CANCELLED: Vocal Polyphony – April 1
Thomaskantors and the German Motet

Dana Marsh

Dana Marsh


Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Johann Hermann Schein
Fontana d’Israel

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

We are so disappointed to announce that tonight’s concert, has been cancelled. One of our performers has come down with Covid. Due to the unique nature of this performance, we are unfortunately not able to reschedule. Unlike other performances, we are are not able to substitute a performer for such an intricate program. Additionally, we are concerned that our musicians were potentially exposed during rehearsals.

We are offering two options for those with tickets to tonight’s April 1 Vocal Polyphony concert:

1. Please consider supporting the Bach Consort by donating your ticket(s) back for a face-value tax deduction. No action is needed. If we do not hear from you by April 30, 2023 we will automatically convert your ticket(s) to a tax-deductible donation to the Consort.

2. Due to this cancellation the Consort is amending its no refund policy. You may request a full refund for your Vocal Polyphony ticket(s). (It may take up to 90 days for the refund to appear on your credit card statement.)

Please email your requests to and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

We are deeply grateful for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you at another performance soon.

We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Washington Bach Consort


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!

Read the Program Notes

Running time approximately 70 minutes


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