Washington Bach Consort
WISH LIST: $50: moves a harpsichord for a student performance; $500: rehearsal and performance for 1 musician; $1000: 2 Bach to School sessions for 3rd graders
The Washington Bach Consort has grown into one of the country's premier Baroque choral and orchestral groups, with a four-concert season, preceded by the free Talking Bach lecture series, that has earned rave reviews from the Washington Post ("one of America's finest musical ensembles"). Over the years, the group has made critically acclaimed European tours, as well as performed regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, Folger Consort, and the Post Classical Ensemble. But the Consort isn't just interested in performing Bach; it's interested in "giving Bach." That's why it also offers free or low-cost music education through the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative and the Sitar Arts Center. Reaching over 1,000 underserved students annually with Bach in Time, a music education program that teaches kids to sharpen their listening skills and improve their musical literacy, and offering adults a free Noontime Cantata Concert Series that enlivens the lunch hour in downtown DC, the Consort helps listeners of all ages appreciate the beauty of Baroque music. Giving Bach is something you can do as well.
1010 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
202 429 2121