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|Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington, DC
J.S. Bach (1685-1750):
- Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
- Lute Suite in G Minor, BWV 995
- Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
From its origination in the 14th century as a collection of dances, the musical suite reached its zenith in the Baroque period. In this wonderful collage featuring music for solo lute, cello and harpsichord, discover how Bach’s colossal inventiveness created music that far surpasses established models and showcases the unique expressive capabilities of each individual instrument.
John Moran, cello
Richard Stone, lute
Reilly Lewis, harpsichord
This program will run approximately 70 minutes without intermission.
The Little Organ Book, Part 2
|Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
National Presbyterian Church, Washington DC
J. Reilly Lewis
Johann Sebastian Bach: Little Organ Book (Das Orgelbüchlein)
Following last season’s performance of the first half of the Orgelbüchlein, we present the second half of this remarkable collection of chorale preludes performed by Dr. Lewis. Each prelude is preceded by Bach’s arrangement of the respective chorale sung by members of the Consort chorus, a unique opportunity to appreciate these miraculous musical miniatures.
J. Reilly Lewis, organ
This program will run approximately 120 minutes including intermission.
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Founded in 1977 by 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.