Washington Bach Consort Unveils 2022-23 Season

By David Salazar

Washington Bach Consort has announced its 2022-23 season.

For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances.

First up will be “Mythologies Past and Present” at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C. The showcase, which will feature the world premiere of Trevor Weston’s “A New Song” and Bach’s “Geschwinde, Ihr wirbelnden Winde” will star Sherezade Pantahki, Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury, Jacob Perry Jr, Patrick Kilbride, Paul Max Tipton, and Ian Pomerantz.

Performance Date: Sept. 18, 2022

Next up is a performance showcasing the works of Purcell with such artists as Amy Broadbent, Clifton Massey, Matthew Loyal Smith, Jonathan Adams, and Jason Widney.

Performance Date: Oct. 30, 2022 

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio will close out the programming for 2022. Soloists include Elijah McCormack, Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Jacob Perry Jr., and Enrico Lagasca.

Performance Date: Dec. 10, 2022

Sonya Headlam, Patrick Dailey, Matthew Hill, and Jonathan Woody will headline a program of Händel’s “Messiah.”

Performance Date: March 19, 2023

Margot Rood, Crossley Danielle Hawn, Roger O. Issacs, Andrew Bearden Brown, and Dashon Burton will lead a performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor.

Performance Date: April 30, 2023 

Capitol Cantata Series

The Cantata series opens with a performance featuring Bach’s “Jesu, der du meine Seele.” 

Performance Date: Oct. 3 & 4, 2022

Next up is Bach’s “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott.”

Performance Date: Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 2022

That will be followed up by “Christum, wir sollen loben Schon.”

Performance Date: Dec. 5 & 6, 2022

Next up is “Auf, scmetternden Tönen.”

Performance Date: March 6 & 7, 2023 

In April, audiences will hear “Jesu, meine Freude.”

Performance Date: April 3 & 4, 2023

The series comes to a close with “Jauchzet Gott, in allen Landen.”

Performance Date: May 1 & 2, 2023