II
Crossley Danielle Hawn
Elissa Edwards
Susan Kavinski
Genevieve McGahey
Kate Vetter-Cain

Alto/Countertenor
Roger O. Isaacs, soloist
Hannah Baslee
Julie Bosworth
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury
Derek Greten-Harrison
Barbara Hollinshead

Tenor
Kyle Stegall, soloist
Ryan C. Connelly
Matthew Loyal Smith
Robert Petillo
Jason Rylander

Bass
Mischa Bouvier, soloist
Karl Hempel
Ian Pomerantz
David Rugger
Ross Tamaccio

Violin I
Andrew Fouts, concertmaster
Carmen Johnson-Pájaro
Natalie Kress
Leslie Nero
Gersh Chervinsky

Violin II
Tatiana Chulochnikova
Freya Creech
Allison Moore
Caroline Levy

Viola
Risa Browder
Scott McCormick
Asa Zimmerman
Violoncello
John Moran
Wade Davis

Violone
Jessica Powell Eig

Harpsichord
Adam Pearl

Organ
Paula Maust

Flute
Colin St-Martin
Kathryn Roth

Oboe
Geoffrey Burgess
Margaret Owens
Anna Marsh

Bassoon
Anna Marsh, dbl. oboe
Kelsey Schilling

Horn
Brad Tatum

Trumpet
Josh Cohen
Jason Dovel
Dennis Anthony Ferry

Timpani
Michelle Humphreys

MORE ABOUT BACH'S "CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, PART V

The second of our selections from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio features the opening four movements of Part V. We hope that you’ve had a wonderful holiday season and wish you a very happy 2023!

Recorded at Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

Washington Bach Consort
Dr. Dana T. Marsh, Artistic Director

Soprano
Elijah McCormack, soloist
Katelyn Grace Jackson
Amy Nicole Broadbent
Sara MacKimmie
Margot Rood
Kate Vetter Cain

Alto
Kristen Dubenion Smith, soloist
Hannah Baslee
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury
Derek Greten-Harrison
Barbara Hollinshead
Sylvia Leith

Tenor
Jacob Perry, Jr.,
soloist & Evangelist
David Evans
Patrick Kilbride
Matthew Loyal Smith
Oliver Mercer
Robert Petillo
Andrew Sauvageau

Bass
Enrico Lagasca, soloist
Joshua Brown
Karl Hempel
Ian Pomerantz
Gilbert Spencer
Jason Widney

Violin I
Andrew Fouts
Natalie Rose Kress
Leslie Nero
Freya Creech

Violin II
Tatiana Chulochnikova
Gail Hernández Rosa
Caroline Levy
Annie Loud

Viola
Daniel Elyar
Marika Holmqvist
Scott McCormick

Violoncello
John Moran
Wade Davis

Violone
Jessica Powell Eig
Motomi Igarashi

Flute
Colin St-Martin
Kathryn Roth

Oboe
Geoffrey Burgess
Margaret Owens
Fatma Daglar
Sarah Schilling

Bassoon
Anna Marsh

Trumpet
Josh Cohen
David Puckhoff
Dennis Anthony Ferry

Timpani
Michelle Humphreys

Harpsichord
Adam Pearl

Organ
Leon Schelhase

MORE ABOUT BACH'S "CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, PART II"

Marking the completion of the Christmas season, we offer two selections from our December performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. The first of these presents the concluding recitative and chorus movements of Part II.

Recorded at Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

Washington Bach Consort
Dr. Dana T. Marsh, Artistic Director

Soprano
Elijah McCormack, soloist
Katelyn Grace Jackson
Amy Nicole Broadbent
Sara MacKimmie
Margot Rood
Kate Vetter Cain

Alto
Kristen Dubenion Smith, soloist
Hannah Baslee
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury
Derek Greten-Harrison
Barbara Hollinshead
Sylvia Leith

Tenor
Jacob Perry, Jr.,
soloist & Evangelist
David Evans
Patrick Kilbride
Matthew Loyal Smith
Oliver Mercer
Robert Petillo
Andrew Sauvageau

Bass
Enrico Lagasca, soloist
Joshua Brown
Karl Hempel
Ian Pomerantz
Gilbert Spencer
Jason Widney

