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

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

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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Washington Bach Consort | Concerti Virtuosi: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti

St. Paul's Lutheran Church (D.C.) 4900 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Virtuoso violinist and concertmaster of London’s famed Academy of Ancient Music, Bojan Čičić, guest-directs a program of brilliant concerti featuring Bach Consort instrumentalists! Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor, BWV 1060R Concerto for 3 …

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Washington Bach Consort | St. Matthew Passion

St. Mark's Episcopal Church 301 A Street, SE, Washington, DC

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is thought by many to be his most profoundly crafted work—perhaps his magnum opus. Some even see it as one of the greatest musical compositions of all time. Its musical architecture alone has been praised for centuries. Above all, our Consort musicians live to perform it! Falling into obscurity after Bach’s lifetime, it was …

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Washington Bach Consort | St. Matthew Passion

St. Paul's Lutheran Church (D.C.) 4900 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is thought by many to be his most profoundly crafted work—perhaps his magnum opus. Some even see it as one of the greatest musical compositions of all time. Its musical architecture alone has been praised for centuries. Above all, our Consort musicians live to perform it! Falling into obscurity after Bach’s lifetime, it was …

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