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. View more information on their Member Feature Page.

AHFES at Cultural Institutions

Winter Lottery 

This event will be available for registration in the Winter Lottery opening on December 3rd 

Bach to School: A Goldberg Variation
Presented by: The 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; 2/13; 2/14
Time: 10:30 am and 12:00 pm
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Varies by date
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning (continued), History/Geography
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Ticket capacity: Varies by date (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

Supplementary Materials:
FOR STUDENTS: Comic Book
FOR TEACHERS: Bach To School Teacher Materials

for A Goldberg Variation

The Wunderkind Projekt
Presented by: The 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 musicians and educators from the Bach Consort will visit your school and 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 wunderkinds 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.
Date: 3/5; 4/2; 5/7
Time: 12 p.m.
Length of Event: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Location: Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 6th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 100 per date

for The Wunderkind Projekt


Spring Lottery

This event will be available for registration in the Spring Lottery opening on March 4th

The Wunderkind Projekt
Presented by: The 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 musicians and educators from the Bach Consort will visit your school and 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 wunderkinds 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.
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Length of Event: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Ticket capacity: TBD per date. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

Supplementary Materials: TBD

for The Wunderkind Projekt


Previous Lottery

Bach to School: Bach in Time
Presented by: The 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: 10/16; 10/17; 10/19
Time: 10:30am and 12pm
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: TBD (THEARC or Sitar Arts Center)
Discipline: Music/Music Production
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, History/Geography
Grades: 2nd - 4th Grade
Ticket capacity: 10/16: 365 at 10:30 a.m. and 365 at 12 p.m, 10/17: 100 at 10:30 a.m. and 100 at 12 p.m, 10/19 TBD

Supplementary Materials: Bach To School Teacher Materials

for: Bach in Time

The Wunderkind Projekt
Presented by: The 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 musicians and educators from the Bach Consort will visit your school and 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 wunderkinds 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.
Date: 10/2, 11/6, 12/4
Time: 12 p.m.
Length of Event: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Location: Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 6th - 12th
Ticket capacity: Approx. 100 per date. (Flexible)

 for: The Wunderkind Projekt

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 FY18 Service Organization 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.