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12  March  @ 3:00 PM    J.S. Bach   St. Matthew Passion   The Washington Bach Consort, National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC 

http://www.bachconsort.org/category/subscription-concerts/#npc

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2 April @ 7:00 PM    Rachmaninoff  Vespers     Rockbridge Choral Society    Lexington, VA  http://www.rcs.org/schedule/ 

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2 May @12:10 PM    J.S. Bach   Cantata: Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (BWV 10) Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC          http://www.bachconsort.org/category/cantatas/ 
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Reviews

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.