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Sunday, September, 25, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

Online ticket sales have ended for this event. To purchase tickets – please call the office at 202.429.2121 during regular business hours, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Tickets will be available at the venue 90 minutes before the performance.

We open the season with the first and most lavishly scored of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos. Complementing this instrumental tour-de-force is one of Bach’s most famous and beloved sacred cantatas, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140. The second half opens with the majestic organ Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543, followed by one of the most festive of all secular cantatas, BWV 207a, written for the name-day of the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.

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Single Tickets on Sale Now!

Single tickets are currently on sale to the general public. Our 2016-2017 concert season will go on as planned and Todd Fickley our long-time, world-renowned keyboard artist and Assistant Conductor, will fill the role of Acting Artistic Director. The 2016–17 season, opening Sunday, September 25, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and three chamber series concerts at Live! at 10th & G.

We’ve made it easier than ever to purchase tickets online – click here to buy now.

In Memoriam: Dr. J. Reilly Lewis, Founder, 1944 – 2016


There are no words to express the grief and sadness we feel at the unexpected passing of our dear friend and leader Dr. J. Reilly Lewis on June 9, 2016.

Not only our founder, conductor, and Artistic Director of the Washington Bach Consort, Reilly was a beloved fixture in DC’s classical music community. An exceptional musician with a passion for baroque music, he became one of the world’s leading specialists on J.S. Bach.

His talents took his performance and conducting career across America as well as throughout Germany and Europe. Despite his travels, he called Washington, DC home for nearly all his life. For that, and for the community of musicians and music lovers he built for us here, we are all thankful.


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Founded in 1977 by the late Dr. J. Reilly Lewis, the Washington Bach Consort is a professional chorus and orchestra noted for its performances of 18th-Century music on period instruments. Its mission is to perform to the highest artistic standards the music of J.S. Bach and his Baroque contemporaries.