12 March 2017 @ 3:00 PM J.S. Bach  St. Matthew Passion The Washington Bach Consort
National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC
2 April 2017 @ 7:00 PM Rachmaninoff  Vsénoshchnoye bdéniye (All Night Easter Vigil or "Vespers") opus 37  with the Rockbridge Choral Society
Lexington Presbyterian Church 120 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450

2 May 2017 @12:10 PM    J.S. Bach   Cantata: Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (BWV 10) with The Washington Bach Consort
Church of the Epiphany   1317 G Street NW, Washington DC 
  29 October 2017  @ 4:00 PM      F.J. Haydn   Die Schöpfung  (The Creation) with  Choralis    
  Schlesinger Concert Hall   4915 E Campus Dr, Alexandria, VA 22311  
 9 December 2017 @ 6:00 PM   J.S. Bach  Weihnachts Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio, cantatas 1, 2, 5, and 6) with The Washington Bach Consort
 National Presbyterian Church   4101 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
10 February 2018 @ 7:30 PM (pre-concert lecture at 7:00)  Franz Schubert  Winterreise (Winter's Journey) song cycle, in collaboration with Todd Fickley, pianist.  A recital for The Eliot Society  concert and lecture series.
Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church  3725 Metzerott Road, College Park, MD 20740
18 March 2018   J.S. Bach  Johannes Passion (St. John Passion - Evangelist) with The Washington Bach Consort
National Presbyterian Church  4101 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Click to Listen:  Rob's Playlist 



The Ascension Oratorio: Lobet Gott in Seinem Reichen, BWV 11 seemed to be a concerted effort to summon the angels of God...Tenor Robert Petillo shined throughout the work.  Not only did he sing with a lovely tone, but brought an emotional bearing to each phrase."   -- Patrick McCoy, The Examiner  April 30, 2012  
( complete review : Examiner review of WBC 4/30/12 )

"All the vocal and instrumental soloists, the chorus and the orchestra were superb and in perfect accord — everyone propelled to the end by Bach’s immutable rhythmic pulse." 
-- Celia Porter,  The Washington Post  April 30, 2012  (complete review: Washington Post review of WBC 4/30/12 )

The Washington Bach Consort: "Heaven On Earth"   April 29, 2012
"Often, composers use musical material from previously composed works in the context of a new one.  Bach's Missa Brevis in G minor is a prime example of this common practice...  As Maestro Lewis explained to the audience before taking the podium, this particular choral work has quotes from the towering Mass on B minor.  That was especially evident in the solo aria for tenor, 'Qui Tollis' which seemed to be a more expansive take on a previously musical theme from the larger work. Here, tenor Robert Petillo gave a sterling performance with elegant phrasing that was the perfect vehicle for the clarion brilliance of his voice.