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January 2 at 4:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Maryland

The Bach Concert Series
Fourth Cantata from the Christmas Oratorio

For more information, call 410-752-7179.

January 7 at 8:00 PM
January 8 at 8:00 PM
Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC

The Folger Consort
The Four Seasons

In this centerpiece celebration of the seasons, Folger Consort performs three sets of pieces based on the seasons – Antonio Vivaldi's beloved The Four Seasons, four concertos for solo violin and strings; Christopher Simpson's virtuosic set from 17th-century England for violin and two viols; and 20th-century composer John Cage's atmospheric The Seasons, heard in a new arrangement for baroque instruments and percussion.

Performed in the grand space of Washington National Cathedral with baroque orchestra led by violinist and soloist Julie Andrijeski.

For more information, call (202) 675-0379.

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January 8 at 5:00 PM
Our Savior Lutheran Church, Arlington, Virginia
January 9 at 6:00 PM
Historic Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia

Armonia Nova
Twelfth Night: 'Noel, Nouvelet!'
A Celebration of Epiphany and the Winter Solstice

Armonia Nova returns to historic Christ Church for their ninth annual performance of traditional music celebrating Epiphany and the Winter Solstice. Featuring 12th-17th century music of France, this concert offers traditional, yet timeless music for this most cherished season.

Post-concert reception follows the Sunday performance, providing an opportunity to talk with the performers.

January 9 at 3:30 PM

Pro Musica Rara
SuperBach Sunday: Northern Exposure

With Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Bach: Arias for tenor; Wassenaer: Concerto Armonici; CPE Bach: Cello Concerto in A Minor.

Pre-concert talk one hour before performance.

For more information, call 410-728-2820.

January 15 at 7:30 PM at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Virginia
January 22 at 8:00 PM at St. Mary Mother of God, Washington, DC (New Date!)

Three Kings: Masterpieces for the Magi

Chantry celebrates Epiphany and Twelfth Night with music from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

Byrd's Gradualia Propers for Epiphany and Motets for the Three Kings by Victoria, Lassus, Palestrina, Bach, Handl, Cornelius, Willan, and Poulenc.

For more information, call (202) 625-2855.

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January 15 at 8:00 PM
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College, Silver Spring, Maryland

The Bach Sinfonia
with Mark Cudek, Ronn McFarlane, and Mindy Rosenfeld of The Baltimore Consort
Gut, Wind, and Wire

Renaissance, Elizabethan and Celtic music, as well as new compositions on lute, flutes, fifes, whistles, cittern, Renaissance guitar and viola da gamba.

Free pre-concert discussion at 7:15 PM.

For more information, call (301) 362-6525.

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January 16 at 3:00 PM
St. George’s Episcopal Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Washington’s Camerata

For more information, call (703) 362-0836.

January 21 at 7:30 PM
Oakland Mansion, Columbia, Maryland

Washington’s Camerata

For more information, call (703) 362-0836.

January 23 at 7:00 PM
Damascus United Methodist Church, Damascus, Maryland

L’Arabesque Baroque
Barbara Spicher, baroque flute
Douglas Wolters, viola da gamba and baroque cello
Coriolana Simon, viola da gamba
William Simms, theorbo and baroque guitar
with guest artist Polly Edmonds, soprano

Music by Boismortier, Handel, Marais, Compra, Hottetere, and J. S. Bach.

(Snow date: January 30, 7:00 PM)

January 29 at 4:00 PM
Providence Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, Virginia

The Washington Kantorei

Featuring the modern premiere of two cantatas by Georg Philipp Telemann:

Christus hat ausgezogen die Fürstentümer
(“Christ has disarmed rulers and authorities,” Easter 1757)

Welch Getümmel erschüttert den Himmel
(“What uproar shakes heaven,” Michelmas 1757)

For more information, call 703-836-0081.

Coming This Month
L'Arabesque Baroque

Armonia Nova

The Bach Concert Series

The Bach Sinfonia

The Baltimore Consort


The Folger Consort

Pro Musica Rara

Washington’s Camerata

The Washington Kantorei