110th Bethlehem Bach Festival

May 12-13, 2017
May 19-20, 2017

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Historic Downtown Bethlehem, Moravian Community

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Our largest event of the year takes place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on the campus of Lehigh University and on the historic grounds of the Moravian community.

Glorious tradition, spirited performances, festival premieres...music for you
Attending the Bethlehem Bach Festival means different things to everyone. For some, the annual performance of The Mass in B Minor delivers a complete and fully satisfying experience. For others, the relaxed atmosphere of Zimmermann's Coffee House offers the perfect environment for an evening of Baroque chamber music along with café style food and drink. Still others may appreciate a step back in time while attending a performance at the Saal, the original place of worship for the Moravian community in 1742.

Greg Funfgeld and Charlotte Mattax

Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld


Chamber Music in the Saal

Our musicians performing in the unique Saal

Festival Crowd

Enjoying the Festival's atmosphere near Packer Memorial Church

We'll see you in Bethlehem!

Out of town guests, please note!
Please make your reservations to stay in Bethlehem as soon as possible; hotel rooms are in great demand during the month of May. The Stay and Dine in Bethlehem link on this page lists a variety of hotels, all convenient to our Festival venues. Be sure to mention The Bethlehem Bach Festival when reserving your room to take advantage of special rates offered by some hotels.







The 110th Bethlehem Bach Festival, coming in May 2017

Festival wide shot

The Bach Choir and The Bach Festival Orchestra performing the glorious Mass in B Minor 

Coffeehouses and Cantatas --
attend both, and much more...
at The 110th Bethlehem Bach Festival

We invite you to explore the activities and our full repertoire this year; perhaps also attend a few performances and events for the first time! As you review the schedule, you’ll see that some events run simultaneously; some take place on one weekend only. By visiting the Festival on both weekends you’ll be able to attend every event and every performance - a dream-come-true experience for everyone who is inspired and touched by the music of J.S. Bach.

Chorale Sing

Bach Chorale sing welcomes everyone to join the choir in a pre-concert Cantata!

Join us!
Click here for summaries, details and ticket information for the entire Festival. Select the performances or events you wish to attend and then click on our “Order Now” button or call our office to place your order.
Please note:
• All Festival tickets will be mailed in March, 2017
• The following venues offer general admission seating: Incarnation of Our Lord Church, Zoellner Arts Center, Peter Hall
• Assigned seating in Packer Memorial Church:
- Guarantor seating reserved according to Guarantor number; Guarantor Priority seating deadline: December 12, 2016
- All other seating assigned according to purchase date