Auditions


The Bach Choir of Bethlehem Auditions:

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem is an all-volunteer choral ensemble. Auditions are held annually in late August. Each singer is asked to sing an aria or hymn of their choosing, as well as to do some sight-reading and vocalization.

In addition to regular choir members, The Bach Choir also accepts several Choral Scholars by audition each season. Choral Scholars are high school seniors who are paired with a Bach Choir mentor and who participate in all of the rehearsals and performances with The Bach Choir. The audition expectations for Choral Scholars are the same as for regular choir members.

2017-2018 Concert Season:

New Member Auditions by appointment in August and September at Heckewelder House, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem, PA.

Singers accepted into the internationally renowned choir will participate in four concerts during the 2017-2018 Concert Season, as well as the 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival. They will also have the option to participate in The Choir’s acclaimed Bach to School and Bach at Noon educational outreach programs.

Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. Available positions include places for four Bach Choir Choral Scholars chosen from experienced and talented high school seniors, who are encouraged to audition.

Auditions:
Saturday, 19 August – 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Tuesday, 22 August – 4 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, 24 August – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, 24 September – 4 – 6 p.m.


Singers should prepare an aria or song – one or two selections. There will be some vocalizing and sight-reading required. Artistic Director & Conductor, Greg Funfgeld will accompany singers.

Please call the Bach office 610-866-4382 Ext. 110 to schedule an appointment.



“Being a Bach Choir Choral Scholar has taken me more places than I thought I would go. Not only the exposure to the music of J.S. Bach, but the opportunity to learn and share it with others has been one of, if not the greatest experience of my life here in Bethlehem.”
-Madelyn Dundon, Bethlehem Catholic H.S.

“The Bach Choir was a worthwhile growing experience. The challenging repertoire is just what any dedicated chorister needs to expand their horizons. Plus, it helps when The Choir members and Staff are wonderful people and a blast to hang out with.”
-James Kinyon, Southern Lehigh High School