For 45 years, this premier Baroque choral and orchestral group has delighted audiences with historically-informed performances of 18th century music, promoting an appreciation of Bach’s music at every major venue in Greater Washington and through subscription series concerts. But just as important as performing Bach is “Giving Bach,” so a range of free or low-cost enrichment activities bring high-caliber music to new and diverse audiences. Bach to School enhances listening skills and teaches basic music theory to underserved elementary school students, while the Wunderkind Projekt aims to inspire and shape the next generation of conductors, musicians, and artists. A free Noontime Cantata Series attracts students, local business owners, individuals experiencing homelessness, and seniors alike. All told, the Consort helps 10,000 listeners appreciate the beauty of Baroque music each year. Giving Bach is for everyone.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 4
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County
Age Groups Served: All
Population(s) Served: All
Awards & Recognition
The Consort recently completed Bach’s entire 215-cantata cycle. In association with this monumental achievement, the Library of Congress has welcomed the Washington Bach Consort performance recording and concert program archives into its permanent collection.
- A season of farewell: Washington Bach Consort says goodbye to Scott Dettra
Tue May 1 2012, The Examiner
Washington Bach Consort, founder & music director Dr. J. Reilly Lewis offered moving & ultimately tearful words of farewell to Scott Dettra
- Washington Bach Consort: Divine music-making at National Presbyterian Church
Mon Apr 30 2012, The Washington Post
Washington Bach Consort brought an exciting afternoon of his works to the National Presbyterian Church...
- Consort program gave the audience a little bit of Heaven on Earth
Mon Apr 30 2012, The Examiner
There are few ensembles that could pull off the expectations of such an ambitious concert theme.
- Washington Bach Consort plays Pergolesi, Bach, and Graupner
Sun Nov 6 2011, Wellsung
A very engaging take on the Pergolesi Stabat Mater from Washington Bach Consort this afternoon
- Washington Bach Consort has opens 34th season with insightful program
Mon Sep 26 2011, The Washington Post
Music Director J. Reilly Lewis put together an insightful program, starring a little-known Mass by Domenico Scarlatti...
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