Violin I
Andrew Fouts
Natalie Rose Kress
Leslie Nero
Freya Creech

Violin II
Tatiana Chulochnikova
Gail Hernández Rosa
Caroline Levy
Annie Loud

Viola
Daniel Elyar
Marika Holmqvist
Scott McCormick

Violoncello
John Moran
Wade Davis

Violone
Jessica Powell Eig
Motomi Igarashi

Flute
Colin St-Martin
Kathryn Roth

Oboe
Geoffrey Burgess
Margaret Owens
Fatma Daglar
Sarah Schilling

Bassoon
Anna Marsh

Trumpet
Josh Cohen
David Puckhoff
Dennis Anthony Ferry

Timpani
Michelle Humphreys

Harpsichord
Adam Pearl

Organ
Leon Schelhase

MORE ABOUT "O SING UNTO THE LORD"

The Washington Bach Consort wishes a joyous and Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! Our musical offering from the recent program, Orpheus Britannicus, is not a Christmas carol or an anthem about the Nativity. However, the text of Henry Purcell’s “O sing unto the Lord” is Psalm 96—which is liturgically assigned to Christmas Eve. This captivating work was one of seven commissioned in 1687/88 by the Rev’d John Gostling, renowned basso profundo colleague of Purcell’s in the Chapel Royal. This performance features the Bach Consort and Jonathon Adams (bass), with Amy Broadbent (soprano), Clifton Massey (countertenor), and Matthew Loyal Smith (tenor). Dana Marsh conducts.

Recorded at National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

Washington Bach Consort
Dr. Dana T. Marsh, Artistic Director

SOPRANO
Amy Nicole Broadbent, soloist
Julie Bosworth
Jaely Chamberlain Turner
Alicia DePaolo
Susan Lewis Kavinski
Sara MacKimmie
Margot Rood

ALTO
Clifton Massey, soloist
Hannah Baslee
Kristen Dubenion-Smith
Barbara Hollinshead
Sylvia Leith
P. Lucy McVeigh

TENOR
Matthew Loyal Smith, soloist
Ryan C. Connelly
David Evans
Patrick Kilbride
Jacob Perry, Jr.
Jason Rylander

BASS
Jonathon Adams, soloist
Jason Widney, soloist
Joshua Brown
Ian Pomerantz
David Rugger
Ross Tamaccio

VIOLIN I
Andrew Fouts, concertmaster
Marika Holmqvist
Gail Hernández Rosa
Natalie Kress

VIOLIN II
Tatiana Chulochnikova
Marlisa del Cid Woods
Leslie Nero
Freya Creech

VIOLA
Risa Browder
Scott McCormick
Isaiah Chapman

BASS VIOLIN
John Moran
Wade Davis
Alexa Haynes-Pilon

VIOLON
Jessica Powell Eig

OBOE & RECORDER
Geoffrey Burgess
Margaret Owens

TRUMPET
Josh Cohen
Jason Dovel

TIMPANI
Michelle Humphreys

HARPSICHORD & ORGAN
Paula Maust

LUTE & THEORBO
William Simms

MORE ABOUT "HAIL! BRIGHT CECILIA"

Written only three years before the composer’s death, this is one of Purcell’s finest large-scale works, set to a text by Nicholas Brady. After a brilliant opening symphony and chorus follows the duet, “Hark, each tree” sung here by Clifton Massey (countertenor) and Jonathon Adams (bass); then follows the iconic recitative/arioso, “‘Tis nature’s voice” sung by Clifton Massey. The excerpt concludes with an exhilarating chorus, “Soul of the world.” We hope you enjoy listening to this as much as the Consort enjoyed performing it!

Recorded at National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

Washington Bach Consort
Dr. Dana T. Marsh, Artistic Director

SOPRANO
Amy Nicole Broadbent, soloist
Julie Bosworth
Jaely Chamberlain Turner
Alicia DePaolo
Susan Lewis Kavinski
Sara MacKimmie
Margot Rood

ALTO
Clifton Massey, soloist
Hannah Baslee
Kristen Dubenion-Smith
Barbara Hollinshead
Sylvia Leith
P. Lucy McVeigh

TENOR
Matthew Loyal Smith, soloist
Ryan C. Connelly
David Evans
Patrick Kilbride
Jacob Perry, Jr.
Jason Rylander

BASS
Jonathon Adams, soloist
Jason Widney, soloist
Joshua Brown
Ian Pomerantz
David Rugger
Ross Tamaccio

VIOLIN I
Andrew Fouts, concertmaster
Marika Holmqvist
Gail Hernández Rosa
Natalie Kress

