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25th Bach Festival
July 8 – July 15, 2018

Admission: $25 per person per concert, students $10 per person per concert with valid ID. There is no reserved seating. The church will open for seating forty-five minutes before the announced start time of the concerts.

FREE Admission to the last recital on July 15 to thank our church members, supporters, and community for 25 years of support.

Download a schedule of performances

Sunday, July 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Francine Maté, Director of the Festival and Harpsichord
Soo Young Chrisfield, Soprano
Jason Rylander, Tenor
Shouvik Mondle, Bass
Regino Madrid, Violin I
Kei Sugiyama, Violin II
Charlie Powers, Cello
Shaughn Dowd, Flute
Robert Bonner, Trumpet

The program will be JS Bach’s Coffee Cantata; Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen; and the G Major Cello Suite, BWV 1007.

Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Nancy Almquist, Soprano
Regino Madrid, Violin I
Kei Sugiyama, Violin II
Derek Smith, Viola
Charlie Powers, Cello
Joe DeLuccio, Oboe
Dan Meyer, Harpsichord

The program will be the JS Bach Cantata No. 202, Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (The Wedding Cantata), and a transcription of the JS Bach Sinfonias for String Trio.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Yuri Liberzon, Guitar
Piotr Pakhomkin, Guitar

Works include transcriptions of works by JS Bach for Guitar.

Friday, July 13, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Roland Maria Stangier, from Essen Germany, Organ Grace Church Artist in Residence for the Grace Church 25th Bach Festival

Works include music of JS Bach, compositions by JS Bach contemporaries, and an improvisation on a given theme.

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Michał Szostak, from Lichen Stary, Poland, Organ

Music includes the JS Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor, Nicolaus Bruhns Prelude and Fugue in e minor, Dietrich Buxtehude Prelude, Fugue and Ciaccona in C Major, and an improvisation on a given theme.

Hallmarks of Grace

Grace Episcopal Church is a friendly congregation marked by a commitment to service and witness in our community, the arts of all kinds, especially music, with offerings ranging from blues to Bach; simple but reverent worshipeducation and formation for children and adults alike, with wide-ranging conversations about faith and life; and building community both within and without the church’s walls and the gates opening onto its grounds.

True to its history (which you can read more about here), Grace Church is committed to not only continuing its outreach program to the disenfranchised of the community, but also to providing a spiritual refuge for everyone living and working in the Georgetown area regardless of their religious affiliation.

Visitors to Grace find a warm welcome, wonderful music, and a heartfelt faith. Join us for a service, an event, or just moment of quiet during your day.

Sunday Schedule (June through August)

  • 8:30 a.m. Spoken Eucharist
  • 10:00 a.m. Eucharist with Hymns
  • 6 p.m. Evening Eucharist
  • [No Adult Forum during the summer]