The Arts

Bach Festival

The Bach Festival has been held every year in July since 1993. Three recitals featuring superb musicians fill the church with classical music lovers. The Bach Festival is organized and directed by organist/choir director Francine Maté.  Here’s the CALENDAR OF PERFORMANCES FOR 2017, with information about admission charge, parking and other important matters:

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2017, 3:00 PM
Francine Maté, Director of the Festival and Organ

Soo Young Chrisfield, Soprano

Irvin Peterson, Flute

Regino Madrid, Violin

Foster Wang, Violin

Charlie Powers, Cello

Works include JS Bach’s “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82a,  solo organ works and 2 Mozart Church Sonatas

MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017, 7:30 PM
The Madrid Quartet:

Regino Madrid, Violin

Foster Wang, Violin

Sarah Hart, Viola

Charlie Powers, Cello

Works include portions of Art of Fugue of JS Bach, and fugues by Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Piazzolla

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017, 7:30 PM
Ronald Stolk, Organ

Works by JS Bach and improvisation on a given theme

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017, 7:30 PM
Yuri Liberzon, Guitar and Piotr Pakhomkin, Guitar

Works by JS Bach

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017, 1:30 PM
Clavier-Übung III

Lawrence Molinaro, Organ

Joseph Regan, Tenor

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.


E-mail Bach Festival Director, Francine Maté at or call Grace Church at 202-333-7100.


1041 Wisconsin Avenue, NW in Georgetown

(Below M Street, near the C&O Canal) The Circulator Buses run from the Dupont Circle and Union Station Metro Stations  to Georgetown. Exit the bus near Wisconsin and M Streets.

Music on the Lawn

Grace Church offers concerts on the lawn on Thursdays in September, from 5:30–7 pm, and two or three times a year after a Sunday service. Bring a picnic supper or takeout from a local eatery, a bottle of wine or a cold beer if you wish, and enjoy some of D.C.’s leading musicians. Mostly jazz, with some folk, pop and rhythm and blues mixed in. Sometimes jazz musicians and poets perform together—an electric combination, where the readers’ voice becomes an instrument, and the instrument a poetic voice, all in an atmosphere of improvisation. See the News & Events section (This Week and Upcoming Events) for information on scheduled performances and readings.

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. Keep an eye on This Week at Grace and Upcoming Events to see what might interest you. Contact the Arts and Literature Club at