Washington Bach Consort

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. View their website.

Field-trip educational materials are offered on the education page of the Bach Consort's website.

AHFES at Cultural Institutions

THE WUNDERKIND PROJECT (3rd-5th grades)
Presented by: Washington Bach Consort

A "wunderkind" is a person who achieves great success at a young age.

Two professional musician-educators from the Washington Bach Consort, “the nation’s premiere baroque chorus and orchestra,” will visit your school to discuss an upcoming Bach Cantata concert which students are then invited to attend. They'll provide “ear-awakening” tips and explanations of the music's elements which students will hear in the performance. The musicians will continue the discussion and music-making with your 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-grade students during and after the performance and send you back to school with follow-up materials to reinforce the concert experience. 

We strive to spark a deep appreciation for music—especially the music of Bach. What will your students produce after experiencing Bach's music—higher test scores, a newfound appreciation for music and the arts, or a 21st-century Bach revival? We can’t wait to see what your "wunderkinder" can accomplish!
Dates: 3/8/18 10 AM, 11:30 AM and 1 PM; 3/9/18 10:15 AM, 12:00 PM
Length of Event:  1 hour
Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G Street, NW Washington, DC
Discipline: Music
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts; History and Geography            
Grades: 3rd-5th
Ticket Capacity: 320 students/chaperones per date

Wunderkind Projekt is a deeper engagement program. There is a 45 minute pre-trip in-school workshop that is offered (at no cost) in conjunction with the field-trip February 26-March 1. More information is in the Lottery Request Form.

  for "WUNDERKIND PROJEKT" 3rd-5th grades
 

A GOLDBERG VARIATION (Winter Lottery)
Presented by: Washington Bach Consort
The future of music is at risk, and only a distant future relative of one of Bach's students can save it. Dr. John Goldberg travels back from the 22nd century to teach children about a precious resource that we have in our time that has gone missing in his: classical music. With a focus on the music of J.S. Bach, this program will teach children about many of the important musical building blocks, and will empower them to change the future of music through their own listening and appreciation.
Date: 2/12/18 at THEARC; 2/13/18 at Sitar; 2/14/18 at Atlas PAC
Time: 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM
Length of Event:  50 minutes
Location: THEARC (February 12) 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020
Sitar Arts Center (February 13) 1700 Kalarama Road, NW Washington, DC 20009
ATLAS PAC (February 14) 1333 H Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts; History and Geography            
Grades: 3rd-5th
Maximum Ticket Capacity: February 12- 260 per performance; February 13- 100 per performance; February 14- 260 per performance

for "A Goldberg Variation" 
 

THE WUNDERKIND PROJECT (adapted for 6th-12th grades)
Presented by: Washington Bach Consort
The Washington Bach Consort’s newest education program is the Wunderkind Projekt, designed to inspire your music students! (A wunderkind is a person who achieves great success when relatively young.) Professional musician-educators from the Bach Consort will visit your school to discuss an upcoming Noontime Cantata concert which students are then invited to attend. A Consort musician will return to your school a week later to continue the discussion and reinforce the concert experience. What will your wunderkinder accomplish after experiencing Bach’s music? Higher test scores? A new found appreciation for the arts? A 21st century Bach Revival?! We strive to create an appreciation of early music that will last a lifetime.
Dates: 3/6/2018, 4/3/2018, 5/1/2018
Time: 11:45 AM
Length of Event:  1 hour
Location: Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts; History and Geography            
Grades: 6th-12th

Wunderkind Projekt is a deeper engagement program. There is a pre- and post-trip in-school workshop that is offered (at no cost) in conjunction with the field-trip. Please indicate a few days of the week and time preferences your class is available to have a 45 minute in-school workshop in the lottery form.

  for "WUNDERKIND PROJEKT" for 6th-12th grades

 

 

Previous Lottery

BACH IN TIME
Presented by: Washington Bach Consort 

Music from three centuries ago can be awesome, particularly when the composer himself, the young J.S. Bach, travels through time to teach, sing, and invite the audience to help him make music. This fun, interactive presentation targeting 2nd-4th graders teaches solid musical basics, introduces musical instruments and provides follow-up classroom materials.
Date: 10/18/17 at Atlas PAC; 10/23/17 at THEARC; 10/24/17 at Sitar
Time: 10:30AM and 12:00PM
Length of Event:  50 minutes
Locations: ATLAS PAC (October 18) 1333 H Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
THEARC (October 23) 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020
Sitar Arts Center (October 24) 1700 Kalarama Road, NW Washington, DC 20009
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, History and Geography            
Grades: 2nd-4th
Maximum Ticket Capacity:  October 18- 260 per performance; October 23- 260 per performance; October 24- 100 per performance
View the
 Comic Book

"BACH IN TIME" was offered in the Fall Lottery.

 

 

Twitter Updates

Contact

Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467
info@dccollaborative.org

The DC Collaborative is a FY17 partner grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.