Noontime Cantatas

The Washington Bach Consort’s Noontime Cantata Series, now entering its 30th season, fulfills its mission of bringing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to the Washington, DC, community. Presented at Church of the Epiphany (Downtown Cantata Series) and at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill (Capitol Cantata Series), performances are free of charge to all attendees. Take a break from your busy workday and join us to enjoy the music of Bach in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere!

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill*
313 2nd Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

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*Cantata Only  

Upcoming Performances

October Noontime Cantata at St. Peter’s

Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben, BWV 8

St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
312 2nd Street SE, Washington, DC

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.


October Cantata at Epiphany

Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben, BWV 8

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Tuesday performances feature organ preludes that will be announced on our website.

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endow ment for the Arts.


November Noontime Cantata at St. Peter’s

Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott, BWV 139

St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
312 2nd Street SE, Washington, DC

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.


November Noontime Cantata at Epiphany

Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott, BWV 139

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Tuesday performances feature organ preludes that will be announced on our website.

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endow ment for the Arts.


December Noontime Cantata at St. Peter’s

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91

St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
312 2nd Street SE, Washington, DC

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.


December Noontime Cantata at Epiphany

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Tuesday performances feature organ preludes that will be announced on our website.

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endow ment for the Arts.


March Noontime Cantata at St. Peter’s

Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170

St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
312 2nd Street SE, Washington, DC

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.


March Noontime Cantata at Epiphany

Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Tuesday performances feature organ preludes that will be announced on our website.

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endow ment for the Arts.


April Noontime Cantata at St. Peter’s

Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84

St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
312 2nd Street SE, Washington, DC

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.


April Noontime Cantata at Epiphany

Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Tuesday performances feature organ preludes that will be announced on our website.

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endow ment for the Arts.


May Noontime Cantata at St. Peter’s

Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen, BWV 146

St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
312 2nd Street SE, Washington, DC

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.


May Noontime Cantata at Epiphany

Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen, BWV 146

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Tuesday performances feature organ preludes that will be announced on our website.

Robert Beizer & Janet Risseeuw, underwriters of the Noontime organ solos.

The Noontime Cantata Series is supported by generous gifts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endow ment for the Arts.


Past Performances

May Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public
 
Monday, April 30, 2018 at 12:10 p.m.
St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott
, BWV 129
Gwendolyn Toth, conductor
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, BWV 129
Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 544
Gwendolyn Toth, organist & conductor
 

April Noontime Cantatas

Free and open to the public

Monday, April 2, 2018 at 12:10 p.m.
St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
Ich habe genug
, BWV 82a
John Moran, conductor

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
Ich habe genug, BWV 82a
Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541
Julie Vidrick Evans, organist
John Moran, conductor


March Noontime Cantatas

Free and open to the public 

Monday, March 5, 2018 at 12:10 p.m.
St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV 65
Richard Giarusso, conductor

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV 65
Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547
Jeremy Filsell, organist
Richard Giarusso, conductor


December Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public 
Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152
Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 648
Fuga: sopra il Magnificat (á5), BWV 733
Dana Marsh, organist & conductor

November Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 192
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552
Todd Fickley, organist & conductor
 
John Wohlstetter and Billy Rose Foundation, underwriters

October Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public
 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 100
Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV 532
Matthew Dirst, organist & conductor
 
David & Margaret Condit and AT&T, underwriters

May Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

May 2, 2017 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
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Cantata: Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 10
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
William Neil, organ


April Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

April 4, 2017 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
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Cantata: Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch, BWV 86

Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547
Paul Skevington, organ


March Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

March 7, 2017 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
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Cantata: Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn, BWV 92
Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542
Jeremy Filsell, organ


December Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

December 6, 2016 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
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Cantata: Süßer Trost, mein Jesus Kömmt, BWV 151
Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
Janet Yieh, organ


November Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

November 1, 2016 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
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Cantata: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543
Julie Vidrick Evans, organ


October Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

October 4, 2016 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
Map

Cantata: Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, BWV 178
Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 546
Todd Fickley, organ


May Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

May 3, 2016 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
Map

Cantata: Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens, BWV 148
Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540
Todd Fickley, organ


April Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

April 5, 2016 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
Map

Cantata: Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552
Victoria Shields, organ


March Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

March 1, 2016 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
Map

Cantata: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1
Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547
Jeremy Filsell, organ


December Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

December 1, 2015 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
Map

Cantata: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190
Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582
Chuyoung Suter, organ


November Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

November 3, 2015 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
Map

Cantata: O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60
Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541
Joy-Leilani Garbutt, organ


October Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

October 6, 2015 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
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Cantata: Christus, der ist mein Leben, BWV 95
Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548
J. Reilly Lewis, organ


May Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

May 5, 2015 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
Map

Cantata: Wachet! betet! betet! wachet! BWV 70
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543
Todd Fickley, organ


April Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

April 7, 2015 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
Map

Cantata: Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht, BWV 179
Fantasia in G Major, BWV 572
William Neil, organ


March Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

March 3, 2015 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
Map

Cantata: Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch, BWV 127
Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532
Julie Huang, organ


December Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

December 2, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
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Cantata: Sehet, welch eine Liebe, BWV 64
Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548
Gi Young Kim, organ


November Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

November 4, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
Map

Cantata: Ihr Tore zu Zion, BWV 193
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
Julie Vidrick Evans, organ


October Noontime Cantata

Free and open to the public

October 7, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC
Map

Cantata: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz, BWV 138
Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541
J. Reilly Lewis, organ


May 6, 2014

Free noontime cantata

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:10 p.m.
Cantata: Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ, BWV 67
Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
Organ Soloist: Todd Fickley

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW
Washington, DC

 All programs are subject to change without notice.


April 1, 2014 Noontime Cantata

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:10 p.m.
Cantata: Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin, BWV 144
Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat Major (“St. Anne”), BWV 552
Organ Soloist: Neil Weston


March 4, 2014 Noontime Cantata

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:10 p.m.

Cantata: Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir, BWV 73
Toccata in F-sharp Minor (transcribed for organ), BWV 910
Organ Soloist: Jeremy Filsell

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street, Washington DC


December 3, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:10 p.m.
Cantata: Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36
Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532
Organ Soloist: J. Reilly Lewis


November 5, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:10 p.m.
Cantata: Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194
Concerto in D Minor after Vivaldi, BWV 596
Organ Soloist: Eric Plutz


October 1, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013  12:10 p.m.
Cantata: Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht, BWV 186
Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542
Organ Soloist: Grace Kim