12 March @ 3:00 PM J.S. Bach St. Matthew Passion The Washington Bach Consort, National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC
2 April @ 7:00 PM Rachmaninoff Vespers Rockbridge Choral Society Lexington, VA http://www.rcs.org/schedule/
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.