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
January/February 2018  Franz Schubert   Die Winterreise (Winter's Journey) song cycle recital for The Eliot Society   details TBA
18 March 2018   J.S. Bach  Johannes Passion (St. John Passion) with The Washington Bach Consort
National Presbyterian Church  4101 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

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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.