Johann Sebastian Bach Motet: Der Gerechte kommt um
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto VI, BWV 1051
Heinrich Schütz Musikalische Exequien, SWV 279
Johann Sebastian Bach Funeral Ode: Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198
Rich sonority, sublime harmony, and complex instrumentation characterize this program that includes a deeply-felt funeral ode written to honor a beloved queen, and Schütz’s Exequien, a tribute to a friend and patron and one of the major works of the German choral repertoire before Bach. Bach himself looks back to the past with his arrangement of a motet originally attributed to his colleague Kuhnau, and the mood of reflection is carried over in the most introspective and somberly beautiful of the Brandenburg concertos.
2:00 pm Pre-Concert Lecture: Talking Bach is a series of free pre-concert lectures by noted Bach scholars one hour before performances at National Presbyterian Church. The series is open to all ticket holders.
Tickets $23-$65, Students 18 and younger $10, Pay Your Age 18-38
Go to www.bachconsort.org to purchase tickets
Event begins at 3:00PM
Presented by: Washington Bach Consort
Featured Artist(s): J. Reilly Lewis, Andrew Fouts