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Washington Bach Consort presents “Handel & Bach: Sing a New Song”
September 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Johann Sebastian Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190
George Frideric Handel Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, HWV 76
J.S. Bach Magnificat, BWV 243
Join the Consort as we celebrate the opening of our 41st season and welcome our new Artistic Director. Bach’s cantata for the New Year, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, is a joyous outpouring of gratitude. Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day is Handel’s magnificent tribute to the patron saint of music set to text by John Dryden. Dryden’s unique vision of the creation story, centered on music, is one in which nature springs to life and is brought to order after hearing “the tuneful voice on high.” Bach’s joyful Magnificat is the concert finale. This iconic masterpiece features some of Bach’s most thrilling and tuneful music.
Amy Broadbent, soprano
Rebecca Kellerman, soprano
Roger O. Isaacs, countertenor
Kyle Tomlin, tenor
Steven Combs, baritone