Tuesday Concert Series is a 52-weeks-a-year outreach program of Epiphany to the people of downtown Washington. High-quality music-making is presented here every Tuesday year-round 12:10–1:00pm. Talented international artists have always sought out Epiphany’s fine acoustics and exceptional musical instruments, and a strong, appreciative audience enjoys a remarkable variety of music week by week.
Admission to programs in the Tuesday Concert Series is free, but a $10 free-will contribution is invited in support of the performers, who receive a payment related only to the contributions of the day’s audience.
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Tuesday Concert Series Weekly Programs:
May 24, 12:10pm: Jocelyn Swigger, piano, presents on Frédéric Chopin’s virtuoso Etudes Op. 25 and the three Nouvelle Etudes
Washington Bach Consort
Dr. J. Reilly Lewis founded the Washington Bach Consort in 1977 with the goal of studying and performing the complete vocal and instrumental works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries. The Consort has a professional chorus of 16–24 singers and an orchestra of professional players noted for their performance of 18th-century music. The Consort’s performances feature an organ prelude and a Bach cantata, preceded by Dr. Lewis giving a brief history of the work. During their twenty-plus years of Noontime Cantata performances, the Washington Bach Consort has performed the entire surviving collection of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas on period instruments.
Levine School of Music
Members of the locally-renowned Levine School of Music’s international faculty perform on the second Tuesday of most months. The Levine School was begun in 1977 by Ruth Cogen, Diana Engel, and Jaclin Marlin, who named the school in memory of Selma M. Levine, a Washington attorney and amateur pianist who took particular delight in encouraging young musicians. The Levine School of Music serves as a vital community resource by embracing two principles that are central to its mission: excellence and accessibility.
How You Can Help Support the Tuesday Concert Series
The Tuesday Concert Series costs the church upwards of $40,000 in administration, advertising, and instrument upkeep. Donations, large and small, help to keep the concert series secure and allow us to bring outstanding performers to Epiphany week by week. You can become a Sponsor of the Tuesday Concert Series at a giving level comfortable for you; our series is dependent on your generosity. For more information about supporting or underwriting a complete concert, please contact the Parish Administrator, Catherine Manhardt, at 202-347-2635 ext. 11 or email@example.com or make a secure online donation now.
To perform in the Tuesday Concerts Series at Epiphany
If you wish to be considered for a Tuesday Concert Series date, please submit 1) a program proposal that does not exceed 50 minutes 2) a live CD of a performance (or a YouTube/MP3 link) 3) a biography of you or your group to the Director of Music: Dr. Jeremy Filsell: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Tuesday Concert Series draws an audience of around 80–120 people most weeks, with variations on certain days. The concerts are free, but we suggest a $10 donation for a free-will offering. 20% helps the church to meet venue/administrative costs and the ASCAP claims for the rights to host each concert. Performers are paid the remaining sum in cash on the day.