Washington Bach Consort | Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, DC

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, …

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Washington Bach Consort | Violoncello da spalla: Bach’s Cello Suites

Live! at 10th & G 945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC

Few have heard of the violoncello da spalla; fewer still have heard the instrument in a live performance or commercial recording. It looks like a smaller version of the cello and is strapped to the body over the shoulder (spalla), resting across the upper chest. The instrument existed during Bach’s lifetime, and there is speculation …

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Washington Bach Consort | Violoncello da spalla: Bach’s Cello Suites

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 914 E. Knapp St., Milwaukee, WI

Few have heard of the violoncello da spalla; fewer still have heard the instrument in a live performance or commercial recording. It looks like a smaller version of the cello and is strapped to the body over the shoulder (spalla), resting across the upper chest. The instrument existed during Bach’s lifetime, and there is speculation …

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Music from Austrian Court & Countryside

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral 23 South 28th Street, Philadelphia, PA

with Matthew Glandorf, organ In person March 11-13, 2022 Online March 19-29 Austrian cities and towns resounded with music in the 16th century: from little known masters of forms sacred and secular to the famed Heinrich Isaac, and preeminent composers of the illustrious court of Archduke Ferdinand II. As a special treat, Matthew Glandorf rekindles the spirit …

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$19 – $49

Music from Austrian Court & Countryside

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill 8855 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

with Matthew Glandorf, organ In person March 11-13, 2022 Online March 19-29 Austrian cities and towns resounded with music in the 16th century: from little known masters of forms sacred and secular to the famed Heinrich Isaac, and preeminent composers of the illustrious court of Archduke Ferdinand II. As a special treat, Matthew Glandorf rekindles the spirit …

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$19 – $49

Music from Austrian Court & Countryside

Christ Church Christiana Hundred 505 Buck Rd, Wilmington, DE

with Matthew Glandorf, organ In person March 11-13, 2022 Online March 19-29 Austrian cities and towns resounded with music in the 16th century: from little known masters of forms sacred and secular to the famed Heinrich Isaac, and preeminent composers of the illustrious court of Archduke Ferdinand II. As a special treat, Matthew Glandorf rekindles the spirit …

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$19 – $49

Washington Bach Consort | Music for the Soul: Polychoral splendors of Venice & Northern Europe

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral 2815 36th St NW, Washington, DC

The leading center of 17th-century sacred music—the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice—could boast chief musicians such as Giovanni Gabrieli and Claudio Monteverdi. Gabrieli inspired the German-born Heinrich Schütz and other composers north of the Alps to adapt the Venetian style to the liturgies of German-speaking churches. We’ll hear examples of this impressive, grand tradition …

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Fair Phoenix: Tales of the Winter Queen

St. Anne's in the Fields 147 Concord Rd., Lincoln, MA

“Fair Phoenix” tells the remarkable story of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia. Born in Scotland in 1596, Elizabeth later married Frederick V of the Palatinate, who ascended to the throne of Bohemia in 1619 only to be deposed the following year. Elizabeth’s brief reign earned her the nickname “The Winter Queen.” We follow The Winter …

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$20

Fair Phoenix: Tales of the Winter Queen

Brattleboro Music Center 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro

“Fair Phoenix” tells the remarkable story of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia. Born in Scotland in 1596, Elizabeth later married Frederick V of the Palatinate, who ascended to the throne of Bohemia in 1619 only to be deposed the following year. Elizabeth’s brief reign earned her the nickname “The Winter Queen.” We follow The Winter …

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$20

Washington Bach Consort | Conceptio Gloriosae: Baroque Music in Latin America

Live! at 10th & G 945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC

Sacred Polyphony and Villancicos Works by Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, Francisco Lopez Capillas, Antonio de Salazar, Juan de Araujo, Gaspar Fernandes and others. For those who haven’t experienced music of the Latin American Baroque, it’s nothing short of a revelation! Exuberance and energy spring from a dynamic fusion of Italian and Iberian style with brilliant native inflections of language, harmony, and …

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