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The Washington Bach Consort Seeks Artistic Director

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As the result of the untimely passing of Dr. J. Reilly Lewis, the founder and Artistic Director of the Washington Bach Consort, the WBC is seeking a person of outstanding artistic and personal qualifications to succeed him in the position of Artistic Director. The WBC anticipates that the position will be filled in the first half of 2018 in time for the new Artistic Director to fully participate in the WBC 2018-2019 season. (more…)

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.