Sunday, February 17, 2013
Washington Bach Consort
In honor of the 35th Season and by popular demand music director and founder J. Reilly Lewis and National Presbyterian’s glorious Skinner organ star in an all-Bach program built around the “Great Eighteen,” BWV 651658, begun in Bach’s youth in Weimar and revised in his final years in Leipzig. One of the most famous and diverse collection of organ pieces Bach ever wrote, these brilliant compositions represent a perfect fusion of styles and genres raised to new and unimagined artistic heights. Singers from the Consort chorus perform Bach’s exquisite harmonization’s of the various melodies upon which these keyboard masterpieces are based. Pre-Concert Lecture: 2:00pm, Talking Bach is a series of free pre-concert lectures by noted Bach scholars one hour before performances at National Presbyterian Church. The lectures focus not only on the musical elements of the work that will be performed, but also on the historical context in which the music was created. Talks are designed to enhance the concertgoers' appreciation and enjoyment of the music they are about to hear. The series is open to all ticket holders.
When: Sun Feb 17 2013 (3:00 PM)
Where: National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
Fee? yes Tickets $23-$65, Students 18 and younger $10, Pay Your Age 18-38
Volunteer Info: Usher, Sell Tickets, Direct Patrons, Clean up after Reception
Contact: Washington Bach Consort, (202) 429-2121