VIOLIN II
Tatiana Chulochnikova
Marlisa del Cid Woods
Leslie Nero
Freya Creech

VIOLA
Risa Browder
Scott McCormick
Isaiah Chapman

BASS VIOLIN
John Moran
Wade Davis
Alexa Haynes-Pilon

VIOLON
Jessica Powell Eig

OBOE & RECORDER
Geoffrey Burgess
Margaret Owens

TRUMPET
Josh Cohen
Jason Dovel

TIMPANI
Michelle Humphreys

HARPSICHORD & ORGAN
Paula Maust

LUTE & THEORBO
William Simms

MORE ABOUT “MY HEART IS INDITING,” (Z. 30)

Here is an excerpt from a rarely performed work by Henry Purcell, “My Heart is Inditing,” (Z.30), first performed in Westminster Abbey for the coronation of King James II in 1685. The work evinces some of Purcell’s very finest string writing (played by the English Court’s strings, modeled on the French Vingt-Quatre Violins du Roi), also including some of the composer’s most beautiful writing for vocal ensemble. The piece also marks the first performance of this particular coronation text at such an occasion. An exquisite piece—we hope you enjoy the excerpt! Stay tuned—a new video yet to come for St. Cecilia’s Day, November 22!

Recorded at National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

Washington Bach Consort
Dr. Dana T. Marsh, Artistic Director

SOPRANO
Amy Nicole Broadbent, soloist
Julie Bosworth
Jaely Chamberlain Turner
Alicia DePaolo
Susan Lewis Kavinski
Sara MacKimmie
Margot Rood

ALTO
Clifton Massey, soloist
Hannah Baslee
Kristen Dubenion-Smith
Barbara Hollinshead
Sylvia Leith
P. Lucy McVeigh

TENOR
Matthew Loyal Smith, soloist
Ryan C. Connelly
David Evans
Patrick Kilbride
Jacob Perry, Jr.
Jason Rylander

BASS
Jonathon Adams, soloist
Jason Widney, soloist
Joshua Brown
Ian Pomerantz
David Rugger
Ross Tamaccio

VIOLIN I
Andrew Fouts, concertmaster
Marika Holmqvist
Gail Hernández Rosa
Natalie Kress

VIOLIN II
Tatiana Chulochnikova
Marlisa del Cid Woods
Leslie Nero
Freya Creech

VIOLA
Risa Browder
Scott McCormick
Isaiah Chapman

BASS VIOLIN
John Moran
Wade Davis
Alexa Haynes-Pilon

VIOLON
Jessica Powell Eig

OBOE & RECORDER
Geoffrey Burgess
Margaret Owens

TRUMPET
Josh Cohen
Jason Dovel

TIMPANI
Michelle Humphreys

HARPSICHORD & ORGAN
Paula Maust

LUTE & THEORBO
William Simms

MORE ABOUT "GLORIA" MOVEMENT

From the opening of our chamber series in October 2021, enjoy this delicious excerpt from the “Gloria” movement of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Missa Assumpta est Maria” (1702). This glorious music gives the listener all that is best about the French Baroque, compressed into one Mass! 10 singers, organ, theorbo, flutes, and a consort of viols, crowned with a pardessus de viole!

Washington Bach Consort
Dr. Dana T. Marsh, Artistic Director

Vocalists:
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

Instrumentalists:
Colin St-Martin & Kathryn Roth, flutes
Joanna Blendulf, Leslie Nero, Niccolo Seligmann & Amy Domingues, viols
Jessica Powell Eig, violone
William Simms, theorbo
John Walthausen, organ

MORE ABOUT DEVOTION & CONTEMPLATION

Devotion & Contemplation
Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 8 p.m. on YouTube
Recorded at The Franciscan Monastery

Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637/39–1707)
Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75

The North German composer Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637/39–1707) was held in such high reverence by the 20-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach that he walked 250 miles from Arnstadt to Lübeck to hear the great organist/composer. Membra Jesu nostri is an exquisite cycle of seven short cantatas, each a contemplation of a different part of the body of Christ. Derived from a thirteenth-century poem, the work evinces a vast spectrum of divinely inspired emotion and introspective beauty.

Read the Program Notes

Vocalists:
Margot Rood & Sara MacKimmie, sopranos; Reginald Mobley, countertenor; Jacob Perry, Jr., tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass

Instrumentalists:
Julie Andrijeski David McCormick, violins; Amy DominguesJohn MoranLeslie Nero & Niccolo Seligmann, violas da gamba; Jessica Powell Eig, viola da gamba & violone; Adam Pearl, organ

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