Washington Bach Consort: Handel & Bach- Sing a New Song

National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC

Bach: 'Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied,' BWV 190

Händel: 'Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day,' HWV 76

Bach: 'Magnificat,' BWV 243

Join the Consort as we celebrate the opening of our 41st season and welcome our new Artistic Director. Bach’s cantata for the New Year, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, is a joyous outpouring of gratitude. Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day is Handel’s magnificent tribute to the patron saint of music set to text by John Dryden. Dryden’s unique vision of the creation story, centered on music, is one in which nature springs to life and is brought to order after hearing “the tuneful voice on high.” Bach’s joyful Magnificat is the concert finale. This iconic masterpiece features some of Bach’s most thrilling and tuneful music.