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Bach’s St. John Passion

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

$25 – $79

Few works evoke the dramatic intensity and impact of Bach’s Johannes-Passion, highlighting the extremes of human emotion and experience. Bach reveals his profound spirituality through powerful musical depictions of the passion drama, offering the listener some of the greatest moments to be found in his entire output. Bach brings the themes of betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption straight to the heart, placing the listener at the center of the drama. The Washington Bach Consort welcomes “impressive tenor” (The New York Times) Gene Stenger, who narrates the story in the role of the “Evangelist.”

Gene Stenger, Evangelist; Jonathon Adams, Christus; Enrico Lagasca, Pilate; Elijah McCormack, soprano; Reginald Mobley, countertenor; Jacob Perry Jr., tenor

Bach and Antisemitism: A Panel DiscussionJoin us on Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion held at Bethesda Jewish Congregation. The panel will comprise both Jewish and Lutheran faith leaders familiar with Bach as well as leading historians, antisemitism scholars, musicologists, and performers. Learn More»

Join us for Talking Bach at 3 p.m. The series of free pre-concert lectures by noted Bach scholar, Michael Marissen, are presented one hour before Director’s Series performances. Learn More»

Tamera Luzzatto and The Honorable & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller IV, underwriters


October 1
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
$25 – $79
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Washington Bach Consort
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National Presbyterian Church
4101 Nebraska Ave, NW
Washington, DC, 20016 United States
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Highlights from this calendar are included in the weekly E-Notes email newsletter (Tuesdays). Selections are made based on variety of event types and geographic regions.

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