Performance archive

Tuesday, December 19
12:10 p.m. (ends by 1:00)
Church of the Epiphany
Choir Christmas Concert
1317 G Street NW
Washington, DC  20005

Monday, November 6, 7:00pm
Morales at the Monastery
The Franciscan Monastery
1400 Quincy St., NE
Washington, DC 20017
Music of Cristóbal de Morales 
Videntes: Schola Cantorum of the Church of the Epiphany
This free concert is sponsored in part by the D.C.
Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Friday, November 10
1:00 p.m. (ends by 1:30)
Caldwell Auditorium
The Catholic University of America
Catholic Devotional Music from the Baroque
Music of Handel and Sances

Saturday, November 18
4:45 p.m. (sunset)
Georgetown waterfront park labyrinth (outside)
new music and sculpture collaboration!
Vocal quartet with
Music by Stephen Gorbos
Sculpture by Dawn Whitmore
read more here!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
A recital of American art songs featuring women, love, and winged creatures

with Jeremy Filsell, piano
Preview recital for upcoming CD release!
12:10 p.m.
Tuesday Concert Series
Church of the Epiphany
Washington, DC

Saturday, April 15, 2017
12:00 noon, repeated at
Eya – trio of women’s voices – in concert

National Gallery of Art (West Bldg., West Garden Court)

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3:00p.m.
Soprano Soloist, Haydn Theresienmesse
Handel and Haydn Concert
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Michael Main, Artistic Director
Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah University

Opera Lafayette presents Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes, Part IV -
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 7:30pm

Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University
730 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
    Friday, June 2, 2017, 7:30pm
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 5:00pm
Soloist: songs by Elizabeth Maconchy and Amy Beach

Cantate Chamber Singers
Gisele Becker, Music Director
First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Saturday, February 11, 2017
5:30pm (house opens at 5:00)
A Birthday Recital with some of my favorite music!
Rachel Evangeline Barham, soprano
Andrew Simpson, piano
John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violins
7711 Eastern Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Donations in any amount – cash or check - will be accepted to benefit the American Bird Conservancy. You may donate individually online here:

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4:00p.m.
Soprano Soloist
Vivaldi, Charpentier, Beveridge, Bach
New Dominion Chorale
Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:15p.m.
An Evening of French and American Music
Rachel Evangeline Barham, soprano
Ann Gibbens Davis, piano
Fairhaven Community

The Foolest Month
A recital of comic and novelty songs
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 3:00pm
DACOR Bacon House
1801 F Street NW 20006
Rachel Evangeline Barham, Sarah Issaelkhoury, James Rogers, Jeremy Filsell

Benjamin Britten:
Ceremony of Carols (one per part)
Journey of the Magi
Abraham and Isaac

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 12:10pm
Church of the Epiphany Tuesday Concert Series
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7pm
St Paul's, K Street
Rachel Evangeline Barham, Rebecca Kellerman Petretta, Roger Isaacs, Oliver Mercer, James Rogers, Jeremy Filsell, Michelle Lundy

Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:30pm, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel
The Catholic University of America
The Music of Faith in Times of War: Musical Treasures from Mid-17th-century Vienna

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Soprano Soloist
Mozart Coronation Mass
with The City Choir of Washington
Robert Shafer, conductor
National Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:10p.m.
The Foolest Month: A recital featuring comic and novelty songs
with James Rogers, baritone, and Sarah Issaelkhoury, mezzo-soprano, and Jeremy Filsell, piano
Church of the Epiphany
Tuesday Concert Series

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes
National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble
National Gallery of Art West Garden Court
More information here

Tuesday, November 25, 12:10 p.m.
Recital with Rebecca Kellerman Petretta and
Jeremy Filsell
Tuesday Concert Series at the
Church of the Epiphany at Metro Center
Music of Debussy, Britten, Filsell, and Vierne
free; $10 donation requested

Saturday, Dec 6, 7:30 pm
“To Be Sung on the Water”
Cantate Chamber Singers
St. John’s Norwood Parish, Bethesda, Md.
solo set of Schubert songs.

Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Opera Lafayette (ensemble)
Ryan Brown, conductor
DC: Monday, October 6, 2014
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
New York: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Rose Hall at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Tuesday Concert Series
J.S. Bach: Magnificat, one singer per part
Jeremy Filsell, organ
with Rebecca Kellerman Petretta, Sarah Davis,
Jerry Kavinski, and James Rogers
Church of the Epiphany

Tuesday, June 17
Washington Summer Sings!
Faure Requiem (soloist)
Conducted by Thomas Colohan
Western Presbyterian Church

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Friends of Music & the Arts Concert Series
Lenten choral works for 5-part choir
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Program information here

Friday, April 11, 2014
Jeremy Filsell's 50th Birthday Concert
featuring the cantata Psyché
by Marcel Dupré (North American premiere)
Church of the Epiphany

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
12:10 p.m.
Tuesday Concert Series
Recital with Rebecca Kellerman Petretta
Church of the Epiphany

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Der Rosenkavalier: National Symphony Orchestra
Concert performance with Renee Fleming

Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Tickets $30 - $250 available here

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Snow! Moved to Wed., January 28
7:30 p.m.
Solo recital with Ann Davis, piano
Music of Britten, Guastavino, Copland, and Revueltas
Fairhaven Retirement Community

Saturday, December 7, 2013
4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
"The Wonder of the Season"
Bach Magnificat and other seasonal favorites
with The Reston Chorale

Sunday, November 17, 2013

3:00 p.m.
DACOR Concert Series
Liebeslieder Waltzes - Brahms
Liebesleid Lieder - John Greer
DACOR Bacon House
1801 F St NW 
Washington, DC 20006

Friday, November 1, 2013
The Creation - Haydn
soprano soloist
The City Choir of Washington
Robert Shafer, conductor
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall

Saturday, October 26, 2013
World Premiere: Virtue
by Christopher Theofanidis
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
The George Mason University Center for the Arts
Concert Hall

Monday, October 7, 2013
Program of Latin American music:
Guastavino, Ginastera, Alberto Williams
Ward Hall
The Catholic University of America
performance is free

Pergolesi Stabat Mater
and other music for Lent
March 9, 2013
St. Mark's on the Hill, Pikesville, Md.
March 10, 2013
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Baltimore, Md.

Lalla-Roukh (opera ensemble)
Opera by Félicien David
January 26, 2013
    DC, Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
January 31, 2013
    New York, Rose Theater (Lincoln Center)
Opera Lafayette, Ryan Brown, director

Soloist - Handel Dettingen Te Deum
October 28, 2012

The City Choir of Washington
Robert Shafer, director
National Presbyterian Church
Read the review here...

Program of Sacred Music
October 18, 2012
Chapel of St. John's College
Rome, Italy

October 6, 2012
Cantate Chamber Singers
Soloist, "Chips off the Old Bach"
Featuring music of J.S. Bach's sons

July 2012
The Outcasts of Poker Flat
A new opera by Andrew Earle Simpson
Capital Fringe Festival
Read all about it here!

July 1, 2012
J.S. Bach's Coffee Cantata
Grace Church Bach Festival
Writeup in the Washington City Paper

April 15, 2012
The City Choir of Washington
...As one of The City Choir's Young American Artists,
Rachel sang the soprano solos in Magnificat settings
by Bach, Stanford, Mozart, and Berio.
Read the review from The Washington Post...

2012.2.25 - Saturday
Scholarship Benefit Concert
for Mu Phi Epsilon music fraternity
Calvary Lutheran Church
Silver Spring, Md.
Music of Handel, Richard Strauss, Caccini, and Parisotti
also on the program: winners of last year's scholarships

2012.1.29 - Sunday
The Music of Carlos Chavez
Lecture at 2:00 p.m., Concert at 3:00 p.m.
featuring music of Chavez and Revueltas
The Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW, Washington, DC  20009
More information here.

