The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, the oldest Bach Choir in the United States, presents an annual Bach Festival in May on the Lehigh University Campus. The Festival begins with a Distinguished Scholar lecture featuring a world-renowned Bach scholar. Musical offerings begin with a late afternoon (4:30 p.m.) concert featuring selections of Bach Cantatas and/or Motets, and continues with an evening (8:30 p.m.) performance featuring additional Bach’s works. Saturday morning begins with performances of Bach’s instrumental works with the Bach Festival Orchestra and guest artists. Saturday afternoon features the highlight and heart of the Festival, the annual performance of Bach’s monumental masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor.
The Mission of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem is to perform the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, to promote and encourage appreciation of the aesthetic and spiritual value of Bach’s music through education and performance, including performances of works by composers who influenced Bach or were influenced by him, and to strive for the highest standards of musical excellence. Under Greg Funfgeld’s direction, 100 volunteer members sing with traditional Bach Choir dedication and enthusiasm, and a new level of musicianship and understanding of Bach’s choral universe. The performances feature the finely-honed vocal ensemble, a fully professional orchestra, and world-renowned soloists.
|payment policy||Credit Card (MasterCard, VISA or AMEX) or check|
|hours of operation||Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday|
|comp. policy||4 comp tickets for group of 20 or more|
|deposit policy||25% nonrefundable deposit when booking|
|# of people needed for group discount||10|
|group discount||10% off ticket prices for groups of 10 or more|