Founded in 1977 by the late Dr. J. Reilly Lewis, the Washington Bach Consort is committed to the study and performance of the complete vocal and instrumental works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries. The mission of the Washington Bach Consort is to 1) Perform to the highest artistic standards the music of J.S. Bach and his Baroque contemporaries, 2) Expand its audience through concerts, collaborations with other performing ensembles, media appearances, marketable recordings and tours, and 3) Promote current and future appreciation of J.S. Bach in our community through compelling music education programs presented by members of the Consort.
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The Washington Bach Consort’s "Bach to School" program is focused on introducing young audiences to the music of J.S. Bach. Second through fifth graders discover the significance of early music in modern times through interactive programs which tell the story of Bach’s life by means of a play interspersed with numerous short pieces performed by Consort artists on period instruments.
Description of Education Initiatives: The Consort’s two plays Bach in Time and The Goldberg Variations are presented in collaboration with the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative’s Arts for Every Student program, the Sitar Arts Center, and THEARC.The Consort’s two plays Bach in Time and The Goldberg Variations are presented in collaboration with the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative’s Arts for Every Student program, the Sitar Arts Center, and THEARC.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.
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Partnership with DC Collaborative
DC Collaborative Member since 1998.
The Washington Bach Consort is a founding member of the DC Collaborative!
Arts and Humanities for Every Student Provider
Washington Bach Consort is an AHFES Provider!
Story Bank Blog
Washington Bach Consort is featured in the DC Collaborative's Story Bank Blog!
- "Singing in German is Cool! AHFES Feature: The Washington Bach Consort"- October 6, 2016
- "More Than 2,100 Students Go 'Bach to School' this Year"- June 11, 2015
History/Trivia! The Washington Bach Consort was founded in 1977 in Founder, Dr. J. Reilly Lewis' mother's basement.
Contact the education department: Janey Moskowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.