2012.1.1 - Sunday - New Years Day
"Out with the Old" - a recital of classical music
Parish of St. Clement
Honolulu, Hawai`i
Rachel Evangeline Barham, soprano
James Rogers, baritone
Winston Barham, piano
See program here...

August 2011
Read about Rachel's collaboration with Kyle Gullings here...

2011.11.29 - Tuesday
Tuesday Concert Series at the newly-renovated
Church of the Epiphany
Recital of American and British songs and sacred pieces
Rachel Evangeline Barham, soprano
Chloe Canton, piano
See program here...

2011.10.15 - Saturday
7:30 p.m.

Soloist, Bach Mass in F Major, BWV 233
with Cantate Chamber Singers
St. John's Church, Norwood Parish
Bethesda, Maryland

2011.11.10 - Thursday
Inaugural Barham Memorial Concert
Click here for program
Art songs, duets, and sacred pieces
First United Methodist Church of Waynesville
Waynesville, North Carolina

Rachel Evangeline Barham, soprano
James Rogers, baritone
Winston Barham, piano and organ
We raised over $600 for The Rathbun Center!
Thanks for your support!

2011.10.16 - Sunday
3:00 p.m.
Joint Musicale* (followed by a reception)
Calvary Lutheran Church

*This recital was co-sponsored by music fraternities
Mu Phi Epsilon and Sigma Alpha Iota. It was Rachel's
first public performance of songs from the set
Oh fair to see by Gerald Finzi, plus Virgil Thomson's
setting of Gertrude Stein's stream-of-consciousness
text "Preciosilla."

2011.09.03 - Saturday
1:45 p.m.
Cassie in The Outcasts of Poker Flat
an opera in progress by
Andrew Earle Simpson
Millennium Stage South
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Outcasts of Poker Flat, a new chamber opera based on Bret Harte's short story of Gold Rush California, depicts six vastly different persons trapped in a series of deadly mountain blizzards. Worldly characters (a gambler, two prostitutes, and a thief) are marooned together with inexperienced ones (a young miner and his fiancée); their shared danger brings out noble qualities in some of them, selfish traits in others. A story of love, courage, cowardice, betrayal, and redemption through self-sacrifice, Harte's story points up the falseness of social classes when people are removed from society and reveals humanity's ultimate helplessness before the forces of nature.

Soloist, world premiere of "A Better Resurrection"
by Len Bobo
Poplar Springs United Methodist Church
Meridian, Mississippi

Guest soloist, recital of Yufen Chou
Menotti: Five Songs
Thursday, December 9, at 8:00 p.m.
Ward Recital Hall
The Catholic University of America

A Little More than Messiah
Sing-along and Winter Concert
Sunday, December 12th, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
Georgetown Preparatory School Figge Theater

Solo Recital
with Yufen Chou, piano
Program Here
Tuesday, July 27, 2010,12:10 p.m.
Tuesday Concert Series: The Church of the Epiphany


Oblivion: A new opera by Kyle Gullings
World Premiere
Capital Fringe Festival

Recital of Sacred Songs and Arias for Christmas
with James Rogers, baritone, and Winston Barham, piano
Parish of St. Clement (Episcopal)
1515 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sunday, December 27, 2009, 2:00 p.m.

We raised almost $400 for the Pastor's Discretionary Fund
and performed the recital barefoot - our first ever barefoot
Christmas recital! Thank you for your support!

2009.11.13 - 2009.11.14
Unfinished Sermons (a parable for church performance)
world premiere opera by Maurice Saylor
Roles: Mrs. Simpson/Angelic Voice
Walker Chapel United Methodist Church
Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Love, Invincible in Battle
The Operatic Music of Mikis Theodorakis
Cultural Center, Cathedral School of the Holy Trinity
319 East 74th Street, New York City
Thursday, October 15, 2009, 8:00 p.m.