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Washington Bach Consort | The Eloquent Viol

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

An instrument that is all too rarely heard today, but well-recognized by J.S. Bach, is the viola da gamba. It comes from a lineage of stringed instruments that precedes the violin/violoncello family. American violist da gamba, Joanna Blendulf, plays a program drawing from Bach’s sonatas written expressly for the instrument, with further examples from his …

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$40

Washington Bach Consort | The Eloquent Viol

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Old Town) 228 S Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA

An instrument that is all too rarely heard today, but well-recognized by J.S. Bach, is the viola da gamba. It comes from a lineage of stringed instruments that precedes the violin/violoncello family. American violist da gamba, Joanna Blendulf, plays a program drawing from Bach’s sonatas written expressly for the instrument, with further examples from his Baroque …

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$40

Washington Bach Consort | Orpheus Britannicus

National Presbyterian Church 4101 Nebraska Ave, NW, Washington, DC

By the age of 21, Henry Purcell (1659–1695) held the three most coveted musical positions in England. Widely praised after his death as Britain’s Orpheus, Purcell’s Hail! Bright Cecilia, delivers English Baroque style at its most powerfully expressive and eloquent. Purcell was the ultimate dramatist of his day and undeniably the most skilled Baroque composer to …

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$25 – $79

Washington Bach Consort | The Goldberg Variations

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

The renowned Goldberg Variations have been admired for generations and comprise Bach’s most popular work for the keyboard. Plumbing the depths of musical possibility offered by the opening Aria, Bach takes us on an extended musical odyssey. Winner of the American Bach Soloists’ Goldberg Prize, harpsichordist Leon Schelhase brings this work to life with virtuosity. Leon Schelhase, harpsichord …

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$40

Iestyn Davies, countertenor & Thomas Dunford, lute A Musicall Banquet

Saint James Episcopal Church (Lancaster) 103 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA

Son of the more famous John Dowland, Robert (c.1591-1641), an equally renowned lutenist, published in 1610 A Musicall Banquet furnished with varietie of delicious ayres, collected out of the best authors in English, French, Spanish and Italian – a treasure of its period realized by two of today’s leading exponents of the lute song.

$25

Washington Bach Consort | The Goldberg Variations

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Old Town) 228 S Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA

The renowned Goldberg Variations have been admired for generations and comprise Bach’s most popular work for the keyboard. Plumbing the depths of musical possibility offered by the opening Aria, Bach takes us on an extended musical odyssey. Winner of the American Bach Soloists’ Goldberg Prize, harpsichordist Leon Schelhase brings this work to life with virtuosity. Leon Schelhase, harpsichord …

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$40

Washington Bach Consort | Christmas Oratorio

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

Christmas Oratorio: Parts 1, 2, 5, 6 A cherished tradition of the Washington Bach Consort, the holiday season simply isn’t complete without experiencing Christmas Oratorio live at Strathmore! Praised by The Washington Post, this “splendid” and “joyful” performance of Bach’s timeless telling of the Nativity is performed by an all-star cast Elijah McCormack, soprano; Kristen Dubenion-Smith, alto; Jacob Perry, …

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$25 – $89

Washington Bach Consort | Ciaconna

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

Recipient of a prestigious 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant—the only Baroque artist in the respected program’s history—and Grand Prize winner of the inaugural Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition, violinist Rachell Ellen Wong, is a rising star on both the historical performance and modern violin stages. This concert offers Bach works for unaccompanied solo …

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$40

Washington Bach Consort | Ciaconna

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Old Town) 228 S Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA

Recipient of a prestigious 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant—the only Baroque artist in the respected program’s history—and Grand Prize winner of the inaugural Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition, violinist Rachell Ellen Wong, is a rising star on both the historical performance and modern violin stages. This concert offers Bach works for unaccompanied solo violin, …

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$40

Nota Bene Viol Consort

Saint James Episcopal Church (Lancaster) 103 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA

In the 16th century, as trade routes opened across the European continent and pushed over mountains and across oceans into Asia and the Americas, the printing press helped to accelerate the dissemination of music. Singers and players traveled with their patrons, taking their native music to distant lands. Nota Bene explores these journeys with a range …

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$25

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