Washington Bach Consort Unveils 2023-24 Season

By David Salazar

The Washington Bach Consort has announced its 2023-24 season, its 45th year.

First up is “St. John’s Passion,” which will feature such soloists as Guy Cutting, Jonathan Adams, Enrico Lagasca, Elijah McCormark, Reginald Mobley, and Jacob Perry Jr.

Performance Date: Oct. 1, 2023

Singers Sara MacKimmie, P. Lucy McVeigh, Oliver Mercer, and Ross Tamaccio will be part of the Cantata series’ first performance. This concert features Bach’s “Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott,” BWV 101.

Performance Date: Oct. 2 2023

The singers of the Washington Bach Consort will perform “Vocal Polyphony,” which includes music by William Byrd.

Performance Date: Oct. 27 & 28, 2023

Amy Broadbent, Roger O. Isaacs, Matthew Smith, and Edmund Milly will perform Telemann’s “Du aber Daniel, gehe him,” TVWV 4:17.

Performance Date: Nov. 6, 2023

Next up is “Bach’s Motets,” which include performances of BWV 225-230.

Performance Date: Nov. 12, 2023

Gregório Taniguchi, Ian Pomerantz, and Margot Rood will feature in a Schütz cantata.

Performance Date: Dec. 4, 2023

Then the company will showcase Parts I, II, and VI of Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio.” Soloists include Amy Broadbent, Sylvia Leith, Thomas Cooley, and Dashon Burton.

Performance Date: Dec. 9, 2023

Katelyn Grace Jackson, Kristen Dubenion-Smith, David Evans, and Jason Widney will perform Bach’s “Sehet! Wir gehen hinauf gen Jerusalem,” BWV 159.

Performance Date: March 4, 2024

Margaret Carpenter Haigh, James Reese, Margot Rood, Gregório Taniguchi, Ian Pomerantz, and Paul Max Tipton will headline “Te Deum!,” a concert featuring music by Lully and Charpentier.

Performance Date: March 10, 2024 

Soprano Paulina Francisco leads “Women of the Baroque,” which features music by Claudia Sessa, among others.

Performance Date: March 22 & 23, 2024 

Laura Choi Stuart, Oliver Mercer, and David Rugger will feature in “Ich lebe, mein Herze, zu deinem Ergötzen,” BWV 145.

Performance Date: April 8, 2024

Michele Kennedy, Thomas Cooley, and Edmund Milly are the soloists of Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung.”

Performance Date: April 21, 2024

Closing out the season, Sylvia Leith, Blake Beckemeyer, and Ross Tamaccio will headline a performance of Bach’s “Ihr werdet weinen und heulen,” BWV 103.

Performance Date: May 6, 2024