The Arts

Bach Festival

Every July, Grace welcomes Bach lovers to its historic church. The Washington Post noted that “…set quietly back from Wisconsin Avenue and a hairbreadth from the Potomac…the church offers one of Washington’s supreme concert series, its annual Bach Festival.” The festival was created in 1993 as a way to share, through a series of innovative and integrated programs, the incomparable music of J.S. Bach as well as compositions by his contemporaries and those he influenced. The acoustics of Grace Church are well suited to chamber ensembles, and the A. David Moore Organ (1981) is a fine partner for performances of the music of Bach and his contemporaries. Organist/choirmaster Francine Maté has directed the festival since 2000.

The 2017 Grace Church Bach Festival concluded on Sunday, July 16.  Watch this space next spring for news about the 2018 Festival!

Music on the Lawn

Grace Church offers concerts on the lawn on Thursdays in September, from 6 to 7:30 pm, and two or three times a year after a Sunday service.

Grace Church; 1041 Wisconsin Ave NW DC
202-333-7100; www.gracedc.org
Join us – admission is free, donations welcome
Bring a picnic supper,  
or purchase light fare from local restaurant on-site concessions

 BUT IT’S NOT TOO LATE! REMAINING PERFORMANCES:

– Thursday, September 21
Cloudburst:  Vocalese a la Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Manhattan Transfer; extraordinary vocal and instrumental, beautifully complementary.
*****
– Thursday, September 28
Marshall Keys, saxophone, and Herman Burney, upright bass – swinging, bluesy, prayerful, meditative, all at once; these longtime cherished friends of Grace will wrap up MotL this year as the sun sets and autumn begins.

Grace Church
202-333-7100; www.gracedc.org

Join us – admission is free, donations welcome
Bring a picnic supper,  
or purchase light fare from local restaurant on-site concessions

Arts and Literature Club

This group organizes outings to various cultural events, including concerts at the National Cathedral, plays and movies of interest, and other performances. Often a shared meal and conversation follow the principal event. Contact the Arts and Literature Club leader: arts@gracedc.org.