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Grace Church, a big-hearted, air-conditioned Episcopal parish in lower Georgetown, invites you to join us for worship, programming, and, in early July:  GRACE’S 22nd ANNUAL BACH FESTIVAL!grace-church-dc-bach-festival

The Grace Church Bach Festival will be held from July 5-10, 2015. The Festival was established by Lawrence Molinaro in 1993, and is now directed by Grace’s own Francine Maté. All performances will be held at Grace Church.

The Festival will open on Sunday afternoon, July 5 at 3:00 pm with an ensemble led by Francine Maté. Performers include Soo Young Chrisfield (soprano), Sheng Wang (violin), Eric deWaardt (viola), Charlie Powers (cello), and Joe DeLuccio (oboe).

On July 6, an arrangement of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” for violin, viola, and cello will be performed by Sheng Wang (violin), Eric deWaardt (viola), and Charlie Powers (cello).

On July 8, internationally renowned organist Roland Stangier of Essen, Germany will perform in recital.

The Festival will close on July 10 with a recital by classical guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin.

We invite you to drop in on our Bach Festival to learn more about the music, musicians and the history of our festival and organ.

Keep an eye on this page, and on News & Events, for information about other summer programs and ministries, both before and after Bach.

Sunday morning services at Grace combine simplicity, informality and reverence, continuing the tradition that drew the working people of a rough-and-tumble neighborhood to Grace at its founding nearly 150 years ago.

Volunteers and staff work together to provide high-quality Christian education for our youngest parishioners. The Georgetown Montessori School meets here on weekdays. Adult education programs invite animated discussion of Christian faith and its connection with the pressing issues of modern living, both personal and public.

Music and arts programming at Grace begins with Sunday worship and our outstanding choir, organist/choirmaster and organ. But it doesn’t end there. Blues, jazz and Bach; poetry both traditional and contemporary; community and cutting-edge theater; these and other expressions of the creative spirit find a home at Grace.

From the time its Pastor was known as the principal source of financial assistance for struggling dockworkers, canal diggers and their families, Grace has devoted itself to the service of those in need. Through a partnership with the Georgetown Ministry Center and our own Saturday community lunch and conversation, we make the homeless and marginally housed people of Georgetown a special focus of concern.

Please click around our website, read our blog, and learn more about us through Twitter and Facebook. We welcome you, in this season of new life and always, to Grace Church.

John Graham, Rector
Spring 2015