17 September 2017 @ 3:00 PM  Bach and the Reformation (Cantatas 76, 79, 110, and 80) with The Washington Bach Consort
National Presbyterian Church  4101 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

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
7 November @ 12:10 PM  Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 192 with the Washington Bach Consort
1317 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552
Todd Fickley, organist & conductor
 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 2001
29 April 2018  @ 7:00 PM    J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor  with the Rockbridge Oratorio Society 
The Lenfest Center,  100 Glasgow St.,  Lexington VA
William McCorkle, conductor
1 May 2018  J.S. Bach Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott (BWV 129) with The Washington Bach Consort
1317 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 544
Gwendolyn Toth, organist & conductor

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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.