Early Music DC
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November 1 at 12:10 pm
The Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC

Washington Bach Consort
Noontime Cantata

BWV 76: Cantata: Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes
Harpsichord Concerto in E Major, BWV 1053

For more information, call (202) 429-2121.

November 3 at 6:30 PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Govans Branch, Baltimore, Maryland


For more information, call (410) 396-6098.

November 5 at 1:00 PM
National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC

Towson University Early Music Ensemble
Three Faces of Beowulf: Anglo-Saxon Poetry, Song, and Dance

Experience the power of the voice through an improvisational performance by Towson University’s Early Music Ensemble. Enjoy three versions of the epic poem Beowulf – spoken in Old English, with musical accompaniment, and from the monster's point of view. The performers will also demonstrate a sampling of sacred music. Visitors will have an opportunity to try a typical "Rondellus" or round-dance and hear about the instruments, the poem, and music of the period.

The Towson University Early Music Ensemble specializes in performances of music literature from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. Vocalist Josh Garvey and musician Jack Lin lead this musical exploration of the Anglo-Saxons.

For more information, call (202) 857-7588.

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November 6 at 3:00 pm
National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

Washington Bach Consort
In Solo Flight

Antonio Vivaldi Violin Concerto (tba)
Christoph Graupner Vergnugte Ruh
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Johann Sebastian Bach Vergnugte Ruh, BWV 170

Enjoy an afternoon of exquisite solo virtuosity with two exciting young artists from Canada, soprano Agnes Zsigovics and counter-tenor Daniel Taylor, and as violin soloist our new Concertmaster Andrew Fouts. Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, featuring soprano and alto, inspired Bach's Cantata BWV 1083, set to words of Psalm 51. We'll hear two settings of Vergnugte Ruh, Bach's as a cantata for solo alto, and his contemporary Christoph Graupner's for soprano solo.

For more information, call (202) 429-2121.

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November 13 at 4:00 PM
The National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

The Vivaldi Project
Conversations Among Friends: An Afternoon of Trio Sonatas

Elizabeth Field and Allison Edberg, violin
Stephanie Vial, cello
Billy Simms, theorbo and guitar
Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord

Trio sonatas were the most important and popular form of instrumental music of the baroque period. Essentially invented by the Italians, composers throughout Europe turned their attention to this flexible, expressive, and conversational form. The Vivaldi Project follows the trio sonata from the expert hands of Vivaldi and his contemporaries to those of Handel and C.P.E. Bach.

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November 19 at 8:00 PM at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Bethesda, Maryland
November 20 at 3:30 PM at St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, Washington, DC

Collegium Cantorum
Canon of the Mass

A concert of canonic Mass settings from the Rensaissance and the late 20th century, featuring Missa prolationum by Johannes Ockeghem (c.1415-1497), Missa L'homme armé by Mathurin Forestier (fl. c. 1515), and the world-premiere performance of the Canon of the Mass Serial Conductus for Voices and Instruments by Timothy Kendall.

For more information, call (703) 437-8677.

November 26 at 8:00 pm
Concert Hall, George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, Fairfax, Virginia

A Chanticleer Christmas

This Grammy Award-winning ensemble has delighted audiences around the world with its flawless vocal technique, glorious melody, and original interpretations of vocal literature that spans genres and centuries – from Renaissance music to jazz, from Gregorian chant to spirituals. Their magnificent and elegant holiday concert is a cherished tradition that rings in the Christmas season at the Center for the Arts and features treasured traditional carols, revered sacred works, and delightful holiday favorites.

Coming This Month


Collegium Cantorum

Towson University Early Music Ensemble

The Vivaldi Project

The Washington Bach Consort